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Marazita, John

Professor & Chair of Social & Behavioral Sciences Division


Sansbury Hall, Room 208

  • Ph.D., Kent State University
  • M.A., Kent State University
  • B.A., University of Akron

Dr. John Marazita came to Ohio Dominican University in 1995 following a visiting professorship at Muskingum College. 

In graduate school Dr. Marazita studied experimental psychology with a specialization in cognitive development. His current research addresses the development of metacognition and its contribution to language acquisition. 

He is also interested in developing materials for conducting child research that are engaging to preschoolers and are valid and reliable for researchers. 

He has given conference presentations and published a number of coauthored book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on these topics, including:

Marazita, J. M., & Merriman, W. E. (2011). Verifying one’s knowledge of a name without retrieving it: A U-shaped relation to vocabulary size in early childhood.  Language Learning and Development, 7, 61-75.

Marazita, J. M., Walker, T. M., & Churches, P. A. (2007, March). CARD-Talk:  An engaging and flexible methodology for assessing phonological working memory in young children.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.  

Dr. Marazita holds membership in the Society for Research in Child Development, the Association for Psychological Science, the Ohio Psychological Association where has served as chair of the Science Committee. 

At ODU, Dr. Marazita supervises undergraduate research in psychology, and he teaches courses in the areas of human development, psychological testing, and cognitive psychology. 

Dr. Marazita currently serves as the director of ODU’s Honors Program.