2019 Graduation with Grad from Australia Overseas Trip!

Erik Nilsen

Associate Professor of Psychology

Biology-Psychology 236

Area of Specialty: Cognitive Psychology/Human Computer Interaction.

Serious Games, Tangible Technology, Cognitive Development of Creativity in Children.

Academic Credentials

PhD, Psychology (Cognition and Perception, with specialization in Human Computer Interaction) University of Michigan,1991.


New NSF funded Earthquake Preparedness Research Project. in collaboration with Liz Safran, Peter Drake, and Bryan Sebok.

Ongoing Long Term NSF funded Living Laboratory Research on Cognitive Development of Problem Solving in collaboration with Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Institute of Museum and Library Services funded PLAYLAB grant to develop Science Museum Exhibits based on Research in Cognitive Development.  Collaborative project with OMSI.

NSF funded Research on Developing a Serious Games Cloud-based approach to Cybersecurity Education with EDURange Project.  (I served as Educational Efficacy Research and Statistical Consultant for 6 years on project)

Location: Biology-Psychology Hall