Dr. Paul Atchley has been conducting research and teaching about cognitive factors related to driving for over 20 years. He is currently on faculty at the University of Kansas. Dr. Atchley received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in 1996 and completed postdoctoral training at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois in 1998.
Dr. Atchley has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on issues of vision and attention including their relationship to driving. He has also received awards for his research, teaching and student advising.
Dr. Atchley’s work has been highlighted by national and international press such as the BBC, NPR, Rock Center with Brian Williams, “Katie” with Katie Couric, and the New York Times. He is part of efforts at the state and national level to reduce distracted driving.
Dr. Atchley also works with groups including the National Safety Council, LifeSavers, FocusDriven and the Distraction Advocate Network to provide clear, compelling and consistently well-received talks about the science of distracted driving.