Dr. Paula Durlach received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Yale University in 1982, and subsequently held fellowship positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Cambridge. From 1987 to 1994, she was an assistant professor of psychology at McMaster University and then went on to lead the exploratory consumer science team at Unilever Research Colworth Laboratory in the U. K. She returned to the U. S. in 2001 to join the U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. From 2012 – 2015, she served as the Deputy Director of the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative. She is currently on the staff of US Army Research Laboratory where she maintains interest in adaptive training. Dr. Durlach has received recognition for her work in experimental psychology and cognitive science at the Army Science Conference and from the Department of Army Research and Development. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and member of the Experimental Psychology Society, the Psychonomic Society, and the Society for Artificial Intelligence in Education. With Dr. Alan Lesgold, she co-edited the book, Adaptive Technologies for Training and Education, published in 2012, and has also published research in journals such as International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, Military Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior, and Human-Computer Interaction.

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