Lisa Newell

  • Lisa Newell Office

    Uhler Hall, Room 206

    Office Phone



    Zoom Meeting ID: 251-854-038

    Spring 2021 Office Hours

    • Monday: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 9:30–11:00 a.m. 
    • Thursday: 9:30–11:00 a.m. 
    • Other hours by appointment
    • All office hours are via 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

    Currently I am working on several studies which 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