Faculty Profile

Fred McMahan

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Learning Technologies
College
College of Information

    

Education

PhD, University of North Texas, 2016.
Major: Computer Science and Engineering
Degree Specialization: Gamer Experience
Dissertation Title: Real Time Assessment of a Video Game Player’s State of Mind Using Off-the-Shelf Electroencephalography
MS, University of North Texas, 2013.
Major: Computer Science
BS, University of North Texas, 2007.
Major: Computer Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Summer 2024
LTEC 6950.746, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 2024
LTEC 5400.020, Learning Technologies Telecommunications, Summer 2024
LTEC 3260.020, Web Authoring, Summer 2024
LTEC 5420.020, Web Authoring, Summer 2024

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Spring 2024
LTEC 6950.749, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2024
LTEC 4900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2024
LTEC 3260.020, Web Authoring, Spring 2024
LTEC 5420.020, Web Authoring, Spring 2024
LTEC 6950.759, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 8W2 2023
LTEC 5300.002, Learning and Cognition, Fall 8W1 2023 SPOT
LTEC 5300.003, Learning and Cognition, Fall 8W1 2023 SPOT
LTEC 4900.002, Special Problems, Fall 2023
LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Summer 10W 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5400.020, Learning Technologies Telecommunications, Summer 10W 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3260.020, Web Authoring, Summer 10W 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.020, Web Authoring, Summer 10W 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.021, Data Communications, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3100.020, New Horizons for Learning Technologies in STEM, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5400.020, Learning Technologies Telecommunications, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2022
LTEC 3260.020, Web Authoring, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.020, Web Authoring, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Summer 10W 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5400.020, Learning Technologies Telecommunications, Summer 10W 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.021, Data Communications, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2022
LTEC 3260.020, Web Authoring, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.020, Web Authoring, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3260.020, Web Authoring, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.020, Web Authoring, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.026, Web Authoring, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5510.020, Technology Based Learning Environments, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3260.020, Web Authoring, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.020, Web Authoring, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.026, Web Authoring, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.021, Data Communications, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3260.020, Web Authoring, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.020, Web Authoring, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.021, Data Communications, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3260.020, Web Authoring, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.020, Web Authoring, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.026, Web Authoring, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.080, Web Authoring, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5420.086, Web Authoring, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5421.020, Advanced Web and Media Development, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LTEC 3530.020, Data Communications, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LTEC 3530.021, Data Communications, Spring 2020 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Parsons, T., Duffield, T., McMahan, T., Diaz-Orueta, U. (2019). Virtual School Environments for Neuropsychological Assessment and Training.
Parsons, T., McMahan, T., Melugin, P., Barnett, M. (2017). Virtual Environment Grocery Store. The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology.
Conference Proceeding
McMahan, T., Duff, T., Parsons, T. (2021). Virtual Environment Grocery Store (VEGS) for assessing memory in persons with epilepsy: A Comparative Study on the Predictive Ability of the Support Vector Machine, K-Nearest Neighbours, and Naïve Bayes.
McMahan, T., Parberry, I., Parsons, T. (2015). Evaluating Electroencephalography Engagement Indices during Video Game Play.
McMahan, T., Parberry, I., Parsons, T. (2015). Evaluating Player Task Engagement and Arousal using Electroencephalography.
Journal Article
Parsons, T. D., Asbee, J., McMahan, T. C. (2024). Feasibility study to identify machine learning predictors for a Virtual Environment Grocery Store.. Virtual Reality.
McMahan, T. C., Parsons, T. D. (2023). Active and Passive Machine Learning Predictors to Build Adaptive Virtual Environments.
Asbee, J., Kelly, K. S., McMahan, T. C., Parsons, T. D. (2023). Machine learning classification analysis for an adaptive virtual reality Stroop task. Virtual Reality.
Parsons, T. D., Kenny, P., McMahan, T. C., Wilkerson, A., Pruiksma, K., Taylor, D. (2023). Virtual Standardized Patients for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training: Description of Platform Architecture. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine.
Okada, N., McNeely-White, K., Cleary, A., Carlaw, B., Parsons, T. D., McMahan, T. C., Neisser, J., Pedersen, N. (2023). A Virtual Reality Paradigm with Dynamic Scene Stimuli for use in Memory Research. Behavior Research Methods.
Drain, D., Parsons, T. D., McMahan, T. C., Cleary, A., Okada, N., Pedersen, N., Adams, K., Neisser, J. (2022). Disruptive Technology Presents: Reimagining Memory Assessment Through Theory, Virtual Reality, and Other Novel Technologies (eg Eye Tracking, SEEG). 36(4), .
Asbee, J., McMahan, T. C., Kelly, K. S., Parsons, T. D. (2022). Factor Analysis of the Virtual Reality Stroop Task. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
Parsons, T., McMahan, T., Parberry, I. (2022). Neurogaming-based Classification of Player Experience Using Consumer-Grade Electroencephalography.. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.
Cleary, A., Neisser, J., McMahan, T., Parsons,, Alwaki, A., Okada, N., Vosoughi, A., Khedler, A., Drane, D., Pederson, N. (2021). Subjective Distinguishability of Seizure and Non-seizure Déjà Vu: A Case Report, Brief Literature Review, and Research Prospects. https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S152550502100634X
McMahan, T., Duffield, T., Parsons, T. (2021). Feasibility Study to Identify Machine Learning Predictors for a Virtual School Environment: Virtual Reality Stroop Task.
McMahan, T., Parsons, T. (2020). Adaptive Virtual Environments using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine.
Parsons, T., McMahan, T., Barnett, M. (2020). Assessment of cognitive and functional performance using a Virtual Environment Grocery Store with environmental distractors.. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine.
Parsons,, McMahan, T., Kane, R. (2018). Practice Parameters Facilitating Adoption of Advanced Technologies for Enhancing Neuropsychological Assessment Paradigms. The Clinical Neuropsychologist.
Parsons, T., McMahan, T. (2017). An Initial Validation of the Virtual Environment Grocery Store. Journal of Neuroscience Methods.
T., Schermerhorn, P., McMahan, T., Asbee, J., Russo, N. (2017). An initial validation of virtual human administered neuropsychological assessments.
Venturini, E., Riva, P., Serpetti, F., Romero Lauro, L., Pallavicini, F., Mantovani, F., Cloutier, R., McMahan, T., Stonecipher, K., Parsons, T. D. (2016). A comparison of 3D versus 2D virtual environments on the feelings of social exclusion, inclusion and over-inclusion.
Parsons, T., Barnett, M., McMahan, T. (2016). Impact of Distractors on Executive Control in Older Adults: Construct-Driven and Function-Led Approaches to Neuropsychological Assessment.
McMahan, T., Parberry, I., Parsons, T. (2015). Modality Specific Assessment of Video Game Player's Experience Using the Emotiv.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
McMahan, T. C. (Co-Principal), Parsons, T. D. (Principal), "Virtual Insomnia Patients (VIPs) to Accelerate Dissemination of Precision Diagnosis and Treatment of Insomnia.," Sponsored by Department of Defense, Federal, $5186876 Funded. (September 30, 2023 – Present).
McMahan, T. C., "Adaptive Virtual Environments using Off-the-Shelf Electroencephalography," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (January 24, 2023December 31, 2023).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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