Lisa Newell Office

Uhler Hall, Room 101A

Spring 2024 Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 1:00–3:00
  • Wednesday: Noon–1:00
  • Friday: 10:00–Noon

Office Phone



Zoom Meeting ID: 251-854-038

How I Became Interested in Psychology

I've always been a "people-watcher," and I found psychology to be a challenging way to understand observed behavior.

Areas of Interest

My research addresses the development of perception and social cognition in infants, young children, and individuals with autism. Specifically, I am interested in face recognition abilities and joint attention skills.

Current Research and Professional Projects

I am currently working on several studies that investigate how face perception and joint attention skills are related from infancy through adulthood in typically-developing and autistic populations. I am also a co-investigator of a longitudinal study of infant siblings of children with autism. There are many opportunities in my lab for students seeking research experience.


BS, Slippery Rock University: Psychology

PhD, University of Pittsburgh: Developmental Psychology

Courses Taught

PSYC 310: Developmental Psychology

Dr. Newell's Curriculum Vita

Lisa Newell