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Marras Candidate for HFES President

Dr. William Marras, Honda Chair Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Ergonomics, is a candidate in the 2014 election of President of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society.  His overarching goal for HFES is to ensure that the Society remains relevant in a rapidly changing world.  He believes that, in order to do this, the Society needs to make sure that it provides value to both the academic and applied membership and offers a welcoming environment to those interested in learning about the profession. 

Dr. Marras believes these goals can be accomplished through several efforts, including:


  • Facilitating and disseminating high-quality, multidisciplinary research through modern, varied media mechanisms 
  • Encouraging many more practitioners to interact with HFES 
  • Focusing on translation of research to those who can use it, and encouraging interaction between researchers and practitioners 
  • Reaching out to young potential members to get involved in HFES and encouraging newer members to take on leadership roles in the Society 
  • Ensuring that HFES remains relevant on the national and international stages 

Information about all HFES candidates for the 2014 elections can be found online.