John Reising

School of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management and Systems

  • Location: Kettering Laboratories Room 365
  • Phone: 937-229-2238
  • Email: Contact


Selected Publications

  • Reising, J.M. 2002. Uninhabited military vehicles: What is the role of the operators? Symposium on the Role of Humans in Intelligent and Automated Systems, October 8-10, in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Reising, J.M., and M.P. Snow. Curved landing approaches: Where is the payoff for pathway? 2000. Proceedings of the 44th Meeting of The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, July, in San Diego, California.
  • Reising, J.M., K.K. Liggett, T.W. Kustra, M.P. Snow, D.C. Hartsock, and T.P. Barry. 1998. Evaluation Of pathway symbology used to land from curved approaches with varying visibility conditions. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Reising, J.M., K.K. Liggett, and D.C. Hartsock. 1996. Future cockpits: What's after the F-22 and the Eurofighter 2000? Proceedings of the 1996 Avionics Conference and Exhibition, November 20-21, in Heathrow, England.
  • Reising, J.M. 1995. Performance measures and situational awareness: How strong the link? Proceedings of International Conference on Experimental Analysis and Measurement of Situational Awareness, November, in Daytona, Florida.

Research and Work

  • Human factors/ergonomics of military systems, over 30 years
  • Technical Advisor, Warfighter Interface Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, shaped the research program direction for a division of over 100 scientists and engineers with a multimillion dollar research portfolio, October 1997-2006
  • Following the end of the Cold War, changed the research portfolio from an emphasis on cockpits to three new areas: command-and-control, uninhabited aerial vehicles, and special operations/intelligence
  • Chaired NATO Task Group, Uninhabited Military Vehicles-Human Factors in Augmenting the Force
  • Led a seven country NATO team to examine critical operator issues that affect successful implementation of air, ground, and under sea Uninhabited Military Vehicles

Honors and Awards

  • Harold Brown Award, 1997
  • Air Force Research Laboratory Fellow, 1995
  • Wright Laboratory Fellow, 1995
  • Government Employees Council, runner-up for Montgomery County federal government employee of the year in the engineer & scientist category, 1994
  • Affiliate Societies Council, recipient of Engineering Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton's Engineer and Scientist of the Year award, 1994
  • Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1989
  • Association of Aviation Psychologists Special Recognition for work accomplished during tenure as president, 1988
  • President, Association of Aviation Psychologists, 1987-88
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Special Recognition, 1988
  • German Air Force Special Recognition
  • Flight Control Division's Award, Non-supervisory Scientist and Engineer, Division II, 1986 and 1987
  • Flight Dynamics Laboratory Director's Award, 1987
  • Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, 1987


  • Ph.D., Industrial Psychology, Southern Illinois University, 1969
  • M.A., Psychology, Southern Illinois University, 1967
  • B.S., Psychology, Xavier University, 1964

Professional Activities

  • Association of Aviation Psychologists
  • American Psychological Society
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society