Dr. Scott A. Shappell
Department Chair, Human Factors and Systems
Phone: (386) 226-6790
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BS Psychology, Summa Cum Laude with University Honor
Sonny Carter Memorial Award for excellence in aviation safety. Awarded in 1996 by the Society of U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons.
Williams E. Collins Award for the outstanding publication in the field of human factors Awarded in 2002 by the Aerospace Human Factors Association.
Admiral Louis de Florez Award for significant contributions to aviation safety and accident prevention. Awarded in 2002 by the Flight Safety Foundation, International.
Harry G. Moseley Award for significant contributions to human factors and aerospace safety. Awarded in 2003 by the Aerospace Medical Association.
Dr. Shappell joined the Department of Industrial Engineering at Clemson University in the fall of 2005. He was the Human Factors Research Branch Manager at the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute of the Federal Aviation Administration. His research interests include human error, human factors safety management systems, fatigue effects on performance, and crew resource management. He is the co-developer of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) and Human Factors Intervention Matrix (HFIX) that are used worldwide in a variety of high-risk industries (e.g., aviation, mining, medicine) for accident/incident investigation and the development of interventions.
Shappell, S. and Wiegmann, D. (2001). Applying Reason: The human factors analysis and classification system (HFACS). Human Factors and Aerospace Safety, 1, 59-86.
Wiegmann, D. and Shappell, S. (2001). Human error perspectives in aviation. International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 11, 341-357.
Wiegmann, D. and Shappell, S. (2001). Human error analysis of commercial aviation accidents: Application of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS). Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 72, 1006-1016.
Wiegmann, D. and Shappell, S. (2003). A human error approach to aviation accident analysis: The human factors analysis and classification system. Ashgate Publishing Company: Aldershot, Great Britain.
Courses TaughtIE 210 Design and Analysis of Work Systems
IE 489 Industrial Ergonomics and Automation
IE 491/691 Special Topics - Resilience Engineering
IE 491/691 Special Topics - Human Factors Accident Investigation
IE 801 Human Factors Engineering
IE 813 Occupational Ergonomics
IE 815 Human Factors Research Methods
Professional AffiliationsFellow of the Aerospace Medical Association
Past-President and Fellow of the Aerospace Human Factors Association
Secretary/Treasurer, Division 21, American Psychological Association
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Association of Aviation Psychology
International Society of Air Safety Investigators
Consulting Editor for The International Journal of Aviation Psychology
Associate Editor for Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine