Appendix C
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff

William C. Howell (Chair) is retired but holds adjunct professorships at Arizona State and University and Rice University. His research focuses on topics in human performance and engineering psychology. He joined the Aviation Psychology Laboratory at Ohio State University in 1958, eventually serving as its director and holding a professorship in the university’s psychology department. In 1968 he moved to Rice University, where he was instrumental in establishing the doctoral-level psychology department that he chaired for 17 years. From 1989 to 1992, he served as chief scientist for human resources for the U.S. Air Force and, following that, was appointed executive officer for science of the American Psychological Association (APA)—a position he held until his retirement in 1997. He has served on the editorial boards of seven journals, including Human Factors, American Psychologist and The Journal of Applied Psychology. He has held a variety of elective offices, including president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and president of the applied experimental and engineering psychology division of APA. At the National Research Council (NRC), he was a member of the 1996 Committee to Study the Federal Aviation Administration’s Methodologies for Estimating Air Traffic Controller Staffing Standards, as well as chair of the Committee on Human Factors and the Committee for the Safety Belt Technology. His NRC service was recognized by the National Academy of Sciences through selection into its first class of National Associates. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia (1958).



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Staffing Standards for Aviation Safety Inspectors Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff William C. Howell (Chair) is retired but holds adjunct professorships at Arizona State and University and Rice University. His research focuses on topics in human performance and engineering psychology. He joined the Aviation Psychology Laboratory at Ohio State University in 1958, eventually serving as its director and holding a professorship in the university’s psychology department. In 1968 he moved to Rice University, where he was instrumental in establishing the doctoral-level psychology department that he chaired for 17 years. From 1989 to 1992, he served as chief scientist for human resources for the U.S. Air Force and, following that, was appointed executive officer for science of the American Psychological Association (APA)—a position he held until his retirement in 1997. He has served on the editorial boards of seven journals, including Human Factors, American Psychologist and The Journal of Applied Psychology. He has held a variety of elective offices, including president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and president of the applied experimental and engineering psychology division of APA. At the National Research Council (NRC), he was a member of the 1996 Committee to Study the Federal Aviation Administration’s Methodologies for Estimating Air Traffic Controller Staffing Standards, as well as chair of the Committee on Human Factors and the Committee for the Safety Belt Technology. His NRC service was recognized by the National Academy of Sciences through selection into its first class of National Associates. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia (1958).

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Staffing Standards for Aviation Safety Inspectors Paul F. Hogan is senior vice president and economist at The Lewin Group in Falls Church, Virginia. He has more than 20 years of experience in applying microeconomics, statistics, and operations research methods to problems in labor economics, including labor supply and demand, efficient staffing methods, and performance and cost measurement. He served as the senior analyst on the President’s Military Manpower Task Force and as director of Manpower Planning and Analysis in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the office charged with staffing methods and criteria used by military departments to determine demands for personnel. He was awarded the Secretary of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service medal in 1982 and 1985 and the Navy Superior Civilian Service medal in 1980. At the NRC, he was study director for the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation, and he served on the Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment. His doctoral studies include economics, econometrics, and finance at the University of Rochester and his undergraduate degree is in economics from the University of Virginia. K. Ronald Laughery, Jr., is president of Micro Analysis and Design, which was recently acquired by Alion Science and Technology. He has 26 years’ experience in the management of contract research, development, and engineering. He was a senior systems engineer with Calspan Advanced Technology Center for nine years. At Calspan, he was responsible for a number of large programs in the areas of simulation; human factors engineering; training systems analysis, design, and evaluation; and systems analysis. Since establishing Micro Analysis and Design in 1981, he has managed contracts for the development of computer modeling and simulation languages, the design and evaluation of training simulators, the analysis of training requirements, and the development of tools for many military human-systems integration programs. He also participated in the application of the simulation tools that he and Micro Analysis and Design developed for the Army, the Air Force, and private industry. Many of these applications involved manpower analysis. He has a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. James L. Outtz is an industrial/organizational psychologist in Washington, DC, who has been in private practice for over 25 years. His area of specialization is employment selection, and he has worked on a variety of related topics, including the effect of testing medium on validity and subgroup performance, implementing fair selection strategies, the use of test score banding as a referral method, and the role of cognitive ability tests in employment selection. He is a fellow in the Society for Industrial

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Staffing Standards for Aviation Safety Inspectors and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and of the American Psychological Association. He served on the Committee to Revise the SIOP Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures. He is a consulting editor to the Journal of Applied Psychology. He served on the Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment of the American Psychological Association. At the NRC, he was a member of the Board on Testing and Assessment and the Committee on Workforce Needs in Information Technology. He has a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Maryland (1976). Ann Marie Ryan is a professor of organizational psychology at Michigan State University. She was employed for several years at Bowling Green State University, where she directed the Institute for Psychological Research and Application. She has published widely on the topics of fairness in organizational decision-making processes, contextual and non-ability factors in employee selection, applicant perceptions of fairness, recruitment and job search, diversity in organizations, and employee assessment tools. She is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (and recently completed a term as president), the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society. Currently she serves as editor for Personnel Psychology. She has also long maintained consulting relationships with both public- and private-sector organizations. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1987). Juan I. Sanchez is professor of management and international business and Knight-Ridder research scholar at Florida International University. His research has received awards from the International Personnel Management Association and the National Society for Performance and Instruction. He has published widely, is currently a consulting editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, and serves on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, Group and Organization Management, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. He occasionally serves as an expert witness in cases involving human resource management disputes. He has consulted with government agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Veterans Administration. He has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of South Florida, Tampa. Nadine Sarter is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering and the Center for Ergonomics at the University of Michigan. Her primary research interests include the design and evaluation of multimodal interfaces in support of effective human-

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Staffing Standards for Aviation Safety Inspectors machine communication and coordination, the development of robust and transparent decision support systems, and the use of design and training to support error management in a variety of complex event-driven domains. From 1994 to 1996, she served as technical adviser to the FAA Human Factors Team to provide recommendations for the design, operation, and training for advanced “glass cockpit” aircraft. For her research in the aviation domain, she received the Aviation Week and Space Technology’s Aerospace Laurels Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Commercial Air Transport in 1996 and the Turning Goals Into Reality Award as member of the Aircraft Icing Project Team from the NASA-Glenn Research Center in 2001. She has an M.S. in experimental/ applied psychology from the University of Hamburg (1983) and a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the Ohio State University (1994). William J. Strickland is vice president of the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) in Alexandria, Virginia, and directs its Workforce Analysis and Training Systems Division. Program areas in the division include the Advanced Distributed Training Program; the Modeling and Simulation Program; the Center for Survey Research; the Center for Learning, Evaluation, and Assessment Research; and the Center for Personnel Policy Analysis. In addition to his research and management responsibilities in these areas, he is HumRRO’s program manager for support contracts with the Defense Manpower Data Center. A retired Air Force colonel, he was director of human resources research at the U.S. Air Force Armstrong Laboratory. In that position, he was responsible for all Air Force research in the areas of manpower and personnel, education and training, simulation and training devices, and logistics. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is a past president of its Division of Military Psychology. He has a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the Ohio State University. Nancy T. Tippins is president of the Selection Practice Group of Valtera Corporation in Greenville, South Carolina. She has extensive experience in the development and validation of selection tests for all levels of management and hourly employees as well as in designing leadership development programs, including the development of assessment programs for executive development and the identification of high potential employees. Prior to joining Valtera, she was the director of leadership development and selection methods at GTE in Irving, Texas. For the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), she has served as chair of the Committee on Committees, secretary, member at large, and president. She is currently SIOP’s representative to the American Psychologi-

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Staffing Standards for Aviation Safety Inspectors cal Association’s Council of Representatives. She has been a member of several private industry research groups, including the National Staffing Forum, the International Selection and Assessment Conference, and the Equal Employment Advisory Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Employee Selection. She is associate editor of the scientist-practitioner forum of Personnel Psychology and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology. She is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. She has a B.A. in history from Agnes Scott College, an M.Ed. in counseling and psychological services from Georgia State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Susan B. Van Hemel (Study Director) is a senior program officer in the Center for the Study of Behavior and Development of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Research Council. She currently manages a study of staffing standards for aviation safety inspectors at the Federal Aviation Administration, and a study of organizational modeling research for the U.S. Air Force. Previous projects at the NRC include studies of Social Security disability determination for individuals with visual and hearing impairments and workshops on technology for adaptive aging, and on decision making in older adults. She has also done work for a previous employer on vision requirements for commercial drivers and on commercial driver fatigue. For over 25 years she has managed and performed studies on a variety of topics related to human performance and training. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and its technical groups on perception and performance and aging. She has a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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