Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 2, 2010
Innovative Analytics & Training LLC (Innovative Analytics), a privately-held company that helps organizations make better decisions by integrating diverse information sources with advanced analytic methods, announced that it has named Judy A. Johnston, Ed. D. to the position of Research Director. In this capacity, Dr. Johnston will have responsibilities for managing research projects for IAT’s government and commercial clients.
“We are very pleased to have Judy join Innovative Analytics’ team because of her deep experience in research methods and her understanding of the cultural factors that underpin analysis, said Chief Executive Kevin O’Connell. “Her research and management skills provide the right context for designing innovative research methods and managing them to support our clients’ needs on complex issues.” “And her background in education bolsters IAT’s service offerings in analytic services, strategic services, and especially training.”
Dr. Johnston possesses over thirteen years of experience in psychology, education, research methods, and project management, most recently at Booz Allen Hamilton. Her efforts have been focused on innovative and effective methods for learning and analysis, both in computer-mediated environments and in operationalizing cultural intelligence. Until this assignment, her focus has been on using new research methods to understand socio-cultural dynamics and emerging vulnerabilities in decision-making related to DoD information operations. Her work in socio-cultural dynamics focused on the development of research and analytic methods for understanding sub-national leader behavior, group dynamics, and applying social science research methods to multi-disciplinary problems such as regional instability. She has conducted research under the auspices of ONR, DARPA, NSF, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Dr. Johnston has a breadth of research program management experience that has been demonstrated in a variety of domains, from computer-based learning environment development to evidence-based analytic methodology development. She holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from St. Xavier College, a Masters in Instructional Technology for the University of Houston – Clear Lake, and an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Houston.
About Innovative Analytics & Training
Innovative Analytics & Training LLC (Innovative Analytics), a privately-held company in Washington, D.C., focuses on improving analysis and decision-making for government and commercial clients. Innovative Analytics is “The Sources and Methods Company,” and draws upon analytic methods and techniques that range from critical thinking to rapid global expert network development and advanced analytic applications. They help organizations understand the complexity and data dependencies of their decisions, offer new approaches to using existing information and gather new information to bound the uncertainty within a decision space. For more information on Innovative Analytics, visit http://www.innovative-analytics.com.