Lessons learned while navigating the academic path in human factors

Heather C. Lum, Christopher M. Via, William Shelstad, J. Christopher Brill, James P. Bliss

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Abstract

The objective of this panel was to examine how individuals at different stages in their professional careers view human factors in relation to the educational process. The panel began by Heather Lum briefly giving an overview and the precipice for this discussion panel. The panelists then provided their views and experiences regarding this topic. William Shelstad discussed how he discovered human factors as an undergraduate and why he has chosen to pursue a path to graduate school. Christopher Via, a doctoral candidate, shared lessons he learned about being successful at that stage in his career. Chris Brill discussed his pursuits and the trials and tribulations of a tenure-track position in academia. Jim Bliss shared his experiences with the types of challenges faced by faculty in smaller universities. The specific theme of this discussion panel was focused on the differing perspectives that one might face as they move through the academic path of human factors. Each panelist had a unique perspective that was guided by where they are in the process and they shared these experiences as well as suggestions for those who are considering pursuing a similar path. Dr. Lum fostered discussion among the panelists and questions from the general audience. Discussion time: 90 minutes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages352-356
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289470
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2015Oct 30 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2015-January
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period10/26/1510/30/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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