OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, September 09, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present David J. Dean Schroeder with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Schroeder celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
While studying at Tabor College, Dr. Schroeder became involved in his profession through a grant his department received from the National Science Foundation, which inspired him to study psychology. He subsequently received a Bachelor of Arts, and later attended Kansas State Teachers College, from which he attained a Master of Science. Dr. Schroeder concluded his academic efforts at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in psychology. During graduate school he worked as a psychology technician and research psychologist at the FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute (now called the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute). Following receipt of his Ph.D. he completed a Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, at the Norfolk Regional Center and Northeast Mental Health Clinic. Eminently qualified in his field, he was a licensed psychologist in the state of Kansas until he retired.
Dr. Schroeder served as a clinical psychologist at VA Hospitals in Tennessee and Kansas. In 1980 he returned to the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute and served in positions as a clinical research psychologist, supervisor, and manager of the Human Resources Research Laboratory and the Aerospace Human Factors Research Division. As part of the U.S.-USSR Agreement on Cooperation in Transportation, Science & Technology, he served as a member of the Aviation Medicine and Human Factors Working Group (1990-94). A collaborative research project with a scientist from the USSR and Washington University in St. Louis was focused on assessing vigilance on a simulated ATC monitoring task. Two additional highlights included serving on the DOT steering committee for Office of the Secretary for Transportation (OST) initiative on "Improving Transportation in a Maturing Society (ITMS)" and on the National Research Council of the National Academies Committee on the "Effects of Commuting on Pilot Fatigue." Presently, Dr. Schroeder works part-time as a research psychologist for Cherokee CRC.
Dr. Schroeder has also offered his expertise as the chairperson of the FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine research committee, the chair of the Aerospace Medical Association's (AsMA) Aerospace Mental Health Work Group and the vice chair of the AsMA Foundation. He has remained active in AsMA and the American Psychological Association (APA). In addition to his service on numerous committees he has served as a representative to the AsMA council and the APA Council. He has also served as president of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, AsMA, and the APA Division of Applied and Experimental Psychology. He has co-authored numerous industry reports and surveys, served as an advisory editorial board member of Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine and contributed to more than 150 scientific presentations throughout his career. As a dedicated professional, his early research was focused on the effects of alcohol and drugs on the vestibular system. Subsequent research involved assessing the interactive effects of alcohol, age and drugs on dynamic tracking and cognitive performance. In the VA research efforts involved biofeedback and personality assessments. Dr. Schroeder also performed studies on the selection and training of air traffic control students, anxiety and burnout in government employees, and the human factors of air traffic control operational errors, fatigue and shiftwork. His most recent research involves aviation maintenance human factors and safety culture.
Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Schroeder has been recognized for various accomplishments and contributions to the field. He most recently received the Tabor College Alumni Merit Award, as well as the AsMA Boothby-Edwards Award for outstanding research. He also received the AsMA Raymond F. Longacre award for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Aerospace Medicine and the Louis H. Bauer Founders Award for significant contributions to the field of aerospace medicine as a leader, scientist, and mentor. During his FAA career he received numerous recognitions, including the FAA Office of Aviation/Aerospace Medicine Outstanding Team, Outstanding Manager, Office of the Year (two times), and Mission Support awards.
Civically, Dr. Schroeder has been active with the Mennonite Brethren Church, the Western Oaks Christian Church, United Way of Central Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City Friends of the Library Board, and the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma. He maintains his professional affiliation with the American Psychological Association, the Aerospace Medical Association, the Aerospace Human Factors Association, and the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. Outside of his vocational circles, Dr. Schroeder collects Native American art and first edition books.
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