We are a group of cognitive scientists, educators, and students who share a common interest in inspiring learning, increasing equity, alleviating disparities, and strengthening communities. We are dedicated to both basic and applied research. Many of our efforts involve applying what we know about language, learning, and literacy to education. We are located within the Willard Hall Education Building at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. The lab director is Dr. Del Tufo.


The DANE lab offers many opportunities, including summer research positions, graduate supervision, and independent studies. We use diverse experimental modalities, including behavioral assessment and neuroimaging.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The DANE laboratory is driven to eliminate barriers to individual success. Historically, barriers to success include gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ableism, classism, and socioeconomic disadvantage. The DANE laboratory is committed to being an inclusive environment that welcomes anyone who seeks to support our mission.