Dr. Travellia Tjokro joined our department in August 2010 as a teaching track faculty. She completed her PhD work in University of California, Riverside, under the supervision of Dr. Christine Chiarello. Her graduate projects as well as her dissertation utilized the divided visual field paradigm in order to examine the roles of the right hemisphere in new word and meaning acquisition in adults, and how this was modulated by the baseline reading comprehension skill and amount of experience with the new words. Her research interests are in word acquisition in adults especially in meaning acquisition, and the roles that the right hemisphere may play in the early process of word and meaning acquisition. Her teaching interests are, among others; biopsychology, language and neuroscience, memory, and human neuropsychology.