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Dr. Michael D. Matthews

Professor of Engineering Psychology
Deputy Department Head
Phone: 845.938.3696

Michael D. Matthews is currently Professor of Engineering Psychology at the United States Military Academy, where he serves as Deputy Head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.  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. Collectively, his research interests center on Soldier performance in combat and other dangerous contexts. He is the author of over 200 scientific papers, and the co-editor of the recently published 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). His most recent book, Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War (Oxford University press) is scheduled for release in November 2013.

PL100, General Psychology for Leaders
PL390, Biopsychology
PL392, Cognitive Psychology