Gerald Matthews is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. He obtained his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1984, and he has previously held faculty positions at Aston University and the University of Dundee in the UK. His research focuses on human performance, cognitive models of personality, the assessment of acute states of stress and fatigue, and emotional intelligence. He has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters on these topics. He has co-authored books on Attention and Emotion: A Clinical Perspective, Personality Traits, Human Performance: Cognition, Stress and Individual Differences and Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth. His book on Attention and Emotion won the 1998 British Psychological Society Book Award. He is also editor of Cognitive Science Perspectives on Personality and Emotion and co-editor of The Science of Emotional Intelligence. He has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, Chair of the Individual Differences in Performance Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and President-Elect of the Traffic and Transportation Division of the International Association for Applied Psychology. He has acted as a consultant for several organizations, including Procter & Gamble and the MIT Electronics Research Lab. He is also an associate editor for Personality and Individual Differences, and a consulting editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. Paula Desmond is a senior usability engineer at Dell, Inc. She holds degrees in Human Factors Engineering from Aston University and the University of Dundee in the UK . She has held research positions at the University of Minnesota and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, and she has held faculty positions in Human Factors Engineering at Southwestern University and Texas Tech University. Catherine Neubauer is a Ph.D. student in the psychology department at the University of Cincinnati. She received her B.S. in psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2008 SA Peter Hancock is Provost Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology, the Institute for Simulation and Training, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Central Florida. Previously, he was the founder and Director of the Human Factors Research Laboratory at the University of Minnesota where he held appointments in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, and Kinesiology as well as at the Cognitive Science Center and the Center on Aging Research. He currently holds as an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the Transportation Institute of the University of Michigan. His work has garnered over $15 million dollars in externally funded research awards and he is the author of more than 400 refereed scientific articles and publications as well as writing and editing a number of books. He has received various awards for his work, among them the Franklin V. Taylor Award of the American Psychological Association, the Liberty Mutual Prize from the International Ergonomics Association, the Jack Kraft Award of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Sir Frederic Bartlett Medal of the Ergonomics Society of Great Britain for lifetime achievement. In 2006 he was named the Norbert Wiener Award winner of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, its highest technical award. Peter is a Fellow, and past President, of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
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