Mark Neider is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Associate Director of the Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. program. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University. He also holds a M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from Stony Brook University. After completing his doctorate, Neider spent five years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the interdisciplinary Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on understanding human perception and cognition in realistic contexts and then using that understanding to develop training interventions and technological innovations for improving human performance in real-world tasks and environments. Neider’s Applied Cognition and Aging Lab studies behavior across the age spectrum, from pre-adolescent children to the elderly. To examine behavior in the most realistic contexts possible, his lab utilizes a number of research methodologies including traditional behavioral paradigms, advanced eye-tracking methods, driving simulation, and virtual reality.