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Contact: Josita Maouene
Psychology Department
Grand Valley State University
1, Campus Dr
AuSable Hall, room 2105
Allendale, MI, 4940

​Citizenship: Switzerland
Office Phone: 616-331-3369
Cell Phone: 812-219-9922

e-mail: maouenej@gvsu.edu

Training and Professional History

Education
Ph.D. University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, May, 2002
Psychology

Academic and Professional Experience

​•August 1st 2009–present 
Assistant Professor in Psychology, specialized in cognitive development (psycholinguistics)

Courses taught in the past:
PSY101: introductory psychology 
PSY 364 Life span development 

Courses being taught:
PSY 300 Research Methods 
PSY 301 Child Development 

 Spring 2007-July 2009
Research Associate in the Cognitive Development Laboratory of Prof. Linda Smith, at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. 

Spring 2005 to Fall 2007
Adjunct lecturer at Indiana University
PY315 : Developmental psychology 

Sep.2003- Dec. 2004
Post-doc on a Swiss Fellowship in the Cognitive Development Laboratory of Prof. Linda Smith, at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA 

1995-2003
Senior Assistant: Management of the Swiss Federal Scholarship program for international post-graduate students 
University of Lausanne, Division of Social affairs.

Honors and Awards

2003: Prize of the faculty of Social Sciences for the Ph.D. thesis, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. 

2010: Research Grant-in Award winner attributed by the Center of Scholarly and Creative Excellence, GVSU, MI, for the research project “Basic emotions and early-learned verbs”. 

2010-2011:  Professional Development award attributed by the Robert and Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center for a project for the Liberal Education Academy 2010-2011:” Evaluating a Creative Thinking Technique Implementation in the Classroom”.

Professional Memberships



Professional services (Ad-Hoc Reviewing)

Guest Editor


​Journal



Conference abstracts

• International Conference on Development and Learning (2006) review of 3 articles
• Cognitive Science (2006) review of one article

Textbook review

• Siegler, DeLoache, Eisenberg, HOW CHILDREN DEVELOP 3rd edition, Worth Publishers (2008)

Conferences



Obtained Research Funding

2003  
Scholarship from the Rectorate of the University of Lausanne, 2003-2004, 15’000 CHF

2009
Travel grant from the Center of Scholarly and Creative Excellence, GVSU, MI, for the ISIS conference in Baltimore, March 2010

2010
1) Travel grant from the Center for Learning and Development, GVSU, MI, for the CSDL conference in San Diego, September 2010
2) Travel grant from the Center of Scholarly and Creative Excellence, GVSU, MI, for the ICDL conference in Ann Arbor, August 2010

2011
1) Travel grant from the Center of Scholarly and Creative Excellence, GVSU, MI, for the SRCD conference in Montreal, April 2011
2) Travel grants for three research assistants from the APEF, GVSU, MI, for the SRCD conference in Montreal, April 2011

2012
1) Travel grant from the Center of Scholarly and Creative Excellence, GVSU, MI, for the MPA conference in Chicago, April 2012
2) Travel grants for three research assistants from the APEF, GVSU, MI, for the MPA conference in Chicago, April 2012
3) Travel grant for two research assistants from the Academic Conference Fund MPA conference in Chicago, April 2012
4) Seed Grant from the University of Michigan Dearborn, for an fMRI project on the neural correlates of body parts and verbs in adults, PI Nitya Sethuraman, 6’000$, March 16, 2012

2013
1) Travel grant from the Center for Learning and Development, GVSU, MI, for the SRCD conference in Seattle, April 2013
2) Travel grant from the Center of Scholarly and Creative Excellence, GVSU, MI, for the WILD conference in San Sebastian, Spain, June 2013


http://works.bepress.com
http://gvsu.academia.edu/JositaMaouene/Papers
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