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Sara J. Margolin, PhD

Associate Professor 
(585) 395-2908
smargoli@brockport.edu
Office:  Holmes Hall 127

Education

  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, with a Certificate in Gerontology, University of Florida - 2007
  • M.S., Cognitive Psychology, University of Florida - 2005
  • B.S. (cum laude), Psychology with Mathematics Minor, University of Florida - 2002

Research Interests

  • Factors impacting language at both the word and sentence levels; both age-related changes and changes induced by our use of technologies; the effects of misspellings on reading comprehension in young and older adults; the effects of negation on reading comprehension and metacomprehension in young adults and older adults.

Courses

  • Cognitive Processes
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Research Methods
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Principles of Psychology

Awards

  • 2007 - Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship (Finalist) 
  • 2007 - E. Porter Horne Memorial Scholarship
  • 2005 - Southern Gerontological Society Best Paper Award (3rd Place)

Grants

  • 2012 - NIH R15 Area Grant ($207,414- not funded) Title: Can negation interfere with older adults’ comprehension of and memory for medication instructions? 
  • 2011-2012 - Scholarly Incentive Award ($800) Title: Older adults' comprehension and metacomprehension of negated text
  • 2011 - Discretionary Salary Increase- Scholarship ($1000)
  • 2009 - Discretionary Salary Increase- Scholarship ($800)
  • 2008-2009 - Faculty/Staff Technology Initiative Grant, SUNY Brockport, State University of New York ($380) Title: Computer-based training for improvement of student study skills in a peer mentoring program 
  • 2008 - Nelson-DennyTM Assessment, Funded by Dr. Fox’s Office of Assessment ($168.99)
  • 2008 - Discretionary Salary Increase- Scholarship ($800)
  • 2006-2007 - Sigma Xi Research Grant-in-Aid Award Title: Negation comprehension and aging: The role of inhibition and the impact of compensation during reading
  • 2004-2005 - Sigma Xi Research Grant-in-Aid for Award Thesis: Implicit and Explicit Retrieval of Spelling in Young and Older Adults

Last Updated 8/4/21