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Human Factors Task Group

The FSSB’s Human Factors Task Group is primarily comprised of at least one member from each OSAC subcommittee to provide a human factors perspective for the subcommittee. Task group members are selected based on their experience in psychology, cognitive science or a related social science discipline, and knowledge of social science literature on human judgment, decision making, observer effects, communication and cognitive bias. The group is available for consulting with the FSSB and all OSAC committees on human factors related issues. Task group members work together to gather and submit their comments on standards, technical publications, definitions, and other OSAC and FSSB documents, with an emphasis on the human factors related to forensic science results.

Officers

Pate Skene, Task Group Chair, University of Colorado (member of OSAC's Forensic Toxicology Subcommittee)

Jeff Kukucka, Task Group Co-Vice Chair, Towson University (member of OSAC's Forensic Document Examination Subcommittee)

Adele Quigley-McBride, Task Group Co-Vice Chair, Duke Law, Wilson Center for Science and Justice (member of OSAC's Dogs & Sensors Subcommittee)

Members

Mohammed Almazrouei, Abu Dhabi Police (affiliate member of OSAC's Trace Materials Subcommittee)

Hal R. Arkes, Ph.D., Ohio State University (FSSB liaison to Human Factors Task Group) 

Rolando Carol, Auburn University at Montgomery (member of OSAC's Seized Drugs Subcommittee)

Jason Chin, University of Sydney (OSAC affiliate)

Andrew Cohen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (member of OSAC's Ignitable Liquids, Explosives, & Gunshot Residue Subcommittee)

Deborah Davis, University of Nevada, Reno (member of OSAC's Forensic Nursing Subcommittee and Forensic Odontology Subcommittee)

Nathan Dieckman, Oregon Health & Science University (OSAC affiliate)

Bethany Growns, University of Exeter (OSAC affiliate)

Ralph Haber, Human Factors Consultants (OSAC affiliate)

Hilary Hamnett, University of Lincoln, UK (OSAC affiliate)

Scott Highhouse, Bowling Green State University (OSAC affiliate)

John Hollway, University of Pennsylvania (member of OSAC's Digital Evidence Subcommittee)

Sharon Kelley, University of Virginia (member of OSAC's Friction Ridge Subcommittee)

Richard Lempert, University of Michigan (member of OSAC's Fire & Explosion Investigation Subcommittee)

Moa Liden, Department of Security & Crime Science, UCL, UK & Faculty of Law, Uppsala University (OSAC affiliate)

Stephanie Madon, Iowa State University (member of OSAC's Firearms & Toolmarks Subcommittee)

Kristy Martire, The University of New South Wales (affiliate member of OSAC's Footwear & Tire Subcommittee)

Erin Morris, Los Angeles County Public Defender (member of OSAC's Medicolegal Death Investigation Subcommittee)

Daniel Murrie, University of Virginia (OSAC affiliate)

Sherry Nakhaeizadeh, Crime and Forensic Science University College London (OSAC affiliate)

Niki Osborne, Human Factors Training and Consultancy, New Zealand (affiliate member of OSAC's Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee)

Michael Piper, Target Corporation (member of OSAC's VITAL Subcommittee)

Michael Risinger, Seton Hall University (OSAC affiliate)

Joseph Russo, Cornell University (OSAC affiliate)

Kelly Sauerwein, National Institute of Standards and Technology (member of OSAC's Forensic Anthropology Subcommittee)

Nadja Schreiber Compo, Florida International University (member of OSAC's Human Forensic Biology Subcommittee and Wildlife Forensic Biology Subcommittee)

Barbara Spellman, University of Virginia (member of OSAC's Crime Scene Investigation & Reconstruction Subcommittee)

Jason Tangen, The University of Queensland (OSAC affiliate)

William Thompson, University of California-Irvine (member of OSAC's Speaker Recognition Subcommittee)

Alicia Wilcox, Thomas College (member of OSAC's Footwear & Tire Subcommittee)

Miko Wilford, University of Massachusetts Lowell (OSAC affiliate)

Cindy (Ya Yang) Xiong, University of Massachusetts (Amherst) (OSAC affiliate)

Webinars & Presentations

Discipline-Specific Bibliographies and Bibliographic References

These documents may contain information that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, and other readers to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced. The identification of these documents does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only standards that are posted on the OSAC Registry and Technical Guidance documents are endorsed by OSAC. These documents may be subject to copyright. Note: Task group position statements or responses to data collections by the task group do not necessarily represent the position of OSAC or NIST.

Created July 9, 2014, Updated October 25, 2022