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. Jessie Chen conducting research on trust and transparency in human-robot interaction for the Army Research Laboratory under the Autonomy Research Pilot Initiative (ARPI). Kimberly spent her first two years working under the directions of Dr. Eduardo Salas and Dr. Shawn Burke on topics in human factors and industrial/organizational psychology. She has experience researching human-machine systems, human performance measurement, safety analysis, distributed teams, multi-team systems, team training, and culture. Her primary interests lie in the research of human systems, including human-machine teams.
Kimberly believes that service is important for the future of human factors and she served as the President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) student chapter during her graduate studies, where she worked to benefit both the students of the program as well as up-and-coming students who may be looking for a future in psychology. Kimberly also mentored several undergraduates in the MIT2 lab, and was always open to accepting students under her wing for directed research projects.
Since graduating Kimberly has accepted a post at the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce as a member of the faculty.