Department's First Mark and Gloria Charness Cognitive Science Fellow Awarded
The Mark and Gloria Charness Cognitive Science Fellow award is to recognize excellent performance in graduate students pursuing projects that advance cognitive science and its application. Awardees are advanced graduate students working on their prelims or dissertation who have demonstrated superior research performance in the department, and who show excellent potential for future success in the field.
The inaugural Mark and Gloria Charness Cognitive Science Fellow is John Jones. Before coming to Florida State Univeristy, John received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas and a master's degree from Western Kentucky University. During his time at FSU, John has been an active researcher and has published several papers. The main thrust of his research interests has been to explore the processes through which people "implicitly" extract probabilistic information from their environment. He completed his PhD in the spring of 2012, and will soon begin a post doctoral position in the Florida Center for Reading Research. Congratulations, Dr. Jones!