Donald L. Fisher

Professor & Department Head

220A Engineering Lab
University of Massachusetts
160 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-2210 

Phone: 
(413) 545-1657
Fax: 
(413) 545-1027
Education: 

B.A., Bowdoin College, 1971;
Ed.M., Harvard University, 1973;
Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1983 

Selected Publications: 

Ouimet, M.C., Pradhan, A.K., Simons-Morton, B.G., Divekar, G., Mehranian, H., & Fisher, D.L. (2013). The effect of male teenage passengers on male teenage drivers: findings from a driving simulator study. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 58 132-139.

Romoser, M. R. E., Pollatsek, A., Fisher, D. L., & Williams, C. C. (2013). Comparing the glance patterns of older versus younger experienced drivers: Scanning for hazards while approaching and entering the intersection. Transportation Research Part F, 16, 104-116.

Divekar, G., Pradhan, A.K., Pollatsek, A. and Fisher, D.L. (2012).  External Distractions: Evaluation of their effect on younger novice and experienced drivers’ behavior and vehicle control.  Transportation Research Record, 2321, 15-22.

Pollatsek, A., Divekar, G. and Fisher, D.L. (2012).  A new measure of inattentiveness to the forward roadway.  Transportation Research Record, 2321, 31-37.

Romoser, M. R. E., Deschamps, M., Wilson, H., & Fisher, D. L. (2012).  Investigating differences between experienced adult drivers and teen drivers using lower cost vehicle data recording technology. Transportation Research Record, 2321, 79-87.

McDonald, C.C., Tanenbaum, J.B., Lee, Y., Fisher, D.L., Mayhew, D.R. and Winston, F.K. (2012). Using crash data to develop simulator scenarios for assessing young novice driver performance.  Transportation Research Record, 2321, 73-78.

Fisher, D. L. and Garay-Vega, L. (2012).  Advance yield markings and drivers’ performance in response to multiple-threat scenarios at mid-block crosswalks.   Accident Analysis and Prevention, 44, 35-41.  NIHMSID # 406775.

Pollatsek, A.P., Romoser, M.R.E. and Fisher, D. L. (2012).  Identifying and remediating failures of selective attention in older drivers.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 3 – 7.  NIHMSID # 406775.

Marquard, J., Henneman, P., Jo, J., He, Z., Fisher, D., & Henneman, E. (2011). Nurses’ behaviors and visual scanning patterns may reduce patient identification errors.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 17, 247-56.

Muttart, J. W., Peck, L. R., Guderian, S., Bartlett, W., Ton, L. P., Kauderer, C., Fisher, D. L. and Manning, J. E. (2011). Motorcycle rider glance and stopping behavior at intersections: it’s time to put our foot down.  Transportation Research Record, 2265, 81-88.  NIHMSID # 406992

Gomez, R., Samuel, S., Roman Gerardino, L., Romoser, M. R. E. and Fisher, D. L. (2011).  Do advance yield markings increase safe driver behaviors at unsignalized, marked midblock crosswalks: A simulator study. Transportation Research Record, 2264, 27-33.  NIHMSID # 406994

Divekar, G., Mehranian, H., Romoser, M. R. E., Muttart, J. W., Garder, P., Collura, J. and Fisher, D. L. (2011).  Predicting drivers’ route choices when given categorical and numerical information on delays ahead: The effect of age, experience, and prior knowledge.  Transportation Research Record, 2248, 104-110.

Vlakveld, W., Romoser, M. R. E., Mehranian, H., Diete, F., and Fisher, D. L.  (2011).  Does the experience of crashes and near crashes in a simulator-based training program enhance novice driver's visual search for latent hazards?   Transportation Research Record, 2265, 153-160. NIHMSID # 406998

Pradhan, A.K., Divekar, G, Masserang, K., Romoser, M., Zafian, T., Blomberg, R.D., Thomas, F.D., Reagan, I., Knodler, M., Pollatsek, A. and Fisher, D.L.  (2011).  The effects of focused attention training (FOCAL) on the duration of novice drivers’ glances inside the vehicle.  Ergonomics, 54, 917-931.  PMC # 3437545.

Muttart, J. W., Hurwitz, D. S., Pradhan, A., Fisher, D. L. and Knodler, M. A.  (2011)  Developing an adaptive warning system for backing crashes in different types of backing scenarios.  Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, 3, 38-58.

Schweickert, R., Goldstein, W.,  and Fisher, D. L.  (2010).  Additive factors and stages of mental processes.  Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54, 405-414.

Rothenberg, H. Knodler, M. A. and D. Fisher.  (2010).   An Analysis of Motorcycle Crash Causation.  Accident Analysis and Prevention, 16, 79-84.

Chan, E., Pradhan, A. K., Knodler, M. A, Pollatsek, A. and Fisher, D. L. (2010).  Are driving simulators effective tools for evaluating novice drivers’ hazard anticipation, speed management, and attention maintenance skills?.  Transportation Research F,13, 343–353. PMC # 2923851.

Henneman, P.L., Fisher, D.L., Henneman, E.A., Pham, T.A., Campbell, M.M., and Nathanson, B.H.  (2010).  Patient identification errors are common in a simulated setting.  Annals of Emergency Medicine, 55, 503-509.

Garay-Vega, L.,  Pradhan, A.K., Weinberg, G., Schmidt-Nielsen, B.,  Harsham. B.,  Shen, Y.,  Divekar, G.,  Romoser, M.,  Knodler, M.,  Fisher, D. L.  (2010).  Evaluation of different voice and touch interfaces to in-vehicle music retrieval systems.  Accident Analysis & Prevention, 42, 913–920. PMC # 2854676.

Hurwitz, D.S., Pradhan, A. K., Fisher, D.L., Knodler, M.A., Menon, R., and Meissner, U. (2010).  Backing collisions: a study of drivers’ eye and backing behavior using combined rear view camera and sensor systems.  Injury Prevention, 16, 79-84.

Henneman, E. A., Roche, J., Fisher, D. L., Cunningham, H., Reilly, C. A., Nathanson, B., and Henneman, P. L.  (2010).  Error identification and recovery by student nurses using human patient simulation: Opportunity to improve patient safety.  Applied Nursing Research, 23, 11–21

 

Text Books and Edited Volumes:

Thomas, F.D., Blomberg, R.D., Korbelak, K.T., Divekar, G.U. and Fisher, D.L. (2012).  Effect of pc-based attention maintenance training over time and as a function of driver experience (Final Report, NHTSA Contract Number DTNH22-09-D-00138).  Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Fisher, D. L. (Author), Schweickert, R., Drury, C.  (2011)  Human Performance Modeling.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.

Schweickert, R., Fisher, D. L. (Co-Author), Sung, K.  (2012).  Discovering Cognitive Architecture by Selectively Influencing Mental Processes (Advanced Series in Mathematical Psychology, Vol. 4).  . Singapore: World Scientific.

Fisher, D. L. (Editor), Rizzo, M., Caird, J., Lee, J. D.  (2011).  Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine and Psychology (ISBN 978-1-4200-6100-0). Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press

Honors & Awards: 
  • Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA, Faculty Fellow, June 2013
  • Liberty Mutual Award Best Paper Award, Ergonomics 2009, Juried by Editors of Ergonomics, 2010.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation Board Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2008.
  • Outstanding Advisor of the Year, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2007 – 2008.
  • Community Service Learning Fellow, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2006 – 2007.
  • Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 2000
  • Minority Engineering Program Recognition Award, Minority Engineering Program, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1997       
  • Outstanding Advisor Service Award, College of Engineering and Joint Student Engineering Societies, University of Massachusetts, 1996
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1986
  • Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 1985
  • Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 2000
  • Minority Engineering Program Recognition Award, Minority Engineering Program, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1997
  • Outstanding Advisor Service Award, College of Engineering and Joint Student Engineering Societies, University of Massachusetts, 1996
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1986
  • Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 1985