A. P. Ciavarelli

Anthony Ciavarelli, Ed.D

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Anthony Ciavarelli, Ed.D.


Dr. Ciavarelli is currently a Research Professor, assigned to the MOVES Institute, at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California where he teaches and conducts research in human factors and training technology. He served as Associate Provost for Instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School from 1999-2001, where he was responsible for supervising curriculum updates, and faculty academic services. In that position Dr. Ciavarelli spearheaded the school\'s entry into Web-base instruction, including the development of a strategic plan and initiation of a faculty development program for distance learning support. Dr. Ciavarelli has a broad technical expertise that includes training requirements analysis, system engineering development, and human-machine interface design gained from over 20 years in the Aerospace and Defense Industries. He is an experienced Human Factors Engineer and Research Psychologist, who became well recognized for his research in military aircrew training and human performance assessment prior to joining the faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School in 1989.
Dr. Ciavarelli was initially assigned to the School of Aviation Safety, (Naval Postgraduate School), where he taught Human Factors and Air Safety for 15 years. His work in aviation safety included, completion of a problem definition and training requirements study for the Navy and Marine Corp aviation night vision goggle training for which he received a commendation letter from US Navy, Office of CNO. His later research entailed the development and validation of online surveys designed to measure organizational climate and safety culture. Dr. Ciavarelli was awarded tenure in 1996, and promoted to full professor in 1999. He is the recipient of the Navy Superior Civil Service Award and two Meritorious Service awards for outstanding achievement in education. He is the founder and President of Human Factors Associates, Inc., a company dedicated to improving safety and risk management in high hazard industries. Over the past few years Human Factors Associates has developed and applied Safety Climate Survey assessments in commercial airlines, off shore oil and gas transportation, and air medical operations.

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Martin, J. I., Breidenbach, S. T., Ciavarelli, A. P. (1988): Development of a Prototype Performance Measurement System for Strike Warfare Training Asse. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 32nd Annual Meeting , 1988, . pp. 1222-1226.