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JONATHAN D. STROHL Fairfax, VA Cell: (610) 504-2752, portfolio:, email:

EDUCATION George Mason University M.A., (in progress) Human Factors & Applied Cognition, May 2012

University of Dayton B.A., Psychology with a minor in Business Administration, Cum laude, graduated May 2006

SKILLS SUMMARY Interface design, task analysis, and usability evaluation 

Proficient in: rapid prototyping using Axure RP, keystroke level modeling, hierarchical task analysis, verbal protocol analysis, human error modeling, heuristic analysis, subject matter expert interviews. Experience with: html, CSS, Microsoft Visio, Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks.

Data analysis and visualization 

Proficient in: data analysis using SPSS, ANOVA, multiple regression. Experience with: data analysis using R, Bayesian analysis, logistic regression, non-parametric analyses, random coefficient modeling, path analysis, principle components analysis, factor analysis.

Experimental design and management 

Experimental protocol development, measurement selection, literature reviews, participant contact management, research presentations.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE System Architect, FAA Design Competition, January 2012–Present Prototyping and system design 

Developing a design proposal for a runway incursion prevention system. Facilitated subject matter expert interviews with air traffic controllers. Designed an interactive prototype of the application using Axure RP. Conducted user testing with pilots.

Graduate Research Assistant, ARCH Lab, Dr. Pam Greenwood, Dr. Raja Parasuraman George Mason University, June 2010–January 2012 Leadership, management, and training

Managed day-to-day operations of large-scale NIH-funded studies on cognitive aging and training. Supervised and mentored a team of 14 research assistants. Led weekly lab meetings and research assistant trainings. Overhauled and managed the lab’s contact management system. Recruited participant sources. Facilitated neuropsychological testing sessions and resolved participant conflicts.

Experimental design

Designed a study investigating the use of transcranial direct current stimulation to expedite learning. Wrote experimental protocols and selected measures for aging and training experiments.

PUBLISHED WORK Clarke, E., McGarry, W.R., Bicksel, J., Thompson, J., Peterson, M., Strohl, J., Greenwood, P.M., Parasuraman, R. (2011, November). Cognitive training in healthy old age: Comparison of three training tasks on everyday cognitive functioning and white matter integrity. Poster session presented at Neuroscience 2011, Washington, DC. Saqer, H., de Visser, E., Strohl, J., & Parasuraman, R. (2012). Distractions N ’ Driving: Video game simulation educates young drivers on the dangers of texting while driving. Work, 41, 5877-5879. doi:10.3233/WOR-2012-0980-5877

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, & HONORS Governor’s Transportation Safety Award Recipient, Youth Traffic Safety category, 2012 University Standout Student, 2010-2011 “Mason Milestones” Full Graduate Assistantship, George Mason University, August 2010–December 2011 Dean’s List, University of Dayton, 2004–2006 President’s Merit Scholarship, University of Dayton, 2002–2006

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE Finance & Insurance Manager, Automotive Sales Consultant Strohl Chevrolet/Automotive, Fogelsville, PA, May 2005–August 2005, July 2008–June 2010 Business development and management

Managed the dealership’s Finance & Insurance Department. Developed business to business relationships with financial institutions and other vendors. Managed the dealership’s sales, finance, and vehicle information databases.

Sales & marketing 

Sold vehicles, financing, and auto protection products. Designed marketing materials and increased web presence.

Residential Child Care Counselor KidsPeace, Fountain Hill, PA, February 2007–May 2008. Counseling and conflict mediation

Direct-care counselor primarily for a 14-20 year-old special needs population with behavioral and emotional issues. Developed and implemented individual treatment plans. Facilitated psychoeducational group therapy sessions. Resolved aggressive crisis situations through verbal de-escalation.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH Distractions n’ Driving (DND) Co-Founder & Co-Director, January 2011–Present 

Co-developed a program educating teens on the dangers of distracted driving. Presented program at high school assemblies, parent-student events, USA Science & Engineering Festival, public-health fairs, Fairfax County driver licensing ceremonies.

Jonathan Strohl's Resume  

Data Analysis and Visualization Usability Evaluation, Interface Design, and Task Analysis Experimental Design and Management

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