Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith


  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology and Human Factors


  • PhD in Psychology (2017), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • NRC Postdoctoral Associate in the Human Performance Wing, Applied Neuroscience Branch of the AFRL Science and Tech Fellowship Program, Wright Patterson AFB. (2017 – 2019)
  • Scholarly work involves understanding the underlying mechanism(s) of declined performance over time in sustained attention tasks; the interaction between cognitive and physical task demands in high-risk settings such as firefighting, military, etc.

Research Interests

  • Cognitive demand of physical tasks
  • Cognitive state assessment
  • Multitasking
  • Sustained attention