Paul R. Sackett (Chair) is Beverly and Richard Fink distinguished professor of psychology and liberal arts at the University of Minnesota. His research interests involve many aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, educational, and military settings. He was cochair of the joint committee of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education that developed Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. He has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, chair of APA’s Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and chair of APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs. He has a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Ohio State University.
Alexandra Beatty (Senior Program Officer) is a staff officer in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE). Previously in DBASSE, she served as the study director for an evaluation of the public schools of the District of Columbia, and she has worked on studies and workshops on topics in educational assessment and equity, child and adolescent education and development, public health, and climate change. Prior to joining the National Academies staff, she worked on the National Assessment of Educational Progress and College Board programs at the Educational Testing Service. She has a B.A. in philosophy from Williams College and an M.A. in history from Bryn Mawr College.
Gary G. Berntson is an emeritus academy professor of psychology at Ohio State University. His research is in the areas of neuroscience, social neuro-
science, and psychophysiology. He has served on numerous federal advisory committees, including for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Portuguese Science Foundation. He also served on the Task Force on Predicting Violent Behavior of the Department of Defense, and as scientific consultant to the Future Attribute Screening Technology program of the Department of Homeland Security. He is a past president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. 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. He has a Ph.D. in psychobiology and life sciences from the University of Minnesota.
Sujeeta Bhatt (Study Director) is a senior program officer in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Most recently, she led the study that resulted in the publication How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures. Previously, she was a research scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and an assistant professor in radiology at the Georgetown University Medical Center. Her work at DIA focused on the management of research on the psychological and neuroscience bases for credibility assessment, biometrics, insider threat, and intelligence interviewing and interrogation methods and on developing research-to-practice modules to promote the use of evidence-based practice in interviews and interrogations. For her work in deception detection and interrogation, she has trained law enforcement agents in local, state, and federal agencies. She has a certificate in security studies from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from American University.
Kathleen M. Carley is a professor of societal computing in the Institute for Software Research and director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, and she is also CEO of Carley Technologies Inc. Her research combines cognitive science, sociology, and computer science to address complex social and organizational issues. Her work includes the establishment of dynamic network analysis and the associated theory and methodology for examining large high-dimensional time-variant networks, as well as development of a high-dimensional network analysis and visualization system that supports network analytics in general, for social media, and for dynamic and geospatial networks. She is a recipient of the life-time achievement award for mathematical sociology from the American Sociological Association, the Simmel Award from the International Network for Social Network Analysis, and the academic award from the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.
Noshir S. Contractor is the Jane S. and William J. White professor of behavioral sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Communications, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as director of the university’s Science of Networks in Communities research center. He is also the cofounder and chairman of Syndio, which offers products and services based on network analytics. His work focuses on 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, and he is an elected fellow of the International Communication Association. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a Ph.D. in communications from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California.
Nancy J. Cooke is a professor of human systems engineering at Arizona State University and directs the university’s Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming and the Advanced Distributed Learning Partnership Lab. She is also science director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute in Mesa, Arizona. 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 a past president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and served on the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. She is a recipient of 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 has a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from New Mexico State University.
Barbara Anne Dosher is a distinguished professor of cognitive sciences at the University of California at Irvine and recently served as the university’s dean of the School of Social Sciences. Her research addresses memory, attention, and perceptual learning in humans using a combination of behavioral testing and mathematical modeling. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and an elected fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Society for Experimental Psychologists. She is a recipient of the Howard Crosby Warren Medal of the Society for Experimental Psychologists and the Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences. She has served on the board and as president of the Society for Mathematical Psychology and on the executive
board of the Vision Sciences Society. She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of California at San Diego and an M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Oregon.
Jeffrey Johnson is university term professor of anthropology at the University of Florida and an adjunct professor in the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University. Until recently, he served as director of the Summer Institute for Research Design in Cultural Anthropology of the National Science Foundation. Previously, he was a program manager with the Army Research Office, where he started the basic science research program in the social sciences. He has conducted extensive long-term research comparing group dynamics and the evolution of social networks of overwintering crews at the American South Pole Station and at the Polish, Russian, Chinese, and Indian Antarctic Stations. Using these isolated human group settings as space analogs, he is currently studying the role of informal role properties in fostering team viability in simulated space missions. He has a Ph.D. in social science from the University of California at Irvine.
Sallie Keller is the director of the Social and Decision Analytics Division at the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiate and a professor of public health sciences at the University of Virginia. Her previous positions include academic vice president and provost at the University of Waterloo; director of the Institute for Defense Analysis’ Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.; William and Stephanie Sick dean of engineering at Rice University; and head of the Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her work focuses on social and decision informatics, statistical underpinnings of data science, and data access and confidentiality. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an elected member of the International Statistics Institute, a fellow and past president of the American Statistical Association, and a member of the JASON advisory group to the U.S. government. She has a Ph.D. in statistics from the Iowa State University of Science and Technology.
David Matsumoto is a professor of social psychology at San Francisco State University and director of the university’s Culture and Emotion Research Lab. His work involves studies of culture, emotion, social interaction, and communication. In particular, he focuses in the field of microexpressions, facial expression, gesture, and nonverbal behavior. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Carmen Medina is the founder of MedinAnalytics, LLC, which provides analytic services on national security issues, cognitive diversity, global
trends, and intrapreneurship. Previously, she was part of the executive team that led the Analysis Directorate of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA), where 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 also led diversity issues at the CIA, serving on equity boards at all organizational levels and across directorates. She conceptualized many information technology applications now used by analysts, including online production, collaborative tools, and Intellipedia. She is a recipient of the CIA’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. She also was a member of Deloitte Federal Consulting, where she served as senior advisor and mentor to Deloitte’s flagship innovation program, GovLab. She has a B.A. in comparative government from the Catholic University of America.
Fran P. Moore is the chief of intelligence for the Financial Systemic Analysis and Resilience Center (FSARC), whose mission is to identify, assess, and coordinate activities to mitigate risk to U.S. financial systems. Previously, she was a senior executive with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where she also served as the CIA’s chair for Harvard’s Learning Innovations Lab and a senior ally for the CIA’s LGBT affinity group. She serves on the Security Policy Review Committee of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and on the Intelligence Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, both of which are independent nonprofit membership groups. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Presidential Rank Award, Distinguished Executive. She has B.A. degrees in international relations and political science from Elmira College.
Jonathan D. Moreno is the David and Lyn Silfen university professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professor and a professor of medical ethics and health policy, of the history and sociology of science, and of philosophy. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and he chairs its Interest Group on Human Rights, Professionalism and the Values of Medicine. He is the U.S. member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, and he has served as an adviser to many governmental and nongovernmental organizations. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University, 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 is also the recipient of a lifetime achievement award of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.
Joy Rohde is associate professor of public policy and history and a faculty member in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Science, Technology, and Society Program at the University of Michigan. Her work examines the relationship between the social and behavioral sciences and the American state from the late 19th century to the present. Previously, she was an assistant professor of history at Trinity University and held fellowships at the Miller Center of Public Affairs and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has a Ph.D. in history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Julie Anne Schuck (Program Officer) is a program officer in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. She has provided analytical and administrative support, as well as technical writing and editing, for a wide range of studies and workshops. Her projects have addressed law and justice issues; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education; the science of human-systems integration; and the evaluations of various federal research programs. She has a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of California at San Diego and an M.S. in education from Cornell University.
Jeffrey W. Taliaferro is an associate professor of political science at Tufts University. His research and teaching focus on security studies, international relations theory, international history and politics, U.S. foreign policy, intelligence, and national security. He recently was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he completed a book on the politics of alliance coercion and nuclear nonproliferation in U.S. foreign policy during the second half of the Cold War. He is a member of the Historical Review Panel of the Central Intelligence Agency. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Duke University and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.
Elizabeth Townsend (Associate Program Officer) is staff officer in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education and the Health and Medical Division. She has worked primarily on studies for the the Board on Children, Youth, and Family, including those on the neurobiological and sociobehavioral science of adolescent development, building an agenda to reduce the number of children in poverty by half in 10 years, ethical considerations for research on housing-related health hazards involving children, and working families and growing kids. She has a B.S. from Radford University and an M.P.H. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Gregory F. Treverton is professor of the practice of international relations at the University of Southern California. He directed the Center for Global
Risk and Security, the Intelligence Policy Center, and the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation. He was also associate dean of the Pardee/RAND Graduate School. His government work has included serving on the first Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; work on Europe for the National Security Council; and as vice chair and chair of the National Intelligence Council. Previously, he also taught at Harvard and Columbia universities and as deputy director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He has a B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton University and an M.P.P. and a Ph.D. in economics and politics from Harvard.
Jeremy Wolfe is professor of ophthalmology and radiology at Harvard Medical School and head of the Visual Attention Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has worked extensively in vision, binocular perception, visual attention, and cognitive science. His research focuses on visual search and visual attention, with particular emphasis on socially important search tasks in such areas as medical image perception (e.g., cancer screening), security (e.g., baggage screening), and intelligence. In recent years, he has become increasingly interested in the role of vision and attention in medical and security errors. He is a past president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Science and past chair of the Board of the Psychonomic Society. He has an A.B. in psychology from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in psychology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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