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Dr. Shappell is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). Before joining ERAU in the fall of 2012, Dr. Shappell was professor of Industrial Engineering at Clemson University from 2005-2012. Formerly, he was the Human Factors Research Branch Manager at the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute and served nearly 20 years (11 years on active duty) in the U.S. Navy as an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist. Dr. Shappell received a B.S. in psychology (1983) from Wright State University graduating Summa Cum Laude with honors in psychology and followed with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1990. He has published/presented well over 200 papers, books, and presentations in the fields of human factors and system safety. Dr. Shappell is a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, fellow and past-president of the Aerospace Human Factors Association; fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and past-president and fellow of APA’s Division 21 - Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology, past-secretary/treasurer of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and fellow of the American Heart Association.