- Visual Information Effects and Conversational Agents: Less is More
- Assessing the impact of intelligent interventions by conversational agents: Implications for pedagogical agent design
- Conversational Agents as Historical Figures: Computerized Textual Analysis of the Conversational Record.
- Conversational Agents as Historical Figures: Persona Effects in the Absence of Visual Information
- Conversational Agents as Historical Figures: Individual Differences and Perceptions of Agent and Social Presence
- Conversational Agents and Learning Outcomes: An Experimental Investigation
- Freudbot: An Investigation of Chatbot Technology in Distance Education
I obtained my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1992 at the University of Alberta and held a Post-Doctorate Research Fellowship from 1992-94, in the Centre of Excellence on Aging Research Network where I conducted research on driving, dementia, and aging. I joined the Centre for Psychology at Athabasca University in 2001 and became interested in conversational agents and their role in distance education. This research has evolved into an investigation of animated historical figures as pedagogical agents and their place in immersive worlds.