Laura Stanley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Laura Stanley, C.P.E., is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at Montana State University. She obtained her Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Montana State University and B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. She has spent the last seven years working on transportation safety issues at Western Transportation Institute and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. At Western Transportation Institute, she worked on projects that included: the distraction of cell phones, evaluating the safety benefits of an advanced defensive driving training program for teenage drivers, naturalistic observation of a fleet of emergency medical service drivers and an evaluation of onboard driving quality feedback system, evaluating an education-based distracted and drowsy driving intervention for teenage drivers, and human factor principles of interface design for collision avoidance systems during run-off-road and head-on collisions. While at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, she has worked on projects including: naturalistic observation of older drivers, the development and assessment of a driver fatigue monitoring system, driver distraction evaluations of in-vehicle communication and navigation devices, and the evaluation of advance collision avoidance displays for garnering attention towards forward collisions. Dr. Stanley serves on review committees for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Driving Assessment, Accident Analysis and Prevention Journal, National Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems and is also an active member in Transportation Research Board committees AND10 (Vehicle Users Characteristics) and AND20 (User Information Systems).

Research Focus Affiliations

  • Safety and Operations

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