Additional Title(s)
Affiliated Professor, Department of Learning and Performance Systems
Affiliated Professor, Department of Psychology
Ph.D., Cognitive Science, Vanderbilt University, 1992
M.A., Experimental-Cognitive Psychology, The University of Dayton, 1983
B.A., Psychology, The University of Dayton, 1977

Michael McNeese is a Professor Emeritus, and the Director Emeritus of the MINDS Group at the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). Previously he was the Senior Associate Dean and Professor in Charge for the College of IST. His research scholarship is in the areas of cognitive science, cognitive systems engineering, decision making, and team cognition. Over the last 50 years he has worked on many research projects involving human factors, human-computer interfaces, systems design, artificial intelligence and agents, crisis management and response, situation awareness, and interactive simulations. He was a Senior Scientist and Director of Collaborative Design Technology at the USAF Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH) - for almost 20 years - prior to moving to Penn State. He was also a Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering from 1997-1999. Dr. McNeese retired from Penn State University in June, 2017.

Research Keywords
Cognitive Science
Team Cognition
Decision Making
Intelligent Distributed Systems