Professor of Behavioral Research, Strategic Studies Group (SSG); Advisor,
Associate Professor, Behavioral Research Fellow, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Strategic Studies Group (SSG), Newport, Rhode Island
Associate Professor, Senior Fellow, Strategic Research Department (SRD), Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS)
Political Officer, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (USUN): Middle East and UN portfolios, New York, NY.
Director of U.S. Protocol-New York, Office of the Secretary of State: (S/CPR) ; U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN), New York, NY.
Office of the Secretary of State: Executive Secretariat, Operations Center, (SSO), Washington, D.C.
Office of the Director, United States Information Agency, Executive Secretariat, Washington, D.C.
M.A., Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences, Political Science: International Relations, Thesis title: USIA- USICA: Public Diplomacy, Exclusion from Decision Making, A Study of the Bay of Pigs Crisis, (directed from the Edward R. Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University).
M.A., United States Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies
B.A., Jackson College for Women of Tufts University, Political Science
Embodied Developmental Movement Teacher (EDMY), The School of Body-Mind Centering, New York, NY. 2013
Somatic Movement Educator (SME), The School of Body-Mind Centering, Kinesthetic Learning Center, Durham, NC, 2013
Certified Advanced Practitioner of Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA), Motus Humanus; The Warren Lamb Trust, 2012
Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME), The School of Body-Mind Centering, North Hampton, MA, 2008
Certified Movement Analyst (CMA), Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New York, NY, 2000.
Faculty, Soloist for Medal of Freedom awardee, Erick Hawkins, American choreographer: Erick Hawkins School and Dance Company, New York, NY, 1986-2004
Research Contributions and Publications
Book Chapter: Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA): Decoding Individual Differences in Embodied Decision Making.
V. Zeigler-Hill, T. Shackelford (Eds.), the SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences.
Beyond Self-Report: Emerging Methods for Capturing Individual Differences in Decision-Making Process.
Frontiers in Psychology.
Who Is Making the Decision Matters – Conceptual, Methodological, Empirical and Applied Approaches to Individual Differences in Decision-Making.
Frontiers in Psychology (Research Topic).
Behavioral Analysis of Leadership: No Leader Is Ever off Stage.
Joint Forces Quarterly, Issue 43, 4th Quarter.
Behavioral Cues to Deception vs. Topic Incriminating Potential in Criminal Confession.
Journal of Law and Human Behavior.
Movement, Brain, Body, Cognition Conference, Harvard Medical School, Lecture: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Embodied Decision Making: Integrating
Movement and Cognition Conference, Harvard MEdical School: Movement Pattern Analysis, Cognitive Science, Political Science and Neuroscience; Lecture-Demonstration: Moving To A Decision: Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA), Boston, MA, July 2018
Movement, Brain, Body, Cognition Conference, Oxford University, Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA): Decoding Human Movement to Capture Cognitive Motivations Underlying Decision-Making Style, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. 2017
The Moving Mind Conference: A Dialogue Between the Arts and Sciences. Understanding Behavior through Movement Analysis. Oct, 2013, Pomona College, Ponoma, CA.
Motus Humanus Conference, Presentation to Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA) Focus Group: Human Movement Analysis and Decision Making Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Study. June 2012, Ponoma College, Pomona, CA
Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Affairs, New and Complementary Behavioral Methods of Analysis for Political Science Consideration; Cambridge, MA. May, 2008
Awards and Decorations
Meritorious Honor Award
U.S. Department of State
Warren Lamb Trust Creativity, Leadership and Innovation Award
Validating Movement as Essential Component of Human Behavior
External Memberships and Associations
Women in International Security (WIIS)
International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)
Psychologists in Security, Intelligence and Law Enforcement: (PASILE) Founding member of professional organization to raise consciousness among government officials of the US, UK, Australia and Canada about behavior in International Relations and issues of common concern.
Warren Lamb Trust