Dr. Malins is the principal investigator of the GLOBE lab. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University, and is also affiliated faculty with the GSU Center for Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy and the GSU Neuroscience Institute. Prior to joining the faculty at GSU, Dr. Malins was an Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics at Yale University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Haskins Laboratories, where he remains a Research Affiliate. More information can be found on Dr. Malins’ departmental webpage.
Ardith earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research interests include the impact of grief and loss on memory and cognition, and mechanisms of learning and memory among students of color with learning differences.
Stephanie M. Diaz is from Miami, Florida. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2016. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Developmental Psychology program at Georgia State University under the mentorship of Dr. Malins. Broadly, her research interests are in bilingual language learning and development in Spanish-English speaking populations.
Stephanie grew up on Long Island, NY and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, with a specialization in Human Behavioral Neuroscience, from Cornell University in May 2019. She is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Clinical Neuropsychology program at Georgia State under the mentorship of Dr. Tricia King. Broadly, she is interested in combining neuroimaging (fMRI) and neuropsychological assessment methods to examine the neuroanatomical underpinnings of human behavior and cognition, and how pediatric neurological disruption (i.e. brain tumors) affects daily functioning later in life. Currently, she is working with Dr. Malins on her PhD dissertation, exploring the relationships between within-individual neural variability on an fMRI task and performance on neuropsychological assessments of executive function, reading, and language.
Karoline Wicker is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. After she finishes her undergraduate degree, she would like to get a doctorate degree in Neuropsychology. Her career goals include completing neuropsychological assessments in a clinical setting and conducting research on potential early interventions for Alzheimer’s disease. When she’s not studying, she enjoys teaching group fitness classes and reading neuroscience books.