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Andrea Bubka,
Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Director, Faculty Research & Sponsored Programs

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About Dr. Bubka

Andrea Bubka is a Professor at Saint Peter’s University where she has served as Psychology Department Chair and Interim Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences/School of Business Administration. She received her BA from Oakland University, MA from Central Michigan University, and PhD from Adelphi University. Dr. Bubka currently serves as the Director of Faculty Research and Sponsored Programs and facilitates the submission of all government grant applications. She has published on topics such as memory, language processing, and lexical and semantic ambiguity. During the last 17 years, her work and publications have focused mainly on motion sickness and visually-induced self-motion perception especially as it applies to virtual environments. She has co-written and worked on projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. Her work and opinions about topics such as motion sickness, cyber-sickness, and effects of 3D films and device displays have been covered by numerous media outlets such as Fox Business News (television), Inside Edition (television), NBC (radio), and the Science Channel (television).

“I take a hands-on approach to teaching and learning. Students learn about statistics and psychology by analyzing data and conducting research themselves. Understanding theories and being able to apply them to real life is important to me.”

Career & Accomplishments

Degrees

  • Adelphi University, Ph.D.

  • Central Michigan University, M.A.

  • Oakland University, B.S.

Publications

Visual Occlusion Decreases Motion Sickness in a Flight Simulator
S. Ishak, A. Bubka, F. Bonato – Perception, 2018

The effects of training on anxiety and task performance in simulated suborbital spaceflight
R.S. Blue, F. Bonato, K. Seaton, A. Bubka, J.L. Vardiman, C. Mathers, T.L. Castleberry, J.M. Vanderploeg – Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 2017

Method to mitigate Nystagmus and motion sickness with head worn visual display during vestibular stimulation
W.W. Krueger, F. Bonato, A. Bubka – J Otolaryngol ENT Res, 2017

A wearable device providing a visual fixation point for the alleviation of motion sickness symptoms
F. Bonato, A. Bubka, W.W.O. Krueger – Military Medicine, 2015

Visual blur and motion sickness in an optokinetic drum
F. Bonato, A. Bubka, W. Thornton – Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 2015

Motion sickness adaptation to Coriolis-inducing head movements in a sustained G flight simulator
M.C. Newman, G.W. McCarthy, S.T. Glaser, F. Bonato, A. Bubka – Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2013

The sickening rug: A repeating static pattern that leads to motion-sickness-like symptoms
F. Bonato, A. Bubka, S. Ishak, V.Graveline – Perception, 2011

Natural visual-field features enhance vection
A. Bubka, F. Bonato – Perception, 2010

Combined pitch and roll and cybersickness in a virtual environment
F. Bonato, A. Bubka, S. Palmisano – Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2009

Expanding and contracting optic-flow patterns and vection
A. Bubka, F. Bonato, S Palmisano – Perception, 2008

Vection change exacerbates simulator sickness in virtual environments
F. Bonato, A. Bubka, S. Palmisano, D. Phillip, G.Moreno – PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments , 2008

Expanding and contracting optic-flow patterns and vection
A. Bubka, F. Bonato, S Palmisano – Perception, 2008

Vection change exacerbates simulator sickness in virtual environments
F. Bonato, A. Bubka, S. Palmisano, D. Phillip, G.Moreno – PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments , 2008

Vertical display oscillation effects on forward vection and simulator sickness
S. Palmisano, F. Bonato, A. Bubka, J. Folder, – Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2007

Vertical display oscillation effects on forward vection and simulator sickness
S. Palmisano, F. Bonato, A. Bubka, J. Folder, – Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2007

Expanding and contracting optical flow patterns and simulator sickness
A. Bubka, F. Bonato, S. Palmisano, – Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2007

Rotation velocity change hastens motion sickness onset in an optokinetic drum.
A.Bubka, F. Bonato, S. Urmey, D. Mycewicz – Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2006

In response to a letter to the editor. Rotation direction change hastens motion sickness onset in an optokinetic drum.
F. Bonato, A. Bubka – Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2006

Chromaticity, spatial complexity, and self-motion perception
F. Bonato, A. Bubka – Perception, 2006

Rotation direction change hastens motion sickness onset in an optokinetic drum
F. Bonato, A. Bubka, M. Story, Meredith – Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2005

Display color affects motion sickness symptoms in an optokinetic drum
F. Bonato, A. Bubka, L. Alfieri – Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2004

Optokinetic drum tilt hastens the onset of vection-induced motion sickness
A. Bubka, F. Bonato – Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2003

Student-faculty collaborations: A fruitful road to learning.
F. Bonato, A. Bubka – Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities: Connections, 2003

Infertility practice management. I. Leadership and management style: Results from the 2002 survey of 374 Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology member centers
S.C. Gerson, D.E. Kemp, D.P. Balser, S.N. Masler, B. Hart, A. Bubka, F. Bonato – Fertility and Sterility, 2002

The selection of homograph meaning: Word association when context changes
D.S. Gorfein, S. Berger, A. Bubka – Memory & Cognition, 2000

A transfer analysis of the repetition effect in the lexical and ambiguity decision tasks
D.S. Gorfein, A. Bubka – Psychonomic bulletin & review, 1997

Resolving semantic ambiguity: An introduction
A. Bubka, D.S. Gorfein – Resolving semantic ambiguity, 1989

A context-sensitive frequency-based theory of meaning achievement
D.S. Gorfein, A. Bubka – Resolving semantic ambiguity, 1989

 

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