TLC Faculty Fellow (2023-24); Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology
Broadly speaking, Hannah Hausman researches how people learn best, how they think they learn best, and why the two often don’t line up. Her lab is currently focusing on how people correct mistakes they make while learning to know how to use errors as a springboard rather than a roadblock to learning. Her work spans all kinds of learning, from memorizing translations and definitions to solving complex math problems. Hannah teaches courses in human learning and memory, analogy and transfer, and metacognition. Prior to joining UCSC, Hannah worked in several roles supporting pre-service high school teachers, community college math teachers, and Denver Public Schools as both an expert in learning and an assessment specialist.