Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Psychology, Arizona State University, 2021
  • M.A., Psychology, Arizona State University, 2016
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 2011
Additional Education & Training
  • Annual Nonlinear Analysis Workshop at University of Nebraska Omaha Biomechanics Laboratory, 2018
Academic Appointments
  • Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer, Statistical Methods, 2016-2019
  • Teaching Assistant - Instructor, Research Methods, 2014-2015
  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Statistics; Learning and Motivation, 2013-2016
Professional Affiliations
  • Association for Psychological Science

Morgan Waddell has expertise in cognitive science, with a history of research in how haptics and kinematics influence human perception. She has experience using converging methodologies to study how humans interact with their environments. 

These methodologies include psychophysics, electromyography, and kinesiology. She uses her years of experience studying human perception and advanced statistical methods to answer a variety of human factors research questions. Morgan is a member of Exponent's Phoenix User Research Center (PURC), where she currently supports studies evaluating the user experience of a variety of products to help clients answer complex research questions.

Morgan Waddell received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Arizona State University in May of 2021. During her master's and doctoral training, she investigated how muscle activity and movement combine for the perception of lifted objects. She has presented her research at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, and at the ASUofA (with University of Arizona) Annual Cognitive Science Conclave. She has published her research in several academic journals, including Experimental Brain Research and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.