Ilona Bass

Dr. Ilona Bass

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
CoCoDev Lab Post Doc, Dr. Ilona Bass

Ilona (Lonnie) is a joint postdoctoral research fellow working with Prof. Elizabeth Bonawitz in HGSE and Prof. Tomer Ullman in FAS Psychology. She received her B.A. with high honors in psychology from Oberlin College in 2014, and her Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Development at Rutgers University in 2021 where she also worked with Dr. Elizabeth Bonawitz. Lonnie is broadly interested in how children learn, specifically the factors and cognitive mechanisms that are involved in children’s evaluations of informants in informal pedagogical contexts. She also hopes to utilize computational modeling techniques to investigate how young children distinguish good teachers from bad ones.

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