HPC MSU
Name:Teena Garrison
Associated Centers:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Position:Faculty
Email: teenag@cavs.msstate.edu
Office:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, 2134
Office Phone:(662) 325-1454
Alternate Phone:(662) 325-5590

Biography:Teena Garrison received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, with a specialization in driver performance and multitasking, from Mississippi State in 2010.

Dr. Garrison is interested in approaches to investigate human-vehicle interactions in domains such as law enforcement, military, and motorsports, as well as attentional and performance impacts of driver distraction.

Her goal is to combine cognitive psychology and human factors engineering to support multitasking in domains where it is central to job performance.


Research Interest: Dr. Garrison's research interests include driving performance, divided and selective attention, and multitasking performance.

Classes Taught (Psychology)
PSY 4523 -- Industrial Psychology
PSY 3713 -- Cognitive Psychology (Fall 2013 - distance education)
PSY 1001 -- Psychology of Motorsports (Fall 2013 - First-Year Experience)
PSY 4983 -- Psychology of Aging (Fall 2011)

Hobbies:following motorsports (NASCAR, F1, IMSA), video games (FPS, racing)

Publications: Williams, C., Carruth, D., Garrison, T. M., & McGinley, J. (2013). Investigating the Impact of In-car Communication on Law Enforcement Officer Patrol Performance in an Advanced Driving Simulator, Executive Summary. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice.

Huang, Y., Strawderman, L., & Garrison, T. M. (2013). Dynamic Message Signs, Driver Characteristics, and Speed Reduction. Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Garrison, T. M., & Williams, C. (2013). Impact of Relevance and Distraction on Driving Performance and Visual Attention in a Simulated Driving Environment. Applied Cognitive Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell. 27(3), 396-405.

Strawderman, L., Huang, Y., & Garrison, T. M. (2013). The Effect of Design and Placement of Work Zone Warning Signs on Driver Speed Compliance: A Simulator-based Study. IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors. Institute of Industrial Engineers. 1(1), 66-75.

Garrison, T. M. (2012). Engineering Psychology in Motorsport: The Challenge of Keeping Vigilance on Track. International Motorsports Industry Show - Safety and Technical Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Total Publications by this Author: 25