Maureen Gillespie

Phone: (603) 862-5391
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 454, Durham, NH 03824
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I am a full-time senior lecturer at the University of New Hampshire. I teach Cognition, Research Methods, Psychology of Language, and Statistics in Psychology. I received my PhD in the Psychology Department at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. I spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


  • Ph.D., Psychology, Northeastern University
  • M.A., Psychology, Northeastern University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., English, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Language Processing, with a focus on language production and co-speech gesture
  • Psycholinguistics

Courses Taught

  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology
  • PSYC 402: Statistics in Psychology
  • PSYC 502: Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 513: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 712: Psychology of Language
  • PSYC 712W: Psychology of Language

Selected Publications

Gillespie, M., James, A. N., Federmeier, K. D., & Watson, D. G. (2014). Verbal working memory predicts co-speech gesture: Evidence from individual differences. Cognition, 132(2), 174-180. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.03.012

Gillespie, M., & Pearlmutter, N. J. (2011). Hierarchy and scope of planning in subject–verb agreement production. Cognition, 118(3), 377-397. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2010.10.008

Gillespie, M., & Pearlmutter, N. J. (n.d.). Against structural constraints in subject–verb agreement production.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39(2), 515-528. doi:10.1037/a0029005

Most Cited Publications