Vlad Kokushkin Postdoctoral Fellow (Mathematics Education)

Office: Weber 218A

Phone: (000) 000-0000


  • Virginia Tech (PhD in Mathematics)
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University (M.S. in Mathematics)


My research objectives are understanding the cognitive challenges experienced by undergraduate students when they are engaged in various proving activities, and determining the ways in which they can successfully navigate these challenges. Central to these objectives is the phenomenon of cognitive offloading – the use of embodied activities to reduce the cognitive demands of a task, which is inextricably linked with the psychological construct of working memory. Classic examples of offloading mechanisms include the use of drawings, technology, and hand gestures.