Curriculum Vitae Revised: July 2012
Given: RICHARD FOSTER
Date of Birth: 19 MAY 1937
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, USA
EDUCATION B. A.
Pacific Lutheran College, Tacoma, Washington, 1960
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan,1962
Ph. D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1964 FAA Pilot Ground School certification, 1977
CAREER TO DATE: Chief Scientist National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena, from November 2000 to present Sr. Research Scientist Raytheon Corporation, from: March 2000 to April 2001 Sr. Research Scientist RECOM Technologies, Inc., from January 1993 to March 2000 Sr. Research Scientist Research Institute for Advanced Computer Sciences, from March 1988 to January 1991 Assoc. Professor of Psychology San Jose State University, from 1988 to 1989 Chief, Space Human Factors Office Ames Research Center, NASA, Moffett Field, California 94035, from September 1986 to February 1988 Research Scientist 1
Ames Research Center, NASA, Moffett Field, California 94035, from July 1967 to September 1986.
HONORS/AWARDS Alumnus of the Year, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, 1972 Board Certified Human Factors Engineer, 1993 - present Cited in: Who's Who in America (numerous past and present editions) Who's Who in California (numerous past editions) Jane's Who's Who in Aviation and Aerospace Others (approx. 5) Appointed: Vision Committee, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 1965 - 1978 Technical Group on Vision, Opt. Society of America, 1967-1978 Committee on Youth Activities, Palo Alto, Calif. 1967 - 1968 Man-Systems Integration Advisory Panel, NASA Dir. and Chairman, Advanced Technol. Applications Committee, NASA/CCAIA 1975 - 1980 Advisory Board, Space Sciences Center, Foothill College, Los Altos, Calif., 1976 - 1978 Committee S-7 "Subcommittee on Flight Deck & Handling Qualities Standards for Transport Aircraft", Soc. of Automotive Engineers, 1983 - 1990 Space Station Advanced Development Working Group, NASA, 1986-1988 Aviation Lighting Committee, Illuminating Engineering Society Dir. San Francisco Chapter, International Society of Air Safety Investigators, 1984 - 1987. Dir. Threshold Foundation, San Francisco, Calif., 1984 - 1986 Chairman, Human Factors Subcommittee for Space Station Freedom, Aerospace Medical Association Consulting:
Too numerous to list
PUBLICATIONS Books UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist, 1979, The Scarecrow Press, N.J. Observing UFO, 1980, Nelson-Hall Publ., Chicago, Ill. Melbourne Episode: Case Study of a Missing Pilot, 1987, LDA Press, Calif. Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War, 1990, LDA Press, Calif. Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFO, 1994, LDA Press, Calif.
Night Flying (with Courtney L. Flatau), 1992, TAB Books (McGraw-Hill Books), Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind (CE-5), 1999, Sourcebooks, Inc., Naperville, Ill. Sudden Loss, Booksurge.com, S.C., 2009.,
Book Chapters (selected) 1) An Information Throughput Model for Complex, Transparent, Telescience Systems, In G. Salvendy and M. J. Smith (Eds.), Designing and Using Human-Computer Interfaces and Knowledge Based Systems. Pp. 354-360, Elsevier Science Publ., Amsterdam, 1989. 2) A Breakdown in Simultaneous Information Processing, In G. Obrecht and L. Stark (Eds.), Presbyopia Research: From Molecular Biology to Visual Adaptation, Plenum Press, New York. 3) Windows: Their Importance and Function in Confining Environments, Chpt. 31 in A. Harrison et al. (Eds.), From Antarctica to Outer Space: Life in Isolation and Confinement, Springer-Verlag Publ., New York. 4) Forensic Human Factors Engineering, In I.S. Kuperstein and N.L. Salters (Eds.), Attorney's Guide to Engineering, Mathew Bender, Times Mirror Books, New York, 1986. 5) Remote Coaching Multimedia Research Laboratory Development and Evaluation, In Smith, M. J., and G. Salvendy (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction: Applications and Case Studies. Elsevier Science Publ., Amsterdam, 1993. 6) UFO-Beobachtungen von Piloten und entsprechende Beweise - Ein aktueller Uberblick, In von Ludwiger, I. (Ed.), UFOs - Zeichen und Zeugen, Germany, 1994. 7) Preparing for the Unknown, In Fawcett, B. (Ed.), Making Contact: A Serious Handbook for Locating and Communicating with Extraterrestrials. William Morrow & Co., Inc., New York, 1997. 8) The Question, In Evans, H., and D. Stacy (Eds.), UFOs 1947 - 1997, From Arnold to the Abductees: Fifty Years of Flying Saucers, Fortean Times, Ltd., London, 1998. 9) Photo Analysis of an Aerial Disk over Costa Rica, In Sturrock, P.A., The UFO Enigma, Warner Books, New York, 1999. 10) Analysis of a UFO Photograph, In Sturrock P.A., The UFO Enigma, Warner Books, New York, 1999. 11) Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Aviation Safety, Chpt. 5 In Kean, L., UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials go on the Record, Harmony Books, New York, 2010.
Scientific Research Articles (refereed) Articles published since 1965 in the following professional journals: Amer. J. Optometry and Physiological Optics, Amer. J. Ophthalmology, J. Applied Psychology, J. Applied Physiology, Aerospace Medicine, Aviation, Space & Environmental Medicine, Human Factors, Displays (UK), Psychonomic Science, Amer. Inst. of Architecture, J. of Navigation, J. of Psychology, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, ManEnvironment Systems, Soc. for Scientific Exploration, Contamination Control, J. of Opt. Soc. of America, Northwest Architects, Archives of Surgery (AMA), others. Miscellaneous Publications: Dr. Haines has published more than 22 NASA, FAA, and other papers presented at national and international meetings, produced three NASA technical films, holds four U. S. Patents, and five NASA Tech Brief Awards (since 1967). Over 60 scientific articles on uap-related subjects.
MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS (Mostly Past) Aerospace Medical Association (Assoc. Fellow) Amer. Astronautical Society Assoc. of Aviation Psychologists Amer. Psychological Association Midwestern Psychological Association Optical Society of America International Society of Air Safety Investigators Sigma Xi (member at large) Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Amer. Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Illuminating Engineering Society