Director, HumanFIRST Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering
Nichole Morris's main research interests are in transportation, especially as it relates to multi-sensory perception, aging, judgment and decision making, usability, and human factors. Her most recent research has examined Connected Vehicles (vehicle-to-vehicle) warning systems, teen driving with the use of in-vehicle coaching, and lane-departure warning systems. Her previous work has examined the mental processes that prohibit perfect time-sharing of driving and secondary tasks; non-destructive inspection techniques of aircrafts; usability of voice-recognition, keypad, and handwritten input software; effects of visual impairment on speech-reading performance; and the variability of acoustic and optic talker characteristics.
Morris received a Ph.D. in psychology (human factors) from Wichita State University in 2011. She also holds a M.A. and B.A. (with honors) in psychology from Wichita State University.