Alumni Testimonials

Here are some of the many extraordinary alumni of Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Cognitive Science graduate programs, in their own words.

To see a complete list of our alumni, initial positions, and current positions, please visit our PhD Alumni or MA Alumni pages.

Charley Beller, PhD 2013

Current Position: Natural Language Processing Engineer & Master Inventor, IBM Watson

I really valued being part of the JHU Cognitive Science department. The training and mentoring I received were crucial to my scientific development; especially the department’s commitment to equipping students […]

Eleanor Chodroff, PhD 2017

Current Position:  Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational Linguistics at the University of Zürich

The training I received in the Cognitive Science program at JHU has given me an invaluable foundation for my development as a linguist and cognitive scientist. In particular, the program has […]

Jennifer Culbertson, PhD 2010

Current Position: Professor & Director of the Centre for Language Evolution, Dept of Linguistics & English Language, Univ. of Edinburgh

“Going with cognitive science rather than traditional linguistics was one of the best decisions I ever made. JHU cogsci was a wonderful place to develop as a researcher. It’s a […]

Jeongho Park, PhD 2018

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

The training I received as a graduate student in the Cognitive Science Department at JHU gave me a solid foundation for my development as a cognitive neuroscientist. Through research projects […]

Simon Fischer-Baum, PhD 2011

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Rice University

Many graduate programs expose students to different research approaches and provide opportunities to collaborate with researchers across disciplinary boundaries. CogSci at Johns Hopkins taught me how to be interdisciplinary, how […]

Teresa Schubert, PhD 2015

Current Position: Associate Editor, Nature Reviews Psychology, Nature Portfolio

The graduate training I received in the CogSci department at Hopkins gave me a strong theoretical basis for my research and an interdisciplinary perspective that I treasure. Through coursework, seminars, […]