Lenora Hardee, Ph.D.

Lenora is a Research Associate specialized in anthropometry and ergonomics to help clients optimize product usability.  In her role, she collects and analyzes both standard and 3D select anthropometric measurements for a diverse range of Anthrotech clients, most notably measuring U.S. Marine personnel and collecting information about the fit, comfort and effectiveness of products such as load-carrying systems and body armor.

Prior to joining Anthrotech, Lenora spent more than 15 years at Navistar, where she was Chief Technical Engineer, Ergonomics. In that position, she served as a technical expert in assessing truck and school bus compliance with in-house ergonomic design standards, regulatory requirements, and in litigation involving any ergonomics issues. She has been instrumental in shaping industry input for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health anthropometric survey of over-the-road truck drivers.  Lenora has deep experience applying a wide range of research and evaluation methods to the product design and evaluation process including task-oriented structured interviews, usability testing, literature reviews, on-the-road testing, and competitive product analysis. 

Lenora earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (with a specialty in Ergonomics) and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Clemson University.

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