Category: Graduate Researchers

Keith R. MacArthur, B.Sc.

MIT2 Laboratory Manager
Modeling & Simulation, Ph.D. Student
University of Central Florida
Institute for Simulation and Training
B.Sc. Psychology, University of Central Florida
Office: (407) 823-5560
keith.macarthur@knights.ucf.edu
Keith MacArthur CV

Keith, or Mac has he prefers, discovered the MIT2 laboratory through his undergraduate academic mentor, who subsequently introduced him to the laboratory manager at the time. Mac successfully completed and defended his undergraduate honors thesis on the deindividuation of automotive drivers in the Summer of 2014. He has since been given a post Baccalaureate internship with the laboratory where he has been promoted to the position of Laboratory Manager. His interests in academia and research include cognitive psychology, deception detection, and human factors.

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Alexandra Kaplan, B.A.

Applied Experimental Human Factors, Ph.D. student
University of Central Florida
B.A. Psychology, New York University
ADKaplan@knights.ucf.edu
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Alexandra ‘Xan’ Kaplan came to the MIT2 laboratory in the fall of 2016. She is a graduate student in the Applied Experimental Human Factors program, with research interests in human robot trust.

Tiffani Marlowe, M.S.

Modeling & Simulation Ph.D Student
University of Central Florida
Institute for Simulation and Training
B.Sc. Psychology, University of Central Florida
M.S. Modeling & Simulation, University of Central Florida
tiffani_walker@knights.ucf.edu
Tiffani Marlowe CV
Tiffani’s research interests include: physiological measures, human performance, trust, human-robot interaction, training simulations and usability. She will be applying to a Human Factors Ph.D program when she completes her masters.

Publications

William ‘Billy’ Volante, B.Sc.

Applied Experimental Human Factors, Ph.D. student
University of Central Florida
B.Sc. Psychology, University of Central Florida
wgvolante@gmail.com
Billy Volante CV
William Volante began working in the MIT2 laboratory in 2014 as an undergraduate research assistant. Upon graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with his degree in Psychology he has continued his research in the lab as a graduate student, pursuing his Ph.D. in the Applied Experimental Human Factors program. William has pursued research interests in fields such as: sleep in space, human robot trust, and human performance in driving.

Theresa Kessler

Applied Experimental and Human Factors
Psychology Ph.D. Student

M.S. in Modeling & Simulation, Institute for Simulation and Training
B.Sc. of Psychology, University of Central Florida
theresakessler@knights.ucf.edu
Theresa Kessler CV

Theresa is a 2017 graduate of University of Central Florida with M.S. in Modeling & Simulation. She is currently working on her Doctoral Dissertation focused on neurophysiological correlates for trust in automation. Previously, Theresa graduated with a B.Sc. in Psychology with Honors in the Major from the University of Central Florida and a B.Sc. in Marketing from Nicholls State University. She has been with the MIT2 laboratory since February of 2013 and has continued her work there throughout her graduate career. Her primary areas of research are trust and transparency in human technology interactions.