Human Performance Community of Practice: Data-Driven HP Analysis
Dr. Jason Kring is the Director of Training at Fort Hill Group, Inc., a human factors consulting group that provides strategic guidance, data analysis, and training to help organizations create a safe, resilient, and efficient workforce. In this role, he develops and delivers training to customers in the aviation and aerospace communities and conducts analyses of safety incidents and training programs. Current efforts include applying a human performance taxonomy to analyze reports from NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System and developing training content for instructors at the FAA’s Air Traffic Control Academy. Prior efforts included conducting a review of training at air traffic control facilities in the National Airspace System and delivering human factors training to air traffic controllers. Before joining Fort Hill Group, Dr. Kring was an Associate Professor of Human Factors Psychology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and focused his research on team performance in aerospace and extreme settings. He has a Ph.D. in Applied/Experimental Human Factors Psychology and over 16 years of experience teaching in the areas of human factors, psychology, research methods, statistics, and testing and evaluation.
Dr. Kring’s research has focused on human factors in aerospace and extreme environments; particularly how vehicle and system design affect human performance. Previously funded projects included developing augmented reality user interfaces for military drones for the Secretary of Defense, developing objective measures of cognitive workload for the US Navy, and investigating data communications and synthetic speech on the flight deck for the FAA.
Dr. Kring has over 30 publications and 50 conference presentations representing a wide range of research areas including performance in extreme and isolated settings; effects of cohesion, trust, and communication on team performance; crew composition and interactions for long-duration spaceflight; aerospace human factors; distributed team performance; and training applications of simulation and virtual reality.