Michelle Levine

Term Assistant Professor

Michelle Levine joined the Department of Psychology at Barnard College in 2010. She teaches Introductory Psychology, Perception Laboratory and Cognitive Psychology Laboratory.

She received her Sc.B. in Psychology and Computer Science from Duke University in 2000, her M.S.W. in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University in 2002, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the New School for Social Research in 2010. For her dissertation research, she received the Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award and the Alfred J. Marrow Memorial Award in Psychology. She held the Graduate Faculty Dean’s Fellowship from 2005-2010 and the Eugene Lang College Teaching Fellowship from 2007-2009. During graduate school she also worked at AT&T Laboratories in the IP & Voice Services and Human Factors Departments, where she received a patent for a multimodal (speech and gesture) interface to search cable television programming.

Professor Levine’s research focuses on linguistic and nonlinguistic aspects of communication in human-human and human-computer interaction. Her work draws upon theories and methodologies from cognitive psychology, linguistics, and computer science.  Her current research examines:

  • production and perception of deceptive speech across cultures (funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research)
  • production and perception of deceptive eye gaze
  • emotion perception across gender and cultures
  • auditory and visual communication cues in collaborative music-making across face-to-face and mediated settings
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Language production and perception
Interpersonal communication processes
Communication technology

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Sc.B., Duke University 

M.S.W., Columbia University 

M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research

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