Ann McNamara is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. She is also an Associate professor in the Department of Visualization. Her research focuses on novel approaches for optimizing an individual's experience when creating, viewing, and interacting with virtual and augmented spaces. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER AWARD entitled ''Advancing Interaction Paradigms in Mobile Augmented Reality using Eye-Tracking”. In 2019, she was named as one of twenty-one Presidential Impact Fellows at Texas A&M University.