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Luke Rinne


Dr. Luke Rinne is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Neuro-Education Initiative at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, where he specializes in educational applications of research from psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience. Through professional development presentations and courses in the Mind, Brain, and Teaching Program at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Rinne provides teachers with scientific knowledge that can inform their instructional practices. He earned undergraduate degrees in mathematics and humanities from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. His ongoing research interests include numerical and mathematical cognition, the relationship between stress and learning, and of primary interest here, the cognitive benefits of arts participation and arts integration. Along with colleagues, Dr. Rinne has been conducting school-based experimental research investigating the effects of arts-integrated science curricula on retention of content and student engagement.
Dr. Luke Rinne