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Graduate Students

Kenneth A. Blocker

Kenneth A. Blocker
Completing the requirements for Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
Master's degree:
Psychology (Cognitive Aging), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017
Bachelor's degree:
Psychology and Sociology, Florida State University, 2013
Bio:

Kenneth A. Blocker is a doctoral student in the Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning program within the Department of Educational Psychology. His research interests include health self-management, promoting behavior change with ambient and/or environmental technologies, cognitive aging, technology design and acceptance, educational technologies, medical human factors, and health care.

217-300-5445

Maurita T. Harris

Maurita T. Harris
Completing the requirements for a Master’s in Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor's degree:
Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2015
Bio:

Maurita T. Harris is a graduate student working towards a Master’s in Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include aging, technology design and acceptance, smart home technologies, and healthcare. Her current research focus is on healthcare technology acceptance among older adults.

217-300-5445

Sean A. McGlynn

Sean A. McGlynn
Completing the requirements for Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology
Master's degree:
Engineering Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016
Bachelor's degree:
Double Major – Cognitive Science, Psychology; Minor – Neuroscience, University of Connecticut, 2011
Bio:

Sean A. McGlynn is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Engineering Psychology department. His research interests include user-interface design, human-robot interaction, virtual and augmented environments, design for older adults, technology acceptance; and cognitive aging. His current research focuses on developing a psychology-based model of the experience of presence (a user’s sense of ‘being there’) in virtual environments.

404-894-8344

Tina Nie

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Completing the requirements for a Ph.D. in Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Master's degree:
Psychology, Peking University, 2015
Bachelor's degree:
Nursing, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, 2009
Bio:

Tina-Qiong Nie is a doctoral student in the Community Health program. Her research interests include technology design and acceptance, user-interface design, healthcare, and medical human factors.