David Schuster is an Associate Professor of Psychology at San José State University and Principal Investigator at the Virtual Environments, Cognition, and Training Research (VECTR) Lab since 2013. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, specializing in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology.
Dr. Schuster’s research centers on understanding individual and shared cognition in complex environments. He has conducted research in domains such as aviation, transportation security training, and military human-robot interaction. Currently, he is interested in how complex sociotechnical systems support or hinder people, with a particular focus on decision making among cybersecurity professionals.
He is faculty in the MA Program in Research and Experimental Psychology and the MS Program in Human Factors/Ergonomics. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in research methods and statistics, as well as undergraduate human factors and general psychology.