Dr. Erin Hannon

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 349-9673
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: Psychology
  • Research Fields: Developmental Science, Music And Language
  • Disciplines: Psychology, Research and Experimental Psychology
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:DoD - Department of Defense, NSF - National Science Foundation, Private Industry, UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas


I have mentored or co-mentored 21 graduate students, 10 of whom have successfully completed with a Ph.D.. Some have gone on to hold academic positions, others are in postdoctoral positions, others in teaching intensive positions, and some have obtained jobs in industry. I regularly mentor 20-30 undergraduate research assistants in my lab, and many of these individuals go on to graduate school. I also teach undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental and cognitive science.


Erin Hannon is faculty in the Psychological and Brain Sciences department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received a Ph.D. Experimental Psychology in 2005 from Cornell University. Her research program combines her interests in cognition, culture, infant and child development, music and dance, and language. Her research examines how an individual’s culture-specific listening experiences influence his or her perception of music, the similarities and differences between musical and linguistic skills as they develop and perhaps interact during infancy and childhood, how we acquire the ability to move in time with music, and how developmental milestones in music perception might be related to other social, cognitive, and linguistic abilities and behaviors.