Gary G. Berntson is an Emeritus Academy Professor of Psychology at The Ohio State University. His research is in the areas of neuroscience, social neuroscience and psychophysiology. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has edited numerous books, including the Handbook of Psychophysiology, the Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences, and Social Neuroscience. Berntson is a Fellow in several professional associations and has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Psychobiology, Psychophysiology, the International Journal of Psychophysiology and Emotion Review, among others. He is a Past-President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (2011-2013). He has served on numerous federal advisory committees, including NIH and NSF panels, the Portuguese Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense (Defense Science Board) Task Force on Predicting Violent Behavior. He also served as the scientific consultant to the Department of Homeland Security FAST program. He was the recipient of Distinguished Teaching and Distinguished Scholar awards from the Ohio State University, and received the Paul D MacLean Award for Outstanding Neuroscience Research, from the American Psychosomatic Society (2013). Dr. Berntson received his Ph.D. in Psychobiology and Life Sciences from the University of Minnesota.
Noshir Contractor (Workshop Steering Committee Chair) is the Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Communications and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is the director of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) 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 as 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 earned a Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California.
Nancy Cooke is a professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University and is Science Director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute in Mesa, AZ. She also directs ASU’s Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming and the Advanced Distributed Learning Partnership Lab. Dr. Cooke’s research interests include the study of individual and team cognition and its application to cyber and intelligence analysis, remotely-piloted aircraft systems, human-robot teaming, healthcare systems, and emergency response systems and she specializes in the development, application, and evaluation of methodologies to elicit and assess individual and team cognition. She is currently Past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, chaired the National Academies Board on Human Systems Integration from 2012-2016, and served on the US Air Force Scientific Advisory board from 2008-2012. Additionally, she is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Committees on High-Performance Bolting Technology for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations and the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Applications to National Security. 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. Dr. Cooke was designated a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from New Mexico State University.
Carmen Medina is the founder of MedinAnalytics, LLC, which provides analytic services on national security issues, cognitive diversity, global trends, and intrapreneurship. From 2005-2007 Ms. Medina was part of the executive team that led the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) 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 CIA, she received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. From 2011—2015, Ms. Medina was a member of Deloitte Federal Consulting where she served as senior advisor and mentor to Deloitte’s flagship innovation program, GovLab. She is the co-author of Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within (2014). She holds a B.A. degree in Comparative Government from the Catholic University of America.
Gerald (Jay) Goodwin is Chief, Foundational Science Research Unit at the U. S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) where he directs the basic research program and research teams focused on emerging and developing concepts within the applied research program on topics including unit command climate, team composition and performance, assessment of cross-cultural competence, and assessing and developing unit cohesion. Dr. Goodwin’s expertise is in leadership, team and organizational effectiveness, and cultural factors in Joint, Interagency, and Multinational contexts. Prior to his current assignment, he was detailed to the Department of Defense Comprehensive Review Working Group as a research analyst and the lead writer the DOD report assessing the impact of repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, and recently served as the lead behavioral science expert for a Department of Defense 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 (APA). He received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.
Jonathan Moreno (NAM) is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania where he is a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor. At Penn he is also Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of 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 UNESCO International Bioethics Committee. He has served as an adviser to many governmental and non-governmental organizations, including three presidential commissions, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. From 2005 to 2017 he was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. In addition, Dr. Moreno was an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral 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 also holds the honorary Visiting Professorship in History at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Dr. Moreno received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.
Paul Sackett (SBS Decadal Survey Chair) is the chair of the Committee on a Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Application to National Security. He 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 editor of two journals: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and Personnel Psychology, 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 Research Council's Board on Testing and Assessment, as chair of 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 the Ohio State University.
Stephen Zaccaro is a Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. Dr. Zaccaro is an experienced leadership development consultant who has published over 125 journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports on leadership, group dynamics, team performance, and work attitudes. He has authored a book titled, The Nature of Executive Leadership: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis of Success, and has co-edited five other books on the topics of organizational leadership, leader development, multi-team systems, cybersecurity, and occupational stress. Dr. Zaccaro has served as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator or consultant on multiple projects in the areas of leadership and executive assessment, leadership and team training, leader adaptability, executive coaching, multi-team systems, and cyber security team performance. He serves on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly, and he is an associate editor for the Journal of Business and Psychology and for Military Psychology. 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 earned his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut.