Faculty Directory

Primary Program Faculty

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • User experience
  • Human factors
  • Human-computer Interactions
  • Mental models
  • Information representation
  • Rural digital literacy
  • Education, engagement, and retention
  • Digital anthropology 
  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Dynamic Decision Making
  • Cognitive Process Models
  • Gamification
  • AI Ethics, Explainability, & Model Selection
  • Applied Decision Science
  • Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Secondary and Post-School Education, Rhodes Univiersity

Research Interests

  • Cultural foundations of cognition 
  •  Media theory and criticism
  • Lifespan development theory
  • STEM education
  • Digital Literacy Project @ Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa:  with funding from Carnegie Foundation.
  • Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge
  • Assistant Professor, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Injury/Illness Prevention
  • Implementation Science
  • Information Design
  • Risk Assessment and Communication 
  • Visiting Instructor

Research Interests

  • Dark personality traits
  • Basic emotional systems
  • Platonic friendships and alliances
  • Motivation and influence
  • Social values and worldviews
  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Interim Graduate Program Director, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cognitive demand of physical tasks
  • Cognitive state assessment
  • Multitasking
  • Sustained attention 
  • Department Chair and Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Display design
  • Tech adoption
  • Technology training
  • Assistant Provost for Faculty Development
  • Professor, Mathematics Education
  • Director of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests  

  • Mathematics Teacher Noticing
  • Mathematics Teaching Practice
  • Teacher Professional Development
Kay Tislar

Kay Tislar

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Undergraduate Advisor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Multimedia and e-learning
  • Software interface design and usability
  • Software requirements and other documentation
  • Technical communications 
  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Links of Interest

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Research Interests

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Motor Learning
  • Sensorimotor Control
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Control
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Coordinator, College of Computing Learning Center

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science Education
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Director, Center for Human-Centered Computing

Research Interests

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Learning and Video Games for STEM
  • CSCW
  • Structured Analytic Techniques

Allied Faculty

  • Professor Emerita, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Motivation Science
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Impact of Values on Behavior
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Individual Differences in STEM Learning
  • Emeritus Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Research Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • STEM Learning and Teaching
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Earth Science Education
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Trauma & Complex Trauma
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Impact of Substance Use Disorders on Children and Families
  • Mental Health Outcomes for LGBTQIA+ youth
  • Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Chemical education
  • Technology-supported learning
  • Online and Blended Classrooms
  • Flipped Classrooms
  • Spatial Ability
  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Mobility and postural control in aging and special populations
  • Ergonomics and design of built environments for special populations
  • Associate Research Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director of Research and Evaluation, Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform

Areas of Expertise 

  • Design and implementation of professional development for K-12 and undergraduate STEM teachers
  • K-12 STEM education research 
  • Program evaluation 

Amanda's CV

Research Interests

  • Instructional practices that support environmental literacy and stewardship
  • Integration of computing into STEM education
  • Teachers beliefs about reforms-based science instruction including nature of science, inquiry, engineering, Next Generation Science Standards, and technology integration
  • Professional development elements (remote and face-to-face) that support instructional change, teacher leadership and reforms-based science instruction
  • Using levels of inquiry to support teachers' understanding and integration of mathematical and scientific inquiry in k-12 education
  • Teachers' understandings regarding key concepts in science including respiration and photosynthesis
  • Professor and Chair, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Affiliated Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director, Research and Innovation in STEAM Education Institute (RISE)

Research Interests

  • Problem-based learning methods applied in the areas of CAD/CAM
  • Static and dynamic model simulation
  • Product and manufacturing work cell verification

Teaching Interests

  • Parametric Modeling
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Product Design and Development
  • CAE and FEA Methods
  • Computer-aided Manufacturing
  • Senior Design
  • Assistant Professor, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Technology Adoption
  • Online Learning
  • Service Learning
  • First-year Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Professor of Physics
  • Director and John and Phyllis Seaman Endowed Curator, A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Nanotechnology Education
  • Assessment in STEM education

Research Interests

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Theory and modeling of single-electron transport devices
  • Modeling and simulation of properties of interfaces and interface materials
  • Atomistic computational physics of surface phases and surface dynamics
  • Crystal growth
  • Mineralogy of natural graphite
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science and CLS

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction/ Human-Robot Interaction
  • Auditory Displays/ Sonification
  • Affective Computing/ Emotional Design
  • Automotive User Interfaces
  • Assistive Technology for Special Populations
  • Aesthetic Computing/ Media Art
  • Emeritus Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
  • Educational Reform and Redesign
  • Persuasion and Attitude Change
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Husky Game Development Enterprise

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Head-mounted displays
  • Human Perception
  • Founding Dean, Pavlis Honors College
  • Research Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Specialties

  • STEM Education Research
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Service-Learning
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Mobile App Design and Usability
  • Software Development and Processes
  • Computer Science Education
Peter Stacy

Peter Stacy

  • Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Early Childhood Attachment
  • Associate Professor, Engineering Fundamentals
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Jon Sticklen CV

Innovation in Education

  • Infusion of systems viewpoints to applied engineering sciences
  • Growth in enrollment achievement
  • Led a strong faculty team to systemically reimagine and implement the Tech First-Year Engineering Program

Research Interests

  • Factors enhancing student engagement in their own learning
  • Systemic approaches to distance learning that enhance active learning, and 
  • Applications of Design Thinking as an exemplar of client-centered design with application to Problem/Project-based learning
Carla Strome

Carla Strome

  • Adjunct Instructor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Program Development Specialist, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Affiliated Research Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Psychology

  • Educational Research and Assessment

  • Project Evaluation

  • Culture Difference

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis

  • Statistical Analysis

  • R Programming Language

Charles Wallace
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool."
—Richard Feynman
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction, College of Computing
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • software usability & accessibility
  • gerontechnology
  • smart & connected communities
  • communication in software development
  • agile development methods
  • applied formal methods
  • computing ethics
  • sustainable computing
  • computer science & software engineering education
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

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