Officers

President

- Andrew Muddimer: Andrew worked for Schlumberger for 20 years, he had various roles in the Human Factors and Ergonomics domain, designing oilfield equipment of all types, wherever people work, cabins, trucks, boats, rigs, anything. Most recently he has been focused on Usability of software for the Oilfield. Andrew holds a BSc from Loughborough University,UK in Human Factors. Andrew is now the Principal Ergonomist at Workplace Sense.

Treasurer

- Rachel Leach : Rachel is a member of the wider Performance and Systems team at BP supporting regional health teams, employees and contractors in their use of global ergonomic tools. Rachel holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and a MS in Safety Engineering from Texas A&M University, and has achieved certification as a Certified Professional Ergonomist.

Secretary

- Katie Vasser: Katie Vasser works for MEI Technologies as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center, providing support for the International Space Station and Orion programs.She graduated with a Master's in Psychology from University of Houston - Clear Lake from the Applied Cognitive Psychology program. She is currently involved in collecting and disseminating ISS post-flight debrief data and designing and evaluating displays for the Orion spacecraft cockpit.

President-Past

Christopher Parker: Christopher is an internationally recognized Human Factors Engineer. He is educated and practiced in applications of Human Factors Engineering (HFE), Human Systems Integration (HSI), ergonomics and related disciplines for both commercial and government clients for almost 20 years. Mr. Parker began his career working at NASA's Johnson Space Center on the International Space Station project and since then he has experience ranging in scale from developing and executing large HFE and HSI programs for oil & gas and defense projects to usability or operability analyses of systems. He also grew and led teams of Human Factors Engineers including technical, personnel and client management responsibilities. Clients have included BP, Shell Oil Company, Husky Oil Company, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, NASA, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Williams Energy, KBR, Mustang, Houston Offshore Engineering, SBM, Canadian Forces, Austal USA Shipyards, Moran Towing, and Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Hong Kong. He holds a Master's degree in Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Treasurer-past

- Carroll Thronesbery: Carroll develops advanced automation for the Engineering Directorate at Johnson Space Center. His roles on these projects emphasizes human-computer interaction with intelligent systems. Recent projects include support for analyzing engineering problem reports and support for software and systems engineers, especially during early system development. He has developed proof of principle prototypes for a storyboard concept of operations tool and a tool for portfolio management of spaceflight medical risks. He has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Houston.

Secretary-past

- Stephan Kotin: Stephan is a Human factors researcher at Hewlett-Packard whose focuses include hardware interaction design for desktops, notebooks, mobile devices, and accessories, human-computer interaction, and physical ergonomics. Stephan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Masters of Arts in Applied Cognitive Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Elections Director

(Elections Director) - Nick Kelling: Nick is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Applied Cognitive Psychology Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. His research focuses on perception and psychomotor interactions and the use of games and virtual/augmented reality technology in combined education/entertainment environments. Nick holds PhD and MS in Engineering Psychology and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech

Programs Director

(Program Director) - Claudia Acemyan: Dr. Acemyan is currently a human factors/human-computer interaction postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychology at Rice University. Her research focuses on usability, human error, trust, and signal/error detection in secure systems. Acemyan is also a human factors consultant for Edward R. Ziegler, LLC, which is a safety and oil & gas consulting firm. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Factors Psychology from Rice University, a M.A. in Architecture from UCLA, a M.Arch. from Rice University, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan.

President-Elect

- Phil Kortum: Bio needed

Treasurer-elect

- Natalia Russiv : Bio needed.

Secretary-elect

- Stephen Sutherland: Bio needed

Webmaster

- Andrew Muddimer: Andrew worked for Schlumberger for 20 years, he had various roles in the Human Factors and Ergonomics domain, designing oilfield equipment of all types, wherever people work, cabins, trucks, boats, rigs, anything. Most recently he has been focused on Usability of software for the Oilfield. Andrew holds a BSc from Loughborough University,UK in Human Factors. Andrew is now the Principal Ergonomist at Workplace Sense.

Social Media

(Social Media) - Christy Harper: Christy is the Principal UX Research Manager and Co-owner of End to End User Research. Prior to that she worked at HP managing a human factors research team in the personal systems group. Her area of expertise is contextual and ethnographic research and human factors research applied to new product design. She is a University of Houston-Clear Lake Distinguished Alumni, with a B.S. and M. A. in Psychology.


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