George W. McConkie

Beckman Institute

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Education:
Ph.D. - Experimental Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA., 1966.
M. S. - Psychology, Brigham Young University, 1961.
B. S. - Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1960.

Professional Experience:
1978 - Present Professor, University of Illinois; Department of Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Center for Study of Reading, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
1977 - 1978 Chairman, Department of Education, Cornell University
1975 - 1978 Professor, Cornell University
1970 - 1975 Associate Professor, Cornell University
1964 - 1970 Assistant Professor, Cornell University

Honors and Awards:
Fellow, American Psychological Association Special Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health (1 year spent at Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Senior Scholar, College of Education, University of Illinois
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois
American Psychological Association's Cattell Fellowship
Fogarty Foundation Senior International Fellowship (1 year spent at University of Leuven, Belgium)
1995 Award for Outstanding Scientific Contribution to the Study of Reading, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading

Publications 1996 to Present:
Books and Book Chapters
Radach, R. and McConkie, G.W. (in press). Determinants of fixation positions in reading. In G. Underwood (Ed.), Eye Guidance While Reading and While Watching Dynamic Scenes.

Vitu, F., McConkie, G.W., and Zola, D. (in press). Regressive saccades in reading and their relation to word identification. In G. Underwood (Ed.), Eye Guidance While Reading and While Watching Dynamic Scenes.

Yang, H.M. and McConkie, G.W. (in press). How the eyes move when reading Chinese text. In J. Wang, A. Inhoff, & H.C. Chen (Eds.) Reading Chinese Script: A Cognitive Analysis. Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum

B. J. F. Meyer, & G. W. McConkie (1973), "What is Recalled After Hearing a Passage," Journal of Educational Psychology, 65, 109-117.

Journal Articles
McConkie, G.W. (in press). Eye movement contingent display control: Personal reflections and comments. Scientific Studies of Reading.

McConkie, G.W. and Currie, C.B. (1996). Visual stability across saccades while viewing complex pictures. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 22(3), 563-581. ok, also CSR Tech Rep No. 609, April 1995

Proceedings
Fox, J., Merwin, D., Marsh, R., McConkie, G., and Kramer, A. (1996). Information extraction during instrument flight: An evaluation of the validity of the eye-mind hypothesis. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 50th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Technical Reports
Fadden, S. and McConkie, G. (1996). The use of eye movement measures in reading: Toward an understanding of the relationship between fixation durations and cognitive processing (Technical Report No. HPP-96-02). Urbana: University of Illinois, The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
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