Althea Need Kaminske, PhD

Cognitive Psychological Scientist

Althea Need Kaminske (formerly Bauernschmidt) is an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University. She joined the Learning Scientists team in 2018.


Althea received her Ph.D. from Purdue University and her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Linguistics from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!). A common theme throughout her research is the application of cognitive psychology to education. Althea’s research is guided by questions such as: What is the most effective, and realistic, way for students and teachers to apply retrieval practice in the classroom? How do cell phones and other media affect attention and memory? Althea is the co-author of “Five Teaching and Learning Myths – Debunked” and co-director of the Center for Attention, Learning, and Memory at St. Bonaventure University. When she is not teaching, Althea enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. -- @DrSilverFox