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Jo-Anne LeFevre

Chancellor's Professor & Chair, Department of Cognitive Science

Degrees:Ph.D. (Alberta); M.Sc. (Alberta); B. Sc. (Alberta)
Office:DT 2217

Dr. LeFevre’s research interests include:

  • mathematical cognition of children and adults
  • development of literacy and numeracy skills
  • comprehension and understanding in complex cognitive tasks like reading and mathematics
  • connections between cognition and technology for mathematics and reading

Dr. LeFevre supervises students interested in Cognitive Science, Psychology, HCI, and (potentially) Digital Humanities.

To see more about her research, follow this link (

For a comprehensive list of publications, see (

Dr. LeFevre has funding from NSERC and from SSHRC.

Dr. LeFevre is also Secretary for the Mathematical Cognitive and Learning Society: see: