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.