Karen Wynn joined the Department of Psychology at Yale University in 1999. She received her B.A. in Psychology in 1985 from McGill University in Montreal, and her Ph.D in Cognitive Science in 1990 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona from 1990-1999.
Karen Wynn has received the National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award, the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, and a James McKeen Cattell Foundation Sabbatical Award. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.