Susan Levine, Ph.D

Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor in Education and Society

Cognitive Development Lab

Susan Levine received her B.A. with honors from Simmons College in 1972, majoring in Psychology, Mathematics and Education, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from M.I.T. in 1976. She joined the faculty at the University of Chicago that year.  

Professor Levine serves as the chair for the Department of Psychology as well as for the Developmental Psychology program at the university. She also chairs the department’s Curriculum Committee, is a member of the Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics and the Committee on Education and serves on the board of Chapin Hall.  In addition, Professor Levine is a consultant on early math for the PBS program “Sesame Street.”  Dr. Levine's research examines how variations in home and school input affect the cognitive development of children, including language, spatial and mathematical skills. She also examines plasticity of language and cognitive skills following early brain injury.