Laura Wagner

Dr. Wagner directs the Developmental Language & Cognition Lab. She studies the connections between early language and early conceptual abilities.

Hear Laura talk at the Worthington Library about how children learn the meanings of words.

Kristin Henkaline
Kristin is a doctoral student in the Applied Developmental Sciences in Education program. She is conducting a capstone project looking at the influence of picture book genre on parent-child reading interactions

Kayla Unkrich

Kayla is a senior Psychology student with a minor in Spanish. Her research interests include early childhood development and emergent literacy, as well as the impact of context and culture on communication. She is currently working on a project investigating children’s understanding of illustrations and text in picture books. 

Alejandra Timmins

Alejandra is a second year English and Psychology major at Ohio State. She is currently working on a research project that has to do with psychological distance and the way that children make categories. In addition to doing research in the Language Lab, Alejandra is the outreach co-chair for the English Undergraduate Organization and is the Art Editor for Ohio State's literary magazine, Mosaic.

Faith Stagge

Faith Stagge is a Speech and Hearing Science Major working on a project investigating children's understanding of politeness.

Sheila McMahon

Sheila is a junior majoring in Linguistics with minors in Globalization Studies and History.

Courtney Elliott

Courtney Elliott is a senior at OSU majoring in Psychology and minoring in Speech and Hearing Science. After she graduates,  she plans to go to grad school to become a Speech Therapist or Psychologist. She is a member of Chi Omega Zeta Alpha at Ohio State as well. She loves to workout, spend time with her friends/sisters, and her family. She is planning on getting a service puppy from Freedom Paws Assistance Dogs to raise with the intention of becoming a Diabetic Alert Dog.

Cain Shannon

Cain is a junior, majoring in Psychology.

Lindsay Brown

Lindsay is a senior majoring in Psychology and English.