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Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
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Workforce Development and Intelligence Analysis: A Workshop

Workshop Speaker Bios
 

Ted Clark is the Analytic Director at CENTRA Technology, Inc. Previously, Dr. Clark served 23 years in the CIA’s Directorate of Analysis and Directorate of Science and Technology where he focused on research, analysis, and collection of worldwide biological, chemical, missile and nuclear programs and interagency WMD-related interdiction efforts. Additionally, Dr. Clark has served in a number of interagency positions including Senior Nuclear Issue Manager for the DNI’s National Counterproliferation Center and as a China Country Director at the Pentagon. During his five years overseas, he partnered with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in Europe on New START and conventional arms control inspections. A member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service, Dr. Clark was awarded the CIA’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal in 2017. Prior to joining the CIA, he was a public high school history teacher in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He also taught English in China as part of the Yale-China Program. Dr. Clark received his Ph.D. in International Relations and National Security Studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.


Eric Eisenberg is Professor of Communication and since 2007 has served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida. Dr. Eisenberg twice received the National Communication Association Award for the outstanding publication in organizational communication, the Burlington Foundation award for excellence in teaching, and the Elizabeth Andersch Award for lifetime contributions to the field of communication. He is the author of over 70 articles, chapters and books on the subjects of organizational communication, health communication and communication theory.  His best-selling textbook, Organizational Communication: Balancing Creativity and Constraint (currently in its 8th edition) received the Academic Textbook Author’s Award for best textbook of the year.

He has worked successfully with executives and employees across a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector including Baystate Health, State Farm Insurance, Hughes Aircraft, the World Bank, Starwood Hotels, and Hillsborough County government. Most recently, he has been offering workshops on strategic communication to members of Special Operations Command. He is an internationally recognized researcher, teacher, facilitator, consultant and executive coach specializing in the strategic use of communication to promote positive organizational change. Dr. Eisenberg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University in 1977 and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Michigan State University in 1982.


Jill Ellingson (Presenter) is a Professor of Human Resource Management and Dana Anderson Faculty Fellow at the University of Kansas School of Business. Her research on human resource management, individual differences and employment assessment has been honored with the SIOP Foundation Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment and has been published in leading journals. Her edited book, Autonomous Learning in the Workplace (2017), is part of the distinguished SIOP Organizational Frontiers series. Dr. Ellingson is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology, a member of the SIOP Frontiers Series editorial board, and has served on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Business and Psychology. She 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 (HumRRO) Fellow. Dr. Ellingson received her Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Stephen Fiore is Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, and Professor with the University of Central Florida's Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Philosophy and Institute for Simulation & Training.  Dr. Fiore is Past-President of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research and a founding committee member for the annual Science of Team Science Conference. He maintains a multidisciplinary research interest that incorporates aspects of the cognitive, social, organizational, and computational sciences in the investigation of learning and performance in individuals and teams. His primary area of research is the interdisciplinary study of complex collaborative cognition and the 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 (2010) and he was a member of the expert panel for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) which focused on collaborative problem solving skills. He has contributed to working groups for the National Academies of Science’s Workshop on Assessing 21st Century Skills and was a committee member on the Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science consensus study.  As Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator he has helped to secure and manage approximately $20 million in research funding. He is co-author of Accelerating Expertise (2013) and is a co-editor of volumes on Shared Cognition (2012), Macrocognition in Teams (2008), Distributed Training (2007), and Team Cognition (2004).  Dr. Fiore has also co-authored over 200 scholarly publications in the area of learning, memory, and problem solving at the individual and the group level. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from University of Pittsburgh.


Kara Hall is a Health Scientist, the Director of the Science of Team Science (SciTS), and Director of the Theories Initiative in the Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB) 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. Dr. Hall helped launch the SciTS field by co-chairing the 2006 conference The Science of Team Science: Assessing the Value of Transdisciplinary Research and co-editing the 2008 American Journal of Preventive Medicine Special Supplement on SciTS. She has served as a Program Chair (2013), Conference Chair (2014-2015), and Co-Chair (2016-2017) as well as planning committee member and contributor to the Annual International Science of Team Science (2010-18).  Dr. Hall served as co-chair for a Trans-Agency Subcommittee on Collaboration and Team Science of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program in the National Science and Technology Council in the Executive Office of the President (2011-16). Dr. Hall was a committee member on the National Academies of Sciences’ SciTS consensus study resulting in the report Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science (2012-2015).  Dr. Hall regularly serves on advisory committees for large research centers and federal agencies. While at NCI, Dr. Hall has also 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;. During her career, Dr. Hall has participated in a variety of interdisciplinary clinical and research endeavors. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology/Behavioral Science from the University of Rhode Island.


William “Bruno” Millonig is the Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Science and Technology in the Office of the Assistant Director for Acquisition, Technology & Facilities (AT&F/S&T) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Appointed in November 2017, Mr. Millonig is responsible for guiding the 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 over saw the Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters’ R&D, technical collection, and analytic responsibilities in support of our nation’s space and counterspace situational awareness. Mr. Millonig also served as the Chief, National Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Office, and Chairman, National MASINT Committee where he was responsible for day-to-day implementation of the DIA Director’s Functional Manager responsibilities in accordance with ICD 113. A Command Pilot with more than 4,800 flight hours he served in both DESERT STORM and SOUTHERN WATCH and retired from the Air Force in 2009 as the Director of Strategic Planning for Homeland Defense & Counterterrorism issues. He is a Distinguished Flying Cross recipient, was Commander of the USAF’s training squadron of the year (2004), and the holder of numerous team and individual awards from D/CIA and D/NCTC. Mr. Millonig graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Engineering degree and earned Master’s Degrees in Aviation Operations & Management from Embry Riddle University and Strategic Studies from the U. S. Army War College.


Scott E. Page is the 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 also an External Faculty Member in Economics at the Santa Fe Institute. Dr. Page’s research focuses on the myriad roles that diversity plays in complex systems (e.g., How does diversity arise? Does diversity make a system more productive? How does diversity impact robustness? Does it make a system prone to large events?). He has written four books: The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies (2007), which demonstrates the benefits and costs of diversity in social contexts; Complex Adaptive Social Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life (with John Miller) (2007), which provides an introduction to complexity theory; Diversity and Complexity (2010), which explores the contributions of diversity within complex systems; and The Diversity Bonus.  His next book, Model Thinking, will be published in 2018-19.  Dr. Page has published papers in a variety of disciplines including economics, political science, computer science, management, physics, public health, geography, urban planning, engineering, and history. Dr. Page has served on the Editorial Board of American Political Science Review and as associate editor of both the Journal of Public Economic Theory and Advances in Complex Systems. He has received a number of honors and awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013), University of Michigan Society of Fellows, Senior Fellow (2007-2077), and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011). Dr. Page received his Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


Nancy Tippins is a principal consultant at CEB.  She has extensive experience in the development and validation of selection tests and other forms of assessment for all levels of management and hourly employees as well as in designing performance management programs and leadership development programs. She has worked extensively with computer-based test administration, developing her first computer administered test and test administration platform in 1991. She previously worked as an internal consultant in large Fortune 100 companies 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 ISO 9000 standards for assessment. She is active in professional affairs and is a past president of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). She is a fellow of SIOP, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). She received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Brian Uzzi is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He also co-directs NICO, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, is the faculty director of the Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative (KACI), 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 has been awarded over 30 scientific and teaching prizes.  He was a committee member on the National Academies of Sciences’ Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science consensus study. Dr. Uzzi earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

 

Andrew Ysursa is a corporate strategist concentrating on the transformational impacts of technology on business. As a leader of strategic planning for Salesforce, the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform, Andrew 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, Andrew worked in strategic finance for a $3B division of Nestlé USA and in assurance services for KPMG. Andrew graduated with honors from both UCLA Anderson School of Management and Gonzaga University.

Stephen Zaccaro (Steering Committee; Presenter) 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.


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