Contact Information

Department of Psychology ML 0376, 4150B Edwards C1 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA

US Phone: (513)-556-5592 US Fax: (513)-556-4168


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Academic Bio:

I am an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Center for Cognition, Action and Perception at the University of Cincinnati. My research is directed towards understanding the lawful dynamics of human perception, action and cognition. I have expertise in experimental and applied psychology, cognitive science, human-movement science, perception-action, joint-action and social coordination, virtual-reality, complex systems, quantitative and statistical analysis methods, and dynamical modeling. I teach a range of graduate and undergraduate courses on these topics, as well as international workshops on nonlinear time-series analysis and dynamical systems modeling. In addition to my academic interests, I also develop software applications for behavioral science research and provide consultant programming services for numerous collaborators, research institutions and laboratories.

Vita: MJRichardson Full Vita

Academic Positions




Present 2009

Associate Professor, Center for Cognition, Action & Perception, University of Cincinnati



Ph.D. 2005

Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action, University of Connecticut

2009 2006

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Colby College



MS. 2000

University of Canterbury, NZ.

2006 2005

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action, University of Connecticut



B.A. 1997

University of Canterbury, NZ.

Research Grants:

  • 2013 – 2018 Principal Investigator (w/ Kallen, R. W., Harrison, S. J., Saltzman, E & Schmidt, R. C.). Modeling the Behavioral Dynamics of Social Action and Coordination. National Institute of Health (R01MH094659).
  • 2015 – 2017 Co-Principal Investigator & Senior Fellow Mentor (w/ PI & Postdoctoral Fellow Lamb, M., Co-PI & Co-Mentor Minai, A.). Modeling Synergistic Coordination in Multi-Agent Human and Human-Machine Systems. National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award (#1513801).
  • 2012 – 2015 Senior Personnel (w/ PI Kallen, R. W., Co-PI Kloos, H). REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Complex Psychological Systems, National Science Foundation (Award #126314).
  • 2012 – 2014 Principal Investigator (w/ Fitzpatrick, P. A., Schmidt, R. C., Bishop, S. L. & Duncan, A.). Evaluating the Time-Dependent Unfolding of Social Interactions in Autism. National Institute of Health (1R21MH094659-01A1).
  • 2009 – 2012 Co-Principal Investigator (w/ Shockley, K., Riley, M., & Dale, R.). Collaborative Research: Dynamics of Interpersonal Coordination and Embodied Communication. National Science Foundation, BCS (Award #0926662).

  • 2008 – 2011 Principal Investigator (w/ R. C. Schmidt, College of Holy Cross). Collaborative Research (RUI): Perceptual Pick-up Processes in Interpersonal Coordination. National Science Foundation, BCS (Award # 0750190).

  • 2007 – 2009 Co-Principal Investigator (w/ Marsh, K. L., Fein, D., Isenhower, R. W., Schmidt, R. C., & Kinsella-Shaw, J. M.). Assessing Synchrony as a Basis for Social Connection in Autism. Innovative Technologies for Autism Grant, Cure Autism Now.

  • 2004 – 2008 Co-Principal Investigator (w/ Marsh, K. L., Baron, R. M. & Carello, C.) Affordances for Cooperation as a Dynamical System. National Science Foundation, BCS (Award # 0340277).

  • 2003 – 2006 Co-Principal Investigator (w/ Schmidt, R.C., Fowler, C. A., & Marsh, K. L.) Informational Constraints on Interpersonal Coordination. National Science Foundation, BCS (Award # 0240277).

Awards & Honors:

  • 2014 UC Department of Psychology Graduate Instructor of the Year
  • 2010 & 2013 UC Psi Chi Undergraduate teacher of the Year
  • 2012 & 2015 UC Department of Psychology Graduate Advisor of the Year
  • 2011 - UC Department of Psychology Award for Outstanding Teaching