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Sara Pixley

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Executive Director (Staff)

Room A135, Psychology Building Addition, Busch Campus

(848) 445-2973

spixley@ruccs.rutgers.edu 

 

How She Can Help

  • Funding Opportunities: Identify grant opportunities that further Center initiatives, as well as facilitate writing and submitting them for review.
  • Strategic Support: Evaluate and execute on ideas that further Center initiatives.
  • Conference & Workshop Organization: Brainstorm and help execute on collaborative meetings and workshops.
  • Professional Development: Support the professional development of students in Cognitive Science. For example, editing professional materials such as CVs and research statements.
  • Rutgers Student Opportunities: Pair students with Cognitive Science related opportunities within the Rutgers community.

Bio

Dr. Sara Pixley has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Rice University with expertise in the areas of memory, learning, and neuroscience. Dr. Pixley has several publications on the topic of memory that have had a translational impact the field (e.g., being cited in a popular Coursera MOOCs, “Learning How to Learn”). In addition, she was involved in the design, implementation, and analysis of several research studies related to learning optimization that took place in a classroom setting (both higher education and K-12). She proudly serves as Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS), where she both acts as an R&D professional and a program leader coordinating activities including: strategic and operational administration, development of institutional vision, and framing scientific research for external communication and fund raising to maintain RuCCS as one of the most prestigious centers for cognitive science in the nation. She was recently honored with the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Staff Excellence Award.

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Contact Info

Sara Pixley
Executive Staff Director
RuCCS, The Center for Cognitive Sciences 
152 Frelinghuysen Road, A135, Busch Campus
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: (848) 445-2973 / Fax: (732) 445-6715
Email: spixley@ruccs.rutgers.edu

Dr. Sara Pixley has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Rice University with expertise in the areas of memory, learning, and neuroscience. Dr. Pixley has several publications on the topic of memory that have had a translational impact the field (e.g., being cited in a popular Coursera MOOCs, “Learning How to Learn”). In addition, she was involved in the design, implementation, and analysis of several research studies related to learning optimization that took place in a classroom setting (both higher education and K-12). She proudly serves
as Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS), where she both acts as an R&D professional and a program leader coordinating activities including: strategic and operational administration, development of institutional vision, and framing
scientific research for external communication and fund raising to maintain RuCCS as one of the most prestigious centers for cognitive science in the nation. She was recently honored with the