Tony Kern, Ed.D., is one of the world’s leading authorities on human performance in time-constrained, error-intolerant environments, and has written and lectured on the subject for nearly two decades.
Dr. Kern has authored seven books on human performance, and is a featured columnist and contributing editor for Canadian Skies, Vertical, and Vertical 911 magazines. Over the past decade, he has broadened his approach beyond aviation. In his latest book, Going Pro: The Deliberate Practice of Professionalism (Pygmy Books 2011) he creates a 21st century guide to extreme professionalism for individuals and organizations.
Dr. Kern served in the U.S. Air Force as a command pilot and flight examiner in the B-1B bomber, in diverse senior staff and leadership roles, and as Chairman of the U.S. Air Force Human Factors Steering Group. He is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and the U.S. Federal Government Senior Executive Service Development Program.
Dr. Kern has received multiple awards for his research, program management, speaking, writing, and leadership. He holds Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Military History, as well as a Doctorate in Higher Education specializing in Human Factors Training Design.
Tony lives in Colorado with his wife, Shari, and their six dogs.