Naval Postgraduate School
Nita Shattuck, PhD, is a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. She holds faculty appointments in the Operations Research and Systems Engineering Departments and the MOVES Institute. Shattuck teaches courses in human factors engineering and human systems integration, directs thesis research, and pursues her research interests in human fatigue in operational settings, individual and team performance, decision-making, and military command and control.
In her work with the military, Shattuck has studied the effects of fatigue, sleep deprivation, thermal stress, and acceleration (+Gz-induced LOC and motion) in various operational and laboratory environments. She has studied work and rest patterns of U.S. Navy Sailors on over three dozen ships; conducted multiple longitudinal studies of sleep and performance of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy in New York, assessed sleep and academic performance of U.S. Navy Recruits at the Recruit Training Command in Illinois, and studied the effects of delayed bedtime and wakeup times on performance of U.S. Army Basic Combat Trainees at FT Leonard Wood, MO.
She served as advisor to the President's Emergency Operations Center of the White House, documenting improvements in sleep and morale following adoption of a novel watchbill. Her work has resulted in sweeping changes to U.S. Navy policy that now mandates the use of circadian-based watchbills and emphasizes benefits of crew rest practices.
Shattuck is the recipient of the Department of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2018, the Surface Navy Association Literary Award in 2013, the 2007 'Jimmie' Hamilton Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) for Best Paper, the Roland Calori Award for Best Paper for 2006-2007 in Organizational Studies journal and the 2006 Gary F. Wheatley Award for Best Paper from the International Command and Control Research and Technology.
Friday, August 28, 2020
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM CDT