On 17th May, Southeast University held a grand ceremony to welcome Kurt Fischer from Havard University and Nathan Fox from University of Maryland to join our university as guest professors. Zheng Jia-mao, our Vice President issued the certificate to Prof.. Fischer and Prof. Fox and wore school badges of Southeast University for them. The ceremony was hosted by Zheng Wen-ming, the chief of Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science (Southeast University), Ministry of Education.
Prof. Fischer was the former dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education. Fischer studies cognitive and emotional development and learning. His work, called dynamic skill theory, is considered to be one of the Neo-Piagetian theories of cognitive development. It offers an explanation for both consistency and variability in developmental patterns. He is the founding president of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society and founding editor of the journal Mind, Brain, and Education.
Prof. Fox, an distinguished university professor and acting chair of the department of human development and quantitative methodology in the University of Maryland's College of Education, is an academician in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. He is a developmental psychologist and neuroscientist interested in the effects of early experience on brain and behavioral development. His research explores cognitive, social and emotional processes focusing on the observation and measurement of attention, memory, as well as emotion expression and social experience. His lab specializes in linking these psychological processes to neural activity through brain imaging methods such as EEG, ERP and functional neuroimaging.He was also granted a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health.