Susan Levine

Susan C. Levine, PhD


Susan C. Levine is the Rebecca Anne Boylan Distinguished Service Professor of Education and Society in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, joining the faculty after receiving her Ph.D. in Psychology at M.I.T. Her research focuses on early spatial and numerical thinking and how they relate to each other.  She is particularly interested in the malleability of mathematical thinking and the kinds of adult-child interactions that foster learning in these domains, both at home and at school.  In lab studies, she examines the development of children’s understanding of natural number and fractions and interventions that support this development. In addition, her research examines the relation of math achievement and math attitudes in children, and how the math attitudes of parents and teachers impact children’s math outcomes.