Dr. Gloria Twine Chisum is a psychologist known for creating eyewear for pilots. She earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in psychology from Howard University, then pursued her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. After earning her Ph.D., she worked for the U.S. Navy as the manager of the Life Sciences Research Group, then led the Environmental Physiology Research Team at the U.S. Naval Air Development Center. In the 1970s, Dr. Chisum worked on developing protective eyewear for pilots who work in extreme conditions, and represented the United States in conferences organized by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development. Dr. Chisum received several awards such as the Aerospace Medical Association’s Raymond F. Longacre Award, and the Scientific Achievement Award.
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