Dr. Leslie DeChurch
Georgia Institute of Technology
Leslie DeChurch is associate professor of organizational psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests include leadership and teamwork in organizations. She leads the Georgia Tech Developing Effective Leaders, Teams, and Alliances research group, which conducts high-impact scientific projects that yield novel insights into effective organization with real-world impact. Some current questions include: what makes effective team leaders, how do teams successfully collaborate across boundaries, and how are leadership and team dynamics sustained in virtual organizations? Her research has appeared in top journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Management; Leadership Quarterly; Journal of Applied Social Psychology; Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice; Small Group Research; Educational and Psychological Measurement; and the International Journal of Conflict Management. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Small Group Research, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. In 2011 she was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award to study leadership in virtual organizations, and in 2012 she was awarded an NSF Research Coordination Network project (with Noshir Contractor) to leverage big data for the advancement of computational social science. She is currently working in the areas of leadership networks and multi team systems and teaching social psychology and social networks. She earned a B.S. in environmental science from the University of Miami, Coral Gables and a M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Florida International University in Miami.
Dr. Jonathan Gratch
University of Southern California
Jonathan Gratch is an associate director for virtual human research at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies, research associate professor of computer science and psychology at USC and co-director of USC’s Computational Emotion Group. His research focuses on computational models of human cognitive and social processes, especially emotion, and explores these models’ role in shaping human-computer interactions in virtual environments. He studies the relationship between cognition and emotion, the cognitive processes underlying emotional responses, and the influence of emotion on decision making and physical behavior. He is the founding and current editor-in-chief of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Transactions on Affective Computing, associate editor of Emotion Review and the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, former president of the HUMAINE Association, the international society for research on emotion and human-computer interaction, and is a member of IEEE, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and the International Society for Research on Emotion. He served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Opportunities in Basic Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences for the U.S. Military. He is the author of over 150 technical articles. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Douglas H. Harris
Anacapa Sciences, Inc.
Douglas H. Harris is chairman and principal scientist at Anacapa Sciences, Inc. He has formal training in psychology, statistics, engineering, and military science. He is also a certified professional ergonomist. He has fifty years of post-doctoral experience in the analysis of system operations, measurement of human performance, development and validation of personnel tests, design of human-machine systems, and development of training programs and performance aids and is the author of 120 publications based on this work. He has been a principal investigator of projects for more than 50 agencies, companies, and institutions. He has developed and conducted workshops and training courses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Serbia, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Venezuela. He is a member and former President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, as well as a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, and former Director and Vice President of the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics. He has served on numerous National Research Council committees including as chair of the DEPS Panel on Soldier Systems; a member of the DEPS Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board, Committee on Commercial Aviation Security, and Panel on Airport Passenger Screening; and a member and chair of the DBASSE Committee on Human-Systems Integration. He has a Ph.D. in industrial psychology from Purdue University.
Dr. Lee D. Hoffer
Case Western Reserve University
Lee D. Hoffer is an assistant professor of anthropology at Case Western Reserve University. His research focuses on understanding the political, social, cultural, and clinical contexts related to illicit drug use, with an emphasis on applying field-collected data to computational and agent-based models to develop complex-system behavioral models. His ongoing research involves synthesizing agent-based computational modeling techniques and ethnographic research to develop new tools for policymakers and researchers. Borrowing from theories of complexity systems, these projects seek to connect the rich descriptive detail offered by anthropology with the epidemiology of drug abuse. His research has informed a range of topics, including HIV risk behaviors, diagnostic nosology for substance use disorders, understanding trends in drug use, as well as drug policy and intervention studies. More recently, his research examines how illicit drug markets, and the acquisition of drugs, influences behaviors and negative health outcomes. His fieldwork focuses on the dealer's business operations, transactions with customers, the interaction between addiction and drug acquisition, social and economic exchange relationships, as well as, the history of the local heroin market. This research is detailed in his book Junkie Business: the Evolution and Operation of a Heroin Dealing Network. From 1997-1999 he was Colorado's representative to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Community Epidemiology Workgroup. He was also active in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV community planning efforts. From 2002-2005 he trained as a (T32) NIDA post-doctoral fellow in psychiatric epidemiology at Washington University School of Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group. He has a M.A. in anthropology and a Ph.D. in health and behavioral sciences from the University of Colorado in Denver and a M.P.E (master of psychiatric epidemiology) from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Alair MacLean
Washington State University, Vancouver
Alair Maclean is associate professor of sociology at Washington State University Vancouver. Her research focuses broadly on social inequality. She is currently exploring the question of how wars affect people's lives. In this research, she examines the life course trajectories of veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces, focusing on the effects of military service and combat exposure on work and health. She has published articles in the Annual Review of Sociology, American Review of Sociology, and the Sociology of Education. She is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Population Association of America, and the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society. She is currently a member of the IOM Committee on the Initial Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families. She received a M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Rand Corporation.
Dr. Charles F. Manski
Charles Manski (NAS) has been Board of Trustees professor in economics at Northwestern University since 1997. He was previously a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983-98), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1979-83), and Carnegie Mellon University (1973-80). His research spans econometrics, judgment and decision, and the analysis of social policy. He is author of Public Policy in an Uncertain World, Identification for Prediction and Decision, Social Choice with Partial Knowledge of Treatment Response, Partial Identification of Probability Distributions, Identification Problems in the Social Sciences, and Analog Estimation Methods in Econometrics, co-author of College Choice in America, and co-editor of Evaluating Welfare and Training Programs and Structural Analysis of Discrete Data with Econometric Applications. He has served as director of the Institute for Research on Poverty (1988-91) and as chair of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (1994-98). Editorial service includes terms as editor of the Journal of Human Resources (1991-94), co-editor of the Econometric Society Monograph Series (1983-88), member of the editorial board of the Annual Review of Economics (from 2007), and associate editor of the Annals of Applied Statistics (2006-10), Econometrica (1980-88), Journal of Economic Perspectives (1986-89), Journal of the American Statistical Association (1983-85, 2002-04), and Transportation Science (1978-84). Prior National Research Council service includes serving as chair of the Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs and a member of the Report Review Committee, the Committee on Law and Justice, the Board on Mathematical Sciences and their Applications, the Committee on National Statistics, and the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received a B.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. William D. Schulze
William D. Schulze is the Kenneth L. Robinson professor of agricultural economics and public policy at Cornell University. His areas of research include environmental, public, experimental, and behavioral economics. Recent and ongoing research includes EPA-funded studies of the benefits of air pollution control, including air toxics, and an analysis of the impact of the Superfund program. Current research also includes an NSF-sponsored study of the validity of survey methods for valuing the benefits of environmental programs. Much of his work explores environmental values and the development of demand-revealing mechanisms using both the experimental laboratory and survey research. Current experimental economics research includes efforts to develop private mechanisms for funding public goods and markets for electric power. He served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Noneconomic and Economic Value of Biodiversity: Application for Ecosystem Management. He has a B.A. from San Diego State College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Riverside.