Andrea Follmer Greenhoot, Ph.D.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Department of Psychology, Center for Teaching Excellence, Clinical Child Psychology Program
Professor, Gautt Teaching Scholar, Director of Center for Teaching Excellence
Primary office:
Budig Hall
Room 135
Second office:
Fraser Hall
Room 529



Andrea Follmer Greenhoot is Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Gautt Teaching Scholar at the University of Kansas. Her research in psychology focuses on cognitive development with a special focus on memory development. Most of her research looks at how children and adults come to remember both good and bad experiences in their lives, and how these memories are related to well-being. In addition to her memory research, she studies the applications of cognitive and developmental science to questions about teaching and learning in higher education. She received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona before joining the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1999.

Teaching Interests

  • Developmental/Child psychology
  • Child Development
  • Cognitive development
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Developmental theory
  • Memory development
  • Children&rsquo
  • S testimony
  • Traumatic memory

Research

My research in psychology focuses on cognitive development with a special focus on memory development. My research team and I examine how children, adolescents, and adults come to remember both good and bad experiences, and how the qualities of their memories are related to emotional well-being. In our current work we have been looking at a variety of factors that may drive changes in personal recollections over time, including the development of basic cognitive and emotion regulation abilities, social processes, and the immediate social and emotional context. Our work is designed to contribute to a fundamental understanding of memory development. At the same time, it is relevant to a number of pressing real-world issues, such as how to help people of different ages reflect on and remember emotional events in ways that promote well-being.

In addition to my memory research, I study the applications of cognitive and developmental science to questions about teaching and learning in higher education. My work in this area has examined strategies for enhancing learning and skill development in large courses, for assessing learning, and for using the evidence to improve education. I am currently leading a multi-institutional project funded by the National Science Foundation, to test the efficacy of a model of improving undergraduate STEM education at research universities. The “TRESTLE” (Transforming Education, Stimulating Teaching and Learning Excellence) project tests collaborative course transformation and community building as mechanisms for advancing teaching and improving student learning at a network of seven research universities that have been brought together through the Bay View Alliance.

Research Interests

  • Memory Development
  • Reconstructive memory
  • Traumatic memory
  • Stress and memory
  • Eyewitness memory
  • Cognitive development
  • Learning
  • Teaching
  • Institutional change

Selected Grants

Greenhoot, Andrea Follmer, (Principal), Bennett, Caroline, (Co-Investigator), Mort, Mark, (Co-Investigator), Collaborative Research: Deep Roots: Wide-Spread Implementation of Community-Driven Evidence-Based Pedagogy, NSF, $2,053,615 ({ }), Submitted 01/13/2015 (09/16/2015 - 09/15/2020) . Federal. Status: Funded.

Greenhoot, Andrea F, (Principal), Bennett, Caroline, (Co-Investigator), Mort, Mark, (Co-Investigator), Burns-Wallace, DeAngela, (Co-Investigator), Ward, Doug, (Co-Investigator), KU STEM Analytics Program: Using Institutional Data to Advance Student Success., Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Northrop Grumman Foundation., $20,000, Submitted 12/14/2016 (02/02/2017 - 02/01/2019) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.


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