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Edwin Alan Fleishman, American psychologist, author. Recipient Franklin Taylor award Society Engineering Psychologists, 1974, Distinguished Professional Practice award Society Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1983; Guggenheim fellow, 1962-1963, award for District Contributors to the Internatl. Advancememnt of Psychology, 1999.


Fleishman, Edwin Alan was born on March 10, 1927 in New York City. Son of Harry E. and Sera (Weinblatt) Fleishman.


Bachelor of Science, Loyola College, Baltimore, 1945. Master of Arts, University Maryland, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1951.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Edinburgh, 1982.


Director Skill Components Research Laboratory United States Air Force, San Antonio, 1951-1956. Professor industrial administration and psychology Yale University, 1956-1963. Senior vice president, director Washington office American Institute Research, 1963-1975.

President Advanced Research Resources Organization, Washington, 1976-1985, Management Research Institute, Potomac, Maryland, since 1985. Distinguished University professor George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, since 1986. Guggenheim fellow, visiting professor Israel Institute of Technology, 1962-1963.

Visiting professor Graduate School Administration University California-Irvine, 1975-1976. Senior visiting scholar Japan Society for Progress in Science, 1985, visiting professor, University Hong Kong. Consultant to government, educational institutions and industry., since 1957.

Member advisory panel social science Office Secretary Defense, 1959-1961. Member advisory panel behavioral science Office Surgeon General Army, 1964-1968. Member board examiners United States State Department, 1987-1997.


  • Among his notable achievements was a taxonomy for describing individual differences in perceptual-motor performance.



With United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946. Fellow American Psychological Association (president division industrial and organizational psychology 1973-1974, president division engineering psychology 1977-1978, president division evaluation and measurement 1979-1980, Distinguished Science award for applications psychology 1980). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Association Applied Psychology (president 1974-1982), American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Psychometric Society, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Society (James McKeen Cattell Fellow award for District Scientific Contributors, 1993), Fellow, Human Factors and Economics Society, Cosmos Club (Washington), Sigma Xi.


Married Pauline S. Utman, February 6, 1949. Children: Jeffrey B., Alan R.

Harry E. Fleishman

Sera (Weinblatt) Fleishman

Pauline S. Utman

Alan R. Fleishman

Jeffrey B. Fleishman