John B. Shea

Professor
Kinesiology

Director, Ergonomics Laboratory
School of Public Health-Bloomington

jbshea@indiana.edu
(812) 856-6045
PH 112K

Education
  • University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1975
  • University of Michigan, M.A., 1975
  • Springfield College, M.S., 1969
  • Springfield College, B.S., 1968
Courses
  • K598 Ergonomics
  • K599 Cognitive Ergonomics
  • K594 Human Error
  • K541 Nature and Basis of Motor Skill
Background
• Chair, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University, 2001-2007
• Associate Dean, Florida State University, 1993-2001
• Director, Motor Behavior Laboratory, Penn State University, 1985-1993
• Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich Germany, 1992
• Fellow, American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE), 1998-present
• Executive Committee, American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE), 2005, 2006
• Senior Scholar, North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), 1999

Research Interests

Motor Skills, Motor Control, Cognitive Ergonomics, Human Factors, Wellness in the workplace

Selected Publications

"Relationship Between Body Mass Index, Sleepiness, and Hours of Sleep in the Railroad Industry." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Submitted. "A Forensic Investigation of a Portable Crib Collapse." Ergonomics in Design, 16 (2008), 14-18.

"Repeated Retention Testing Effects do not Generalize to a Contextual Interference Protocol." Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 78 (2007), 465-475.

"Practice Schedules and Motor Skill Expertise." In W. Starosta * S. Squatrito (Eds.), Scientific Fundamentals of Human Movement and Sport Practice. Bologna, Italy: Centro Universitario Sportivo Bolognese. (2005), 110-117.

"The Effects of a Single Reminder Trial on the Retention of Motor Skill." Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 76 (2005), 49-59. "Effects of Repeated Retention Tests on the Learning of a Single Timing Task." Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 75 (2004), 39-46.