Barry Strauch

Barry Strauch has given lectures and workshops on human factors, aircraft accident investigation procedures, and human error to accident investigators, graduate students, and government and industry officials all around the world. He is an adjunct professor at George Mason University's psychology department in Fairfax, Virginia, an instructor at George Washington University's aviation management certificate program in Washington, DC, and a member of the International Journal of Aviation Psychology's editorial board. He has worked for the National Transportation Safety Board for almost 18 years, serving as a human performance investigator, major aviation accident investigator in charge, chief of the human performance division, and now as the NTSB Academy's Assistant Director for Instruction. He has investigated accidents involving vehicles ranging from passenger trains to Boeing 747s to nuclear attack submarines in all major forms of transportation. He holds a commercial pilot licence with an instrument aircraft rating and a PhD in educational psychology from Pennsylvania State University.