Marc M. Sebrechts, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Yale University
B.S., Georgetown University
Dr. Sebrechts is Professor of Psychology and Department Chair at The Catholic University of America. He completed a B.S. in Psychology and Philosophy at Georgetown University, followed by graduate work at the Higher Institute of Philosophy of Louvain University in Belgium and the Inter-University Centre for Post-Graduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia.
He earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at Yale University. He established one of the first Cognitive Science programs in the country at Wesleyan University, and he is founding director of the Cognition and Virtual Reality Laboratory at CUA.
Dr. Sebrechts’ research covers a range of issues in Cognitive Science with special emphasis on the role of technology in learning. Recent research projects include the use of eye tracking to support guided gaze behavior for young children with autism, and the assessment of spatial learning, planning behavior and prospective memory in a virtual environment. Support for his research has come from NSF, ONR, NIH, and NIST.