Joseph R. Keebler

Associate Professor
Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
College of Arts & Sciences

Office Hours

COAS Office 401.09 Thursday 10am - noon or by appointment

Areas of Expertise

Experimental design

Statistical analysis


Healthcare systems

Simulation-based training

Military systems


Joseph R. Keebler

I have over 15 years of experience conducting experimental and applied research in human factors, with a specific focus on training and teamwork in medical, military, and consumer domains. I have partnered with multiple agencies and have led projects aimed at the implementation of HF/E in complex, high-risk systems to increase safety and human performance. This work includes command and control of tele-operated unmanned systems, communication and teamwork in medical systems, and simulation-/game- based training for advanced skills including playing guitar and identifying combat vehicles. My work includes over 50 publications and over 60 presentations at national and international conferences. I am currently co-director of the Research Engineering and Applied Collaborations in Healthcare (REACH) Laboratory where I work with a team of faculty and students to solve real world medical issues at the intersection of teamwork and technology.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology: Human Factors Psychology, University of Central Florida
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Applied Experimental and Human Factors: Psychology, University of Central Florida
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Central Florida

  • HFS 625: Applied Testing & Selection
  • HFS 510: Research Design & Analysis I
  • HFS 699: Spec Topics in HF & Systems
  • HFS 520: Team Performance


HFS 510 Research Methods 1

HFS 610 Research Methods 2

PSY 699 Special Topics in Human Factors: Psychometrics and Structural Equation Modeling


PSY 322 Research Methods

PSY 335 Physiological Psychology

PSY 340 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 395 Psychology of Music

Co-Director, Research Engineering and Applied Collaboration in Healthcare (REACH) Laboratory, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2015 - Present

Faculty Associate, Gaming Education and Applied Research Studies (GEARS) Laboratory, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2015 - Present

Director, Training Research and Applied Cognitive Engineering Laboratory, Wichita State University, 2012-2015

Chair, International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 2018 - Present

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

American Psychological Association

2020 William C. Howell Young Investigator Award, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

2017 Bentzi Karsh Early-Career Service Award, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society