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Insights into Team Training and Performance with Joan Johnston

September 18, 2023 | Joan Johnston, Retired Senior Research Scientist

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Show Notes

Dr. Joan H. Johnston (Retired) has over 30 years of experience as a Senior Research Scientist with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. She has written and collaborated on over 100 publications and has given innumerable presentations and tutorials about her research which has had a significant impact on advancing the science of Learning, Team Training, Decision Making under Stress, Performance Measurement, and Organizational Development. She obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Johnston’s career with the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) was marked by extensive collaborations across the Department of Defense, academia, and private industry. She was a principal Investigator and project manager for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsored Tactical Decision Making Under Stress (TADMUS) program; ONR recognized her outstanding performance with the Dr. Arthur E. Bisson Prize for Naval Technology Achievement. In 2001 the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology also recognized this achievement with the M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace.

In recognition of her sustained performance excellence NAVAIR made Dr. Johnston a Research and Engineering Associate Fellow in 2008. After 22 years Dr. Johnston moved on to a promotion as the U.S. Army Research Institute’s Unit Chief in Orlando, and then eventually joined the U.S. Army Research Laboratory as a Senior Scientist at the Simulation Training and Technology Center (STTC). She continued to work across agencies and services in pursuit of advancing the science of team training. She and her colleagues were recognized in 2016 for their outstanding accomplishments with the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and the NTSA Modeling and Simulation Team Award. Dr. Johnston’s leadership on this program.

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