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Christopher Johnson, PHD

Business Advisory Board Member


Dr. Johnson is an Associate Lecturer in Industrial & Systems Engineering where he teaches Human Factors and Ergonomics and Human Performance and Accident Causation. He also teaches Introduction to Private Pilot in the Department of Engineering Physics, and he manages University of Wisconsin's Flight Simulation Research Laboratory.


Dr. Johnson is an Air Force Veteran, entrepreneur and commercial pilot with certified flight instructor-instrument (CFII) and multi-engine instructor (MEI) ratings. He earned his PhD from UW in 2012 and holds a professional pilot certification as well as a Masters of Science in Human Factors from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. His Human Factors research focus involves decision making and teamwork in high-risk industries such as aviation and healthcare. He specializes in behavioral modeling, human performance analytics, and the development of advanced simulation and scenario-based training methods. 

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