Trudy Kuo, M.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Assessment
Phone: (480) 219 - 6156
Dr. Kuo started her professional training in Instructional Design with an M.S. degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She continued to study (and practice) how psychology can be applied in educational settings, leading to an M.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester. With a parallel interest in basic research on human cognition, Dr. Kuo obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Arizona with a focus on Cognition and Neural Systems. In her dissertation research, she studied memory functions and their underlying neural mechanisms by recording electroencephalogram while people try to retrieve information from memory.
Dr. Kuo has a broad interest in incorporating scientific understandings of the human mind to medical education. Specifically, she looks for ways to better assess student learning in SOMA’s unique curriculum model. She is also responsible for collecting and analyzing evaluation data on various aspects of SOMA operations.