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Lawrence George Shattuck


Phone: (831) 656-2473


A native of Lindenhurst, New York, Colonel Lawrence G. Shattuck (U.S. Army, Retired) graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1976. His military service spanned thirty years with assignments in the United States and overseas, including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During his last ten years on active duty, he served as the Director of the Engineering Psychology Program at the United States Military Academy. Upon his retirement from the Army, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Operations Research Department at the Naval Postgraduate School where he directs the Human Systems Integration Program and serves as the Chair of the Institutional Review Board. He holds a Master of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Human Factors Psychology and a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Cognitive Systems Engineering. He has been an active researcher in the domain of military command and control for two decades. Most recently, he has served as the architect for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Human Systems Integration Certificate Program and the Distance Learning Master of Human Systems Integration Program. He is married to Nita Lewis Shattuck, Ph.D., a Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School.
NPS Experience
  • 2005 - current: Senior Lecturer
Research Interests
Communication of Intent
Decision Making
Command and Control
Teaching Interests
Human Systems Integration
Human Factors Engineering
Human Error
Human Technology Interaction


  • 2013 - Best Paper Award, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • 2007 - Roland Calori Prize, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
  • 2007 - Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Award, Department of the Army
  • 2006 - Gary F. Wheatley Best Paper Award, Command and Control Research Program

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 1994 Human Factors and Ergomomics Society