Dr. Johnson is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at UW-Madison where he received his PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering: Human Factors and Ergonomics. He is also a commercial pilot with certified flight instructor-instrument (CFII) and multi-engine instructor (MEI) ratings. He holds a professional pilot certification as well as a Master's of Science in Human Factors from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. His Human Factor's research focus involves pilot decision-making, behavioral modeling, pilot performance analytics, and the development of advanced simulation and scenario-based flight training methods. Dr. Johnson's research fellowship is currently funded by an Innovation & Economic Development Research grant awarded by the UW Graduate School, and he is working to commercialize an FAA-funded project that involved the development of advanced weather simulation to ameliorate issues with weather-related accidents. He is also extending this work to improve training and research for aeromedical evacuation teams, and his work strives to push the envelope of simulation fidelity.

Selected Publications

Geiselman, E., Johnson, C., & Buck, D. (in press) Flightdeck automation: Invaluable collaborator or insidious enabler? Ergonomics in Design. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Johnson, C. M., & Wiegmann, D. A. (2011). Pilot error during VFR flight into IMC: A literature review and experiment using advanced simulation and analysis methods. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Las Vegas, NV, Sep 19-23, 2011.
Johnson, C. M., & Wiegmann, D. A. (2011). Scenario-based flight simulation training: A Human Factors analysis of its development and suggestions for better design. Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Dayton, OH, May 2-5, 2011.
Johnson, C. M., Wiegmann, D. A. (2010). Scenario-based simulation training for enhanced decision-making in general aviation. Proceedings of the 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association (pp. 467). Phoenix, AZ, May 9-13, 2010.
Wiegmann, D. A., Talleur, D. A., & Johnson, C. M. (2008). Evaluating weather-related training and testing of general aviation pilots. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Santa Monica: Human Factors & Ergonomics Society.