I am a Principal Research Psychologist in the Air Force Research Laboratory's Airman Systems Directorate and the Core Technical Competence Lead for Training in the Warfighter Readiness and Interactions Division In this capacity, I provide senior scientific leadership for the division, which conducts cross-disciplinary research to develop, validate, and demonstrate new technologies that enable more personalized and effective training across Air Force domains.
My background is in computational cognitive modeling, and currently my primary research emphasis is understanding how fatigue impacts cognition, including sleep loss and the vigilance decrement. Both sources of fatigue are increasing in importance as technology advances. 24/7 operations are pervasive in national defense and many commercial industries, creating significant challenges associated with fatigue risk management including scheduling, system design, and operator monitoring. Meanwhile sustained attention and vigilance are increasingly critical issues, as the nature of our interactions with technology evolves, shifting the role of operators to supervisory control and taxing human alertness and attention.
|2003||Ph.D. (Cognitive Psychology), Carnegie Mellon University|
|1999||M.S. (Cognitive Psychology), University of Florida|
|1997||B.A. (Psychology), Albright College (Reading, PA)|
|2018-PRES||Training Core Technical Competency Lead, Warfighter Readiness Research Division|
|2010-2018||Science & Technology Advisor, Cognitive Models and Agents Branch|
|2009-PRES||Senior Research Psychologist, Air Force Research Laboratory|
|2005-2011||Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University|
|2004-2008||Research Psychologist, Air Force Research Laboratory|
|2003-2004||Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Research Council|