Dr. Jeffrey T. Hansberger

Part-time Faculty, Psychology


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 012
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Jeffrey T. Hansberger is a research psychologist for the Army Research Laboratory. He received his B.S. in Psychology at Mississippi State University and Masters and Ph.D. in Human Factors and Applied Cognition from George Mason University. He enjoys exploring Virtual Reality with his 2 children and traveling with his family.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Human Factors & Applied Cognition, George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia, 2003
  • M.A., Human Factors & Applied Cognition, George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia, 1999
  • B.S., Psychology with minor in Biology, Cum Laude, Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi, 1996


  • Information Visualization
  • Volumetric Interface Design
  • Multimodal Interface Interactions
  • Human Performance Enhancement

Recent Publications

  • Shanthakumar, V.A., Peng, C., Hansberger, J.T., Cao, L., Meacham, S., Blakely, V. (2020). Design and evaluation of a hand gesture recognition approach for real-time interactions. Multimedia Tools and Applications. 1-24.

  • Gibson, B.C., Mullins, T.S., Heinrich, M.D., Witkiewitz, K., Yu, A., Hansberger, J.T., Clark, V.P. (2020). Transcranial direct current stimulation facilitates category learning. Brain Stimulation, 13, 2. 393-400.

  • Cao, Lizhou, Chao Peng, and Jeffery T. Hansberger. "Usability and Engagement Study for a Serious Virtual Reality Game of Lunar Exploration Missions." Journal of Informatics 6. 4 (2019): Article ID 44. Web.

  • Gibson, B.C., Sanguinetti, J.L.,Badran,B.W., Yu, A.B., Klein, E.P., Abbott, C.C., Hansberger, J.T., Clark, V.P. (2018).Increased Excitability Induced in the Motor Cortex by Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation (tUS). Frontiers in Neurology, 28. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.01007

  • Tate, A., Hansberger, J.T., Potter, S. and Wickler, G. (2014) Virtual Collaboration Spaces: Bringing Presence to Distributed Collaboration, Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Assembled Issue 2014, Volume 7, Number 2.

  • Hansberger, J.T. (2014). The work activity observer: A tool for collecting real-time longitudinal data. Ergonomics in Design, 22(1), 4-7.

  • Wickler, G., Tate, A. and Hansberger, J. (2013), Using Shared Procedural Knowledge for Virtual Collaboration Support in Emergency Management, in Special Issue on Emergency Response, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Computer Society.

  • Hansberger, J.T. (2012). How C2 communications evolve over time. In P. Savage-Knepshield, J. Martin, J. Lockett, and L. Allender (Eds.), Designing Soldier Systems: Current Issues in Human Factors. Surrey, U.K., Ashgate.

  • Moon, B., Hansberger, J.T., and Tate, A. (2011). Concept mapping in support of collaborative crisis response planning. In B.Moon, R. Hoffman, J. Novak, and A. Canas (Eds.), Applied Concept Mapping: Theory, Techniques, and Case Studies in the Business Applications of Novakian Concept Mapping. CRC Press.

  • Tate, A., Potter, S., Wickler, G. and Hansberger, J.T. (2011), Virtual Collaboration Spaces and Web 2.0: Bringing Presence to Distributed Collaboration. In M. Baker (Ed.), Reshaping Research and Development Using Web 2.0-based Technologies, Nova Science Publishers, 2011.