Deborah A. Boehm-Davis is University Professor in the Psychology Department and Associate Dean in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She worked on applied cognitive research at General Electric, NASA Ames Research Center and Bell Laboratories prior to joining George Mason University in 1984. She also served as a Senior Policy Advisor for Human Factors at the Food and Drug Administration.
She has served as President of the Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She is an associate editor for Human Factors and the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies and she serves on the editorial board of Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science and the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the International Ergonomics Association.
She holds an A. B. in psychology from Rutgers University (Douglass College) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.