Bettina Babbitt, CSUN Class of 1974, has over 30 years experience in Human Systems Integration front-end analysis, human factors engineering, cognitive engineering, decision aiding, pilot training and flight simulation, usability testing and test and evaluation. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Northridge in Psychology. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Educational Psychology at CSUN, and then earned her Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University.
Among her many accomplishments, she developed a patented expert system flight simulation incorporating automated feedback for F-16 pilots designed as an Intelligent Tutoring System. She has authored more than 50 publications in human factors engineering, aviation, medicine, forward area air defense, training, expert systems and cognitive engineering.
Dr. Babbitt currently is a Senior Engineering Specialist in the Human Systems Integration group of the System Delivery and Operations Department in the Engineering and Technology Group of The Aerospace Corporation. She was previously employed by Northrop Grumman Corporation and Essex Corporation. While at Northrop Grumman, she was the team leader for anatomical simulation; she trained in anatomy and surgery at Ethicon-Endo Surgery, Johnson and Johnson; University of Cincinnati, School of Medicine and University of Southern California, School of Medicine. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the American Psychological Association.