Dr. Campbell is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security with an additional appointment as a Lecturer in the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (iSchool). At ARLIS, she leads two research projects in cyber aptitude, and, in the iSchool, she teaches courses in human-centered cybersecurity and cybersecurity decision making. Previously, she worked at the Center for Advanced Study of Language, where she originated ongoing research programs in cyber aptitude (the Cyber Aptitude and Talent Assessment; CATA) and cybersecurity education.
She was sole Principal Investigator for CATA projects for the USAF and SOCOM, and she was co-Principal Investigator for CATA projects for the Army Cyber Institute at West Point and the USN. Her cyber education project was part of the National Cybersecurity Core Curriculum Project funded as a competitive grant by the NSA College of Cyber and the materials she and her team built are currently available for download as part of the NSA’s approved cyber education curriculum. As a postdoctoral researcher, she was sole PI for two years of the Defense Language Aptitude Battery 2 (DLAB2) project funded by the Defense Language Institute.
Dr. Campbell has experience designing and evaluating assessments of cognitive abilities, skills, and knowledge, including assessments of cyber aptitude, risk tolerance, and English listening ability. Other project contributions range from designing interfaces for dictionary tool building to writing interview protocols to evaluate translation memory systems and analyzing complex language education data sets. Her current research interests focus on understanding the cognitive underpinnings of performance in cybersecurity and using those frameworks to develop assessments and educational interventions.
Dr. Campbell holds a PhD and MA in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park and a BS in Cognitive Science from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Psychonomic Society, and Women in Cybersecurity.