Kenneth Allendoerfer is an engineering research psychologist with the Human Factors Branch. He has been conducting human factors research in the air traffic control and technical operations domains since 1995. His work has focused mainly on the TRACON domain, including work evaluating and redesigning the user interface of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS). He is the principal investigator on the Future Terminal Workstation (FTWS) research project, and is interested in controller communication, and trust in automation.
In 2000, Dr. Allendoerfer received the Distinguished Employee of the Year Award from the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center for his contributions to many FAA projects and programs at the Center.
Dr. Allendoerfer holds a Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Drexel University, a MA in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a BA in psychology from Carleton College.