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Ioulia Kovelman, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

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Ioulia Kovelman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan where she directs the Language & Literacy Laboratory as well as fNIRS Pediatric Neuroimaging Laboratory. Bilingual mind and brain are her primary areas of research. Through the bilingual lens, she works to uncover the universal and language-specific influences of early language experiences on children’s emerging neural architecture for learning to read, in typical development and dyslexia. Kovelman obtained her B.A. in Psychology at Queen’s University, Canada, her PhD at Dartmouth College and post-doctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Dr. Kovelman is the recipient of the 2023 John Dewey Award, for her demonstrated long-term commitment to the education of undergraduate students.


PhD, Dartmouth College