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Jack W. Stuster

VP & Principal Scientist

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Summary
  • Formal training in psychology and anthropology.
  • Thirty-four years of postdoctoral experience in the analysis of technical performance, development of performance measures, design of equipment and technical operating procedures, and conduct of behavioral and socioeconomic research.
  • Published more than 100 journal articles, technical reports, and chapters. Author of Bold Endeavors: Lessons From Polar and Space Exploration.
  • Best Article of the Year Award in Ergonomics in Design (1995).
  • Analyzed tasks performed by telecommunications cable repair technicians, and developed a minicourse for the evaluation and training of technicians in the installation and repair of fiber-optic transmission systems and electronic multiplexing equipment.
  • Analyzed tasks performed by Naval Special Warfare operators (SEAL Teams and Special Boat Squadrons) and other special duty personnel. Provided recommendations to guide the development of equipment and procedures to enhance human performance in extreme environments.
  • Provided human factors support for the design of space stations, lunar bases, interplanetary space craft, Navy airships and submersibles, Air Force rail cars, command and control centers, and monobaric underwater habitats.
  • Conducted large-scale field studies concerning DUI/DWI detection, field sobriety testing, aggressive driving, and the effects of traffic enforcement on safety and crime.
  • Developed the Mobile Officer's Assistant (MOA), a system of hand-held computers for use by traffic officers to generate electronic citations and make wireless queries of remote databases.
  • Trains law enforcement and national security personnel in the use of techniques for the analysis of criminal intelligence.
  • Contributed to the development of training for NASA astronauts concerning the behavioral issues associated with isolation and confinement.
  • Member of the Science Council of NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts.
  • Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (BCPE Certificate Number 0093).
Education
  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976; Anthropology
  • M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1971; Anthropology
  • B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1969; Experimental Psychology & Anthropology (with honors)
Employment
  • 1981 - Now Anacapa Sciences, Inc. - Senior and Principal Scientist
  • 1981 - 1981 Henningson, Durham & Richardson, Sciences Division
  • 1980 - 1981 Santa Barbara Research Group. - Director of Special Projects
  • 1977 - 1980 Gruen, Gruen + Associates. - Senior Anthropologist

Selected Publications

Stuster, J.W. (2010). Acceptable Risk: The Human Mission to Mars. Journal of Cosmology, Volume 12, pp. 3566-3577.

Stuster, J.W. (2010). Behavioral Issues Associated with Isolation and Confinement: Review and Analysis of Astronaut Journals. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA/TM-2010-216130 (July).

Stuster, J.W. and Coffman, Z. (2010). Capturing Insights From Firefights to Improve Training. Prepared for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL.

Stuster, J.W. (2006). Validation of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test Battery at 0.08 Percent BAC. Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, (48) 3: 608-614.

Stuster, J.W. (2006). The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: Stories From the First 50 Years. (Editor). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Santa Monica, CA.

Stuster, J.W. (2006). Review of Human Systems Integration Issues for the Joint Maritime Assault Connector, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, Florida (October).

Stuster, J.W. (2005). Examining Sustained, High-Visibility, Impaired Driving, General Deterrence Strategies: Case Studies of Eight Programs. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC.(http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/alcohol/StopImpaired/Creating_ImpairedDriving/index.html)

Stuster, J.W. (2005). The Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Battery: A Summary of Issues. Impaired Driving Update, (9) 3-4: 63-70, 75-76, 89-92.

Stuster, J.W. (2005). Analogue Prototypes for Lunar and Mars Exploration. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine (76) 6, Section II (June).

Stuster, J.W. (2004). Aggressive Driving Enforcement: Evaluations of Two Demonstration Programs. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC, DOT-HS-809-707, (March). (http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/research/AggDrivingEnf/images/AggresDrvngEnforce-5.0.pdf)

Stuster, J.W. (2004). Lessons From Previous Expeditions For the Human Exploration of Mars. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, (57) 3-4:126-134. (March/April).

Stuster, J.W., Burns, M., and Fiorentino, D. (2002). Evaluation of the Highway Safety Impact of Open Container Laws. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Final Report, Washington, DC, DOT-HS-809-426, (April).

Stuster, J.W. (2001). Development of a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Training Management System. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC, DOT-HS-809-400, (November).

Stuster, J.W. (2001). Salient Human Factors Issues Concerning the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC). Naval Coastal Systems Station, Panama City FL.

Stuster, J.W. (2001). The Albuquerque Police Department's Safe Streets Program. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC, DOT-HS-809-278, (June). (http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/research/ss7.pdf)

Stuster, J.W., Bachelard, C., and Suedfeld, P. (2000). The Relative Importance of Behavioral Issues During Long-Duration I.C.E. Missions. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine (71) 9 (September).

Stuster, J.W., Burns, M., and Fiorentino, D. (2000). The Observational Threshold Of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. In, Proceedings of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs, and Traffic Safety, Stockholm, Sweden, May. (http://www.vv.se/traf_sak/t2000/204.pdf)

Stuster, J.W., Bachelard, C., and Suedfeld, P. (1999). In the Wake of the Astrolabe: Review and Analysis of Diaries Maintained by the Leaders and Physicians at French Remote Duty Stations. Technical Report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (February).

Stuster, J.W. (1999). The Unsafe Driving Acts of Motorists in the Vicinity of Large Trucks. Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC. (http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/pdfs/udarepo.pdf)

Stuster, J.W. (1998). Human and Team Performance In Extreme Environments: Antarctica. Human Performance in Extreme Environments, 3, 1, pp 117-120, (September).

Stuster, J.W. and Burns, M.(1998). Validation of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test Battery at BACs Below 0.10. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC, DOT-HS-808-839, (August).

Stuster, J.W. (1997). The Detection of DWI at BACs Below 0.10. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC DOT-HS-808-654 (September).

Stuster, J.W. and Coffman Z. (1997). Synthesis of Safety Research Related to Speed and Speed Management. Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC. (http://tfhrc.gov/safety/speed/spdtoc.htm)

Stuster, J.W. (1997). The Visual Detection of DWI. A 16-minute training video produced for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for use by law enforcement personnel.

Stuster, J.W. (1996). Bold Endeavors: Lessons from Polar and Space Exploration. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD.

Stuster, J.W., Morford, G., and Sheehan, Jr., M. (1996). Traffic Enforcement's Role In The War On Crime. Police Chief, 63 (7), 48-49 (July).

Stuster, J.W. (1995). The Modern Explorer's Guide to Long Duration Isolation and Confinement: Lessons Learned from Space Analogue Experiences. Santa Barbara, CA: Anacapa Sciences, Inc. Technical Report for the NASA Johnson Space Center.

Stuster, J.W. (1995). Experimental Evaluation of Two Municipal Speed Enforcement Programs: Final Report. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC, No. DOT HS 808 325. (August).

Stuster, J.W. and Blowers, P. (1995). Experimental Evaluation of Sobriety Checkpoint Programs: Final Report. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC, No. DOT HS 808 287 (June).

Stuster, J.W. and Chovil, A. (1994). Tracking Disease Outbreak: Adaptation Of A Link Analysis Tool Helps To Map A Measles Epidemic. Ergonomics in Design. (July).

Stuster, J.W., Goforth, H. and Prusaczyk, K. (1993). Task Analysis of the SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Pilot and Navigator Crew Positions. Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA

Stuster, J.W., Goforth, H. and Prusaczyk, K. (1993). Analysis of the Most Physically Demanding Tasks Performed by Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Personnel. Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA (August).

Stuster, J.W. (1993). The Detection of DWI Motorcyclists: Final Report. US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. No. DOT HS 807 839 (March).

Stuster, J.W., Hunt, P., Linnville, S., Schneider, K. and Braun, D. (1993). The Development of Permanent Medical Standards for Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Crew Personnel. NHRC Report No. 93-26. Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA (January).

Stuster, J.W. (1989). Effects of Environmental Factors on Human Performance: Human Factors Design Recommendations for Naval Special Warfare Equipment (Technical Report 694-9-2). Santa Barbara, CA: Anacapa Sciences, Inc.

Stuster, J.W. (1986). Space Station Habitability Recommendations Based On A Systematic Comparative Analysis Of Analogous Conditions. NASA Contractor Report 3943, Ames Research Center, CA.


Current Projects

  • Conducting a content analysis of personal journals that were maintained for this purpose by astronauts during long duration tours of duty onboard the International Space Station.
  • Conducting an evaluation of Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Conducting a study of military firefights for DARPA to identify lessons to enhance training.
  • Developing custom versions of our Mobile Officer's Assistant (MOA) for court systems and law enforcement agencies.


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