College / Department

Teaching areas

Introduction to Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Statistics, Cognitive Psychology, Personality Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Language and Thought, Psychology of Bilingualism, Psychology of Creativity and Art

Research areas

Relationship between multilingualism and creativity Cross-cultural differences in creative perception and creative production Educational programs facilitating language learning and fostering creative capacities Cognitive and sociocultural aspects of creativity Semantic and conceptual representations in bilingual memory Poetry, art, and cognition


BSc Computer Science, University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands), 1995
MA Linguistics, University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), 2000
MA Cognitive Science / Artificial Intelligence, University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands), 1999
PhD Experimental Psychology, City University of New York (USA), 2005

Professional experience

College of Staten Island, NY, USA, 2000–2001
Institute of Basic Research, NY, USA, 2001–2002
Brooklyn College CUNY, NY, USA, 2001–2005
Touro College, NY, USA, 2002–2005


Psychonomic Society<br> International Association of Multilingualism

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