MARGARET ROMAINE TARAMPI

MARGARET ROMAINE TARAMPI portrait
  • Associate Instructor, School Of Architecture
  • Associate Instructor - Hourly, Psychology Department

Biography

Education

  • B.Arch., Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S., Psychology, University of Utah
  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • University Equity and Diversity Award. Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Utah, 05/2012
  • University Teaching Assistantship. Graduate School, University of Utah, 04/2012
  • Commendation for Service. Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 06/2011
  • Teaching Commendation. Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 06/2011
  • CNS Area Professional Development Award. Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 06/2011
  • Teaching Commendation. Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 06/2011
  • B. Jack White Memorial Award. Department of Psychology, University of Utah, 05/2011
  • 2011-2012 CSBS Graduate Honor Roll Scholarship. CSBS, University of Utah, 04/2011
  • University Teaching Assistantship (with M. Cribbet). Graduate School, University of Utah, 04/2011
  • Commendation for Service. Department of Psychology, The University of Utah, 2010
  • Kevin Hawley Memorial Award. Department of Psychology, The University of Utah, 2010
  • Commendation for Service. Department of Psychology, The University of Utah, 2008

Biography

Margaret Tarampi, Ph.D. Assoc. AIA is a Associate Instructor in the Department of Psychology and the School of Architecture at Unviersity of Utah. Previously, she was a Research Associate in the Center for Spatial Studies at UCSB and a Junior Research Fellow in the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at UCSB from 2013-2015. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from University of Utah in 2013. Her interdisciplinary research investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms that underlie space perception and spatial cognition in select populations including individuals with visual impairments and spatial experts such as dancers and architects. Other research interests include spatial thinking, perception and action, perspective taking, joint action and kinesthetic imagery.

Prior to her current research work, Margaret was already developing a unique background that was truly interdisciplinary. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture and minors in Psychology and Architectural History.  Her interests in the effect of architecture on quality of life issues brought her to the American Institute of Architects in Washington DC and then to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla CA.

She is also an accomplished visual artist whose work is influenced by her psychological research. Her current work explores the assumptions and manipulations of the human perceptual system. Margaret’s art and design work has been displayed in exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Affiliations

  • Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), Spatial Network Member, 11/2012 - present
  • Psi Chi – The National Psychology Honor Society (Psi Chi), Member, 02/2012 - present
  • Women in Cognitive Science (WICS), Student Affiliate, 01/2011 - present
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Student Member, 2008 - present

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