Mary Lynn Dittmar


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  • SIGGRAPH 1998

    Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar took her PhD in Experimental Psychology (Cognitive/Human Factors) and Psychopathology (Applied Chemical Research) from the University of Cincinnati in 1989. She was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville for 5 years before leaving to start RAD Company (Research, Analysts & Design) in 1994. She served as a NASA consultant in the areas of Virtual Reality and Human Computer Interaction at the Marshall Space Flight Center from 1990 to 1996. In 1996, she joined the Advanced Computing Group of the Boeing Company in Huntsville Alabama, where she works in Training, Human Factors, and Virtual Reality and visualization. Recently, she has moved to Houston, Texas to work with Boeing’s International Space Station program and NASA’s Division of SpaceFlight Training at the Johnson Space Center on a knowledge engineering/knowledge acquisition (capture) effort with the goal of facilitating integration of training systems. She is coordinating a similar effort at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

    She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Psychological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi (National Honor Society in Science) as well as several other professional and civic organizations.  

    SIGGRAPH 1997

    Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar is currently the technical lead of the Visualization Laboratory and the Usability Laboratory of the Advanced Computing Group, Boeing Defense and Space Group, Huntsville, Alabama. She took her PhD from the University of Cincinnati in 1989, with an emphasis in human perception and performance (Human Factors and Experimental Psychology). She was a Lecturer at the University of Cincinnati from 1984 to 1989, and a faculty member at The University of Alabama in Huntsville from 1989 to 1995, before leaving to start her own company, RAD Company (Research, Analysis & Design) of Huntsville, Alabama. Prior to joining Boeing in March of 1996, she served as a human factors consultant on a number of research projects, ranging from sustained operations and human performance to virtual reality applications at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Psychological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma X1 (National Honor Society in Science) as well as several other professional and CIVIC organizations.