Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Applied Experimental Psychology, Central Michigan University, 2021
  • M.A., Experimental Psychology, Towson University, 2015
  • B.A., Psychology, Bloomsburg University, 2013
  • A.A., Psychology, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 2011
Professional Affiliations
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2021-Present
  • Psychonomics Society, 2016-Present
  • Eastern Psychological Association, 2012-Present

Dr. Shlanta is a cognitive psychologist with 8 years of experience in visual attention, visual processing, and eye movements. His work focuses on understanding where humans direct their visual attention, what factors influence visual attention, and how visual stimuli are processed once they are attended to. 

Since joining Exponent, Dr. Shlanta has applied this expertise to the investigation of human factors in transportation accidents as well as on-product warnings and instructions.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Shlanta's work focused on examining how a reader's visual attention and eye movement patterns relate to their reading fluency and comprehension. Additionally, he has examined whether visual attention ability can be improved through prolonged exposure to visually and perceptually demanding tasks. Dr. Shlanta has expertise using eye tracking technology in human subjects testing.