Lab Director

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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

Terri Dunbar

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

Research Interests: Systems Thinking, STEM Education, Training and Assessment, Dynamical Systems Methodology, Computerized Text Analysis, Inclusive Teaching, Instructional Design

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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David Grimm

  • B.A. Psychology, University of California, Davis
  • B.S. Statistics, University of California, Davis
  • M.S. Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology

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 and following several sports, most notably the Las Vegas Raiders.
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Julie Harrison

  • B.A. Spanish, The Ohio State University,
  • Post-Bacc Psychology, The Ohio State University

Research Interests:  Team performance in healthcare and emergency response; interactive team cognition; simulation design and evaluation

Bio: After dedicating her early career and undergraduate studies to the arts and humanities in Columbus, Ohio, Julie now applies that same analytical and creative thinking to scientific pursuits. Driven by a frustration with the inefficacies of the nonprofit workplace, she began her graduate career with a desire to think systematically about the limited resources, cognitive and otherwise, we have at our disposal across industries. In her free time, Julie is generally found at the yoga studio, on a hiking trail, behind her Nikon FE2 or cooking.
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Matthew Scalia

  • B.S. Psychology, The Ohio State University

Research Interests:  Human-Autonomy Teaming, Human-Systems Integration, Team Performance, Team Coordination, Human Performance, Interface and Product Design in Healthcare and Military Settings

Bio: Matthew grew up on Long Island, New York. His interest in Engineering Psychology arose during his time as a student at The Ohio State University, when he found the intersection between his three fields of interest: Psychology, Neuroscience, and Engineering. He briefly worked as a Human Factors Intern at Battelle Memorial Institiute, where he fully embraced the field and worked on medical products for consumer, industrial, and military application. In his free time, Matthew can be spotted at the gym, rock/metal concerts, or inside playing a video game.
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Shiwen Zhou

  • B.S. Psychology, University of Iowa
  • B.A. Communication Studies, University of Iowa

Research Interests:  Human-Autonomy Teaming, Human-Systems Integration, Human Performance, Team Communication Patterns, Team Coordination

Bio: Shiwen grew up in Hefei, Anhui, China. Her interests in human autonomy teaming and team communication patterns arose out of her experience in Hank Virtual Environments Lab at the University of Iowa where she worked on projects that involve team communication and coordination, as well as human-avatar interaction. In her spare time, Shiwen enjoys watching anime and movies, sing ACG songs, and cooking.
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Lab Alumni

Mike Crites

  • B.S. Psychology, University of Central Florida
  • M.A. Experimental Psychology, Texas Tech University
  • Ph.D. Experimental Psychology Human Factors, 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, completed his M.A. in Psychology with a focus on Human Factors from Texas Tech University in 2013, and completed his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology: Human Factors at Texas Tech in 2018. Mike currently works for Honeywell International, Inc. as a User Experience Designer and Researcher 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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Adam Werner

  • B.S. Engineering Psychology, United States Military Academy
  • M.S. Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology

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.  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 recently became 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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