Human Factors Faculty Listing

Susan L. Amato-Henderson

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Director and Academic Advisor, Psychology Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program Director, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2536
slamato@mtu.edu
Meese Center 103

Research Interests

  • Motivation Science
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Impact of Values on Behavior
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Individual Differences in STEM Learning

Bradley H. Baltensperger

Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2460
brad@mtu.edu
Meese Center 107

Research Interests

  • STEM Learning and Teaching
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Earth Science Education

Jason R. Carter

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Arts

Adjunct Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2994
jcarter@mtu.edu
SDC 231

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

Edward T. Cokely

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2062
ecokely@mtu.edu
Meese Center 211

Research Interests

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Abilities, Expertise, and Individual Differences
  • Risk Literacy, Numeracy, and Risk Communication
  • Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
  • Industrial - Organizational Psychology

Adam D. Feltz

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Applied Ethics, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1132
adfeltz@mtu.edu
Meese Center

Research Interests

  • Moral Psychology and Disagreement
  • Individual Differences
  • Applied Ethics
  • Group Interaction

Kedmon N. Hungwe

Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Sociocultural development perspectives in various contexts, including work, school, and informal settings. My current focus is on youth and adolescent development in relation to societal change.
  • Science education
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Development of spatial visualization abilities

Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon

Assistant Professor of Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors Program

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science

906-487-3273
mjeon@mtu.edu
Meese Center 207

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction/ Interaction Design
  • Auditory Displays/ Sonification
  • Affective Computing/ Emotional Design
  • Automotive User Interfaces
  • Assistive Technology for Special Populations

Robert R. Johnson

Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication, Humanities

(906) 487-3236
rrjohnso@mtu.edu
Walker 303

Links of Interest

Specialties/Activities

  • Writing historical nonfiction and cultural histories
  • Developing technical communication theory
  • Teaching usability theory and methods
  • Rhetorical criticism
  • Technical writing

Karla Saari Kitalong

Associate Professor, Humanities

Director of Composition & Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center

(906) 487-3254
kitalong@mtu.edu
Walker 103

Links of Interest

Scott A. Kuhl

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Husky Game Development Enterprise

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Human Perception

Eugene Levin

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Program Chair, Surveying Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Digital Mapping Enterprise

906-487-2446
elevin@mtu.edu
EERC 220

Research Interests

  • Integrated geospatial technologies for sustainable development
  • Mobile mapping platforms for geographical and environmental studies
  • SAR- and LIDAR-based remote sensing and GIS
  • Geosensorics, real-time networks of geosensors
  • Human-computer symbiosis for knowledge extraction and expertise transfer
  • Visual perception in remote sensing and GIS
  • 3-D geospatial visualization and augmented reality
  • Visual and automated feature extraction in multispectral and hyperspectral image interpretation
  • Geospatial-sensor modeling and calibration
  • Image processing and automated feature extraction from aerial and satellite imagery
  • Automated systems for vision-based autonomous navigation and control of manned/unmanned robotic platforms
  • Image fusion and analysis
  • Photogrammetry of aerial and high-resolution satellite imagery

Teaching Interests

  • Earth observation systems
  • Geodesy
  • Photogrammetry
  • Geospatial technologies, data, and systems
  • Global positioning systems
  • Remote sensing
  • LIDAR-, SAR-/InSAR-based remote sensing
  • Geospatial 3-D visualization
  • Geospatial imaging: perception and interpretation
  • Introductory and advanced GIS
  • Spatial analysis and modeling
  • Spatial decision support
  • Cartography and cybercartography

Michele H. Miller

Associate Professor, Associate Chair and Director of
Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Peace Corps Master's International Coordinator
Engineering Education Innovation Research Group Director

906-487-3025
mhmiller@mtu.edu
MEEM 810

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Vibration assisted grinding and water-jet assisted grinding
  • Wheel wear and wheel loading mechanisms
  • Machining of ceramics
  • Machine tool dynamics
  • Optical micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Human factors in design

Areas of Expertise

  • Grinding
  • Precision Engineering
  • MEMS
  • Human Factors

Shane T. Mueller

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1159
shanem@mtu.edu
Meese Center 203

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge

Amlan Mukherjee

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-1952
amlan@mtu.edu
Dillman 201J

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Planning and decision making in infrastructure system management
  • Develop models and implements simulations that can aid decision makers assess design alternatives and explore what-if scenarios

Robert Pastel

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

906-487-1639
rpastel@mtu.edu
204 Rekhi Hall

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile Device Application Design and Evaluation
  • Usability Modeling and Evaluation
  • Usability Modeling and Evaluation
  • Computer Science Education

Kelly S. Steelman

Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1730
steelman@mtu.edu
Meese Center 102

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Instructional design
  • Display design

Charles Wallace

Interim Department Chair, Computer Science

Associate Professor, Computer Science

906-487-3431
wallace@mtu.edu
205 Rekhi Hall

Area of Expertise

  • Sotware Requirements
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Communication in Software Development
  • Formal Methods
  • Software Engineering Education

Chaoli Wang

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

906-487-1643
chaoliw@mtu.edu
308 Rekhi Hall

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Scientific Visualization
  • Large-Scale Data Analysis and Visualization
  • User Interface and Interaction
  • Information Visualization
  • Visualization in Education

Paul Ward

Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2065
pward@mtu.edu
Meese Center 105

Research Interests

  • Study of Expertise
  • Perceptual-Cognitive Skills
  • Training
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Applied Cognition
  • Cognitive Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Sports Science