Kellie Kennedy


Kellie D. Kennedy
Human Factors
NASA Langley Research Center
Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch

Kellie Kennedy is subject matter expert in Human Factors and experimental research with a primary focus on cognitive performance decrement in the flight deck, visual attention failures, and psychophysiological hazards in high performance aircraft. She has additional expertise in Industrial/Organizational psychology with a focus on organizational influence, human performance, and innovation teaming.

She has been with NASA since 2012 and has served on the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) Human Factors Technical Discipline Team since 2015. She began her career at NASA examining attentional failures in commercial aviation crew. She has conducted flight deck research in numerous areas including complex decision making under time pressure, cognitive impairment due to mild hypoxia, and eye tracking. A major focus has been Physiological Episodes in the fighter environment with the NESC’s F/A-18 assessment and the Pilot Breathing Assessment conducted with the NASA F/A-18 fleet and test pilots at Armstrong Flight Research Center.

She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Human Factors from Old Dominion University. She earned an M.S. in Applied Experimental Psychology from ODU with a dual focus in HF and I/O and a graduate certificate in modeling and simulation. She earned a B.S. in Experimental Psychology with a dual focus in HF and I/O from Wright State University.