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Wendy Ostroff

Wendy Ostroff

Job Title: Professor
Department: Cognitive Science / Developmental Psychology, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
School/Division: School of Arts and Humanities


Developmental Science
- perception and perceptual
- language acquisition
- speech perception
Native Language Processing

Current Areas of Research and/or Community Work

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Ostroff, W.L., "Self-Awareness, Perceived Individual Responsibility and Seminar Success. (CASTL Project)"

McGuckin, E., Hess, J., Ostroff, W.L., Hammond, D., Nickel, M.A., Rohwedder, W.J. & Nashimi, L. "Integrative Pedagogy in an Era of Standardized Testing. (Integrative Learning Project)"

Sonoma State University: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Velasquez-Andrade, E., Hurtado, S., Ostroff, W.L., Rodriguez, R.A., Cronin, T. "First Generation, Low-Income Undergraduate Students At Sonoma State: Factors and Characteristics Supporting Their Academic Success."
Velasquez, E. Ostroff, W.L., Ferguson, B. & Ortez, F. "Child Development and Culture: The Value of Problem Based Learning."

Max Planck Institute For Evolutionary Anthropology: Cultural Ontogeny

Rakocy, J., Ostroff, W.L. & Striano, T. "Precursors of Pretense Comprehension in Infants"

Ostroff, W.L. & Sstriano, T. "Social Cognitive Development: Neonatal Facial Imitation."

Ostroff, W.L., Barillas, Y.M. & Striano, T. "Infant Interpersonal Competency: Learning in the Still-Faced Paradigm."

6/2003 - Present: Carnegie Scholar--Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stanford University: Palo Alto, CA
6/2003 - Present: CILA Scholar--Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN
6/2002 - 8/2002: Visiting Scientist Cultural Ontogeny Group Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Cultural Ontogeny Group; Leipzig, Germany

Contact Information

Office Phone: (707) 664-3180


Additional Information

Degrees: Ph.D. Psychological Science/Developmental Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000

last updated: 01.20.2012