Bruce Homer
Position: Associate Professor
Programs: Educational Psychology | Educational Psychology
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8298; Lab: 212-817-8298
Research Interests: Literacy, language and cognition, cognitive development, theory of mind, and computer-based multimedia learning.
Bruce D. Homer serves as associate professor in the learning, development, and instruction subprogram of the Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology. He is the director of the Child Interactive Learning and Development (CHILD) Lab at the Graduate Center and training director for the Graduate Center’s Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research and Training Fellowship in the Educational Sciences (IPoRT Fellowships)
Homer’s research, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Institute for Educational Sciences, examines how children acquire and use “cultural tools” to store and transmit knowledge (e.g., language, literacy, and information technologies), and how these tools transform developmental and learning processes, particularly the formation of mental representations. His work entails three lines of research—language and literacy, theory of mind, and computer-based learning. Homer coedited The Development of Social Cognition and Communication (2005; rpt., 2012) and he has published articles and book chapters. He holds a B.Sc. from Dalhousie University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. See his personal webpage: