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Dr. Cynthia H. Null

NASA Technical Fellow for Human Factors

Before being assigned to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center as the NASA Technical Fellow for Human Factors, Dr. Cynthia H. Null was a scientist in the Human Factors Division and Deputy Program Manager of the Space Human Factors Engineering Project.  She began her career at NASA Ames in 1991 as a branch chief in the Human Factors Research Division.  In 1996, she edited the Space Human Factor Requirements Definition for the Advance Human Support Technology Program.  In 1997 while a program manager in the Aeronautics Enterprise, Dr. Null was part of the lead team designing the Aviation Safety Program and was the Ames Deputy Manager to the AvSP Program Office at Langley from 1997 until 1999.  She was the acting Chief of the Human Factors Research Division from Spring of 1998 until she returned to research in late 1999.  She teaches a course in Human Center Design for Aerospace Engineers at Stanford University.

Dr. Null received a BA in Mathematics from Albion College, and an MA and Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology from Michigan State University.  Her career began with an academic appointment at the College of William and Mary, where she was on the faculty for 18 years before joining NASA.  She was the managing editor of the journal Psychometrika for 20 years.