I have a written a research-based book on the role that children's questions play in their cognitive development (Children's Questions: A Mechanism For Cognitive Development) which has been widely cited in the discipline; I've also written several journal articles and a book chapter, in English and French.
I got my bachelor's degree in psychology at U.C. Berkeley, and my doctorate at Stanford University; I was a founding faculty member of the University of California at Merced. While I can write, research, and teach across different divisions within psychology, my area of expertise is how people, particularly children, learn and remember best.
I am one of the founding faculty members who helped open the 10th University of California campus, the first research university of the new millennium in the United States. I helped found the psychological sciences undergraduate and graduate programs; I also taught and did research in developmental psychology.