Principal Investigator


Mark McDaniel, Professor

Department of Psychology

Washington University

One Brookings Drive

St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Phone: (314) 935-8030

Fax: (314) 935-7588



Mark McDaniel is the principal investigator in the Memory and Complex Learning Laboratory and the Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE). He has two main research interests: prospective memory and education.

Prospective memory refers to remembering to perform intended actions in the future such as remembering to take your medication or to turn off your cell phone before you enter a lecture room. Another line of research in this lab is applying cognitive principles to education. For more information on these lines of research see our selected publications or click on one of the research links.