Stephen Rice

Title
Professor
Email
Department
Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
College
College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Human Factors, Safety, Autonomous Systems, UAS, Sustainability, Consumer Perceptions
Stephen Rice


Dr. Stephen Rice was born and raised in Indonesia. He is currently a Professor in the Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology Department at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He received his PhD in Engineering Psychology (Human Factors) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. Dr. Rice has been faculty at New Mexico State University and the Florida Institute of Technology, before moving to Embry-Riddle in 2016. He has published over 350 academic works and has been awarded over $7 million in funded aviation research.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 312: Research Analys in Psychology
  • PSY 312L: Rsrch Analysis Psychology Lab

  • 2022 'World Ranking Top 2% Scientists' list by Stanford University
  • 2021 'World Ranking Top 2% Scientists' list by Stanford University
  • Named a 2015 Difference Maker by the Office of the Chief Operating Officer (Florida Tech)
  • Recipient of the 2012 Early Career Award given by the University Research Council for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity (NMSU)
    • University-wide award given to 2-4 faculty members each year
  • Sole Recipient of the 2010 Greek Life Outstanding Professor of the Year Award (NMSU)
    • University-wide award given to 1 faculty member each year
  • Sole Recipient of the 2006 DSO Distinguished Teaching Award (University of Illinois)
    • University-wide award given to 1 faculty or graduate student (not every year)
  • Winner of the 2009 Jerome H. Ely Human Factors Article Award
    • Award given to the best article of the year in Human Factors Journal
  • 2006 University of Illinois List of Excellent Instructors
    • Recognizes the top 2-3% of instructors each year
  • Sole Recipient of the Ralph E. Flexman 2003 Master’s Thesis Award
    • Departmental award given to 1 graduate student each year
  • Sole Recipient of the 2001 Outstanding Academic Achievement and Distinguished Service Award (Rollins College)
    • College award given to 1 undergraduate student each year
  • Nominated for 2010 University Research Council Early Career Award (NMSU)
  • Nominated for the 2010 Patricia Christmore Teaching Award (NMSU)