Phillip Hamrick | Department of English | Kent State University

Phillip Hamrick

Phillip Hamrick

Phillip Hamrick (PhD, Georgetown University, 2013) is Associate Professor with expertise in psycholinguistics and cognitive approaches to language acquisition. He is also Principal Investigator of the Language and Cognition Research Laboratory, where he conducts research on psycholinguistics and language acquisition.


Dr. Hamrick's work appears in top-tiered journals in the fields of general science (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), language acquisition (Language Learning, Studies in Second Language Acquisition), cognitive science (Bilingualism: Language and Cognition), and psychology (Learning and Individual Differences, Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology).


You can find out more about his work as it has been reported in Newsweek, Sci-News, and Science Daily, or you can check out his lab website:

Research Areas
  • Psycholinguistics
  • (Second) Language Acquisition and Bilingualism
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Implicit and Statistical Learning
  • Declarative/Procedural Memory
Job Title

Associate Professor

Job Department

Department of English