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FACULTY MEMBERS AT WEST POINT

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Mr. Jeff Weiss is a Partner at Vantage Partners LLC, a negotiation and relationship management consulting firm headquartered in Boston, MA. He is also a long time adjunct professor of business administration at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. Jeff has been an adjunct professor with
West Point's Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership since 2005, where he co-teaches the course Negotiation for Leaders. Jeff co-founded the West Point Negotiation Project in 2009 and continues to lead the Project with officer counterparts.
 
Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in the field of negotiation. He was a member of the Harvard Negotiation Project, helped build the Conflict Management Group (a non-profit consulting firm, focused on governmental negotiations, which was later merged into Mercy Corps), was a partner at Conflict Management, Inc., and is a founding partner of Vantage Partners, a spin-off of the Harvard Negotiation Project. Jeff developed the curriculum for West Point's negotiation course elective, Negotiation for Leaders, and has developed negotiation materials for other training at West Point and across the Army. His awards include West Point's 2010 Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Department of the Army's Commander's Award for Civilian Service.
 
Jeff has lectured numerous times at Harvard Business School, Brandeis University International Business School, the U.S. Army War College, and the Naval Special Warfare Center.

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Major Neil Hollenbeck graduated West Point in 2003 and then served as an infantry platoon leader and company commander in the 82nd Airborne and 3rd Infantry Divisions, leading Soldiers in Iraq during four separate deployments between 2004 and 2010. From 2010-2012, Neil studied at Duke University (MBA program), where he also served as a leadership fellow with the Fuqua/Coach K. Center on Leadership and Ethics and taught an undergraduate military science course as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Military Science. Today, Neil is an academic instructor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, where he teaches Military Leadership, teaches Negotiation for Leaders, and serves as officer-in-charge of the West Point Negotiation Project.

Neil's awards and decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Hearts, one Meritorious Service Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, three Valorous Unit Awards, and the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.

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Major Christina Fanitzi graduated from The George Washington University in 2003 and commissioned as a Military Intelligence officer from Georgetown University’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, where she was recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate and received the GWU Baer Award for Individual Excellence.

During the Surge campaign in Iraq, Christina was responsible for all human-counterintelligence operations for a brigade combat team of the 1st Armored Division and commanded a military intelligence company.  Previously, she served in Germany and the Republic of Korea, as a special security officer in the headquarters of the 1st Armored Division and as a platoon leader and company executive officer in an aerial exploitation military intelligence battalion.
Christina earned a Master of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business, at Dartmouth College, where she was President of the Armed Forces Alumni Association and received the Julia Stell Award.  She is currently assigned as an academic instructor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, at West Point, where she teaches Military Leadership and is a faculty member of the West Point Negotiation Project.
Christina’s military awards and decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two Meritorious Unit Citations, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, and the gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge. She was also nominated for a General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award nominee, by the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade.

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Captain Jacquelynn Jordan graduated West Point in 2004 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Transportation Corps.  She served as a distribution platoon leader and company executive officer with the 101st Aviation Regiment, with which she deployed to Iraq, before being selected to serve as aide-de-camp for the deputy commanding general for operations of the 101st Airborne Division.  Jacquie commanded a forward support company with the 101st Aviation Regiment, at Fort Campbell, and commanded a support company with the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, in Afghanistan.   
 

Upon return from Afghanistan, Jacquie attended the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, thereby becoming a multifunctional Logistician.  She then studied at Columbia University, where she earned a Master of Arts in Social/Organizational Psychology, with a certificate in conflict resolution.  She is currently assigned as an academic instructor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, at West Point, where she teaches General Psychology for Leaders and is a faculty member of the West Point Negotiation Project.

 
Jacquie’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the NATO Non-Article 5 Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Iraqi Campaign Medal. She has also earned the Basic Parachutist Badge.  She is married to Captain Brett Jordan.
FACULTY MEMBERS FORMERLY ASSIGNED TO WEST POINT 
Major Zach Mundell enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 and served in Korea as a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief before being selected to attend the U.S. Military Academy.  Zach graduated West Point in 1999 and served as an armor officer with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, including a deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina, before he became a reconnaissance helicopter aviator (OH58D) and returned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry regiment as an aeroscout platoon leader.  Zach commanded a headquarters troop in Iraq with the same regiment, and later commanded a forward support troop of the 6th Cavalry Regiment in the U.S.  From 2007-2009 Zach studied in the University of Chicago’s MBA program (Booth School of Business) and was subsequently assigned to West Point’s Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, where he taught until 2001 and earned the rank of assistant professor.  At West Point, Zach taught Military Leadership, Negotiation for Leaders, and Human Resource Management.  He led the West Point Negotiation Project with Jeff Weiss.  Zach is currently assigned to the 17th Cavalry Regiment.
 
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Major Aram Donigian graduated from West Point with Dean’s List honors in 1998.  Between 1999 and 2006, he served as an infantry officer with the 11th Armored Cavalry and 501st Parachute Infantry Regiments, including a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan.  Aram then studied at the Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth) earning a MBA before being assigned to West Point’s Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.  From 2008-2011, he taught Military Leadership, Negotiation for Leaders, and Human Resource Management, built and led the West Point Negotiation Project with Jeff Weiss, and earned the rank of assistant professor.  He deployed twice from West Point to Afghanistan, the last time as the Deputy Director of Engagements and Communications for the International Security Assistance Force’s anti-corruption task force (Shafafiyat), where he applied negotiation concepts to help accomplish the mission.  He currently serves as the Public Affairs Officer for 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, Colorado.