Ron Boring, Ph.D.
Principal Human Factors Scientist
Research Areas: Resilience Research Leads
Biography: Dr. Ronald L. Boring is a Distinguished Human Factors Scientist at Idaho National Laboratory, where he has led research projects for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the Department of Defense, and the Norwegian Research Council. He first came to INL in 2003, then in 2008 went to Sandia National Laboratories, where he served as a senior member of the technical staff, Risk and Reliability Analysis department. He returned to INL in March 2010 and became manager of the Human Factors & Reliability Department in October 2019. He holds a doctorate in cognitive science from Carleton University in Ottowa, Canada, a master’s in experimental psychology from New Mexico State University and a bachelor’s in experimental psychology and German from University of Montana. He was a Fulbright Graduate Scholar in 1993-94 at Heidelberg University, where he did research on the cultural assimilation of eastern Germans following German reunification. He has broad experience as a lecturer and speaker, most recently in February 2020 as Invited President’s Forum Speaker at Embry-Riddle University.
Ph.D., Cognitive Science - Carleton University
M.S., Human Factors and Experimental Psychology - New Mexico State University
B.S., Psychology and German - University of Montana