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Karin De Angelis, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences  & Leadership, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs (karin.deangelis@usafa.)

Dr. Karin De Angelis is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). She joined the USAFA faculty in 2011 and serves as the department’s socio-cultural discipline lead. Her research interests include race/ethnicity in the U.S. military, with a focus on Hispanic servicemembers; the intersection of gender, work, and family; military families; sexual assault prevention; and diversity in organizations.

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Morten Ender (left), Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences  & Leadership, U.S. Military Academy, West Point (morten.ender@usma.edu)

Dr. Morten Ender is Professor of Sociology and Diversity and Inclusion Studies in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point, the United States Military Academy, where he served eight years as the Sociology Program Director. He is an award-winning teacher at both the University of Maryland and West Point. On the West Point faculty for the past 41 semesters, he has had research posts at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick Air Force Base, Cocoa Beach, Florida and the Department of Military Psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, D.C. He has taught at the University of Maryland European Division, the University of Maryland at College Park, American College of Norway, the University of North Dakota, and the Bundeswehr University in Munich, Germany. Outside of sociology, Morten is preoccupied with physical fitness. He swims regularly and has commuted to his various offices around the world by bicycle his entire adult life. He can’t ever remember not recycling. He aspires to write about sociology and soccer one day. He lives in Highland Falls, New York with his family where he has grown tired of working on his 125-year old house and dreams of a home with a circular driveway and a wrap-around porch.

Ryan Kelty, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs (Ryan.Kelty@usafa.edu)

Dr. Ryan Kelty currently serves on the faculty in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). His research focuses on the effects of civilian contractor integration on military personnel, mental health effects of military deployment, diversity in the military and the role of military service across the life course. Dr. Kelty is co-editor of Private Military and Security Contractors: Controlling the Corporate Warrior (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). He formally served on the faculty at West Point and Washington College. 

Michael Matthews, Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership, U.S. Military Academy, West Point (Mike.matthews@usma.edu)

Michael D. Matthews is currently Professor of Engineering Psychology at the United States Military Academy.  He served as President of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Military Psychology from 2007 to 2008 and is a Templeton Foundation Senior Positive Psychology Fellow. From 2014 to 2015, he served as a Fellow for the U.S. Army Chief of Staff’s Strategic Studies Group. Collectively, his research interests center on Soldier performance in combat and other dangerous contexts. He has authored over 250 scientific papers, is the co-editor of Leadership in Dangerous Situations: A Handbook for Armed Forces, Emergency Services, and First Responders (Naval Institute Press, 2011) and the Oxford Handbook of Military Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2012), and (in collaboration with co-editors David E. Rohall and Morten G. Ender), Inclusion in the Military: A Force for Diversity, published by Lexington Books (2017)). He is a co-author of The Millennial Generation and National Defense: Attitudes of Future Military and Civilian Leaders (Palgrave Pivot, 2013), and the author of the highly acclaimed Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War (Oxford University Press, 2014, with second edition due for publication early in 2019). His most recent book, Human Performance Optimization: The Science and Ethics of Enhancing Human Capabilities (Oxford University Press) is slated for publication for December 2018.

David Rohall, Department Head and Professor, Sociology & Anthropology Department, Missouri State University (drohall@missouristate.edu)

David Rohall studies the social psychology of military service. His emphasizes the ways that individuals construct military service and the impact of military service on the health and well-being of soldiers and their families. With Dr. Ender and Dr. Matthew, he has published over a dozen articles and books about attitudes toward military service and the impacts of service. He has taught at the University of New Hampshire and Western Illinois University before becoming the Head of the sociology and anthropology department at Missouri State University. His works include a Social Psychology: Sociological Perspectives (co-author) (Pearson, 2014) and The Millennial Generation and National Defense: Attitudes of Future Military and Civilian Leaders (Palgrave Pivot, 2013) with Morten Ender and Michael Mattews. He is also a Marine Corps veteran of the Persian Gulf War.