Engineering Psychology Program


Our Engineering Psychology training emphasizes human-machine-environment interactions. Research interests of our faculty include human-robot interactions, visual search during luggage screening tasks, perceptual and cognitive processes in reading, and simulation of human auditory perception. Students completing a degree in engineering psychology typically take positions in technology-related industries.

Our program trains students to:

  • design, analyze, and interpret empirical research
  • incorporate research findings into principles of human performance
  • apply these principles to the design, use, and maintenance of human-machine-environment systems

These skills enable our graduates to succeed in any applied setting. Our program emphasizes interrelationships with cognitive psychology, including human-computer interaction and knowledge engineering.

Alumni of our graduate program are currently employed at Boeing, Lexmark, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Dell.

Engineering Psychology Faculty

Dr. Marlena Fraune

Dr. Marlena Fraune

Dr. Justin MacDonald