Greetings! I am an Assistant Professor and Director of the Team Research Analytics in Computational Environments (TRACE) Research Group within the division of Human-Centered Computing in the School of Computing at Clemson University. I also hold an affiliation in Clemson’s Human Factors Institute. In addition, I am a Faculty Scholar in Clemson’s School of Health Research and a Watt Family Faculty Fellow. I received my PhD in Information Sciences & Technology with a focus on Team Decision Making, Cognition, and Computer Supported Collaborative Work from The Pennsylvania State University in the fall of 2014. After graduation, I accepted a position to be a Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Associate in Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University working directly with Dr. Nancy Cooke.
My research interests are wide ranging and interdisciplinary, but can be generally linked to the integration of:
-Human Computer Interaction
-Computer Supported Cooperative Work
For over 10 years, I have conducted research mainly focused on teamwork and collaborative technology within a variety of different contexts. My current research interests span across the study of better understanding the relationship of team cognition and technology, human-machine teaming, and the development/design of human-centered collaborative tools and systems. Specific contexts that I have conducted my research in: healthcare systems, homeland security, command and control, and emergency crisis management. Throughout all of my research, I typically use multiple mixed methods to understand the context, work, and roles specific to the development of individual and team cognition. As a result of my work, my research has been published in peer-reviewed venues over 40 times and I have acquired over $4M in research funding.
Research Interests & Expertise: Human factors, team decision-making, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, computer-supported cooperative work, team cognition, cognitive science, usability research and design, collaborative system design, human-centered design, team mental models, mental models, collaboration, collaborative information seeking, cognitive task analysis, knowledge elicitation, human autonomy teaming, healthcare systems, big data, simulations, cybersecurity
Research Methods: A/B testing, card sorting, cognitive walkthrough, concept mapping, contextual inquiry, ethnography, experimental design, focus groups, heuristic evaluation, interviewing, personas, prototyping, scenarios, surveying, task analysis, usability testing, wireframing