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Lawrence G. Shattuck

Professional History
Thesis Supervision

Operations Research Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943

Office: Glasgow Hall 234
(831) 656-2473
DSN: 756-2473
Fax: (831) 656-2595

Senior Lecturer of Operations Research
Director, Human Systems Integration Program

Ph.D.,  The Ohio State University, 1995

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Teaching Human Factors Engineering
  • Experience Engineering Psychology Design and Applications
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human Error
  • Anthropometrics and Biomechanics
  • General Psychology

Lawrence G. Shattuck is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Human Systems Integration Program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Dr. Shattuck holds a faculty appointment in the Operations Research Department where he teaches human systems integration and human factors engineering. A native of Lindenhurst, NY, Colonel (retired, U.S. Army) Lawrence G. Shattuck graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1976.  His initial training included Airborne School and the Signal Officer's Basic Course. From 1976 – 1979 he served as a platoon leader and the Division Radio Officer in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY.  Upon completing the Signal Officer's Advanced Course he was assigned to the 32nd Air Defense Command in Germany where he held positions of Signal Officer for the 3/7 ADA Battalion; Company Commander, B Company, 11th Signal Battalion; and, C-E Force Modernization Officer for the Patriot Missile System.
From 1985 – 1988 he taught General Psychology and Engineering Psychology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. After completing Command and General Staff College he returned to Germany where his duties included Operations Officer, VII Corps G-6 Office; S-3, 51st Signal Battalion with service in Desert Shield and Desert Storm; and, VII Corps Assistant Chief of Staff, G-6. He was the Engineering Psychology Program Manager and the Engineering Psychology Laboratory Director at the United States Military Academy from 1995 – 2005. Upon his retirement from the Army he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Operations Research Department at the Naval Postgraduate School where he co-directs the Human Systems Integration Program.   He holds a M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Human Factors Psychology and a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Cognitive Engineering. He is a 1999 graduate of the Army War College.

He has been an active researcher in the domain of military command and control for more than sixteen years. Combining operational experience from platoon through corps level with a strong academic background, he has concentrated his research efforts on studying the process by which commanders communicate their intent, the manner in which decision makers fuse data in tactical environments (e.g., cognitive integration), the design of displays to facilitate performance of military practitioners, and the way in which data and information flow through technological system elements to the human agents in that system.
Dr. Shattuck was the recipient of the Roland Calori Award for Best Paper for 2006 – 2007 in the journal, Organizational Studies; and the Gary F. Wheatley Award for Best Paper 2006 from the International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium.


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