Susan Levine

Susan C. Levine, PhD


Susan Levine is the Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor of Education and Society in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. She serves as the co-PI of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center, an NSF Science of Learning Center. She has an extensive track record of research in the area of mathematical development. This research focuses on the development of early mathematical thinking, including numerical and spatial aspects of math, and how variations in home and school input relate to children’s learning in this domain. Dr. Levine also studies the effects of early parent-child language interactions on the language and cognitive development of children who have incurred a pre- or perinatal brain injury. She has recently summarized these findings in a series of articles and in a co-authored book entitled Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development:  Insights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury.