Gary G. Berntson (Committee Member) is an emeritus academy professor of psychology at Ohio State University. His research is in the areas of neuroscience, social neuroscience, and psychophysiology. He is a fellow in several professional associations, has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, and is a past president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. He has served on federal advisory committees, including for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, the Portuguese Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Defense (Defense Science Board) Task Force on Predicting Violent Behavior, and served as scientific consultant to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Future Attribute Screening Technology program. He was the recipient of Distinguished Teaching and Distinguished Scholar awards from Ohio State University and received the Paul D. MacLean Award for Outstanding Neuroscience Research from the American Psychosomatic Society in 2013. Dr. Berntson holds a Ph.D. in psychobiology and life sciences from the University of Minnesota.
Sujeeta Bhatt (Study Director) is a senior program officer with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and study director for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security. She was formerly a research scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and was detailed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG). Prior to that, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at the Georgetown University Medical Center on detail to DIA/HIG. Her work at DIA
and HIG entailed identifying knowledge gaps and developing and managing research projects to address those gaps. Her work in the Intelligence Community focused on the psychological and neuroscience bases for credibility assessment, biometrics, insider threat, intelligence interviewing and interrogation methods, and the development of research-to-practice modules on interrogation-related topics to promote the use of evidence-based practice in interviews/interrogations. She holds a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from American University.
Ted Clark (Presenter) is analytic director at CENTRA Technology, Inc. Previously, he served in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) Directorate of Analysis and Directorate of Science and Technology, where he focused on research, analysis, and collection of information on worldwide biological, chemical, missile, and nuclear programs and interagency weapons of mass destruction–related interdiction efforts. He has served in a number of interagency positions, including senior nuclear issue manager for the director of national intelligence’s National Counterproliferation Center and a China country director at the Pentagon. While overseas, he partnered with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in Europe on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and conventional arms control inspections. A member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service, he was awarded the CIA’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal in 2017. Dr. Clark holds a Ph.D. in international relations and national security studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Noshir Contractor (Committee Member) is Jane S. and William J. White professor of behavioral sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Communications, and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is the director of the Science of Networks in Communities research center. He is investigating factors that lead to the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of dynamically linked social and knowledge networks in a wide variety of contexts. He received the National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar Award in 2014 and was elected a fellow of the International Communication Association in 2015. He is the co-founder and chairman of Syndio, which offers organizations products and services based on network analytics. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a Ph.D. in communication from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California.
Nancy Cooke (Steering Committee, Presenter) is a professor of human systems engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and is science director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute in Mesa, Arizona. She
also directs ASU’s Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming and the Advanced Distributed Learning Partnership Lab. Her research interests include individual and team cognition and its application to cyber and intelligence analysis, remotely piloted aircraft systems, human–robot teaming, health care systems, emergency response systems, and methodologies to elicit and assess individual and team cognition. She is past president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, was chair of the National Academies Board on Human–Systems Integration, and served on the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. In 2014, Dr. Cooke received the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Arnold M. Small President’s Distinguished Service Award. She is a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the International Ergonomics Association. She was designated a national associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies in 2016. She holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from New Mexico State University.
Eric Eisenberg (Presenter) is professor of communication and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida. His work focuses on organizational communication, health communication, and communication theory. He has received the National Communication Association Award for outstanding publication in organizational communication (twice), the Burlington Foundation award for excellence in teaching, and the Elizabeth Andersch Award for lifetime contributions to the field of communication. Dr. Eisenberg holds a Ph.D. in organizational communication from Michigan State University.
Jill Ellingson (Presenter) is a professor of human resource management and Dana Anderson faculty fellow at the University of Kansas School of Business. She has received the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Foundation Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment for her work on human resource management, individual differences, and employment assessment. Dr. Ellingson is a former member of the Executive Committee for the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management and a former Human Resources Research Organization fellow. She holds a Ph.D. in human resources and industrial relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Stephen Fiore (Presenter) is director of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory and professor with the University of Central Florida’s Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Philosophy and Institute for Simulation and
Training. He is past president of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research and a founding committee member for the annual Science of Team Science Conference. His primary area of research is the interdisciplinary study of complex collaborative cognition and understanding of how humans interact socially and with technology. Dr. Fiore has been a visiting scholar for the study of shared and extended cognition at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in Lyon, France, and was a member of the expert panel for OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, which focused on collaborative problem-solving skills. He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Gerald (Jay) Goodwin (Steering Committee) is chief of the Foundational Science Research Unit at the U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences. In that position, he directs the Basic Research Program and research teams focused on emerging and developing concepts within the applied research program on topics that include unit command climate, team composition and performance, assessment of cross-cultural competence, and assessing and developing unit cohesion. Prior to his current assignment, he was detailed to the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Comprehensive Review Working Group as a research analyst and lead writer for the DoD report assessing the impact of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He recently served as lead behavioral science expert for a DoD strategic planning effort for defense science and technology through 2035. He was previously employed at the American Institutes for Research, where his project work included test development, employment litigation support with an emphasis on statistical analysis, training evaluation, and performance modeling. Dr. Goodwin is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.
Kara Hall (Presenter) is a health scientist, director of the Science of Team Science Team, and director of the Theories Initiative in the Health Behaviors Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Her work focuses on developing new metrics, measures, and models for understanding and evaluating team science, including transdisciplinary research, collaboration, and training. Over the course of several years, she has served as program chair, conference chair, co-chair, planning committee member, and contributor for the annual international Science of Team Science Conference. She also served as co-chair for the Trans-Agency Subcommittee on Collaboration and Team Science of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program, National Science and Technology Council, Executive Office of the President. At the NCI, her
work has focused on advancing behavioral science, including promoting the use, testing, and development of health behavior theory, and championing systems science approaches, research methods, intervention development, and dissemination and implementation research. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology/behavioral science from the University of Rhode Island.
Carmen Medina (Steering Committee) is the founder of MedinAnalytics, LLC, which provides analytic services on national security issues, cognitive diversity, global trends, and intrapreneurship. She was a member of the executive team that led the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) Analysis Directorate. In her last assignment before retiring, she oversaw the CIA’s Lessons Learned Program and led the agency’s first effort to address the challenges posed by social networks, digital ubiquity, and the emerging culture of collaboration. She was a leader on diversity issues at the CIA, serving on equity boards at all organizational levels and across directorates. She was the first CIA executive to conceptualize many information technology applications now used by analysts, including online production, collaborative tools, and Intellipedia. Upon her retirement from the CIA, she received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. After her tenure at the CIA, she was a member of Deloitte Federal Consulting, where she served as senior advisor and mentor to Deloitte’s flagship innovation program, GovLab. Ms. Medina holds a B.A. in comparative government from the Catholic University of America.
William “Bruno” Millonig (Presenter) is acting director of National Intelligence for Science and Technology in the Office of the Assistant Director for Acquisition, Technology & Facilities in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Appointed in November 2017, Mr. Millonig is responsible for guiding the Intelligence Community’s (IC’s) scientific and technological integration through effective strategies, policies, and programs that ultimately allow the IC to close intelligence gaps. Prior to this position, he oversaw the Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters’ research and development, technical collection, and analytic responsibilities in support of the nation’s space and counterspace situational awareness. He also served as chief, National Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Office, and chairman, National MASINT Committee. A command pilot with more than 4,800 flight hours, he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2009 as director of strategic planning for homeland defense and counterterrorism issues. He is a Distinguished Flying Cross recipient, was commander of the U.S. Air Force’s training squadron of the year (2004), and holds numerous team and individual awards. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in engineering and earned master’s degrees in aviation
operations and management from Embry Riddle University and in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Jonathan Moreno (NAM) (Steering Committee) is David and Lyn Silfen university professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor. He is also professor of medical ethics and health policy, of the history and sociology of science, and of philosophy. Dr. Moreno is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, where he chairs the Interest Group on Human Rights, Professionalism and the Values of Medicine, and is the U.S. member of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Bioethics Committee. He has served as an adviser to many governmental and nongovernmental organizations. He was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC. He also was an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow; holds an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University; and is a recipient of the Benjamin Rush Medal from the College of William and Mary Law School, the Dr. Jean Mayer Award for Global Citizenship from Tufts University, and the Penn Alumni Faculty Award of Merit. He holds the honorary visiting professorship in history at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Dr. Moreno holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.
Scott E. Page (Presenter) is Leonid Hurwicz collegiate professor of complex systems, political science, and economics at the University of Michigan, where he also directs the Center for the Study of Complex Systems. He is an external faculty member in economics at the Santa Fe Institute. His research focuses on the roles played by diversity in complex systems. He has received a number of honors and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013), designation as a senior fellow in the University of Michigan Society of Fellows, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011). He holds a Ph.D. in managerial economics and decision sciences from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Paul Sackett (Decadal Survey Chair) is the Beverly and Richard Fink distinguished professor of psychology and liberal arts at the University of Minnesota. His research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, educational, and military settings. He has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as co-chair of the committee producing the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Testing and Assessment, as chair of the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Committee
on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and as chair of APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Ohio State University.
Nancy Tippins (Presenter), The Nancy T. Tippins Group, LLC, was formerly a principal consultant at CEB. Her work has focused on the development and validation of selection tests and other forms of assessment for all levels of management and hourly employees, the design of performance management and leadership development programs, and computer-based test administration. She previously worked as an internal consultant developing and validating selection and assessment tools. She participated in the 1999 revision of the Principles for the Use and Validation of Personnel Selection Procedures, co-chairs the current revision of the Principles, sat on the most recent committee to revise the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, and served as a U.S. representative on the committee to create the International Organization for Standardization 9000 standards for assessment. She is active in professional affairs and is a past president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). She is a fellow of SIOP, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. She holds a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Brian Uzzi (Presenter) is Richard L. Thomas professor of leadership and organizational change at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also co-directs the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, is faculty director of the Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative, and holds professorships in sociology at the Weinberg College of Arts of Sciences and in industrial engineering and management sciences at the McCormick School of Engineering. His research focuses on the use of social network analysis and complexity theory to understand outstanding human achievement in business, science, and the arts. Dr. Uzzi holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Andrew Ysursa (Presenter) is a corporate strategist concentrating on the transformational impacts of technology on business. As a leader of strategic planning for Salesforce, Inc., he advises executives and customers on the convergence of forces and trends shaping the future. In addition, he counsels Salesforce’s senior leadership on international expansion, competitive scenarios, and long-term product strategy. Prior to Salesforce and graduate school, he worked in strategic finance for Nestlé USA and in assurance services for KPMG. He holds a B.B.A. in finance and accounting from
Gonzaga University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Stephen Zaccaro (Steering Committee; Presenter) is a professor of psychology at George Mason University. His work focuses on organizational leadership, leader development, multiteam systems, cybersecurity, occupational stress, leadership and executive assessment, leadership and team training, leader adaptability, executive coaching, multiteam systems, and cybersecurity team performance. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and of the American Psychological Association, Divisions 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and 19 (Military Psychology). Dr. Zaccaro holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Connecticut.