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BIOMED Faculty Details: Janeen A. Kochan, Ph.D.
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Janeen A. Kochan, Ph.D.   [Update My Profile]
Visiting Research Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Office: Aviation Research, Training, and Services, Inc.  Email: jdkochan@aol.com
Phone: 863.297.8080
Research Keywords:
Expertise, human performance, judgment and decision making, stress, fatigue, automation, workload, resource management, unexpected events, and training. neuroscientific correlates of human performance in the study of the unexpected.
Biosketch:
Janeen Adrion Kochan holds a Ph.D. in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and an M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Ohio State University. Her B.A. degree was also earned from the Ohio State University in pre-medicine and psychology. Dr. Kochan has been involved in human factors research in medicine and aviation since 1980. Primary research interests include expertise, human performance, decision making, stress, fatigue, automation, workload, resource management, unexpected events, and training. Recent publications and presentations have been in the areas of unexpected events, automation training, judgment and decision-making, operator workload, pilot upset recovery training, advanced maneuvering for aviators, and the neuroscientific correlates of human performance in the study of the unexpected.

Dr. Kochan is a former Boeing 767 captain and Crew Resource Management instructor for a major U.S. airline and presently flies as a corporate pilot. She provides pilot training and conducts FAA pilot certification tests throughout the world. She has over 15,000 hours flying time in a variety of aircraft and has type ratings in the B-767/757, DC-8, DC-9, YS-11, and numerous corporate jets. She holds current and active Airframe and Powerplant, Inspector Authorization, Flight Instructor, and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner privileges.
Education:
PhD, University of Central Florida, Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology, 2005

MS, Ohio State University, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1994

BA, Ohio State University, Psychology/Pre-med, 1974
Active Research Projects:
Evaluation of Upset Recovery Training Programs for Multi-crew Pilot License Trainees

The Use Portable Devices for Aircraft Control in Emergency Events
Publications:
Kochan, J. A. (2010). FAASTeamCertified Flight InstructorWorkshop 7; Effective Teaching and FAA/Industry Training Standards. Prepared for the FAA National Resource Center, Lakeland, FL.

Kochan, J. A., Breiter, E. G. & Hilscher, M. (2009), Operatorís Guide to Human Factors in Aviation, Pilot judgment and expertise. http://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Pilot_judgment_and_expertise_(OGHFA_BN) Flight Safety Foundation.

Kochan, J. A. (2006). Intended and unintended benefits of advanced maneuvering and upset recovery training. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Flight Safety Foundation Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar. Orlando, Florida.

Kochan, J. A., & Priest, J. E. (2006). Human factors aspects of unexpected events as precursors to unwanted outcomes. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Flight Safety Foundation European Aviation Safety Seminar. Athens, Greece.

Kochan, J. A., Breiter, E. G., & Jentsch, F. (2005). Surprise and unexpectedness in flying: Factors and features. Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Oklahoma City: Wright State University.
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