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Jamie Gorman

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • M.A. Psychology, New Mexico State University
  • Ph.D. Psychology, New Mexico State University

Research Interests: A variety of topics in human factors and basic research in cognitive and motor performance: Communication analysis; Dynamical Systems Theory; Human-systems Integration; Team Neurophysiology; Team Cognition; Team Coordination; Team Situation Awareness; Team Training and Assessment

Bio: Jamie Gorman received his PhD in Psychology from New Mexico State University in 2006 and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Arizona State University from 2007-2010. Dr. Gorman has published over 30 refereed articles and book chapters and is most well-known for his applications of dynamical systems theory and methods to understanding team performance.  His research on real-time measurement of team dynamics, applications of nonlinear dynamics to interpersonal coordination, and the relationship between team communication and team neurodynamics has been funded by ONR, NSF, and DARPA.  Dr. Gorman is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and serves on the editorial board of the journal Human Factors.  He also serves on the 2016 Human Factors Prize review panel for HFES and in 2011 he and his coauthors received the Jerome H. Ely award from HFES for the best paper published in the 2010 volume of Human Factors.
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Graduate Students

Mike Crites

  • B.S. Psychology, University of Central Florida
  • M.A. Experimental Psychology, Texas Tech University

Research Interests:Manual Coordination, Team Situation Awareness, Interface Design, Process Control, Mental Workload, Connected Products / Internet of Things (IoT) (e.g., home, worker, industrial buildings) 

Bio:Mike received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2010 and completed his M.A. in Psychology with a focus on Human Factors from Texas Tech University in 2013. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology: Human Factors at Texas Tech and is conducting research for his dissertation in Dr. Gorman’s lab at Georgia Tech as a research affiliate. In addition to his graduate studies, Mike works for Honeywell International, Inc. as a User Experience Designer and Researcher. Mike works remotely for Honeywell, but is based out of Honeywell’s User Experience (HUE) design studio in Minneapolis, MN. His hobbies include traveling, shopping, and playing with new technology.
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Terri Dunbar

  • B.S. Psychology, University of Utah
  • M.A. Experimental Psychology, Texas Tech University

Research Interests: neural synchronization, cross-level effects, semantic patterns in team communication, team coordination in games

Bio:Terri grew up in northern Utah in between the Rockies and the salty lake. Her interests in team coordination mostly arose out of her love of co-op video games. When she’s trying to avoid the sunshine and humidity of Atlanta, she spends most of her time indoors playing video games or with her cats wishing that it would snow instead.
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Christie Gipson

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests: Teams, dynamics of interpersonal motor coordination, team situation awareness, team emergency/ disaster response

Bio: Christie received her BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. When she is not conducting research, she enjoys reading and playing poker.
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David Grimm

  • B.A. Psychology, University of California, Davis
  • B.S. Statistics, University of California, Davis

Research Interests:  Real-time analysis, interactive team cognition, recurrence analysis, team coordination in healthcare and military settings

Bio: David grew up in Fremont, California in the East Bay Area. His interest in team coordination and Engineering Psychology arose during his time as a Research Assistant at the Veterans Affairs, where he observed how effective team coordination can improve patient safety and outcomes. In his spare time, David enjoys watching movies & TV and cheering for the Oakland Raiders.
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Adam Werner

  • B.S. Engineering Psychology, United States Military Academy

Research Interests: Team Dynamics, Team Performance, Team Training and Assessment Team Awareness, Human Performance and Decision Making under Stress, Human-systems Integration

Bio: Adam received his BS in Engineering Psychology from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Engineering Psychology.  Adam is as an Aviation Officer in the US Army where he previously served as a Helicopter Company Commander and is a UH60 “Blackhawk” Helicopter Pilot.  Following completion of his Master’s Degree, Adam will become an instructor at the United States Military Academy in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.  For fun, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife, Katherine, and their two dogs, Sammy and Sadie.

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