Human Factors and Applied Cognition
Donald Tweedie is a current MA student in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition Program at George Mason. He earned his B.Sc. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. At VCU, he collaborated with Dr. Kirk W. Brown and Dr. Charles C. Calderwood where he researched mindful attention, multitasking, and human-technology interaction. After graduating from VCU, Donald worked with Dr. Michael Curtis at the Bonsai Institute on a NASA contract where he researched the effect of physical and psychological changes in astronauts’ communication with Earth support. At Mason, he worked with Dr. Carryl Baldwin at the Mason Transportation Institute where he researched driver attention, fatigue management, and mental resource restoration.
Donald is an Engineering Psychologist for Battelle Memorial Institute, a nonprofit applied research and development company. He primarily works on a development and testing contract for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the TSA Systems Integration Facility (TSIF). Donald is a regular peer reviewer for the Association for Psychological Science (APS) undergraduate and graduate student research awards, scholarships, and journals. His research interests include vigilance, decision-making, system usability and experience, Human-System Integration (HSI), and behavioral measurement as applied to transportation and national security.
Roberts, D. M., Barragan, D., Tweedie, D. W., Cantwell, J., Lipshie, N., & Baldwin, C. L. (2016). Indices of internal distractions during simulated driving and the sustained attention to response task. In Proceedings of 2nd Edition International Symposium on Somnolence, Vigilance, and Safety.
Tweedie, D.W. and Calderwood, C.C. (2015). When service fails: Comparing customers’ expectations of human personnel and self-service technologies. Poster presentation at the 27th Association for Psychological Science Convention, May 21-24, 2015.