Kimberly is Ph.D. graduate of the Applied Experimental and Human Factors (AEHF) program at the University of Central Florida, where she conducted research with Dr. Peter Hancock examining human-robot interaction for the Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA). During her time at UCF she workd at the Institute of Simulation and Training under the direction of Dr.
Jurate Liutvinskaite brings a broad and diverse academic, professional and cultural background. Her fascination with human nature and sciences, paved the way for her passion in psychology. Jurate first started studying about human sciences in depth at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania 14 years ago.
LT Joseph Mercado commissioned as a Naval Officer 06 January 2015 in Orlando, FL. He joins the Aerospace Experimental Psychology (AEP) community after working as civilian researcher for the Army since 2010. He has worked at the United States Military Academy, Army Research Institute, and Army Research Laboratory.
Tracy Sanders comes from an extensive background in fine art and graphic design, and continues to be interested especially in the role of aesthetic qualities in human factors research. She received her B.S. in Psychology in 2011, with a minor in Studio Art at the University of Central Florida.
Ben D. Sawyer became interested in Psychology while traveling, and returned to The States to pursue a BS in Psychology at Colorado State University. There, he was involved cognitive research using driving simulators and google based VEs to investigate the underpinnings of distraction, situational awareness and deja vu.
Julia Wright comes to Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology after a career in mechanical design engineering that included work in heavy industrial installations, appliance and automotive industries. During her time designing finish parts and assemblies for the appliance and automotive industries, she consistently strove to incorporate features into products that made them more user-friendly and intuitive for all consumer interactions from manufacture and assembly through to end-user.