Human Factors Expert 343207 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Human Factors. I specialize in criminal evaluation, language, issues involving the application of science to methods (for example, of training, or ways to evaluate hazards, or how best to question a witness), to accuracy (for example, what factors affect the accuracy of memory, of eyewitness identification from a lineup, of fingerprint comparisons, of a child’s memory, of a recovered memory); and to assessment (for example, of performance, of the safety of a work environment, of the quantitative success of a training program). I have over 30 years expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes providing expert testimony on factors that affect the accuracy of child and adult testimony.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include acting as a consultant for legal, business, and government clients in matters related to Human Factors.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes working as a Linguistics Consultant, Consultant in Neurology, Research Scientist, Speech Pathologist, and Human Factors Consultant.


B.A.English Language and LiteratureBrandeis University
M.A.LinguisticsUniversity of California at Berkeley
M.A.EducationUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Ph.D.LinguisticsUniversity of California at Berkeley

Licenses Certifications

Certification in Arizona and Illinois: K-12 Education; Speech and Language
Certification in Illinois: Special Education
Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech and Language Pathology

Awards & Affiliation

Linguistic Society of America
Psychonomic Society
American Speech Language and Hearing Association
American Psychological Society
International Association for Identification

Primary Affiliation

Linguistic Society of America

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases