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Our Team

Joe McDonald - Research Team

Joe McDonald, PhD

CEO & Principal

Joe McDonald, PhD, is CEO and Principal at Jumpseat Research. With 10+ years of Human Factors and User Experience research in industry, government, and academia, Joe understands the importance of delivering quality, actionable research on realistic timelines.

Joe’s research experience spans hardware and software technologies from startups to Fortune 50’s, in verticals ranging from consumer products to transportation/aerospace to medical devices.

Joe holds an MS and PhD in Human Factors from Georgia Tech, has authored 17+ peer-reviewed papers and conference proceedings, and has led training and workshops on Human Factors / Ergonomics topics for professional organizations and corporate clients.

Meghan Grad

Meghan Sellman

Office Manager

Research Team

Our PhD researchers are professional, curious, humble, courteous, and focused; the kind of expert partner you need alongside you to make an impression and deliver data-driven results.

Their industry acumen means they speak your language, and can deliver real ROI. With Jumpseat researchers, you can rest assured that findings are defendable and presentations are impactful.