Amy Pritchett

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Amy Pritchett
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Amy Pritchett is currently the David S. Lewis Associate Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, with a courtesy appointment also in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. She has also served as Director of NASA’s Aviation Safety Program. Dr. Pritchett received bachelor’s, master’s, and Sc.D. degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT in 1992, 1994, and 1997, respectively. Her research focus is on the design of safe complex systems, particularly towards the design for effective human performance. Her awards include the Radio Technical Commission for Aviation’s William H. Jackson Award and, as part of Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST), the Collier Trophy, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Aviation has named a scholarship for her. Professor Pritchett is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. She is a member of the FAA Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) and chairs the Human Factors REDAC subcommittee. In her teaching, Dr. Pritchett has focused on active learning that engenders agency and inquiry skills by the students, applied in the context of core engineering classes.
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