Matthew Lineberry, PhD
Zamierowksi Institute for Experiential Learning
Director of Simulation Research, Assessment, and Outcomes
PhD University of South Florida
BA Truman State University
Matt Lineberry is the Director of Simulation Research, Assessment, and Outcomes for the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and the University of Kansas Hospital, both in Kansas City, KS. Matt is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at KUMC.
Matt's research studies are focused on how we can optimize deliberate practice of challenging tasks in healthcare - essentially, transforming healthcare to adopt and adapt the kinds of practice regimens that lead to elite-level performance in fields like music and athletics. He is especially focused on:
(1) Using Assessment For Learning - designing assessments to foster learners' achievement, not just measure it;
(2) Computer-Adaptive Training - designing educational technology that automatically tailors itself to optimally challenge each learner, given their particular needs; and
(3) Simulation in Healthcare - creating simulation-based deliberate practice opportunities to accelerate learning and mastery of challenging healthcare tasks.
Matt and his collaborators' work in this area has been supported with nearly $2 million in grant funding in the last two years alone, from the generous support of agencies including the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and National Board of Medical Examiners.
In 2012, Matthew earned his Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology with an emphasis in Statistical Methods from the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL, where he was a Presidential Doctoral Fellow.
Prior to joining KU, he served as a Research Psychologist in the Training and Human Performance R&D Branch of the U.S. Navy's Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, FL, after which he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.