Hilary Horn Ratner became the Vice President for Research at Wayne State University in 2007 and Interim Dean of the Graduate School in 2011. Upon completion of a post-doctoral National Research Service Award at the University of Chicago, she joined the faculty of Wayne State University as an assistant professor in 1981 within the Department of Psychology and became Professor in 1993. She joined the Graduate School as Associate Dean from 1999 to 2001. In 2002 she was named Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School and in 2006, as Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School and International Programs.
Dr. Ratner's research expertise is focused on memory and learning, primarily among preschool and school-aged children. She has published widely in these areas and has received funding from many agencies and foundations to support her research. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has served as a member of the editorial board of a number of journals.
Dr. Ratner has been honored with the Michigan Association of State Governing Boards' Distinguished Faculty Award and at Wayne State University has received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the President's Exceptional Service Award, and a Career Development Award.
B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Kent State University
M.S., Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Division of Research, Vice President
Graduate School, Interim Dean
Department of Education, Learning Process: Longitudinal impact of Community Violence, 11/2002-10/2005, $1,084,205, (Co-Principal Investigator.)
National Science Foundation, Evaluation of globally distributed teams: Knowledge creation and the role of information technology, 9/1999-8/2002, $296,390 (Co-Principal Investigator).
The Wellcome Trust (United Kingdom), Memory for activities of daily living and factors associated with its maintenance in patients with Alzheimer-type dementia, 6/92-6/94, $90,552, (Co-Principal Investigator)
Honors and Awards
Leadership Award, Women of Wayne 2000
Fellow, American Psychological Association 1999
Michigan Association of State Governing Boards' 1997
Distinguished Faculty Award
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 1996
Ratner, H.H., Foley, M.A., & Gimpert, N. (2000). Person perspectives on children's learning and memory: What do source-monitoring failures reveal?. In K. Roberts & M. Blades (Eds.), Children's source monitoring (pp. 85-114). Mahwah, NJ: LEA.
Foley, M. A., & Ratner, H. H. (2001). Role of action-based structures in activity memory. In H. Zimmer, R. Cohen, & others (Eds.), Memory for action (pp. 112-135). New York: Oxford University Press.
Ratner, H.H., Foley, M.A., & McCaskill , P. (2001). Understanding children's activity memory: The role of outcomes. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 79,162-191.
Ratner, H. H., Foley, M. A., & Gimpert, N. (2002). The role of collaborative planning in children's source monitoring errors and learning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 81, 44-73.
Foley, M.A., Ratner, H.H., & House, T. (in press). Anticipation and source-monitoring errors: Children's memory for collaborative activities. Journal of Cognition and Development.