Wendy Rogers

Lab Director

Wendy A. Rogers, Ph.D., is Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Her primary appointment is in the Department of Health and Kinesiology.  She has an appointment in Educational Psychology and is affiliate of the Beckman Institute, Illinois Informatics Institute, Center for Social and Behavioral Science, and the Discovery Partners Institute.  She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, and her M.S. (1989) and Ph.D. (1991) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  She is a Certified Human Factors Professional (BCPE Certificate #1539).

Her research interests include design for aging; technology acceptance; human-automation interaction; aging-in-place; human-robot interaction; aging with disabilities; cognitive aging; skill acquisition; and training.  She is the Director of the McKechnie Family LIFE Home; the Health Technology Education Program; Program Director of CHART (Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology); and Director of the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.


Dr. Rogers’ research is funded by: the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging) as part of the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE); and the Department of Health and Human Services (National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; NIDILRR) Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (TechSAge) and the Center for Enhancing Neurocognitive Health, Abilities, Networks, and Community Engagement (ENHANCE).

She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).  Dr. Rogers has been recognized for her mentoring activities through the Paul M. Fitts Education Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES); the APA Division 20 and Retirement Research Foundation Mentor Award; and the HFES Woman Mentor of the Year.

Bachelor’s Degree: Psychology, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, 1985

Master’s Degree: Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1989

Doctor of Philosophy: Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1991

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