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John Lenneman
Senior Research Scientist at Toyota Motor North America Research & Development


Dr. John Lenneman is a Senior Principal Engineer for the Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) at the Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In his current position, Dr. Lenneman is responsible for the execution of R&D projects in the area of Human-Technology Integration (HTI). Since joining CSRC in August 2016, Dr. Lenneman has been responsible for developing an HTI research strategy, overseeing project execution, publishing and presenting findings, and integrating findings into product development.

Before joining Toyota, Dr. Lenneman conducted user experience research in commercial and consumer goods, conducted user research for a health and wellness start-up company, consulted for multiple technology development companies, and spent over ten years conducting automotive human factors research.

Dr. Lenneman earned a PhD in Applied Experimental Psychology from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.