Dr. Andrew J. Hampton served as secretary of the AIS working group from its inception under the direction of Dr. Robert Sottilare. He accepted an appointment from LTSC Chair Richard Tong to take over as chair in May of 2020.
Andrew studied at the University of Central Florida and the Burnett Honors College on a full National Merit scholarship. After graduating with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in cognitive science, he entered the Wright State Human Factors/Industrial Organizational doctoral program where he worked as a graduate research and teaching assistant, while also co-founding the Professional Development Group, a graduate student organization developed to encourage independent initiatives for career planning and development. In 2016, he accepted a position as a researcher under Art Graesser at the Institute for Intelligent Systems, within the University of Memphis. There, in addition to his research duties, he undertook responsibilities as coordinator for a major grant with the Office of Naval Research, and project manager for ElectronixTutor, a platform integrating several intelligent tutoring systems in a common interface. His work won the 2016 Human Factors Prize for Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research, focusing on Big Data analytics. Andrew’s research interests include technologically mediated communication, psycholinguistics, semiotics, intelligent tutoring systems, artificial intelligence, and political psychology.
Dr. Eric Domeshek is an AI Project Manager at Stottler Henke Associates, Inc. Over the last 30 years, he has worked on a variety of approaches to computer-based, adaptive, and intelligent instruction. His work has generally focused on simulation-based learning environments, with an emphasis on tutoring discussions that explore decision-making rationale. Dr. Domeshek previously served as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University’s Institute for the Learning Sciences, and as Research Faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Computing. He earned his Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence from Yale University.
Jody L. Cockroft is a Research Specialist at the University of Memphis in the Institute for Intelligent Systems. Prior to joining the University of Memphis, she was with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis where she was involved in with various clinical trials and bench research for over twenty years. She earned her A.A. from the University of Tampa and her B.S. from the University of Memphis. She has been working with Xiangen Hu and Arthur Graesser for the past two years on the Army Research Laboratory project on the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) and the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Academy projects and the Advanced Learning Theories, Technologies, Applications and Impacts (ALTTAI) Consortium efforts.