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Associate Professor of Psychology, King's University College, Western University

Marcie Penner is a cognitive scientist who studies mathematical cognition in children and adults and applies her skills in mathematical modelling to advance equity issues.

Marcie is an associate professor of psychology at King’s University College at Western University, where she is the director of the Cognitive Science & Numeracy Lab. She studies cognition using an interdisciplinary approach, employing methodologies spanning behavioural experiments with children and adults, neural imaging, and computational modelling. Her work appears in journals such as Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Memory & Cognition, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Child Development, and Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Prior to becoming an academic, Marcie was the Chief Scientist of an educational software company. She earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Carleton University.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Psychology, Western University


  • 2009 
    Carleton University, Cognitive Science