lndustrial Engineering

Dr. Douglas A. Wiegmann

Adjunct Faculty

Department of Industrial Engineering

3214 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572
Tel: 608/890-1932

Email: dawiegmann@wisc.edu
Dr. Douglas A. Wiegmann


B.S. Psychology/Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1988

M.S. Experimental Psychology: Cognition
Texas Christian University, 1990

Ph.D. Experimental Psychology: Cognition
Texas Christian University, 1992

Post Doctoral M.S. Biomedical Science: Clinical and Translational Research
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 2007

Fields of Interest

Cognitive Systems Engineering
System Safety
Accident Investigation
Human Error Analysis



Wiegmann, D.A., McCarley, J.S., Kramer, A.F. & Wickens, C.D. (2006). Age and automation interact to influence performance of a simulated luggage screening task. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. 77; 825-831.

Madhavan, P. & Wiegmann, D.A. & Lacson, F. C. (2006). Automation failures on tasks easily performed by operators undermines trust in automated aids. Human Factors, 48(2), 241-256.

Boot, W.R., Kramer, A.F., Becic, E., Wiegmann, D.A. & Kubose, T. (2006). Detecting transient changes in dynamic displays: The more you look, the less you see. Human Factors, 48(4), 759-773.

Shappell, S., Detwiler, C., Holcomb, K., Hackworth, C., Boquet, A. & Wiegmann, D.A. (2007). Human error and commercial aviation accidents: An analysis using the Human Factors Analysis and Classification, Human Factors, 49(2), 227-242.

Malec, J.F., Torsher, L.C., Dunn, W.D., Wiegmann, D.A., Arnold, J.J., & Brown, D.A. (2007). The high performance teamwork (HPT) scale: Reliability and validity for evaluating key crew resource management skills. Simulation in Healthcare, 2(1), 4-10.

ElBardissi, A.W., Wiegmann, D.A., Dearani, J.A., & Sundt, T.S. (2007). Application of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System methodology to the cardiovascular surgery operating room. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 83, 1412-1419.

Madhavan, P. & Wiegmann, D.A. (in press). A review of operator trust in automated aids: How human are machines? Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science.

Madhavan, P. & Wiegmann, D.A. (in press). Effects of source, pedigree and reliability on operator interaction with decision support systems. Human Factors.

Wiegmann, D.A., ElBardissi, A.W., Dearani, J.A., Daly, R.C., & Sundt, T.M. (in press). Disruptions of surgical flow and their relationships to surgical errors: An exploratory investigation. Surgery.

Mathis, K. & Wiegmann, D.A. (in press). Construct validation of a laparoscopic simulator. Simulation in Healthcare.


Wiegmann, D. A. & Shappell, S. A. (2003). A human error approach to aviation accident analysis: The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System. Vermont: Ashgate Publishing.

Kramer, A. F., Wiegmann, D. A., Kirlik, A. (2006). Attention: From theory to practice. New York: Oxford University Press.


Wiegmann, D. A. (2001). Psychology of aviation safety. In N.J. Smelser & P.B. Baltes (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol.2, pp. 1019-23. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Wiegmann, D. A. & Cristina, F. (2001). Feedback lag variability and choice of an automated diagnostic aid. In D. Harris (Ed.) Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, Vol. 6. Industrial Ergonomics, HCI, and Applied Cognitive Psychology (pp. 169-174). Vermont: Ashgate Publishing.

Wiegmann, D.A., von Thaden, T.L, & Gibbons, A.M. (in press). A review of safety culture theory and its potential application to traffic safety. In D. Nelson, and B. Tefft (Eds.). Safety Culture and Traffic Safety. Washington, DC. AAA Foundation Publishing.

Selected Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Williams E. Collins Award (2002) for the outstanding publication in the field of human factors Awarded by the Aerospace Human Factors Association.
  • Admiral Louis de Florez Award (2002) for significant contributions to aviation safety and accident prevention. Awarded by the Flight Safety Foundation, International.
  • Harry G. Moseley Award (2003) for significant contributions to human factors and aerospace safety. Awarded by the Aerospace Medical Association.
  • Williams E. Collins Award (2003) for the outstanding publication in the field of human factors. Awarded by the Aerospace Human Factors Association.
  • Earl A. Alluisi Award (2003) for early career achievement in the field of Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology. Awarded by the American Psychological Association-Div. 21.
  • Power System Engineering Society Prize Paper Award (2003). For best paper presented at the Annual IEEE Conference on Power System Analysis, Computing, and Economic Conference.
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association President's Award (2006) for the best scientific paper presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting.
  • Board Certified Human Factors Professional, by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE).
  • Private Pilot's Certificate, Single-engine land (SEL), Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (1992-93).
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (2005-07).



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