| Email Dr. Conners||Dr. Fran Conners received her PhD in experimental psychology at Case Western Reserve University in 1987. Her main research interests are in language and cognition in individuals with ID, especially those with Down syndrome. She looks for areas of strength as well as areas of specific difficulty, how they impact higher-level cognitive/language function, and what implications there are for intervention. Her focus areas are in implicit processing, working memory, and reading. Dr. Conners is the Psychology Department Chair, and teaches courses in research methods and intellectual disabilities. More information about Dr. Conners and her research can be found on her web page.