Susan C. Levine, the Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor of Education and Society in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, is the inaugural faculty director of UChicago SLC. She serves as the co-PI of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center, an NSF Science of Learning Center. Her 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 efects 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.

Governing Board

Susan Levine, CSLTC Faculty Director* Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor in Education and Society, Psychology

Elaine Allensworth* Lewis-Sebring Director, University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research Managing Director, University of Chicago Urban Education Institute

Martin Gartzman Executive Director, Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education, University of Chicago

Susan Goldin-Meadow* Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor, Psychology and Comparative Human Development

James Heckman Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor, Economics Director, Center for the Economics of Human Development Nobel Laureate, Economics

Guanglei Hong Associate Professor, Comparative Human Development

Jens Ludwig McCormick Foundation Professor, Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab

Stephen Raudenbush* Lewis-Sebring Professor, Sociology Chairman, Committee on Education

Dana L. Suskind* Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Program Founder and Director, TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

*Executive Committee member