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Faculty and Staff Profile

Lee Gugerty


Office: 312-D Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-4467
Personal Website:

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Experimental Psychology
University of Michigan 1989

B.A. Psychology
State University of New York at Buffalo 1975

 Courses Taught

Human Factors Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology (aka Advanced Experimental Psychology)


Current position: Tenure track faculty member in Clemson Psychology Department since 1999; curently Professor and Coordinator of the Human Factors graduate program. Previous position: Research scientist at US Air Force Research Laboratory, San Antonio, TX, 1993-1998. On editorial board of journal Human Factors for 10 years.

 Research Interests

Attention and situation awareness during driving;
Spatial cognition and navigation;
Information search and decision-making in the health domain

 Research Publications

Rodes, W. & Gugerty, L. (2012). Effects of electronic map displays and individual differences in ability on navigation performance. Human Factors, 54(4), 589-599.

McIntyre, S., Gugerty, L. & Duchowski, A. (2012) Brake lamp detection in complex and dynamic environments: Recognizing limitations of visual attention and perception. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 45, 588-599.

Gugerty, L. (2011). Situation awareness in driving. In Fisher, D. L., Rizzo, M., Caird, J. K., & Lee, J. D. (Eds). Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Mitchell, K. B., Gugerty, L. & Muth, E. (2008). Effects of brief training on use of automated external defibrillators by people without medical expertise. Human Factors, 50(2), 301-310.


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