Research Team

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Amy Lawson Moore, PhD
Research Director/Educational Psychologist
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Dr. Moore is a learning and cognition researcher with more than 20 years of diverse experience in educational leadership, program evaluation, and curriculum development for private, non-profit, and government organizations.  She holds a master’s degree in early childhood education, and a PhD in educational psychology with an emphasis on quantitative research.  In addition to coordinating research on LearningRx training programs, she specializes in cognitive assessment and quantitative data analysis.

 

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Teri Miller, M.S. Psy
Research Associate
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Ms. Miller is a child development researcher and doctoral student in cognitive psychology.  She specializes in qualitative data analysis, data management, and participant progress monitoring.

 

Christina Ledbetter

Christina Ledbetter, PhD
Neuroscientist
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Dr. Ledbetter is a clinical neuroscientist specializing in fMRI and neuroimaging.  She has a PhD in neuroscience, toxicology, and pharmacology and is a lead investigator for the institute.  She is a collaborator and consultant to cognitive training researchers in academia and industry.  In addition to her work at the Gibson Institute, she is also a research fellow at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA.
*Note: Dr. Ledbetter donates her time and expertise to the institute and does not accept payment for her work. 

 

Jeffrey Moore
Intervention Coordinator
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Mr. Moore is the intervention coordinator for research participants in our trials.  He is a retired Air Force fighter pilot with expertise in training and human relations.

 

Research Collaborators

Dick M. Carpenter, III, PhD  University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Randolph James, MD  True Life Medicine
Oliver Hill, Jr, PhD  Virginia State University
Edward Jedlicka, PhD Lakeland University
Tanya Mitchell  LearningRx

 

Scientific Advisory Board

 

Howard Wainer, PhD

Dr. Wainer is an award-winning American statistician and research scientist. His specialization is the use of graphical methods for data analysis and communication, robust statistical methodology, and the development and application of generalizations of item response theory. After serving on the faculty of the University of Chicago, a period at the Bureau of Social Science Research during the Carter Administration, and 21 years as Principal Research Scientist in the Research Statistics Group at Educational Testing Service, he is now Distinguished Research Scientist at the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has authored more than 20 books, the latest of which is Truth or Truthiness: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction by Learning to Think Like a Data Scientist. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Richard Abbey, PhD

Dr. Abbey is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist. He provides neuropsychological evaluations for infants, children, and adults. He is the director of neuropsychological services and is involved in every case in his clinic. His research focuses on learning disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and the neurocognitive effects of cancer treatments. Dr. Abbey also specializes in neuropsychological functioning related to medical complications including brain trauma, injury, stroke, epilepsy, cancer, and seizures. His practice, Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic, is in Palo Alto, CA.

Christina Ledbetter, PhD

Dr. Ledbetter is a neuroscientist and clinical researcher. She specializes in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and assessment of traumatic brain injury and brain pathology. She is a collaborator and consultant to cognitive training researchers in academia and industry, and has published research on LearningRx training outcomes. She is a research fellow at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA.

Bonnie Nicks, MS

Bonnie Nicks is a speech and language pathologist. She has centered her 30-year career on helping struggling learners and those who learn differently. She has dedicated her research and practice to these students using research-based tutoring methods. Her practice, The Learning Center, is in Bowling Green, KY.

 

Institute Founder

Ken Gibson, O.D.
read about Dr. Gibson here