Dr. Griffin studied psychology at Stockholm University for one year before transferring to Michigan State University, where she completed a BA in Psychology. In 1998, she earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology (with a minor in Linguistics) from the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There she worked with Dr. Kathryn Bock and Dr. Gary Dell, becoming one of the first researchers to monitor eye movements to study language production. Dr. Griffin then spent three years as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University before moving to the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech in the summer of 2001. In 2008, she joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin as a full professor. In addition to a wide range of collaborative projects, Dr. Griffin is currently studying the retrieval and use of personal names.
- University of Texas at AustinProfessor, 2008 - present
- Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociate professor, 2001 - 2008
- Stanford UniversityAssistant professor, 1998 - 2001