Jonathan Hurter

Modeling, Simulation, & Training Teaching Faculty/ InSciTe


Ph.D. Modeling & Simulation, University of Central Florida

M.S. Modeling & Simulation, University of Central Florida

Graduate Certificate Cognitive Sciences

B.S. Education, Ball State University

Phone: (407) 882-2115

Patricia Bockelman Morrow, Ph.D.  is a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. Through the Instructional Science Team (InSciTe), Patricia leads research examining intelligent behaviors and personal experience in virtual realms. This work reduces human error while improving decision making under high-risk conditions by leveraging multiple modalities of experience, including classical classroom designs and emerging virtual reality tools. Her research has included neuro-phenomenological examination of experience in virtual conditions, allowing deeper and more detailed analyses of complex embodied states. Her research suggests that difficult-to examine constructs require transdisciplinary lenses, such as those applied by collaborative teams with tools of psychology, neuroscience, education, ergonomics, and engineering. 

Dr. Bockelman is also teaching faculty in the graduate program in the Modeling Simulation and Training School at UCF. She believes that staying connected to her role as teacher and mentor is imperative for keeping a vibrant and up-to-date connection to changes in the fields of cognition, intelligence, and interdisciplinary methods. She serves on the Curriculum Committee and advises graduate students, which are vital components of her overall research vision.


Hudson, I., & Hurter, J. (2016). Avatar types matter: Review of avatar literature for performance purposes. In S. Lackey & R. Shumaker (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (Vol. 9740, pp. 14-21). Switzerland: Springer International.


Hurter, J., Aubrey, W., Martinez, S. G., Maraj, C. S., & Hudson, I. (2016). An analysis of questionnaires and performance measures for a simulation-based kinesic cue detection task. In T. M. K. Roeder, P. I. Frazier, R. Szewchtman, E. Zhou, T. Huschka, & S. E. Check (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Simulation Conference (pp. 3110-3121). IEEE.


Lackey, S.J, Salcedo, J.N., Hurter, J. (in press). A case for an adjusted classification accuracy metric for pattern recognition performance assessment in Simulation-Based Training. The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology.


Lackey, S. J., Tarr, R., Hurter, J., Salcedo, J. N. (2015). The benefits of the Advanced Performance Technology Model for constructing a Virtual World for room clearing training. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Vol. 2015, No. 1, pp. 602-608). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


Maraj, C., Hurter, J., Aubrey, W., Wolfe, E., Hudson, I. (2017). Contrasting instructional strategies suited to a detection task: Examining differences in subjective workload. In S. Lackey and J .Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9h International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Springer International.


Maraj, C. S., Hurter, J., Badillo-Urquiola, K. A., Lackey, S. J., Hudson, I. L. (2016). Investigating performance of Kim’s Game for behavior cue detection. In Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2016. Arlington, VA: NTSA.


Salcedo, J.S., Serge, S.R., Lackey, S.J., Champney, R, Fragomeni, G., Hurter, J. (2015) Metrics assessment toward a training effectiveness evaluation of augmented virtuality for call for fire training: Insights from a novice population. In Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2015. Arlington, VA: NTSA.