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This year’s Presidential Research Professors demonstrate that faculty at Northern Illinois University often work at the forefront of their chosen fields. Professor of Psychology Anne Britt is known world-wide for research that helps illuminate the inner workings of the human mind as it reads and synthesizes information. Historian Aaron Fogleman is praised on both sides...
Anne Britt
Anne Britt has devoted her life to figuring out how people think. She works at the intersections of cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, reading and education, shedding light upon how students select, understand and evaluate information in the context of decision making. It is work that goes to the heart of what enables humans to think critically...
Anne Britt, James Johnson and Joseph Scudder
Every professor, every teacher, practices their profession according to a well-honed, learned-on-the-job personal code. This year’s Presidential Teaching Professors – Anne Britt from the Department of Psychology, James Johnson from the Department of Finance and Joseph Scudder from the Department of Communication – are no exception, of course. “I am dedicated to teaching … in a...
Anne Britt
Anne Britt loves to challenge her students – and herself. Much of her teaching load is methods courses in research, thinking and statistics, which students often consider “dry and difficult.” “I view them as the most important classes that students can take. They help students to develop new ways of thinking about their world –...
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Over the last decade or so, the World Wide Web has created a seismic shift in one of the cornerstones of education: reading. Or, more precisely, how we understand what we’re reading. In this new age of information, it’s no longer enough to comprehend a single text, NIU researchers say. The ease of Internet access...