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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

William C. Thompson, Ph.D., Task Group Chair, University of California Irvine (member of OSAC's Speaker Recognition Subcommittee)

Hal R. Arkes, Ph.D., Task Group Vice Chair, Ohio State University (member of OSAC's Seized Drugs Subcommittee and Trace Materials Subcommittee

Members

Thomas Albright, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (member of OSAC's Facial Identification Subcommittee)

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

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

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

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

Jeff Kukucka, Towson University (member of OSAC's Forensic Document Examination Subcommittee)

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

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)

Niki Osborne, National Institute of Standards and Technology (affiliate member of OSAC's Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee)

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

Adele Quigley-McBride, Duke Law, Wilson Center for Science and Justice (member of OSAC's Forensic Anthropology Subcommittee)

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

Pat Skene, Duke University (member of OSAC's Forensic Toxicology Subcommittee)

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

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

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 February 18, 2021