Valerie L. Shalin, Ph.D.

Department:
Psychology
Title:
Professor and Human Factors Area Leader
Address:
Fawcett Hall 447, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Dr. Shalin specializes in human workplace expertise and communication, and associated empirical and analytic methods to support the design and evaluation of coordinated work and workplace technology in: space exploration, medicine and surgery, disaster response, and manual labor. She is an active member of the Knowledge enabled computing (KNOESIS) Center of Excellence at Wright State.

Education History: 

Dr. Shalin holds a B.S. in Psychobiology from UCLA, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Learning, Developmental and Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Academics

Teaching: 

Dr. Shalin teaches graduate cognition.  At the undergraduate level she teaches capstone courses in higher level cognition such as psycholinguistics and problem solving and reasoning.

Research statement: 

Dr. Shalin has an active funded research program, with grants from NSF, NASA and military sponsors.

Service: 

Dr. Shalin is the current Human Factors area leader.  She performs additional national service reviewing journal articles and grant applications.

Professional

Publications: 

2016

1.     Lippa, K.D. & Shalin, V.L. (in press).  Creating a common trajectory:  Shared decision making and distributed cognition in medical consultations.  Patient Experience. 

2.     Lippa, K.D., Feufel, M.A., Robinson, F.E. & Shalin, V.L. (2016). Navigating the decision Space:  Shared medical decision making as distributed cognition. Qualitative Health Research, 1-14 DOI: 1177/1049732316665346

3.    Purohit, H., Banerjee, T., Hampton, A., Shalin, V.L., Bhandutia, N. & Sheth, A. (2016). Gender-based violence in 140 characters or fewer: A #BigData case study of Twitter, First Monday, Volume 21, Number 1 - 4 January 2016 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i1.
http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/6148/5190

 

(see CV for other publications)

Awards/Recognition: 

2016 Human Factors Prize Recognizing Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research

Summer 2012 & 2013, Fall 2013-Spring 2014 , Fall 2015, Invited Researcher/Professor, INRIA, France. 

2004 NASA Headquarters award ”Turning Goals into Reality” to NASA Ames for tools provided to JPL for the Mars Exploration Rover.

2003 Ames Honor Award to Code I for Technology Infusion, recognizing NASA Ames Human Centered Computing Team Support for Mars Exploration Rover.

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