Alex Chaparro

Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
College of Arts & Sciences

Office Hours

401.15 COAS (by appointment)

Areas of Expertise

Human Factors

Alex Chaparro

Dr. Chaparro is a Professor of Human Factors and Behavioural Neurobiology and the director of the Aging, Perception, & Performance Lab at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His research interests include visual requirements of driving, the effects of visual impairment on driving, and speech perception and cognitive performance.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology: Experimental Psychology, Texas Tech University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology

  • HFS 695L: Applied Perception
  • HF 315: Automation & Systems Issues Av
  • HFS 501: Human Factors in Systems
  • HFS 615: Sensation & Perception
  • HFS 599: Spec Topics Human Fctrs Systms
  • HFS 699: Spec Topics in HF & Systems

HF 315 Automation and Systems
HF 395H Aging: Behavioral and Biological Foundations
HF 395I Driving Safety: Role of Driver Behavior, Design, and Policy

HFS 600  Human Factors in Systems
HFS 618 Human Factors in Aging: Behavioral and Biological Foundations
HFS 695L Applied Perception

Simonson, R. J., Keebler, Joseph R., & Chaparro, A. (In press). A Bayesian Approach on Investigating Helicopter Emergency Medical Fatal Accidents. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance.

Gannon E., Walker L., Chaparro A., Chaparro B.S. (2020). Assessing Alternative Text Presentation and Tablet Device Usage for Low Vision Leisure Reading. Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population: Technologies, Design and User Experience: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12207, 259-279.

Chaparro, A., Keebler, J. R., Lazzara, E. H., & Diamond, A. (2019). Checklists: A review of their origins, benefits, and current uses as a cognitive aid in medicine. Ergonomics in Design, 27(2), 21-26.

Burge, R., & Chaparro, A. (2018). An investigation of the effect of texting on hazard perception using fuzzy signal detection theory (fSDT). Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 58, 123-132..

Jansen, S. D., Keebler, J. R., & Chaparro, A. (2018). Shifts in maximum audiovisual integration with age. Multisensory Research, 31(3-4), 191-212.

Chaparro, A. & Chaparro, M. (2017).  Applications of Color in Design and the Failure to Address the Needs of Color Deficient Users. Ergonomics in Design, 25(1), 23-30.

Sivagnanasundaram, N., Palmer, E., & and Chaparro, A. (2016). Examining Aviation Navigation Display Symbology in Visual Search.  Transportation Research Board: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, N0. 2600, 102-111. DOI: 10.3141/2600-11.

Amick, R., Jansen, S., Chaparro, A., Hakansson, N., Patterson, J., & Jorgensen, M. (2015). Comparison of the SWAY Balance Mobile Application to the Abbreviated Balance Error Scoring System. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, 7, 89-96. DOI: 10.3928/19425864-20150422-04.

Amick, R. Z., Chaparro, A., Patterson, J. A., & Jorgensen, M. J. (2015). Test-Retest Reliability of the SWAY Balance Mobile Application. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, 4(2), 40-47.

Professor (2017-present) Dept. of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Carl/Rozina Cassat Professor in Aging, Director of the Regional Institute on Aging (2015-2017). Wichita State University.   

Professor (2009-present) and Chair (2010-2017) Dept. of Psychology, Wichita State University                                                                                    

Associate Professor (2001-2009) Dept. of Psychology, Wichita State University

Assistant Professor (1996 – 2001) Dept. of Psychology, Wichita State University

Research Associate in Biomedical Physics (1992 – 1996) Harvard University   

Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow (1991 – 1992) Harvard University                        

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Physics (1990 – 1991) Harvard University              

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

2011 Coleman Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow, WSU
2009 Received the WSU Excellence in Research Award
1991 Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship
1989 American Psychological Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship