Professor, Ph.D. and Master Program Coordinator, Human Factors and Systems
Human Factors Department
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus

Office Hours

Monday 12-4pm, Tuesday 2-5pm, Wednesday 9-2pm

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Frederick areas of expertise include applied motivation, self-determination theory, and sport psychology.


Dr. Frederick is currently a Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator for MS and PhD programs in the Human Factors and Systems Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Dr. Frederick received her Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of Rochester with a major in Psychological Development.  In 2000, Dr. Frederick joined the Human Factors and Systems Department at Embry-Riddle, where her work focused on motivation and human factors issues in applied domains.  Dr. Frederick’s current research interests examine how individual differences interact with technology and games to understand performance.  Dr. Frederick is the Director of the Game-based Education and Advanced Research Studies (GEARS) Lab at Embry-Riddle and is the author of over 50 journal articles and 60 presentations. 


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychological Development, University of Rochester
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Education, University of Rochester

  • HFS 620: Memory and Cognition
  • HFS 699: Spec Topics in HF & Systems
  • PSY 365: Abnormal Psychology
  • HFS 800: Dissertation
  • HFS 799: Special Topics Human Factors

Introduction to Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Social Psychology

Theories of Personality

Sport Psychology

Human Sexuality

Developmental Psychology

Memory and Cognition

HF Master's Capstone

Human, Social and Organizational Factors in Emerging Technologies





 Lum, H., Steelman, K., Frederick, C., Sonnenfeld, N., Amato-Henderson, S., & Smith, T. (2016). Exploring the future of human factors education: Online MOOC’s, Next-Generation standards, and the technological skills we need to impart. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, Washington, DC, September, 2016.


 Sun, L., Frederick, C., Espejo, P. & Cunningham, R. (2016, accepted for publication).  Can we teach a programming language as a second language? Computers in Education.


 Frederick, C., Sun, L., Liron, C., Verleger, M., Cunningham, R. & Sanjuan Espejo, P. (2016). Implementation and evaluation of a second language acquisition-based programming course.  Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 28, 2016.


Sun, L., Frederick, C., Cunningham, R. & Sanjuan Espejo, P. (2016). Can we teach a programming language as a second language?  Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 27, 2016.


Liu, D., Virani, H., Frederick, C. & Ludu, A. (2016). Reinforcement Learning Rewards Effect on Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Target Identification Task.   Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Anaheim, CA, June 2016.


 Frederick, C., Cunningham, R., Alex, L. & Via, C. (2015). Studying human relatedness through a shared gaming experience. Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Los Angeles, CA, October 26-30, 2015.


Sun, L., Frederick, C., & Liron, C. (2015). Applying second language acquisition to facilitate blended learning of programming languages.  Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA, June 14-17.


Liu, D., Frederick, C.M., Doherty, S., Kring, J.K. (2015). Modeling human gaming playing behavior and reward/penalty mechanism using discrete event simulation (DES). Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Nashville, TN, May 30-June 2, 2015.


Frederick, C.M., Kring, J.K., Doherty, S., Liu, D., Via, C. & Sinagra, M. (2015).Ethical perceptions and actions in gaming.  International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, 3, 49-58.


Frederick, C. & Bradshaw-Hoppock, A., Liskey, D. & Brown, D. (2014). The impact of technology on adolescent identity development.  International Journal of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2 (7), 1-12.


Doherty, S. M., Liskey, D., Via, C. M., Frederick, C., Kring, J. P., & Liu, D. (2014).  An analysis of expressed cheating behaviors in video games.  Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society.  Chicago, IL:  HFES.


Frederick, C., Liskey, D. & Brown, D. (2014).  The use of apps to prime learning for a verbal task. Open Journal for Social Sciences, 2, 20-24.


Frederick-Recascino, C. & Bradshaw-Hoppock, A. (2013).  Technology and adolescent identity development: Considerations for the 21st century.  Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, HI, May 2013.


Frederick-Recascino, C., Liu, D., Doherty, S., Kring, J. & Liskey, D. (2013).  Articulating an experimental model for the study of game-based learning.  Proceeding of the International Conference for Human Computer Interaction, Las Vegas, NV, July 2013.


Dr. Frederick received her doctorate in 1991 from the University of Rochester. During that time she was an active member of the Motivation Research Group, focusing on motivation issues related to health and sport domains. While at Rochester, Dr. Frederick was involved in training, development and consulting for the University Computing Center where she held a senior analyst position. Dr. Frederick also held an appointment in the Psychology Department where she taught Sport Psychology and supervised undergraduate research. In 1993, Dr. Frederick began teaching in the Psychology Department at Southern Utah University, in Cedar City, UT. At Utah, Dr. Frederick taught a variety of courses including: General Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Applied Research, Personality Theories and Sport Psychology. Dr. Frederick continued her motivation research focusing in areas related to sport motivation, coaching motivation and eating disorders. She spent a year as faculty senate president and sat on statewide curriculum and faculty governance committees. Dr. Frederick continued her professional development at the University of Central Florida -- Daytona Beach campus where she taught from 1998-2000 in the Psychology Department. At UCF, Dr. Frederick was active in the Faculty Senate and Psychology Advisory Committees. Dr. Frederick has 10 years experience in research and teaching at the University level. She is a member of a number of national and regional psychological associations. Professionally, Dr. Frederick has been a reviewer for research journals including: The Journal of Sport Behavior, North American Journal of Psychology and Perceptual and Motor Skills. She is currently a National Psi Chi Consultant and has had past experience as a reader for the Advanced Placement Test in Psychology. Dr. Frederick is currently a tenured full professor in the Department of Human Factors where she serves as graduate program coordinator. Dr. Frederick teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of psychology.

Diversity Trainer

Permanent Certification to Teach at FL Community Colleges

Institute for Educational Management Participant, Harvard University, 2009

Member:

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science

Southeastern Psychological Association




2016 FInalist, Faculty Service Award

2014 Professor of the Year, ERAU Human Factors Department

2010 Boeing Corporation Supplier of the Year

            2010 United Way Runner-up Education Volunteer of the Year

2007 ERAU Vision Award Winner

            2006 Named Education Trendsetter by Florida Trend Magazine

            2005 Inducted into ODK Honor Society

            2004 Finalist, Embry-Riddle Outstanding Teacher Award