Ronald Shapiro - . Providence, RI, US
Ronald Shapiro - . Providence, RI, US

Ronald Shapiro

Speaker & Consultant | Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph. D.

Providence, RI, US

Improve job or school performance, educate, and entertain at the same time!!! Learning which is applicable and a ton of fun!!!

Biography

I am, by training, a psychologist who designs products, solutions, and services so that they will be easy to use. Currently I am an independent consultant, speaker/presenter and educator in Human Factors, Ergonomics, User Experience, Learning, Leadership, Career Development and Human Resources.

I have worked as a human factors professional, manager, and corporate coordinator at IBM. My IBM positions have also included managing technical learning and new employee orientation world wide. I have also managed IBM's external employee education program in the USA and career coaching in North Carolina. Two of my learning programs, one of which I managed (new employee orientation) and one of which I designed (Blue Opportunities) have won major awards (ASTD Excellence in Practice Award and SHRM Innovative Business Solution Award).

My Education By Entertainment program content is applicable on the job, at home and at school. The programs are also a ton of fun (more than many parties)!!!

Industry Expertise (8)

Education/Learning Corporate Leadership Corporate Training Design Human Resources Leisure / Recreation Training and Development Entertainment

Topics (9)

Human Factors/Ergonomics Leadership/Management/Teamwork Career Development Understanding Human Capabilities and Limitations Special Recognition Career Planning Optimizing Effectiveness Having Fun (and learning too!!!)

Accomplishments (11)

President, American Psychological Association (APA) Division 21

professional

President of the Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology Division of APA which focuses on understanding human behavior so that systems, products and processes can be designed for optimum safety, efficiency and enjoyability. As president I grew the division membership, increased interaction among members, and instituted/grew outreach programs.

Fellow, American Psychological Association (APA)

personal

Elected to Fellow of APA in recognition of my unusual and outstanding contributions and performance in the field of psychology which have had a national impact.

Fellow, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES)

professional

Elected to Fellow of HFES to recognize my outstanding achievement, consistently superior professional performance, exceptional contributions, personal service to the Society, and other meritorious accomplishments.

Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP) #18, Board of Certification In Professional Ergonomics (BCPE)

professional

One of the first professionals to be certified by BCPE to recognize my competence to practice in the field of Human Factors/Ergonomics. Today over 1,500 individuals have been certified.

Graduate School Leadership Award, Ohio State University

professional

In recognition of my leadership as a Graduate Student at Ohio State University.

Secretary-Treasurer, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

professional

HFES is an organization of about 4,500 professionals. As Secretary-Treasurer I led the not-for-profit organization to having a balanced budget, membership growth, achieving a significant goal in funding the contingency fund, and I initiated the conversion to electronic voting.

Member, SigmaXi (Honor Society For Scientists)

professional

Elected to the Honor Society of Sigma Xi in recognition of my accomplishments as a scientist and graduate student.

Member, Phi Kappa Phi (Scholastic Honorary)

personal

As a graduate student, elected to Phi Kappa Phi in recognition of my academic performance.

Fellow, Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)

professional

Elected to Fellow in EPA in recognition of my contributions as a scientist to the field of Psychology.

Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach Award, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

professional

Awarded to me in recognition of establishing National Ergonomics Month (NEM), serving as the first chair of the NEM committee, and other outstanding service to the Society.

Marquis Who's Who In America

professional

Biography in numerous editions of Marquis volumes including Whose Who In America, Whose Who In The East, Whose Who in the World, Whose Who in Science and Engineering....

Education (3)

Ohio State University

Ph. D., Psychology 1981

Ohio State University

MA, Psychology 1977

University of Rochester

BA, Psychology 1975

Affiliations (2)

Education by Entertainment Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Testimonials (3)

Patricia R. DeLucia

President, American Psychological Association (APA) Division 21 Texas Tech University

Ron's workshop on Games to Explain Human Factors is full of interactive demonstrations. The audience is engaged and entertained while learning about findings in psychology and human factors. Games is always well attended and enjoyed by all.

Cathleen Greenan

Professor, Dutchess Community College Eastern Psychological Association

Your piece at the conference was really fun, engaging and full of information. I'm always looking for ways to make learning fun for my students and you certainly nailed it!

Emily Baxter

Science Teacher Connecticut’s Science Education Conference

I learned a lot not only from the games you played but also from the way you carried them out. You had tricks for us to watch (blindfolded volunteers) and tricks for the whole class to participate in (such as the misspelt poem). Each trick was sequenced to take us farther and get us to think in a different manner. I was captivate wondering what would happen next and constantly wondering how I would do if it was me behind the blindfold. It was an excellent experience to feel the games from the audience perspective so when I do several of these exercises with my class I can anticipate what they feel. THANK YOU!

Talks (5)

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Learn about human capabilities and limitations to design and improve the safety, efficiency, enjoyability and profitability of products and processes. The program is highly interactive and FUN!!! Audience members will all participate in lots of activities... some will be lucky enough to be selected to come up on stage (smile). There is also an opportunity to win nice prizes.

I'm Awesome, But I Have My Limitations

A great program for people moving to a new situation such as high school or a new job. The program shows participants that they are awesome, very capable, but on the other hand they have some limitations (like everyone else does). It helps people develop strategies to deal with these limitations. The program has a serious message, but is also a ton of fun!!!

Career Options With A Psychology Degree

A program designed just for psychology majors and potential psychology majors to help them put their academic program into perspective so that they will be prepared for the job market upon graduation. The program is informative and fun. The content is extremely valuable. Every psychology major and potential psychology major who does not plan on a PhD in clinical or counseling psychology should attend. Useful for potential clinical and counseling PhD's also.

Effective Leadership Involves Working Through Others

A great program to help the new leader or potential leader prepare for their new role as a leader rather than an individual contributor. Engaging and fun!!!

Activities To Facilitate Career Planning and Gaining Meaningful Employment

Just as the title suggests, this program is designed to help people to be better prepared for the job market or to be better prepared to advance in their career at their company. The advice given is practical, the learning is extremely valuable, the program is fun. Lots of activities, prizes, fun... but more important... people will leave with a better focus on their career preparation and an outline of a resume that will ROAR (Results Oriented And Relevant).

Past Talks (70)

Numerous talks on career development, human factors, ergonomics, engineering psychology

American Psychological Association,  Washington, DC; Toronto, ON; Boston, MA; San Diego, CA; New Orleans, LA

Numerous talks on career development, human factors, ergonomics, engineering psychology

Human Factors & Ergonomics Society,  San Diego, CA; Boston, MA; Baltimore, MD; San Antonio, TX; Orlando, FL; San Francisco, CA; Albuquerque, NM

Numerous talks on career development, human factors, ergonomics, engineering psychology

Eastern Psychological Association,  Boston, MA; New York, NY; Washington, DC

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Tufts University,  Medford, MA

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE),  Boston, MA; State College, PA

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Pennsylvania State University,  State College, PA
2010-02-22

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Fordham University,  Lincoln Center, NY
2010-11-04

Preparing for Your Career with a Psychology Degree

University of Rochester,  Rochester, NY
2009-02-16

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE),  Boston, MA; Las Vegas, NV; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

American Indian Scientific and Engineering Society (AISES),  Phoenix, AZ
2007-11-03

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

San Diego Mesa College,  San Diego, CA
2009-12-09

Numerous talks on career development, learning, human factors, ergonomics

IBM,  Armonk, NY; Somers, NY; Poughkeepsie, NY; Cambridge, MA; Austin, TX; Durham, NC; New South Wales, AU

What is it like Working in Industry?

Delft Institute of Technology,  Delft, Netherlands

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

University of New South Wales,  New South Wales, AU

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Rhode Island Science Teachers Association (RISTA),  Providence, RI
2010-04-10

Games to Facilitate Understanding of Mathematics and Science

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,  Philadelphia, PA
2004-04-24

Games to Illustrate Human Sensation, Perception, Assumptions, Learning, Decision Making and Responding

New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA),  Charlton, MA
2011-10-22

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

University of North Carolina,  Chapel Hill
2006-02-13

What is it Like Working in Industry?

North Carolina State University,  Raleigh, NC
2008-10-13

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

University of Rhode Island,  Kingston, RI
2005-11-09

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

University of Massachusetts,  Amherst, MA; Dartmouth, MA
2005-04-30

What is it like Working in industry?

University of Connecticut,  Storres, CT

Human Factors Overview. Interesting Psychology Career Panel

Rhode Island College,  Providence, RI
2007-09-17

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Meredith College,  Raleigh, NC
2005-09-19

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Morgan State University,  Baltimore, MD
2007-09-28

What People Can and Cannot Do -- Assumptions and User Interface Design

United Airlines,  Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

22nd Greater NY Conference On Behavioral Research,  NY, NY
2010-11-07

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Environmental Health & Safety Communications Panel,  Portland, ME
2011-09-28

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Brandeis University,  Waltham MA
2007-03-07

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Institute of Industrial Engineers,  Boston, MA
2011-03-26

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Bryant University,  Smithfield, RI
2007-11-28

What is it like Working in Industry?

University of Central Florida,  Orlando, FL
2009-11-05

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Florida Institute of Technology,  Melbourne, FL
2009-11-03

What is it like Working in Industry?

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,  Daytona Beach, FL
2009-11-09

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  Cambridge, MA
2002-12-09

Preparing For Your Career With A Psychology Degree

Eastern Psychological Association,  Cambridge, MA
2011-03-11

Beyond Textbooks and Laboratories: What to Know, Do, and Avoid for a Successful Career

Missouri Western State University,  St Joseph, MO
2011-03-25

What is It Like Working In Industry?

Missouri Western State University,  St. Joseph, MO
2010-03-25

Effective Leadership Involves Working Through Others

National Society of Black Engineers ,  Las Vegas, NV
2009-03-28

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,  Daytona Beach, FL

Understanding Human Capabilities and Limitations: An Essential Ingredient for Ethical Management

Florida Institute of Technology,  Melbourne, FL
2009-11-03

Psychology Teaching Activities

Eastern Psychological Association,  Cambridge, MA
2011-03-11

Beyond Textbooks and Laboratories

Pennsylvania State University,  State College, PA
2010-02-22

Teaching Activities To Demonstrate Human Capabilities And Limitations

Eastern Psychological Association 2012 Annual Meeting,  Pittsburgh, PA
2012-03-02

Games to Illustrate Human Sensation, Perception, Assumptions, Learning, Decision Making and Responding

Rhode Island Science Teachers Association Spring Conference,  Providence, RI
2012-03-10

Preparing For Your Career With A Psychology Degree

Eastern Psychological Association 2012 Annual Meeting,  Pittsburgh, PA
2012-03-02

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

American Psychological Association,  Orlando FL
2012-08-03

Using Psychology Games of Yesteryear to Prepare for Our Future

Bryant University,  Smithfield, RI
2012-04-04

Games to Illustrate Human Performance

Connecticut's Science Education Conference,  Hamden CT
2012-10-13

Games to Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Wentworth Institute of Technology,  Boston MA
2012-10-05

Games to Illustrate Human Sensation, Perception, Assumptions, Learning, Memory, Decision Making and Responding

Changing the World through STEM: Teen Career Expo sponsored by Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts,  Framingham Massachusetts
2012-10-28

Preparing For Your Career With A Psychology Degree

Eastern Psychological Association 2013 Annual Meeting,  New York, NY
2013-03-02

Teaching Activities To Demonstrate Human Capabilities And Limitations

Eastern Psychological Association 2013 Annual Meeting,  New York, NY
2013-03-02

Using Psychology Games of Yesteryear to Prepare for Our Future

Becker College,  Worcester MA
2013-02-02

Games to Illustrate Human Sensation, Perception, Assumptions, Learning, Decision Making and Responding

Rhode Island Science Teachers Association Spring Conference,  Providence, RI
2013-03-23

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Wentworth Institute of Technology,  Boston MA
2013-09-12

Using Psychology Games of Yesteryear to Prepare for Our Future

Synergy 2013 Conference,  Schnecksville, PA
2013-10-05

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Daytona Beach, FL,  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2013-11-07

What Is It Like Working In Industry?

Daytona Beach, FL,  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2013-11-08

Using Psychology Games and Activities of Yesteryear to Prepare for Our Future

Psi Beta,  Irvine Valley College
2013-11-25

Games to Illustrate Human Sensation, Perception, Assumptions, Learning, Decision Making and Responding

Rhode Island Science Teachers Association Annual Conference,  Providence, Rhode Island
2014-03-01

Games to Illustrate Human Sensation, Perception, Assumptions, Learning, Decision Making and Responding

Massachusetts Environmental Education Society Annual Conference,  Worcester, Massachusetts
2014-03-05

Preparing for your Career with a Psychology Degree

Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting,  Boston MA
2014-03-14

Using Psychology Games and Activities of Yesteryear to Prepare For Our Future

Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting,  Boston MA
2014-03-15

Games To Explain Human Factors: Come, Participate, Learn & Have Fun!!!

Institute of Industrial Engineers 2014 Northeast Regional Conference,  Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA
2014-03-22

Games to Explain Human Performance

Girl Scouts of Rhode Island (GSRI) Leaders meeting ,  Warwick RI
2014-03-31

Games to Explain Human Performance

Girl Scouts of Rhode Island (GSRI) Leaders Meeting,  Warwick, Rhode Island
2014-03-25

Games to Explain Human Performance

Girl Scouts of Rhode Island (GSRI) Leaders Meeting,  Kingston, Rhode Island
2014-03-26

Games to Explain Human Information Processing

Southern New England Women's Expo,  Lincoln, Rhode Island
2014-03-30

Acing YOUR Job Selection Process

Southern New England Women's Expo,  Lincoln, Rhode Island
2014-03-29

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