Samuel C. Spevack
PhD Student in Cognitive and Information Sciences
University of California, Merced
Education
2013-2018         PhD in Cognitive and Information Science, University of California, Merced
Summer 2016       Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Summer Program
Summer 2014       The Dynamics of Music and Language Summer School, University of California, Merced
Summer 2013       Linguistics Summer Institute, University of Michigan
2008-2013         BA in Linguistics and Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude, San Diego State University
                        The Outstanding Graduating Senior for Linguistics
                        The Outstanding Graduating Senior for Anthropology
                        The Outstanding Graduating Senior for Arts and Letters


Fellowships and Awards
2016  NSF East Asian and Pacific Summer Institutions Fellowship         $5,000


Publications and Presentations
Spivey, M. J. & Spevack, S. C. (in press). An Inclusive account of mind across spatiotemporal scales of cognition. Brain, Cognition, and Culture.

Spevack, S. C., Spivey, M. J., & Huette S. (2014). How do you get negation without symbols? Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, Quebec.

Spevack, S. (2012). The use of wanna contraction among adult native Korean speakers of English. Unpublished Honors Thesis, San Diego State University Library.


Teaching Experience
University of California, Merced 
Introduction to Cognitive Science Teaching Assistant (COGS 01), Fall 2013, 2014 & 2015, Spring 2016
Complex Adaptive Systems Teaching Assistant (COGS 104), Spring 2014
Free Will Teaching Assistant (COGS 160), Spring 2014

San Diego State University
Biocultural Anthropology Teaching Assistant (ANTH 402), Fall 2012
Introduction to Phonology Tutor (LING 521), Spring & Fall 2012
Language Acquisition Grader (LING 452), Fall 2011 & Spring 2012
 

Programming Experience
MatLab      Connectionist Network Modeling, Psychological Experiments using the PsychToolBox package
R                Statistical Analyses, Text Processing
Python       Text Processing


Language Experience
Japanese    Three years of course study, Intermediate conversational skills