Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro

Providence, Rhode Island

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Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph.D., a Fellow in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) and a Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP), is an independent consultant in Human Factors/Ergonomics, Human Resources, Education/Learning and Career Development. He has managed Technical Learning, Human Factors, New Employee Orientation, University Tuition Payment Programs and Career Services for a Fortune 500 company.

Ron has served as the Secretary Treasurer of HFES and on its Executive Council. He is a past-president of the Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology Division of the APA. Ron has also served as the chair of National Ergonomics Month, the HFES Speakers Bureau and HFES Volunteers Committee.

He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. Ron received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State in Experimental Psychology. He has taught at Ohio State, Denison University, University of Connecticut and Dutchess Community College.

He has presented for a number of professional societies including HFES, APA, Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), American Indian Scientific and Engineering Society (AISES), Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Documentation and Training (DocTrain) and Medical Product Safety network (MEDSUN). He has also presented at numerous High Schools, Colleges and Universities.

Ron's other professional affiliations include Sigma Xi (Scientific Honorary Life Member), Phi Kappa Phi (Academic Honorary Life Member), Society of Industrial Psychologists (SIOP) and AISES (Sequoyah Fellow).

Ron's highly interactive, engaging presentations include:

Activities To Facilitate Career Planning and Gaining Meaningful Employment (High School, College and Professional Editions)

Career Options With A Psychology Degree (High School and College Editions)

Effective Leadership Involves Working Through Others (High School, College, University and Professional Editions)

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn and Have Fun!!! (Middle School, High School, College and University and Professional Editions)

I'm Awesome, But I Have My Limitations (For milestone events such as a beginning or end of the school semester, graduation week, promotion, corporate or school orientation program)

Understanding Human Capabilities and Limitations: An Essential Ingredient for Ethical Management (High School, College, University and Professional Editions)

What Is It Like Working In Industry (Graduate School Edition)

What's My Job: An Effective Career Orientation Program For Middle School Students (Middle School Edition).

The best features about Ron's presentations are that participants learn a great deal while having fun. That is the reason why some people have labeled them as EduTainment or Education by Entertainment.

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