Steering Committee

The COGS Steering committee provides guidance and support in the running of the Cognitive Science program, and makes decisions about curriculum and hiring.

Paul Tupper (Mathematics)
Professor and Director, Cognitive Science program
Email: pft3@sfu.ca
Research interests: Mathemetical modelling in linguistics and psychology. Phoentics and phonology. Metric spaces and their generalizations.

Endre Begby (Philosophy)
Email: endre_begby@sfu.ca
Research interests: Philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, political philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, history of philosophy.
Burnaby Campus

Kate Slaney (Psychology)
Email: klslaney@sfu.ca
Studies in Methodology and Philosophy of Psychological Science Lab
Research interests: Examination of psychological research practices; history and philosophy of psychological science; psychological concepts
Burnaby Campus: RCB 6239

Henny Yeung (Linguistics)
Email: henny_yeung@sfu.ca
Research interests: First and second language acquisition; psycholinguistics; phonetics/phonology
Burnaby Campus:  RCB 8121

Kathleen Akins (Philosophy) 
Email: kathleea@sfu.ca
Research interests: Philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, philosophy of the cognitive sciences, self-described as "Theoretical Neuroscience"; present work on colour synaesthesia.
Burnaby Campus: WMX 4614
Phone:  (778)782-3328

Nancy Hedberg (Cognitive Science and Linguistics)
Email: hedberg@sfu.ca
Research interests: Computational linguistics and cognitive science; syntax and semantics.

Phil Winne (Education)
Email: winne@sfu.ca
Research interests: Educational psychology; metacognition and self-regulated learning; software tools that promote learning.
Burnaby Campus: EDB 8679
Phone:  (778)239-8781