Gary D. Sloan, Ph.D.
2934 Steamboat Island NW
Olympia, Washington 98502
voice:360.866.1768
fax:360.866.1810
  • Forensic Human Factors
  • Risk Identification and Reduction
  • Computer Graphics and Simulation
e-mail:gdsloan@aol.com
web:www.gdsloan.com
Rev. 5/09

MAJOR POSITIONS

G. David Sloan, Inc. Forensic Human Factors
Olympia, Washington
1986-Present President
Interaction Research Corporation
Olympia, Washington
1985-1986 Research Director
Dept. Design & Environmental Analysis
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
1980-1985
1977-1980
Assistant Professor
Instructor

Part Time

Institute of Safety and Systems Management
University of Southern California
1988, 1989 Adjunct Professor
College of System Sciences
University of Denver
1988, '89, '91 Adjunct Professor
School of Design
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
1976 Teaching Assistant

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Psychology 1980 North Carolina State University
at Raleigh
Specialization: Ergonomics
Minor: Industrial Engineering
MA, Psychology 1975 California State University
at Northridge
Specialization: Human Factors
BA, Psychology 1968 University of California Los Angeles

Continuing Education

2003 ASTM International Regulatory Compliance for the Flammability of Wearing Apparel; New York, New York: Instructor: Kay Villa (.7 CEU)
2003 ASTM Committee F13 Biomechanics of Slips and Falls; Pasadena, CA
Workshop Coordinator: Christopher Powers, Ph.D., P.T.
2002 American Academy
of Forensic Sciences
Forensic Photography. Instructor: Robert J. Carruthers, Nikon
Forensic Services/Program Coordinator, Nikon USA.
2001 International Safety
Academy
Slip Resistance and the Variable Incidence Tribometer (1CEU)
CXLT Certified XL Tribometrist: Certificate No. F0301-0338
2001 American Academy
of Forensic Sciences
Forensic Analysis of Trauma Due to Motor Vehicle Collisions
2001 Lawyers & Judges Pub L & J Accident Reconstruction and Litigation Seminar (16 hours)
1998 South Puget Sound
Community College
Fundamentals of Uniform Building Codes
Certificate of Achievement (20 hours)
1998 American Academy
of Forensic Sciences
Courtroom Graphics and Interactive Media in Homicide Trials
1989 Rice University Evolving circulation design standards, codes, and regulations for slips, trips, and fall litigation

INSTRUCTION

I taught the following courses to undergraduate and graduate students in interior and product design at Cornell:

Environmental Analysis: Human and Social Factors

  • Purpose: to improve fit between human characteristics and design of the built environment (products & settings).
  • Theories and Models: models of attention; the stress reaction; signal detection theory; arousal theory. variables that affect human performance - expectancy and habit; number of stimuli and rate of presentation; control/display relationships; speed/accuracy trade-off; sex differences; age-related changes in functioning.

Human Factors: The Ambient Environment (Light and Sound)

  • Vision: visual acuity; field of view; illumination and luminance; contrast and glare; vision and aging.
  • Lighting: light measurement; lighting requirements; lamp and fixture selection; lamp placement.
  • Hearing: sound frequency and noise annoyance; noise and speech intelligibility; noise and task performance.
  • Acoustics: sound measurement; background noise criteria; sound isolation and absorption.

Ergonomics: Anthropometry, Biomechanics, Work and Environmental Physiology

  • Anthropometry: measurement and description of human form - reach envelopes, clearances, different user groups.
  • Biomechanics: application of forces - coefficients of friction, balance, strength, leverage, and dexterity.
  • Work Physiology: expenditure of energy - effort, fatigue, diurnal rhythms, pacing and rest periods.
  • Environmental Physiology: effects of environmental stressors (e.g., heat, cold, vibration) on performance.

Programming Methods in Design

  • Systems Analysis: goal and requirement formulation; resource identification; methods of analysis - process, task error, and link analysis; generation and evaluation of design alternatives • Methods in Architectural Programming.

I taught the following graduate courses for the Institute of Safety and Systems Management, USC:

Psychological Factors in Systems Management (1/9/88 - 3/3/88 Bremerton, WA)

  • Research Methods: field survey; correlation studies; field experiments; laboratory experiments.
  • Learning: positive and negative reinforcement and punishment.
  • Motivation: operant model; expectancy theory; equity theory; attribution theory.
  • Decision making • Perception and Attitudes • Personality • Stress in Organizations • Group Performance

Person-Machine Factors in Systems (3/7/88 - 4/28/88 Bremerton, WA)

  • Human Capabilities and Limitations: sensing; perception; cognition; memory, motivation, and response time.
  • Machine-Human-System Interfaces • Selection and Training • Performance and Systems Evaluation.
  • Error Classification and Methods of Analysis • Data Collection and Analysis.

I taught the following graduate course for the College of System Sciences, University of Denver:

Systems Management and Organization Theory (9/6/88 - 10/27/88 Fort Lewis and McChord AFB, WA)

  • Managerial Functions: planning; staffing; controlling; organizing; leading
  • Management Theory: autocratic model; human relations model; supportive model
  • Motivation and Communication • Staffing and Selection

Human-Machine Factors in Systems (10/30 - 12/22/89; 3/7/91-3/25/91 Fort Lewis and McChord AFB, WA)

  • Human Capabilities and Limitations: sensing; perception; cognition; memory, motivation, and response time.
  • Machine-Human-System Interfaces • Selection and Training • Performance and Systems Evaluation
  • Error Classification and Methods of Analysis • Data Collection and Analysis.

PUBLICATIONS, REPORTS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Sloan, G. D. (2005). The development, application, and limitations of 3D human simulations in fall accidents. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, 858-861.

Sloan, G. D., & Talbott, J. A. (2002). Computer-generated interactive displays as an aid in explaining complex accidents to the trier of fact. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 46th Annual Meeting, 885-889.

Talbott, J. A., Sloan, G.D., & Dyrnes S. L. (2002). Physical defects and human factors omissions lead to electrocution. Proceedings of American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Annual Meeting, Atlanta Georgia, 76-77.

Sloan, G. D. (2001). The forensic applications of computer graphics and simulations to material handling injuries. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Ergonomics and Safety, CAES’2001, Maui, Hawaii, Session 7: Biomechanics.

Sloan, G. D. (2000). The application of computer simulation and 3-D graphics to forensic human factors. Proceedings of the Silicon Valley Ergonomics Conference and Exposition, ErgoCon 2000, San Jose State University, 107-115.

Sloan, G. D., & Talbott J. A. (1996). Forensic application of computer simulation of falls. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 41 (5) 1996, 782-785.

Sloan, G. D. (1994). Human factors and premises liability. WSTLA Legal Educational Seminars, Chairperson: John Hoglund, Seattle, 94-130.

Sloan, G. D. (1992). The application of an expanded accident sequence model to forensic human factors. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting, 621-625.

Sloan, G. D. (1990). Human factors analysis. WSTLA Legal Educational Seminars, Chairpersons: H. Frank Stubbs & Eugene M. Moen, Seattle, August 24, 1990, 25p.

Sloan, G. D., & Kraemer R. (1987). "Walkway airspace mapping and stubtoe height," Presented to the 31st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, New York City, 7p.

Sloan, G. D. (1987). "Gait analysis program (Version 1.0)" Olympia, WA: G. David Sloan, Inc., 1987. (Software)

Johnson, D. A., & Sloan G. D. (1986). Air transportation and the aging passenger. Presented to the 39th Flight Safety Foundation International Air Safety Seminar, Vancouver, Canada, 16p.

The following four articles appeared in D.E. News, a publication of "i.e., Illustrative Evidence," A division of Interaction Research Corporation, Olympia, Washington:

Sloan, G. D. (1986, 2nd Quarter). Human factors, accidents, and the aging of America.

Sloan, G. D. (1986, March). Visibility checklist.

Sloan, G. D. (1986, January). Human factors: Seeing is believing.

Sloan, G. D. (1984). Perceptual Organization Inventory - Poggendorff Series, Cornell, New York, (Software)

Sloan, G. D. (1984). Perceptual Organization Inventory - Kinetic Depth Effect Series, Cornell, New York, (Software)

Sloan, G. D. (1983). Handedness may be more important than sex as a variable underlying individual differences in visual performance. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 715-719.

Eshelman P., & Sloan, G. D. (1982). Guided intuition. Proceedings of the Third National Symposium on Human Factors and Industrial Design in Consumer Products, 221-227.

Sloan, G. D. (1982). Published review of The Challenge of Interior Design by Walter Kleeman, Jr., Human Factors Society Bulletin, Vol. 25

Sloan, G. D. & Eshelman, P. (1981). The development and evaluation of pictographic symbols. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 198-202.

Sloan, G. D. & Eshelman, P. (1981). "The development and evaluation of pictographic symbols for conveying product misuse information," Technical Report for Corning Glass Works, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 123p.

Sloan, G. D. (1980). Cerebral asymmetries in perceptual grouping. unpublished dissertation, NCSU at Raleigh.

Sloan, G. D. (1978). The excluded middle. Cornell Journal of Social Relations, 13(3): 167-171.

TALKS, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, AND PANELS

April 19, 2007 Presented Workshop to NIOSH Division of Safety Research: "Human Factors Simulations for Preventing Traumatic Injuries," Morgantown, West Virginia, Sponsor: Hongwei Hsiao, Contract No. 212-2006-M-17991.

September 28, 2005 Presented Paper: "The development, application, and limitations of 3D human simulations in fall accidents," 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Orlando, Florida.

October 3, 2002 Presented Paper: "Computer-generated interactive displays as an aid in explaining complex accidents to the trier of fact," 46th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Baltimore, Maryland.

December 20, 2001 Invited Speaker. "Risk Identification and Evaluation – Forensic Human Factors." The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

July 31, 2001 Presented Paper: "The forensic applications of computer graphics and simulations to material handling injuries." CAES’2001, Outrigger Wailea Resort, Maui, Hawaii.

June 6, 2000 Presented Paper: "The application of computer simulation and 3-D graphics to forensic human factors." ErgoCon 2000, Silicon Valley Ergonomics Institute, San Jose State University, San Jose, California.

February 16, 1995 Presented Paper: "Dynamic analysis of fall on stairs." The Annual Meeting of the Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, Washington.

May 20, 1994 Invited Speaker: "Human Factors and Premises Liability," Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Educational Seminars (6.5 CLE Credits), Chairperson: John A. Hoglund, Washington State Convention ∓ Trade Center, Seattle.

October 16, 1992 Presented Paper: "The application of an expanded accident sequence model to forensic human factors," 36th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Atlanta, Georgia.

August 24, 1990 Invited Speaker: "Human Factors Analysis," Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Educational Seminars (6.5 CLE Credits), Chairpersons: H. Frank Stubbs & Eugene M. Moen, Seattle Sheraton.

September 23, 1989 Paper Session: "How the brain resolves perceptual ambiguity," Meeting of Puget Sound Chapter of the Human Factors Society, Seattle, Washington.

June 20, 1989 Invited Speaker: "Ergonomic factors in the selection and adjustment of work chairs," Annual Meeting of the Washington Association of Legal Secretaries, Olympia, Washington.

October 28, 1988 Invited Speaker and Panel Member: "The older and disabled population: Forensic Issues in accidents and age discrimination," 32nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Anaheim, California.

June 16, 1988 Invited Speaker: "Ergonomics and our workplace environment," Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Personnel Management Association, Tacoma, Washington.

January 28, 1988 Invited Speaker: "Assaultive behavior and perceptual style," Clinical Psychologists, Veteran's Administration Hospital, Tacoma, Washington.

October 21, 1987 Presented Paper: "Walkway airspace mapping and stubtoe height," 31st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, New York City.

September 14, 1987 Invited Speaker: "Basic concepts of human factors and ergonomics," Annual meeting of Thurston County Legal Secretaries, Olympia, Washington.

August 15, 1986 Invited Speaker: "Risk identification and reduction," Distributors of LA Manufacturing Products, White Rock, Canada.

July 23, 1986 Invited Speaker: "Risk identification and reduction: The development of warning labels" Headquarters of the Figgie Corporation, Richmond, Virginia.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Engineering Sciences

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM); F13 Committee on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

SAE International