Bias Decision Making Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Bias, Decision Making, Decisions, Future Of Work, Future-Proofing, Cognitive Biases, Blindspots, Hybrid Work, Remote Work, Hybrid Teams, Remote Teams, Public Procurement, Procurement, Discrimination, Implicit Bias, Unconscious Bias, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Hiring, Recruitment, Personnel, Promotion, Racism, Sexism, Employment Litigation, Wrongful Termination, Risk, Risk Management, Jury Selection, Jury Bias, Criminal Defense, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Police Misconduct, Policing, Police Practices & Procedures

SUMMARY

Litigation consultant and expert witness: help attorneys in evaluating bias in decision making and convincing the trier of fact about my findings in areas such as employment law, organization psychology, risk management, jury selection, and public procurement
Management consultant: over 20 years of experience in future-proofing, decision making, and cognitive bias risk management strategy, specializing in helping forward-looking leaders avoid dangerous threats and missed opportunities
Globally-renowned thought leader: authored several best-selling books, wrote over 550 articles, and gave over 450 interviews in prominent venues on future-proofing and cognitive bias risk management
Experienced trainer: proven track record of getting top marks from audiences for thoroughly customized presentations and a highly facilitative, interactive, and humor-filled speaking style
Behavioral scientist: over 15 years of experience in academia researching the behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience of future-proofing, decision making, and cognitive bias risk management strategy, with dozens of peer-reviewed publications in academic venues

EXPERT WITNESS EXPERIENCE

Served as an expert witness to prove bias in decision making on a $23 billion Medicaid procurement bid protest case
Reviewed the details of the case and found extensive bias in the decision-making process
Wrote up a report, testified in a deposition and in court
Served as an expert witness in a case defending a large company from a racial discrimination in hiring lawsuit
Evaluated the system set up by the company and found that it was set up to protect candidates from discrimination
The case was settled before going to court
Served as an expert witness in a case seeking to prove age discrimination in a large company’s termination decisions
Evaluated the system set up by the company and found that it was not set up to prevent age discrimination
The case was settled before going to court

EMPLOYMENT

CEO, Disaster Avoidance Experts, LLC, 2018-present
Disaster Avoidance Experts is a consulting and training firm in future-proofing, decision making, and cognitive and unconscious bias risk management

Consultant, Trainer, Coach, Expert Witness, 1999-present
Offer services as a consultant, trainer, expert witness, and coach in future-proofing, decision making, and cognitive and unconscious bias risk management

Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, Decision Science Collaborative and History
Department, Newark Campus, 2011-2018

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, NC, 2010-11

Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008-2010

Instructor, Kaplan, 1999-2007

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Focus on Behavioral Science Analysis of Historical and Contemporary Settings), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, August 2011

A.M., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2004

B.A., New York University, New York, NY, 2002

AWARDS/ FELLOWSHIPS/HONORS (Selected)

Invited Lecture: “Fragmented Realities – Regaining a Common Understanding of Truth,” at the Trilogue Salzburg roundtable with fellow notable participants including President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen, the Austrian Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein, the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Secretary General Elhadj As Syl, in August 2019, Salzburg, Austria

Invited Lecture: “Fighting Fake News and Post-Truth Politics With Behavioral Science: The Pro-Truth Pledge,” B. F. Skinner Lecture at the Analysis for Behavioral Analysis International Convention, in May 2019, Chicago, IL

OSU Decision Science Collaborative Research Grant, 2016

Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Grant, 2014

Mershon Center for International Security Studies Fellowship, 2012-13 and 2013-14

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant, from the American Historical Association, 2011-12

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, from the American Council of Learned
Societies, 2010-11

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, from the International
Education Program Service, 2008-09

Future Faculty Fellowship, from the Center for Faculty Excellence at UNC Chapel Hill, 2009

University Merit Assistantship, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005-06

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, from the International Education Program
Service, 2002-03, and 2003-04

ACADEMIC SERVICE (selected)

Editorial Board Member, Behavior and Social Issues, 2018-present

Anonymous Book Reviewer, for Routledge, 2014-present

Anonymous Book Reviewer, for Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013-present

CIVIC SERVICE (selected)

President of the Board, Intentional Insights, 2015-present

Founder, Pro-Truth Pledge, 2016-present

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS (selected)

Society for Judgment and Decision Making

Behavioral Sciences and Policy Association

PUBLICATIONS (Selected)

Articles in Prominent Media Venues (selected)

Over 550 articles in prominent venues, including: Fortune, Inc Magazine, Psychology Today, Scientific American, New York Daily News, The Conversation, Salon, Lifehack, Elite Daily, The Plain Dealer, The Dallas Morning News, The Seattle Times, Sun-Sentinel, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Buffalo News, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Huffington Post, Time, USA Today, and others.

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