Dr. Kelly has over 7 years of experience investigating the mental and physical limits of human capability. His expertise lies in the dynamic interplay between visual perception, cognitive decision making, and motor coordination. Dr. Kelly has leveraged his understanding of human capability in several domains including space vehicle design and building advanced decision support systems. With a focus on eye-tracking and virtual reality, he is well-versed in behavioral methodologies as well as a wide-range of data analysis techniques. At Exponent, Dr. Kelly uses his research and design experiences to provide clear solutions to the complex issues facing clients.
Dr. Kelly received his Ph.D. in Psychology from George Mason University. During his doctoral training, he presented and published research from both the Visual Attention Laboratory and the Sensorimotor Integration Laboratory. His research focused on the internal and environmental influences that change the way humans interact with the world through visually-guided motor control.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- Ph.D., Psychology, George Mason University, 2019
- M.A., Psychology, George Mason University, 2017
- B.A., Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 2014
Kelly, S. P., Zhou, W., Bansal, S., Peterson, M.S., Joiner, W. M. (2019). The Temporal and Spatial Constraints of Saccade Planning to Double-Step Target Displacements. Vision Research.
Peterson, M. P., Kelly, S. P., Blumberg, E. R. (2018). Saccadic Eye Movements Smear Spatial Working Memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Kelly S. P., Brockmole J. R. (2014). Hand proximity differentially affects working memory for color and orientation in a binding task. Frontiers in Psychology. 5:318
Kelly, S., Zhou, W., Peterson, M.S., Joiner, W. (May 2017). The Spatial Separation of Movement Goals and Preparation Time Determines Single vs. Averaged Saccade Motor Plans. 17th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. St. Pete Beach, FL
Kelly, S., Zhou, W., Bansal, S., Peterson, M.S., Bray, L., Joiner, W. (May 2016). Quantifying the Spatiotemporal Properties of Saccade Averaging. 16th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. St. Pete Beach, FL.
Cognitive Systems Engineer, Resilient Cognitive Solutions 2018-2019
Human Factors Engineer Intern, NASA Langley 2017
Instructor of Record: Human Factors Psychology, George Mason University 2017-2019
Instructor of Record: Introduction to Psychology, George Mason University 2017-2018
Research Assistant: Visual Attention and Cognition Laboratory, George Mason University 2014-2019
Research Assistant: Sensorimotor Integration Laboratory, George Mason University 2015-2019
Research Assistant: Visual Attention and Cognition Laboratory, University of Notre Dame 2012-2014
Dissertation Completion Grant, George Mason University 2019
Provost Interdisciplinary Grant, George Mason University 2017-2018
ISLA Comprehensive Grant, University of Notre Dame 2014