The Department of Human Factors helps students understand the interactions of humans and the other elements of a system. Embry-Riddle is the only university in the U.S. — and possibly the world — offering a bachelor's, a master's, and a Ph.D. degree program in Human Factors.

The department’s primary focus is on Human Factors, followed by Ergonomics, so the main emphasis is on psychology, not machinery. Students study fascinating interdisciplinary topics like Psychology, Aerospace Life Sciences, Ergonomics, and Human-Computer Interaction. The programs emphasize applications almost from the first day.


Submissions from 2016


Understanding Teamwork in the Provision of Cancer Care: Highlighting the Role of Trust, Elizabeth H. Lazzara, Joseph Keebler, Soosi Day, Deborah DiazGranados, Minggui Pan, Michael A. King, and Shin-Ping Tu

Submissions from 2014


Shifting the Paradigm of Music Instruction: Implications of Embodiment Stemming from an Augmented Reality Guitar Learning system, Joseph Keebler, Travis J. Wiltshire, Dustin C. Smith, Stephen M. Fiore, and Jeffrey S. Bedwell

Submissions from 2008


Ergonomic Analysis of a Hair Salon, Joseph Keebler, David Schuster, and Scott Ososky