Category: Psychology

Adam Feltz and Kelly Steelman Join CLS

Adam FeltzAdam Feltz, PhD

Adam Feltz joins the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences as assistant professor. He comes to Michigan Tech from Schreiner University, where he was an assistant professor.

Feltz received his PhD in Philosophy from Florida State University, as well as a MS in Philosophy from Northern Illinois University and a BS in Philosophy from the University of South Carolina.

Feltz is a member of the Cognitive Science Society, Society of Judgment and Decision Making, and the American Philosophical Association. He published in Consciousness and Cognition, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry and the American Journal of Bioethics. His areas of specialization for research and teaching are philosophy of mind, applied ethics, and psychology of philosophical judgment and intuition.

Kelly Steelman, PhD

Kelly Steelman joins the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences as assistant professor. She comes to Michigan Tech from Flinders University, where she was an honors thesis co-advisor and postdoctoral researcher.

Steelman received her PhD in Psychology and MS in Human Factors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also received a MEng in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Her research interests are basic and applied attention, models of attention, human performance in aviation, instructional design and display design. She has been published in Human Factors and Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.

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Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award for Katrina Ellis

Katrina Ellis is a Fall 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences recognizing her teaching performance. The department nominated her for this award. A certificate of recognition for this award will be presented at the Graduate Research Colloquium Banquet that is held in the spring.

Ellis is a PhD student in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors. Her advisor is Edward Cokely.

Jeon and Students Present at HFES2013

HFES 2013Assistant Professor, Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon (CLS) and his students presented two projects at the 57th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES2013), San Diego, Sept. 30 through Oct. 4. The projects were “Sadder but wiser? Effects of negative emotions on risk perception, driving performance, and perceived workload,” and “Increasing physical therapy patient compliance and satisfaction with web-based applications.”

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Dean’s List Spring 2013

Spring 2013 4.00
Grew, Kristin* JR SPSY
Lehman, William E* SR SPSY
Nelson, Bradley D* SR SPSY
Nigro, Elizabeth A* SR SPSY
Veach, Emma G* SR SPSY

Spring 2013 3.99-3.50
Anderson, Krista M SR
Beirne, Jolene A JR SPSY
Cherubini-Sutinen, Alysa R SR SPSY
Deane, Katrina E SR SPSY
Franchock, Rachel M SR SPSY
Jones, Taylor E SO SPSY
Kemppainen, Marshall T SO SPSY
Mason, Jacob J JR SPSY
Mauer, Tessa K SR SPSY
Mayra, Kerri B SR SPSY
Neubauer Lieburn, Robin M SR SPSY
Shull, Catherine E SO SPSY
Westphal, Abbey M SR SPSY

Jeon Group Presents on Human-Computer Interaction

HCII 2013Assistant Professor, Myounghoon “Philart” Jeon (CLS) and his colleagues presented three projects at the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII2013), Las Vegas, Nevada, July 21-26, 2013.

Jeon, M., and Lee, J-H. “The ecological AUI (Auditory User Interface) design and evaluation of user acceptance for various tasks on smartphones.”

Jeon, M. “Lyricons (Lyrics + Earcons): Designing a new auditory cue combining speech and sounds.”

Jeon, M., Winton, R. J., Henry, G. A., Oh, S., Bruce, C. M., and Walker, B. N. “Designing interactive sonification for live aquarium exhibits.” This third paper has won the Best Poster Award among 303 posters.

HCI International Conference accommodates more than 3,500 participants from all around the world.

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