Professor of Human Factors and Systems
Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus


Dr. Beth L. Blickensderfer has over 15 years of experience in human-machine systems research and development using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.  She has designed and validated numerous training programs for purposes such as teaching general aviation pilots to interpret and understand weather displays and fostering crew resource management skills in helicopter and fixed-wing pilots. In addition, she has developed metrics to assess human performance in a range of domains and tasks such as aviation operations, nurses responding to cardiac arrest, and tennis teams.  Her other recent work includes investigating patient safety at a community hospital, measuring general aviation pilots' knowledge and skill at interpreting weather displays, and performing cognitive task analyses to identify safety issues inherent to Live-Virtual-Constructive flight training environments for the U.S. Navy. Dr. Blickensderfer is the Leader of the Education Division of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society as well as president-elect for Division 21 of the American Psychological Association.  She earned an M.S in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Factors Psychology from the University of Central Florida.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Human Factors, University of Central Florida
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Industry & Organiz Psychology, University of Central Florida

  • HF 312: Ergonomics & Bioengineering
  • HF 399: Special Topics Human Factors

HFS600 Human Factors and Systems
HFS612 Human Factors Methods
HFS695 Simulation, Training, & Performance Measurement

HFS515 Ergonomics 

PSY345 Training and Development
PSY340 Introduction to I/O Psychology
PSY312 Research Analysis
PSY101 General Psychology

HF312 Ergonomics and Bioengineering
HF415 Human Factors and Simulation
HF302 Human Factors II: Applied Methods
HF300 Introduction to Human Factors






Journal Articles  (*indicates student author)

Keebler, J. R., Lazzara, E. H., Blickensderfer, B., & Looke, T.  (under review). Human factors applied to perioperative process improvement.  Under review for publication in Anesthesia Clinics.

Blickensderfer, B., Lanicci, J., Guinn, T., Thomas, R., *King, J., & *Ortiz, Y. (under review). Assessing aviation weather knowledge in general aviation pilots:  Development of a Written Test.  Under review for publication in the International Journal of Aviation Psychology

Blickensderfer, B., Lanicci, J., Guinn, T., Thomas, R., *King, J., & *Ortiz, Y. (in preparation). What general aviation pilots know about weather.  Paper in preparation.  

Blickensderfer, E. A., Lanicci, J., *Vincent, M., *Thomas, R., & Smith, M. J., & *Cruit, J. (2015).   Training general aviation pilots for convective weather situations. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 86(10), 881-888.

*Cobbett, E.A., Blickensderfer, E. L., & Lanicci, J. (2014).   Developing general aviation pilots’ knowledge and skills to interpret NEXAD based weather products. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 85, 1019-1025.

*Potter, B. A., Blickensderfer, E. L., Boquet, A. J. (2014).  Training monitoring skills in helicopter pilots.  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 85, 543-549.

*Driskell, T. Blickensderfer, E. L., Salas, E. (2013).  Is three a crowd? Examining rapport in investigative interviews.  Group Dynamics, 17(1), 1-13.

Blickensderfer, E. L., Strally, S., & Doherty, S. (2012).  The effects of scenario-based training on pilots’ use of an emergency, whole-plane parachute.   International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 22(2), 184-202.  

Blickensderfer, E. L., Reynolds, R., Salas, E., & Cannon-Bowers, J. A. (2010).  Shared expectations and implicit coordination in tennis doubles teams.  Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.  22, 486-499. 

Reynolds, R. & Blickensderfer, E.L. (2009).  Shared mental models and cockpit resource management.  Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research, 19(1), 15-23.

Cannon-Bowers, J. A., Salas, E., Blickensderfer, E., & Bowers, C. A. (1998).  The impact of cross-training and workload on team functioning: A replication and extension of initial findings. Human Factors, 40(1), 92-101.

Salas, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Blickensderfer, E. (1993).  Team performance and training research:  Emerging principles.  Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 83(2),        81-106.

Ricci, K. A., Gualtieri, J. Blickensderfer, E.  Cannon-Bowers, J. A., Fowlkes, J. E., & Sagi, C. A. (1997/98).  The stability of similarity judgments and pathfinder representations.  Training Research Journal, 3, 81-101. 


Proceedings, Book Chapters, and other Peer Reviewed Publications (*indicates student author)

*DeFilippis, N., Blickensderfer, B. & Keebler, J. (2017). Preoperative care challenges in ambulatory clinics. To appear in the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 61st Annual Meeting. SAGE Publications.

*Ortiz, Y., Blickensderfer, B., & King, J. (2017). Assessment of general aviation cognitive weather tasks:  Recommendations for autonomous learning and training in aviation weather.  To appear in the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 61st Annual Meeting. SAGE Publications.

*King, J., *Ortiz, Y., Guinn, T., Lanicci, J., Blickensderfer, B., Thomas, R., *Defilippis, N. (2017).  Assessing general aviation pilots’ interpretation of weather products:  Traditional and new automated generation products.  To appear in the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 61st Annual Meeting. SAGE Publications.

*Meyers, M. & Blickensderfer, E. (2017). An ergonomic analysis of stress caused by maintenance and material loading in FDM-Based 3D printing.  To appear in the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 61st Annual Meeting. SAGE Publications.

*King, J., *Ortiz, Y., Blickensderfer, B., Guinn, T., Lanicci, J., Thomas, R., Cruit, J., & *DeFilippis, N. (2017). What do general aviation pilots know about thunderstorms? [Abstract].  Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 88(3), Abstract #365.

*Ortiz, Y., Blickensderfer, B., Lanicci, J., *King, J., Guinn, T., Thomas, R., *Cruit, J., & *Jennis, A. (2017). Assessing general aviation pilots’ knowledge of aviation weather [Abstract]. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 88 (3), Abstract #259.

*Ortiz, Y., Blickensderfer, B., Thomas, R., Bois, R., Allen, M., & Mikhail, S. (2016).   Flight simulation without an instructor:  Teaching missed approaches.  Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conferece (I/ITSEC). 

*King, J., *Ortiz, Y., & Blickensderfer, B. (2016).   ATC knowledge and skills:  A contributing factor to the General Aviation weather problem? Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 60th Annual Meeting. SAGE Publications.

*Cruit, J., Blickensderfer, B., McLean, A. T., *Sherwood, S., Martin, T., Neville, K. J., ... & Bolton, A. (2016). Analyzing past mishaps to explore safety considerations within a Live-Virtual-Constructive environment. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting(Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 1726-1730). SAGE Publications.

*Cruit,J., Blickensderfer, B., Belote, M. (2015, October). Performance evaluation for simulation-based practice: A cardiac code simulation assessment for nursing students. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. SAGE Publications.

Durso, F. T., Margulieux, L., & Blickensderfer, E. L. (2014, Nov 25) Human factors. In D. S. Dunn’s (Ed.) Oxford bibliographies in psychology.  New York: Oxford University Press.  http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199828340/obo-9780199828340-0159.xml?rskey=e48uJf&result=65.

*Cruit, J.K., Blickensderfer, B. L., *Martin, T., Neville, K., *Sherwood, S.C. McLean, A., Walwanis, M. (2014, May).   An analysis of past mishaps to consider Live-Virtual-Constructive safety [Abstract].  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 85, 3, Abstract No. 381.

*Vincent, M., Blickensderfer, E., *Thomas, R., Smith, M. J., Lanicci, J. (2013).  In-Cockpit NEXRAD Products:  Training General Aviation Pilots.  Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 57th Annual Meeting. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

*Warren, W.A., Blickensderfer, B., *Cruit, J., & Boquet, A. J.  (2013). Shift turnover strategy and time pressure in aviation maintenance.  Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 57th Annual Meeting. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Neville, K., Blickensderfer, B., *Kaste, K., *Dorton, S.L., & Luxion, S.P. (2013). The integration of new technology into a complex system. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, May 6-9, Dayton, OH.

 Blickensderfer, B., Buker, T.J., Luxion, S.P., Lyall, B., Neville, K., & Williams, K.W. (2012). The design of the UAS ground control station: Challenges and solutions for ensuring safe flight in civilian skies. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2012 Annual Meeting. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Neville, K., Blickensderfer, B., *Archer, J., *Kaste, K., & Luxion, S. (2012). A cognitive work analysis to identify human-machine interface design challenges unique to uninhabited aircraft systems. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2012 Annual Meeting. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Neville, K., Blickensderfer, B., Luxion, S., *Kaste, K., & *Archer, J. (2012). A cognitive analysis of the UAS human-machine interface and applicable FAA Airworthiness Regulations and guidance. AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 Conference proceedings

*Potter, B. A., Boquet, A., Blickensderfer, E., & Machiarella, N. D. (2012).  Effects of online training on aircrew monitoring behaviors:  A field study [Abstract].  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 83, 228, Abstract No. 73.

Vincenzi, D., Blickensderfer, E., Deaton, J., Buker, T., Pray, R., & Williams, B.  (2011). Mitigation of System Latency in Next Generation Helmet Mounted Display Systems (NGHMDS).  Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.

Vincenzi, D. A., Blickensderfer, E. L., Deaton, J., Buker, T. J., Pray, R., & Williams, B. (2010).   Innovative technology for effective mitigation of system latency and image alignment error in Next Generation Helmet Mounted Display Systems (NGHMDS).  Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry training, Simulation, & Education Conference. Paper #10037.   NTSA. 

Blickensderfer E. L., Boquet, A. J., *Blanding, R., *Driskell, T., Rinkinen, C. & Lauth, M. (2010).  Service-for-Equipage impact assessment.   In B. Blickensderfer (Chair), NextGen:  Data Communications.  Symposium conducted at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, CA.  In the Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Vincenzi, D. A., Blickensderfer, E. L., Deaton, J. E., Pray, R., Williams, B., & Buker, T.   (2010).  Reducing system latency in training systems using helmet mounted displays.  Proceedings of the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference

Driskell, J. E, Blickensderfer, E., *Damphousse, S. (2010).  Assessing the private pilot certification exam:  A scientific approach.  [Abstract].  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 81 (3),  Abstract No. 468.

Vincenzi, D. A., Blickensderfer, E. L., Deaton, J. E., & Pray, R. (2009).  Mitigation and measurement of latency in next generation helmet mounted displays.   Proceedings of the 2009 Interservice/Industry Education and Training Conference (Paper # 9117).   Orlando, FL.  

*Hannigan, F. P., Boquet, A. J., & Blickensderfer, E. (2009).  A field study investigating the effects of fatigue on air tour pilots:  Are air tour pilots fading fast?  [Abstract].  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 80(3), 216.

Liu, D., Blickensderfer, B., Vincenzi, D. & Machiarella, D. N.  (2009).  Transfer of training. In  D. A. Vincenzi, J. A. Wise, M. Mouloua, & P. A. Hancock (Eds.), Human factors in simulation and training (pp.  49-60). Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press.   

*Mackin, C.F., *O’Brien, S., *Wessinger, L., Boquet, A. J., & Blickensderfer, E.  (2009).  Unmasking CRM:  The devil is in the details [Abstract].  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 80(3), 204.

Blickensderfer, E. L. & *Nickens, T.  (2008).  A student conference for human factors:  Recommendations for success.   Proceedings of the 2008 Annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, 1379-1383. 

Blickensderfer, E., & *Jennison, J.  (2008).  Using self-critique to improve general aviation piloting skills:  An empirical investigation [Abstract].  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 79(3), 288. 

*Hannigan, F., Blickensderfer, E., *Greenfield, H., & *Bartosiewicz, M. (2008).  Data driven and theoretically driven approaches toward understanding situation awareness related accidents in general aviation [Abstract].  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 79(3), 280. 

Blickensderfer, B. & Bartosiewicz, M.  (2007, August).  A student conference for human factors and applied psychology.  The Human Factors and Ergonomic Society Bulletin, 80(8), 5-6.

Blickensderfer, E. L. (2007) Learner centered debriefing in general aviation training:  Questions from the field and answers from research.  Proceedings of the 2007 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, USA, 07, 45-50.

Blickensderfer, E., Boquet, A. J., *Nickens, *Duff, S. (2007). Data driven approach to the development of a taxonomy for single pilot resource management in general aviation [Abstract].  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 78, 307, Abstract No. 434.

Blickensderfer, E. L., Summers, M., & Schumacher, P.  (2007).  Examining the content validity of the FAA Private and Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards.  Proceedings of the 2007 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, USA, 07, 51-56.

French, J.  Summers, M., Ayers, F., and Blickensderfer, E.  (2007).  A comparison of scenario based with maneuvers based TAA instrument flight training.  Proceedings of the 2007 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, USA, 07, 210-215.

French, J., Summers, M., Ayers, F., Blickensderfer, E., (2007).  The effectiveness of scenario based training for technically advanced aircraft [Abstract].  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 78, 307, Abstract No. 521.

*Nickens, T., Blickensderfer E., Boquet, A. J. (2007).  Single pilot resource management and its relationship to controlled flight into terrain [Abstract].  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 78, 307, Abstract No. 407.

Reynolds, R. & Blickensderfer, E. L. (2007).  Crew resource management and shared mental models.   Proceedings of the 2007 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, USA, 07, 583-587.

*Strally, S. & Blickensderfer, E.L. (2006). Using scenario based training to teach single pilot resource management related to the use of the BRS parachute.  Proceedings of the 50th Annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics society.

Zachary, W. McCollum, C., McNamara, J., Stokes, J., Blickensderfer, E., Schofield, J. (2006).  Beyond content and design:  Employment processes as the missing link in web-based distance learning success. In H. O’Neill & R. Perez  (Eds.) A state-of-the-art assessment for web-based learning (pp 163-182).  Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum.

Blickensderfer, E., Burgdorf, C. E., & Burns, J.  (2004)  Applying situation awareness theory to observer/trainers for the joint task forceProceedings of the Human Performance, Situational Awareness, and Automation Conference.  Lawrence Erlbaum. 

Burns, J., Barnocky, J., Giebenrath, J., Grieve, D., & Blickensderfer, E.  (2003) Employing Cognitive Task Analysis to Define Intelligent Agent System Requirements.  Proceedings of the 2003 Interservice/Industry Education and Training Conference.   Orlando, FL.

Blickensderfer, E., & Johnston, J. (2003).  Elearning:  Implications of Training Theory.   Proceedings of the 2003 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference.  Orlando, FL.

Tanner, S. A., Caudill, B., Hamel, C. J., & Blickensderfer, E.  (2002).  Building an on-line course by developing and sequencing sharable content objects (SCOs).  Proceedings of the 2002 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference.  **Nominated for Best Paper**

Oser, R-. A., McCluskey, M. Blickensderfer, E., Campbell, G.,  Lyons, D.  (2000) Intelligent Agents to Enhance Learning in Large Scale Modeling and Simulation Exercises.  Proceedings of the 2000 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education -Conference

Blickensderfer, E., Salas, E., & Cannon-Bowers, J. A. (2000).  When the teams came marching home:  U.S. military team research since WWII.  In M. M. Beyerlein (Ed.) Work teams:  Past, Present, and Future  (pp. 255-273).  The Netherlands:  Kluwer Academic Publishers. 

Smith-Jentsch, K. A., Blickensderfer, E., Salas, E., & Cannon-Bowers, J. A. (2000).  Helping team members help themselves.  In M. Beyerlein, D. Johnson, & S. Beyerlein (Eds.) Advances in interdisciplinary studies of work teams:  Vol.6  Team performance Management  (pp. 55-72).  Stamford,  CT:  JAI Press.

Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., Salas, E. & Baker, D. P.  (2000).  Analyzing team knowledge requirements in team tasks.  In S. Chipman, V. Shalin, &  J. M. Schraagen (Eds.) Cognitive task analysis (pp. 431-447).  Mahweh, NJ:  LEA. 

Bowers, C. A., Morgan, B. B. Jr., Blickensderfer, E. L. (1998).  Team coordination in air traffic control.  In M. W. Smolensky & E. S. Stein (Eds.), Human factors in air traffic control (pp.  215-236). Orlando, FL:  Academic Press.

Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E. (1998).  Cross training and team performance.  In J. A. Cannon-Bowers & E. Salas (Eds.) Making decisions under stress:  Implications for individual and team training.  Washington, D. C.:  APA.

Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E. (1997).  Theoretical bases for team self-correction:  Fostering shared mental models.  In M. Beyerlein, D. Johnson, & S. Beyerlein (Eds.) Advances in interdisciplinary studies of work teams:  Vol.4. Team implementation (pp. 249-279).  Greenwich,  CT:  JAI Press.

Salas, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Blickensderfer E. (1996).  Enhancing reciprocity between training theory and practice:  Principles, guidelines, and specifications.  In J. K. Ford and Associates (Eds.), Improving training effectiveness in work organizations (pp. 291-322).  Hillsdale, NJ:  LEA.

Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E.  (1994).  Feedback and team training:  Exploring the issues.  Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 1195-1199).  Santa Monica, CA:  HFES

Blickensderfer, E., Kolasinski, E., Vaden, E. (1994).   Restaurant buffet accessibility for wheelchair bound individuals.  Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems.  Orlando, FL:  IEMS Department, University of Central Florida.

Blickensderfer, E. L., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E. (1994).  Feedback and team training: Team self-correction.  Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Human Factors Conference (pp. 81-85).  Washington, DC:  Potomac Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.



Conference Papers & Presentations (*indicates student author)


Blickensderfer, B., Johnson, I., Johnson, C., Caldwell, B., Beringer, D. (2017, October).  General aviation weather:  Human factors issues and current research.  Discussion panel at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX.

Hughes, A., Endsley, M., DeLucia, P., Rice, V., Blickensderfer, E., Sethumadhaven, A., Stronge, A. (2017, October).  On being a female leader in Human Factors/Ergonomics.  Discussion panel at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Austin, TX.

*King, J., *Ortiz, Y., Guinn, T. A., Blickensderfer, E. L., Thomas, R. L., *DeFilippis, N. (2017, August).  Evaluating GA pilots’ interpretation of new automated weather products.  Presentation given at the National Training Aircraft Symposium.

Thomas, R., *King, J., *Ortiz, Y., Guinn, T., Blickensderfer, B., & Defilippis, N. (2017, August). Assessing general aviation pilots’ weather knowledge and self-efficacy.  Presentation given at the National Training Aircraft Symposium.

King, J., Ortiz, Y., Blickensderfer, B., Guinn, T., Lanicci, J., Thomas, R., & DeFilippis, N.  (2017, May). An assessment of general aviation pilots’ IFR knowledge and skills. Presentation given at the 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

Ortiz, Y., King, J., Blickensderfer, B., Guinn, T., Lanicci, J., Thomas, R., Thropp, J., Cruit, J., & Jennis, A. (2017, May). The influence of motivational attitudes on general aviation weather knowledge. Presentation given at the 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

Blickensderfer, B., Chan, R., Parker, S., Patterson, E., Perry, S., & Steege, L.  (2017, March).  Teaching HFE to Future Healthcare Professionals:  Opportunities for integrating Human Factors, Quality and Safety into medical education.  Panel presentation at the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health CareNew Orleans, LA. 

Lanicci, J.M., Guinn, T.A., King, J, M.*, Blickensderfer, E.L., Thomas, R.L., and Ortiz, Y*. (2017, January) A Proposed Weather Taxonomy for General Aviation Pilot Education and Training. Presentation to the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, 97th Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, 23-26 Jan 2017, Seattle.

Blickensderfer, B., Lanicci, J., Guinn, T., Thomas, R., Thropp, J., King, J., Ortiz, Y., Cruit, J. (2016, December).  Aviation Weather Knowledge Questions. Project Report for FAA grant 14-G-010.  Daytona Beach, FL:  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Blickensderfer, B., Lanicci, J., Guinn, T., Thomas, R., King, J., & Ortiz, Y. (2016, November). Assessing aviation weather knowledge in general aviation pilots: Overview and initial results. Presentation given at the Friends and Partners of Aviation Weather (FPAW) Meeting, Nov 2-3, 2016; Orlando, FL.

Blickensderfer, B., *Cruit, J., *King, J., & *Pilgreen, S.  (2016, August) Preoperative Care:  Observed Challenges and Suggested Research. Presentation given at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.   

*Cruit, J.,K.,  & Blickensderfer, B. L., Guinn, T., Lanicci, J., Thomas, B. (2016, July).  How to improve the assessment of general aviation weather-related knowledge and skills.  Presentation given at the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Orlando, FL.

Blickensderfer, B., *Cruit, J., *King, J., & *Pilgreen, S.  (2016, April).  Preoperative care: Workflow, teamwork, and technology challenges.  Paper presented at the 2016 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Shaping the Future.  San Diego, CA.

Lanicci, J. M. Blickensderfer, E.L., *Cruit, J. A., and Guinn, T.  (2016, January). Applying the Concept of Weather Salience to a Specific User Community: General Aviation Pilots.  Presentation at the American Meteorological Society 2016 Annual Meeting. 

Blickensderfer, B. (2015, November).  Using P3D to teach missed approach concepts to instrument pilots-in-training.  Symposium given for the ERAU Human Factors Department. Daytona Beach, FL.

Blickensderfer, B., Jacobs, K., Larson, N., Robertson, M., & Sommerich, C.  (2015, October).  Human Factors and Ergonomics Elevator Speech:  What to Say and How to Say it.  Special Session at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, Los Angeles, CA. 

*Cruit, J. A. Blickensderfer, B. Lanicci, J., Guinn, T.,  Thomas, B. (2015, Aug). WTIC Research at ERAU:  An Overview.  Presentation given at the National Business Aviation Administration Friends/Partners in Aviation Weather Forum (FPAW), Washington, D.C. 

 Blickensderfer, B., *Cruit, J., & Lanicci, J. (2015, August) A taxonomy of weather related knowledge and skills for general aviation.  Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association.  August 6-9, Toronto, Canada. 

*Cruit, J. K.,& Blickensderfer, B. (2015, August). An observer-based evaluation tool for evaluating simulation-based training in nursing education.  Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association.  August 6-9, Toronto, Canada. 

Blickensderfer, B. (2015, April).  Assessing general aviation pilots’ aviation weather knowledge.   Symposium given for the ERAU Human Factors Department. Daytona Beach, FL.

Blickensderfer, B.  & Cruit, J. (2014, October).  An assessment technique for simulation-based training in nursing education. Symposium given for the ERAU Human Factors Department. Daytona Beach, FL.

Blickensderfer, B.L., *Cruit, J. K., *Weiler, D., & *Lau, M.  (2014, August). Simulation-based-training for undergraduate nursing students: Identifying gaps in research.  Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association.  August 6-9, 2014, Washington, D.C. 

Blickensderfer, B.   (2014, April).  Applied training science. Symposium given for the ERAU Human Factors Department. Daytona Beach, FL.

*Cruit, J. K. & Blickensdefer, B. (2014, April).   Critical thinking assessment.  Presentation given at the ATI Nursing Education Summit, April 14-16, Orlando, FL. 

Blickensderfer, B. L., Neville, K., Fowlkes, J., *Sherwood, S.,* Jimenez, C., Walwanis, M., Bolton, A. (2013, July).   Live flight in a (Partially) simulated world:  Training benefits and challenges.  Presentation given at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. 

Blickensderfer, B., Lanicci, J., *Vincent, M., Thomas, R. L. & Smith, M. J. (2013, Oct).  Fostering Aviation Weather knowledge in General Aviation Pilots.  Presentation given at the National Business Aviation Administration Friends/Partners in Aviation Weather Forum (FPAW), Las Vegas, NV.

Blickensderfer, B., *Cruit, J., & *Vincent, M. (2013, July).  Aviation weather decision making:  A human factors perspective.  Presentation given at the National Business Aviation Administration Friends/Partners in Aviation Weather Forum (FPAW), Washington, D. C.

*Sherwood, S. M., *Jiménez, C. A., Blickensderfer, B., Neville, K., Fowlkes, J., & Walwanis, M. M. (2013, May). Live-virtual-constructive training: Safety concerns and mitigations. Presentation given at the International Symposium on Aviation Psychology.  Dayton, OH.

Blickensderfer, B. (Chair) (2012, Oct.).  Fitts’ Education Award winners:  Teaching human factors and ergonomics.  Panel discussion conducted at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Boston, MA. 

Blickensderfer, B. (2012, February).  Preparing for graduate school 2:  Application process.  Invited presentation given at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting. New Orleans, LA.

*Archer, J. A., *Cruit, J., Blickensderfer, B., Boquet, A., and *Cabrerra J. (2012, February).  Effects of Time Pressure and Communication on Aviation Maintenance Incidents.  Presentation given at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting.  New Orleans, LA. 

*Roberts, E. A., Lanicci, J. M., & Blickensderfer, E.  (2011, August). Assessing the effectiveness of an education and training module for general aviation pilots on the use of NEXRAD-based products in the cockpit.  Paper presented at the 15th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology.  Los Angeles, CA. 

Blickensderfer, B. (2011, March).  Preparing for graduate school 1:  Preparation strategies.  Invited presentation given at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting. Jacksonville, FL.

Blickensderfer, B. (Chair) (2011, March).  Recent research and practice using simulation based training.  Symposium conducted at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting. Jacksonville, FL. 

Blickensderfer, B. (Chair) (2010, Sept).  NextGen:  Data communications.  Symposium conducted at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, CA. 

Blickensderfer, B. (Chair) (2010, Sept.).  Teaching the future human factors professionals.  Panel discussion conducted at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, CA. 

Blickensderfer, E. L. (Chair) (2009, November).  Human factor:  Strategic development initiatives.  Panel discussion at the Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Conference, St. Augustine, FL. 

Durso, F., Dulucia, P., & Blickensderfer, E. L. (2009, October).   Teaching human factors and ergonomics.   Forum presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Antonio, TX.

*Warren, W. R., & Blickensderfer, E. L. (2009, October). Current aviation communication issues: A student pilot perspective. Online virtual poster session presented at the 2009 University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference, Kansas State University at Salina. Retrieved on 10/27/2009 from http://www.uaa.aero/sitefiles/uaa/resourcebin/POSTER_Warren.pdf.

*Warren, W. & Blickensderfer, E. L. (2009, April).   Attitudes and air safety:  A student pilot perspective of air traffic control.  Poster session presented at the 2009 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology,  Dayton, OH. 

Blickensderfer, B. (2008, September).   Stimulating undergraduate research:  A discipline specific student research conference.  Presentation given at the Florida Statewide Symposium on Engagement in Undergraduate Research at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.  

Blickensderfer, E., Boquet, A., *Nickens, T., and *Duff, S.  (2007, May).   A data driven approach to the development of a taxonomy for single pilot resource management for general aviation.   Presentation given at Aerospace Medical Association 78th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 

*Nickens, T., Blickensderfer, E., and Boquet, A.  (2007, May).  Single pilot resource management and its relationship to controlled flight into terrain.  Presentation given at Aerospace Medical Association 78th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 

Blickensderfer, E., Liu, D., & *Hernandez, A.  (2005, August).  Using simulation-based training to address surface transportation challenges.  Presentation given at the Society for Applied Learning Technology “Interactive Technology” conference.  Washington, D.C.

Blickensderfer, E. & Tanner, S.  (2001, Nov). Civilian Supervisor Training:  Performance Appraisal.  Web-based  Course Prototype Demonstration.  Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference, Orlando, FL

Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A. & Salas, E. (2000, June).  The role of experience and team knowledge in team process and performance:  A field study.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Miami, FL. 

Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A. & Salas, E. (1999, May).  Suggested competencies and training for distributed teams.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA

Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E. (1999, May).  Assessing team shared knowledge:  A field study.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA. 

Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E. (1998, Oct.).  Assessing team shared knowledge: A field test and implications for team training.  Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Chicago, IL. 

Blickensderfer, E.  (1998, August).  Team shared cognition:  Background and Measures.  Presentation given at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA. 

Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Smith-Jentsch, K. (1998, August).  Mechanisms for transferring knowledge in teams. Presentation given at the Academy of Management Conference, San Diego, CA.

Blickensderfer, E. L., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E. (1997, Sept.).  Does knowledge overlap predict team performance?  Paper presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, Albuquerque, NM.   

Blickensderfer, E. L. (1997, August).  Preparing teams for stressful environments: A shared mental model approach.  Presentation given at the Congress of Psychology for Professionals in Americas:  Interfacing the Science and Practice of Psychology, Mexico City, Mexico.

Blickensderfer, E. L., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E.  (1997, April).  Training teams to self-correct:  An empirical investigation.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  St. Louis, MO.

Blickensderfer, E. L., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E.  (1997, March) Measuring shared mental models in teams:  Focus on Shared Expectations.  Paper presented at the Annual IO/OB Graduate Student Conference.  Roanoke, VA.

Ricci, K. E., Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Sagi, C. C. (1996, August).  Validity and stability of pathfinder indices:  A replication and extension.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Jentsch, F., Blickensderfer, E., Kolasinski, E., Morgan, B. B., et al., (1995, October).  Backpain among nurses:  Is there a profile?  Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Diego, CA.

Ricci, K. E., Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Miller, L. (1995, October)Assessing cognitive skill:  Multiple measures of learning outcomes.  Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. San Diego, CA.

Blickensderfer, E., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E. (1995, March). Theoretically-based implications for measuring shared mental models in teams. Paper presented at the 1995 Industrial Organizational/Organizational Behavior Graduate Student Conference.  Denver, CO.

Silvers, N. C., Braun, C. C., & Blickensderfer, B.  (1994, August).  Font and signal word influences on consumer product hazard perceptions.  Paper presented at the 1994 APA Annual Convention.  Los Angeles, CA.


Blickensderfer, E. (1994, April).  Using TANDEM to test hypotheses about complex behaviors.  Presentation given at the 14th Applied Behavioral Sciences Symposium.  United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Blickensderfer, E. L., Stout, R., Cannon-Bowers, J. A., & Salas, E.  (1993, October).  Developing theoretically driven principles for cross-training in teams.  Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 37th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.


Other Student Research (under my supervision)


Kee-Dayton, K., & Blickensderfer, B. (2015, April). Musculoskeletal disorders in the nursing profession: A case study. Paper presented at the 2015 Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.

King, J., Cruit, J. K., and Blickensderfer, B.  (2015, April). An evaluation on how general aviation pilots learn basic meteorology.  Paper presented at the 2015 Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.

Weiler, D., Montgomery, C., Sorrell, C., Cruit, J., Lau, M., Blickensderfer, B.  (2014, April).  Development of nursing skills via simulation-based training. Paper presented at the 2015 Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.

Smith, C., Blickensderfer, B., Neville, K., Luxion, S.  (2013, April).  Benefits of voice communication systems and cockpit display of traffic information in a UAV ground control station during a lost link scenario. Paper presented at the 2013 Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.

Kaste, K., Archer, J., Neville, K., Blickensderfer, B., & Luxion, S. (2012, April). An analysis of FAA Certification Regulations and guidelines for evaluating the unmanned aircraft human-machine interface: Lost link. Paper presented at the IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, Charlottesville, VA.

Archer, J., Kaste, K., Neville, K., Blickensderfer, B., & Luxion, S. (2012, April). Evaluating the unmanned aircraft human-machine interface: Lost link. Paper presented at the Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.

Karr, A., Boquet, A., & Blickensderfer, B. (2011, March).  The effects of social support on perceived mood state and perceived muscle tension and discomfort.  Presentation given at the 2011 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology, Daytona Beach, FL.

Malony, R., & Blickensderfer, B. (2011, March).  Using scenario-based training for a hotel front desk agent.  In B. Blickensderfer’s (chair) Recent research and practice using simulation-based training. Symposium conducted at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting, Jacksonville, FL.

Potter, B., Boquet, A., Blickensderfer, E. L. (2011, April).  Effects of online training on aircrew monitoring skills.  Presentation given at the 2011 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology, Daytona Beach, FL.

Warren, W., Mendolia, A., Ott, J., & Blickensderfer, B. (2011, March).  Use of a PC-Based flight simulator for pilots to practice “round-dial” instrument skills.  In B. Blickensderfer’s (chair) Recent research and practice using simulation-based training. Symposium conducted at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting, Jacksonville, FL.

Warren, W., & Blickensderfer, B. (2011, March).  Effectiveness of face-to-face shift turnovers in aviation maintenance.   In A. Boquet’s (chair) Applying principles of psychology to improve aviation safety.  Symposium conducted at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting, Jacksonville, FL.

Miller, J., & Blickensderfer, E. (2010, April).  Redesigning airport diagrams with principles of cognitive psychology.   Presentation given at the 2010 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology, Daytona Beach, FL.

Trakes,  S., Warren, W., & Blickensderfer, E.  (2010, April).  Assessing the practical test standards for the private pilot:  Instructor Perspective.  Presentation given at the 2010 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology, Daytona Beach, FL.

Igel, G., & Blickensderfer, E. (2009, April).  Using cross-training as an intervention to improve pilot-ATC communication. Poster session at the 2009 Florida Student Conference on Human Factors and Applied Psychology.   Daytona Beach, FL.

Warren, W. & Blickensderfer, E. (2009, April).  Examining air traffic control attitudes: A multi cultural approach.  Poster session at the 2009 Florida Student Conference on Human Factors and Applied Psychology.   Daytona Beach, FL.

Maloney, R., & Crimi, J.  (2009, April).  Broadening the understanding of human factors and ergonomics in the community using demonstration days.  Presentation given at the 2009 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology, Daytona Beach, FL.

Driskell, T., Damphousse, S. &  Blickensderfer, E.  (2009, April).  Assessing the Pilot Certification Exam: A Scientific Approach.  Presentation given at the 2009 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology, Daytona Beach, FL.

Igle, G., & Blickensderfer, E. (2008, April).  A Training Manual to Improve Pilot-ATC Communication Skills in Low-Time Pilots.  Presentation given at the 2008 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology, Daytona Beach, FL.

Warren, W., Igel, G., & Blickensderfer, E. L.  (2008, April).  A Survey of Attitudes: Air Traffic Controller and Pilot Teamwork.  Presentation given at the 2008 Florida Student Conference on Human Factors and Applied Psychology, Daytona Beach, FL. 

Curbelo, S., Astbury, C. A., Patel, M.,  Ross, T.  (2007, April).  Teamwork Attitudes and Video Game Experience; a Survey to Understand the Possible Benefits of Gaming and Simulation for Real World "Extreme" Occupations.  Presentation given at the 2007 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology.  Daytona Beach, FL. 

Grandizio, C., Arban, P., Bartosiewicz, M. (2007, April).   An Analysis of Situational Awareness in Aircraft Accidents.   Presentation given at the 2007 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology.  Daytona Beach, FL. 

Hannigan, F.  Greenfield, H., & Kaminski, M.  (2007, April).  An Investigation of Situational Awareness Errors and their Implications on General Aviation.  Presentation given at the 2007 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology.  Daytona Beach, FL. 

Warren, W., Crimi, J., & Igel, G.  (2007, April).  Attitudes in Teamwork: A Look at Current Aviation Students and Their Attitudes Toward General Teamwork.  Presentation given at the 2007 Florida Student Conference for Human Factors and Applied Psychology.  Daytona Beach, FL. 



8/2014 – Present         Principal investigator for FAA sponsored research examining tools and strategies relating to aviation weather technology competencies in General Aviation pilots ($403K over 3 years).  Developed tools to assess pilot knowledge, supervised data collection and analysis, developed scenarios; currently applying user centered design principles to develop training technology. 

1/2016 – Present         Human Factors member of interdisciplinary hospital accident investigation team.  Coordinated with human factors specialists and care providers to develop interview protocol.  Developed and implemented human factors training for physicians and nurses on the team.  Synthesize interview data, review cases, and provide human factors recommendations regarding contributing factors. 

9/2013 – 2015             Principal investigator on research in Healthcare Human Factors.  Conducted an observational study of workflow and technology in preoperative care in a community hospital.  Developed observational assessment tool for simulation-based training “Response to Cardiac Code” in undergraduate nursing education.


5/2015 – 12/2015        Co-PI on research collaboration with Lockheed Martin investigating the role of technology enhanced learning in support of global training solutions.  Project included faculty from COA, COAS, and COE.   ($66K).  


3/2012 – 5/2014          Co-PI on subcontract to Rockwell Collins for Office of Naval Research Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) training project.   Collaborating on a cognitive analysis to determine he safety and training issues inherent to LVC training ($535K over 5 years).


4/2012 – 7-2013          Principal investigator for FAA sponsored research examining pilot use of Weather-in-the-cockpit technologies in general aviation ($82K over 1 year).  


10/2010 – 12/2011      Member of research team for FAA sponsored research examining UAS Human-Machine Interface Challenges to Support Development of FAA Certification Requirement.  (ERAU NEXGEN). 


9/2010 – 5/2011          Member of research team for FAA sponsored research examining the effectiveness of  training strategies  for general aviation pilots on the use of NEXRAD-based products in the cockpit. 


8/2009 – 5/2010          Principal investigator for FAA sponsored project “Data Communications Human Factors Impact Assessment of Best-Equipped, Best-Served Scenarios Across NAS” ($25K).


5/2009 – 5/2010          Member of research team for ONR sponsored research examining latency and lag mitigation strategies for helmet mounted displays.


8/2008-12/2008           Co-investigator on an industry sponsored project examining user perceptions of satellite phone technology ($25K).


8/2007- 5/2008            Academic partner for research investigating team communication concepts (sponsor:  USAF). ($35K)


5/2004-12/2006           Team member on FAA Industry Training Standards (FITS) Project.  Collaborated with project team to evaluate the FAA Industry Training Standards approach to train general aviation pilots to fly technologically advanced aircraft.   FAA funded project led by ERAU College of Aviation.  

                       

R&D Activities while employed at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division:


1/2003-12/2003           Managed development of an e-learning (web-based) course for Integrated Program Team Leaders.  This included collaborating with the contractor to develop course content and ensuring that the course structure followed principles of cognitive and learning theory and instructional design ($150K)


2/2002-12/2003           Managed a 3 year, 6.2 ONR sponsored research project “Distance Learning Employment and Instructor Training Guidelines”  ($1.5M)


1999-2002                   Co-managed a multi-million dollar, 5- year ONR 6.3 applied research program titled “Intelligent Agents to Enhance Learning in Large Scale Modeling and Simulation Exercises.”


9/2000-2/2001             Collaborated with other NAWCTSD scientists to conduct a review of current Digital Debrief Technologies used to train Aircrew Coordination/Crew Resource Management skills.  Applied principles of learning, human factors methods, cognitive theory, and instructional design to evaluate the products. 


9/2000-2/2001             Collaborated with other NAWCTSD scientists to develop the content for a computer based training CD-Rom:  Integrated Aircrew Coordination Training.


8/1995-12/2003           Research psychologist with the Training Technology Development Branch at NAVAIR, Orlando (Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division).   Designed, conducted, and managed programs of research investigating topics aimed at developing and testing techniques, methods, and processes to improve training system design and implementation.


2/1993 – 7/1995          Research Assistant to Dr. Eduardo Salas and Dr. Janis Cannon-Bowers at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (under agreements with Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the University of Central Florida).  Supported the ONR sponsored “Tactical Decision Making Under Stress” (TADMUS) research program.


10/1992 – 2/1993        Research Assistant to Dr. Clint Bowers at the Team Performance Laboratory, University Of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.  Conducted literature review on the basics of air traffic control and the application of team training principles to the air traffic environment. 


Member:                      Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Division Leader, Education Division 2016- Present         

Chair, Education and Training Committee 2013- 2016

Chair, Student Forum HFES 2014 & 2015 Annual Meeting

                                         Co-chair, Annual Meeting Workshops (2015)

Member:                      American Psychological Association  

Secretary/Treasurer for Division 21 (2013 – present)

President-Elect for Division 21 (2017 – Present)

Member-at-large for Division 21 (2012-2013)

Member:                      Southeastern Psychological Association (2009-2011)

Member:                      Women in Aviation (2004 – 2012)

Lifetime Member:       Psi Chi International Honor Society

      Assistant to the Vice-President of Southeast Region (2010-2011)

Reviewer:                 

Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Journal)

Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

Ergonomics (Journal)

Journal of the American Helicopter Society  

 American Psychological Association Annual Convention

 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

 Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting


Member of FITS Research Team (Team was a finalist for ERAU Researcher of the Year 2005-2006)