Amy Shelton came to Johns Hopkins in 2002 after earning her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Vanderbilt University and completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Shelton serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Psychology program and advises students in both the Psychology and Neuroscience majors. She has taught courses on Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Advanced Statistics, and Brain Myths & Folk Psychology. In addition to undergraduate teaching, she is active in educational outreach to high school students in Baltimore and serves as a mentor for young women interested in science. Her research focuses on the cognitive and brain mechanisms that underlie human spatial learning and memory, with an emphasis on individual differences in learning strategies and neural mechanisms. Dr. Shelton believes strongly that “education is much more than coursework.” She is the Faculty Fellow at the Charles Commons residence hall, where she lives with her husband and son. She enjoys cooking, the arts, music, and decorating funky cakes.