Neil Stillings

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, United States 
cognitive science, education
"Neil Stillings"

Professor Stillings holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Amherst College. He has taught at Hampshire since 1971. His interests include learning, the visual system, music cognition, the foundations of cognitive science, and cognition and culture.

In his current research, funded by the National Science Foundation, he is studying how students learn to think conceptually in college biology. The project is part of a long-standing research interest in the development K-12 of students' scientific reasoning and conceptions of the nature of science. He has also participated in national efforts to bring research on cognition and learning to education in chemistry and in the geosciences.

He has written and consulted widely on undergraduate cognitive science education. He is the first author and editor of the 1987 and 1995 editions of Cognitive Science: An Introduction (MIT Press).He has organized and run national workshops on teaching cognitive science for the Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Cognitive Science Society.

He is a co-founder of Hampshire's School of Cognitive Science and has served four terms as Dean of the School. He is a co-founder and member of the steering committee of Hampshire's Culture, Brain, & Development Program. He has served as the faculty member of the College's Board ofTtrustees and as the chair of the Budget and Priorities and the Educational Policy Committees. He is a member of the University of Massachusetts graduate faculty.
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