Director, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
- Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (1987)
- M.S., Virginia Tech, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (1985)
- B.S., Wright State University, Systems Engineering (1979)
University Faculty Appointments
- Newport News Shipbuilding Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech (January 2001—Present)
- Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech (January 1996—December 2000)
- Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa (January 1993—December 1995; Tenure granted April 1994)
- Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Idaho (August 1986—December 1992; Promotion and tenure granted March 1992)
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho (February 1990—December 1992)
- Director, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (January 1996—September 2002 and September 2003—Present)
- Founding Director, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech (September 2002—August 2003)
- Associate Director, Center for Computer-Aided Design, University of Iowa (January 1993—December 1995)
- Research Assistant, Vehicle Analysis and Simulation Laboratory, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (September 1983—August 1986)
- Research Assistant, Perception Laboratory, Psychology Department, Wright State University (March 1977—March 1978)
Industry and Government
- President, VTT, LLC, Inc. (September 2012—Present)
- Chairman, Transecurity, LLC, Inc. (June 2005—April 2014)
- Human Factors Engineer, Martin Marietta Aerospace, Denver, Colorado (July 1979—August 1983)
- Researcher, Air Force Human Resources Laboratory, Advanced Simulation Techniques Branch, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (March 1978—June 1979)
Selected Consulting Experience
- Vehicle Test and Evaluation Consultant, Google, Inc. (July 2012)
- Human Factors Consultant, Qualcomm, Inc. (January 2006—December 2013)
- Human Factors Consultant, Daimler-Chrysler (March 2002—May 2002)
- Safety Consultant, Ford Motor Company (March 2001—May 2001)
- Human Factors Consultant, General Motors Research Laboratories (May 1989—May 1996)
- Independent Human Factors and Safety Consultant (June 1984—Present)
Membership in Professional Organizations
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Fellow)
- American Society of Safety Engineers
- Intelligent Transportation Society of America (Member, Board of Directors)
- Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (Board of Directors
- Virginia Governor’s Unmanned Systems Commission
- Society of Automotive Engineers
- American Society for Engineering Education
- Certified Human Factors Professional, Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
- Named White House Champion of Change for Innovation in Transportation, including an invited panel member at the White House, 2013
- Best Ergonomics in Design Article Award for “Estimating Crash Risks” from Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2012
- Induction into the Virginia Tech Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni, 2012
- Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Virginia Tech College of Engineering, 2002
- A.R. Lauer Safety Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for outstanding contributions to the understanding of human factors in safety, 2000
- Jerome H. Ely Human Factors Award for the most outstanding paper in Volume 37. Paper entitled: “Human Factors Field Evaluation of Automotive Headway Maintenance/Collision Warning Devices,” 1998
- Elected to Virginia Governor’s Unmanned Systems Commission, 2015
- Elected to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Board of Directors, 2015
- Invited panelist, “Distracted Driving: Panel Discussion,” RealClearPolitics, 2013
- Invited to the Governor’s Mansion for a reception celebrating InnoVAte Virginia as an outstanding innovator, 2013
- Invited blogger for Huffington Post, Don’t Look Away From the Roadway, November 12, 2013
- Elected to the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Board of Directors, 2013
- Invited keynote speaker, Driving Distraction from Nomadic Devices, Australasian College of Road Safety, Melbourne, Australia, 2011
- Invited keynote speaker, “Driver Distraction and Fatigue,” AA Research Foundation Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, 2011
- Dingus, T., & Buchanan-King, M. (2015). Survive the Drive: A Guide to Keeping Everyone on the Road Alive. Blacksburg, VA.
- Barfield, W., & Dingus, T. (Eds.) (1998). Human Factors in Intelligent Transportation Systems. New York: Erlbaum.
- McLaughlin, S., Hankey, J., & Dingus, T. (2009). Driver measurement: methods and applications. In D. Harris (Ed.), Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: HCII 2009, LNAI 5639 (pp. 404–413). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.
- Neale, V. L., & Dingus, T. A. (2005). Motor vehicle warnings. In: M. S. Wogalter (Ed.), The Handbook of Warnings (pp. 687 – 700). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. (LEA).
- Hanowski, R. J., & Dingus, T. A. (2000). Will intelligent transportation systems improve older driver mobility? In K. W. Schaie, M. Pietrucha (Eds.), Mobility and Transportation in the Elderly (pp. 279-298). New York: Springer Publishing Co.
- Hanowski, R. J., Wierwille, W. W., Dingus, T. A., Hankey, J. M., & Moyer, M. J. (1999). Development of a model and computer program for assessment and evaluation of task demands associated with complex in-vehicle information systems. In A. G. Gale, I. D. Brown, C. M. Haslegrave, & S. P. Taylor (Eds.), Vision in Vehicles VIII. North-Holland: Elsevier Science B.V.
- Wogalter, M. S., & Dingus, T. A. (1999). Methodological Techniques for Evaluating Behavioral Intentions and Compliance. In M. S. Wogalter, J. W. Brelsford, D. M. DeJoy, & K. R Laughery (Eds.), Warnings and Risk Communication (pp. 43-82). London: Taylor & Francis.
- Dingus, T. A., Jahns, S. K., Horowitz, A., & Knipling, R. (1998). Human factors design issues for crash avoidance systems. In W. Barfield and T. Dingus (Eds.), Human Factors in Intelligent Transportation Systems (pp. 55-93). New York: Erlbaum.
- Dingus, T. A. (2014). Estimates of prevalence and risk associated with inattention and distraction based upon in situ naturalistic data. Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine, 58, 60-68. Retrieved from http://www.apps.vtti.vt.edu/PDFs/AAAM%20manuscript_Dingus.pdf
- Klauer, S. G., Guo, F., Simons-Morton, B. G., Ouimet, M. C., Lee, S. E., & Dingus, T. A. (2014). Distracted Driving and Risk of Road Crashes among Novice and Experienced Drivers. New England Journal of Medicine, 370, 54-59.
- Ouimet, M. C., Brown, T. G., Guo, F., Klauer, S. G., Simons-Morton, B. G., Fang, Y., Lee, S. E., Gianoulakis, C., & Dingus, T.A. (2014). Higher crash and near-crash rates in teenaged drivers with lower cortisol response: An 18-month longitudinal, naturalistic study. Journal of the American Medical Association, Pediatrics. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.5387
Guo, F., Simons-Morton, B. G., Klauer, S. E., Ouimet, M. C., Dingus, T. A., & Lee, S. E. (2013). Variability in Crash and Near-Crash Risk among Novice Teenage Drivers: A Naturalistic Study. The Journal of Pediatrics, 163(6), 1670-1676.
Simons-Morton, B. G., Ouimet, M. C., Chen, R., Klauer, S. G., Chen, R., Lee, S. E., Wang, J., & Dingus, T. A. (2012). Peer influence predicts speeding prevalence among teenage drivers. Journal of Safety Research, 43(5-6), 397-403. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2012.10.002