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James R. Booth

Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development

James R. Booth is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. The main goals of his research are to understand the brain mechanisms of the development of language, reading, and math in typical and atypical populations. Prof. Booth has been continuously funded for two decades and has published extensively in diverse journals. He has served in various roles both within and outside of the university, such as departmental chairperson, grant review panel member and associate journal editor. Prof. Booth aims to facilitate the interaction between the fields of cognition, neuroscience, and education.