Matthew Taranto

Title
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email
Department
Department of Undergraduate Studies
College
College of Aeronautics

Office Hours

5pm - 8pm M-F

Matthew Taranto is a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel/Chief Biomedical Science Corps Officer. He earned his PhD at the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he developed Model-Based Human Systems Integration (MBHSI). He is an Air University Air Command and Staff College graduate earning a graduate degree in Military Operational Art and Science. Prior to that he was assigned to the 711th Human Performance Wing as the Chief of Human Systems Integration Analysis Division and as Technical Advisor to the Human Systems Integration Directorate, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He was responsible for directing and advising Human Systems Integration execution across the Air Force Medical Service and in U.S. Air Force acquisition programs while directly overseeing tactical Human Systems Integration implementation for high-visibility programs. Matt was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in 2003 after graduating from the Northern Arizona University. He has held a variety of assignments spanning five Air Force Commands and numerous Physiology missions, including serving as the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and Test Pilot School Aerospace Physiologist. He has served on many high visibility aviation Safety Investigation Boards that have directly impacted the safety of flight across the U.S. Air Force. Lt Col Taranto is an Aerospace Medical Association Board Certified Chief Aerospace Physiologist, a Defense Acquisition University Certified Acquisition Level II Science/Technology Management and Engineering Professional, and a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Postgraduate School.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School
  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Human Factors in Aviation Systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Human Systems Integration, Naval Postgraduate School
  • M. - Master in Military Operational Art and Science, Air University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Zoology: Aerospace Studies, Northern Arizona University

  • Private Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration

  • MSHF 640: Human Physiology & Adaptation
  • RSCH 700A: Thesis I
  • RSCH 700B: Thesis II
  • MSHF 618: Virtual Envir, Simul, Robotics