H. Funk II, PhD
Emeritus Associate Professor
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University
||School of Mechanical, Industrial, and
204 Rogers Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-6001
Kenneth H. Funk II
received the Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, magna cum laud, from
Taylor University, and the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy
degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State
University. He came to Oregon State
University in 1980 and is now Associate Professor in Oregon State’s
School of Mechanical,
Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering,
where he teaches courses in human factors engineering, engineering ethics, and philosophy of technology. He is a member of Oregon State's Human-Centered Design Faculty. In addition to his current
appointment, Dr. Funk worked as a faculty fellow and research
psychologist for the US Navy and served as a panelist for the National
Dr. Funk's primary
research addresses human performance in complex, high risk systems,
like submarines, surface warships, airplanes, and hospital operating rooms. His
work has been funded by the US Navy, the Federal Aviation
Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and
private agencies. He is the author of journal articles, book chapters,
and conference papers on concurrent task management, human factors of
aircraft automation, human performance modeling, and human factors in
the hospital operating room. Recently he has turned his attention to technology, examining its role, pro and con, in the pursuit of the Good Life.
Dr. Funk has retired.
Recent and Current Courses
Funk, K.H., “Cockpit
Task Management: Preliminary Definitions, Normative Theory, Error
Taxonomy, and Design Recommendations,” The International
Journal of Aviation Psychology, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1991, pp. 271-285.
Funk, K.H. and
J.H. Lind, “Agent-Based Pilot-Vehicle Interfaces: Concept and
Prototype,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics,
Vol. 22, No. 6, 1992, pp. 1309-1322.
Chou, C.D., D.
Madhavan, and K.H. Funk, “Studies
of Cockpit Task Management Errors,” International Journal of
Aviation Psychology, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1996, pp. 307-320.
Pew, R.W. and
Mavor (editors) and the National Research Council Panel on Modeling
Human Behavior and Command Decision Making (K. Funk, member), Modeling Human
and Organizational Behavior: Application to Military Simulations,
Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1998.
Funk, K., B.
Lyall, J. Wilson, R. Vint, M. Niemczyk, C. Suroteguh, and G. Owen, “Flight
Deck Automation Issues,” International Journal of Aviation
Psychology, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1999, pp. 109-123.
Funk, K. and
Braune, R. (1999). The
AgendaManager: A Knowledge-Based System to Facilitate the Management of
Flight Deck Activities, SAE 1999-01-5536. 1999 World Aviation
Congress, 19-21 October 1999, San Francisco, CA.
Funk, K, K.
Colvin, J. Wilson, C. Suroteguh, & R. Braune, Cockpit Task Management
website, http://flightdeck.ie.orst.edu/CTM/, 2000.
- Colvin, K., K.
Funk, & R. Braune, "Task
Prioritization Factors: Two Part-Task Simulator Studies," International Journal of
Psychology, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2005, pp. 321–338.
Funk, K., T.
Doolen, J. Nicolalde, J.D. Bauer, D.P. Telasha, M. Reeber, “A Methodology to
Identify Systemic Vulnerabilities to Human Error in the Operating Room,”
Proceedings of the Human Factors And Ergonomics Society
50th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 16-20, 2006, pp.
Shakeri, S. and
K. Funk, “A
Comparison of Human and Near-Optimal Task Management Behavior,” Human
Factors, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2007, pp. 400 - 416.
Lee, S, Funk II,
K.H., Feuerbacher, R., Hsiao, Y.C., “Development
of an Emergency C-Section Facilitator Using a Human-Machine Systems
Engineering Approach,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual
Conference and Expo 2007, Nashville, TN, May 19-23 2007, pp.
1630-1635. (See also OSU's C-Section
Facilitator press release.)
Critically and Christianly About Technology,” Perspectives
on Science and Christian Faith, Vol. 59, No. 3, September 2007.
- Funk, K, R.
Mauro, & H. Birdseye, "Identifying
and Addressing Human Factors Issues of ADS-B and Cockpit Displays of
(conference presentation), Human Factors and NextGen: The Future of
Aviation, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, May 28-29, 2008.
Funk, K., “A Methodology and
Tools for the Prospective Identification of NextGen Human Factors Issues,”
Proceedings of the 15th
International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH,
April 27 – 30, 2009, pp. 106 – 111.
Funk, K., R. Mauro, and I. Barshi, “NextGen Flight Deck
Human Factors Issues,” Proceedings
of the 15th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology,
Dayton, OH, April 27 – 30, 2009, pp. 208 – 213.
Funk, K.H., J.D. Bauer, T.L. Doolen, D. Telasha, R.J.
Nicolalde, M. Reeber, N. Yodpijit, and M. Long, "The Use of Modeling to
Identify Vulnerabilities to Human Error in Laparoscopy," The Journal of Minimally Invasive
Gynecology Vol. 17, No. 3, 2010, pp. 311-320.
Feuerbacher, R.L.,Funk II, K.H., Spight, D.H., Diggs, B.S., and Hunter, J.G., "Realistic Distractions and Interruptions Impair Simulated Surgical Performance by Novice Surgeons", Archives of Surgery, Vol. 147, No. 11, November 2012, pp. 1026-1030.
Lee, Wei-Tau, Blumenthal, J.A., and Funk, K.H., "A Buddhist Perspective on Industrial Engineering and the Design of Work," Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 20, Issue 2, June 2014, pp. 551-569.
- Jannat, Mafruhatal, D. Hurwitz, David, Monsere, Chris, and Funk II, Kenneth H., "The role of driver's situational awareness on right-hook bicycle-motor vehicle crashes," Safety Science, Vol. 110, Part A, December 2018, pp. 92-101.
Recent and Current Projects
- Soldier Sensor/Laser Device User Interface Design and Testing
- West African Infectious Disease Diagnosis Aid
Book: Technology and the Good Life (working title)
Updated 11 July 2019