Commencement Speaker

Fall 2014 


Dr. Mica R. Endsley-Jones Dr. Mica R. Endsley-Jones

Dr. Mica R. Endsley-Jones is Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She serves as the chief scientific adviser to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force, and provides assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. Dr. Endsley-Jones' research focuses on the design, development and evaluation of systems to support human situation awareness and decision-making in aviation, air traffic control, space, cyber, military command and control, medical, and power systems operations. She is the author of over 180 scientific articles and reports on situation awareness in individuals and teams, human-automation integration, information dominance, human-system integration, human error and training for situation awareness.

Previously she served as President of SA Technologies in Marietta, Georgia, a cognitive engineering firm specializing in the development of operator interfaces for advanced systems, including the next generation of systems for military, aviation, air traffic control, medicine and power grid operations. She was a Visiting Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University. Dr. Endsley-Jones received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.

She is a fellow in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, is its immediate Past-President, was co-founder of the Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making Technical Group of HFES, serves on its Executive Council. Dr. Endsley-Jones has received numerous awards for teaching and research, is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and a Registered Professional Engineer. She is the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making and serves on the editorial board for three major journals. She has edited or co-authored 3 books, including Designing for Situation Awareness.

Dr. Endsley-Jones' educational background is as follows:

Education

  • 1982 Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
  • 1985 Masters of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
  • 1990 Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Industrial and Systems engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

 

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