A faculty member from Louisiana Tech’s College of Education has been named as an advisory board member to an organization that works to improve military and law enforcement industries.
Dr. Todd Castleberry, an assistant professor of kinesiology in Louisiana Tech’s College of Education, is on the MILO Cognitive Advisory Board. MILO uses the board to remain connected to relevant points in the sectors it serves.
“As a part of the advisory board, we are responsible for advising MILO Range management on how their technology can help provide the best evidence-based training solutions for military and law enforcement,” Castleberry said.
Castleberry was invited to join the board after working closely with Dr. Joy VerPlank, senior researcher and chair of the board for MILO Range, for six months about using their simulator to help improve responses in police officers. One of these simulators will actually be at Tech, and Castleberry will be trained as to how to use it.
“The simulator is a state-of-the-art simulator that uses pre-filmed simulations with actual people, on a life-size screen from a projector,” he said. “The simulator also allows for officers to rewatch their performance and be counseled and coached following a simulation. There are also multiple scenarios within each simulation that can be changed during each scene.”
Castleberry said Tech faculty and students will have the opportunity to use the simulator during research studies.