Texas Tech University

Patricia DeLucia, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research, Faculty Affairs

Patricia R. DeLucia, Ph.D. serves as associate vice president for research for faculty affairs for the Office of the Vice President for Research where she is responsible for faculty award nominations and recognition opportunities.

DeLucia is a professor of psychology and the coordinator of the Human Factors Psychology Program at Texas Tech University, and is an adjunct professor in the School of Nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Prior to her appointment at Texas Tech in 1991, DeLucia received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and completed a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at Wright Patterson Air Force base. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Psychonomic Society. DeLucia’s research program focuses on theoretical issues in the visual perception of depth and collision, and human factors issues pertaining to driving and health care. In 2012, she received the Texas Tech Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award. She currently serves as the Editor in Chief of the journal Human Factors.

Patricia DeLucia


Phone: (806) 742-3905

Email: pat.delucia@ttu.edu