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Dr Kathryn Coronges

Army Research Office Program Manager

Contact Information:
Office Location: Thayer Hall
Phone: 845-938-2491

Dr. Kathryn Coronges is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point. Dr. Coronges received a Masters degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology in 2005 and a PhD in Health Behavior in 2009 from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her dissertation used dynamic social network modeling techniques to investigate the role of friendship dynamics in the spread of alcohol and marijuana cognitions and behaviors. She has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership since July 2009.  Within the Sociology program, she teaches an interdisciplinary course in Social Network Analysis for Public Policy which focuses on using network methodology and concepts to evaluate and design public and global policy (topics include energy, education, social media, information security, and health care systems). She has been the advisor for numerous cadets (including majors in Sociology, Engineering Psychology, and Math) on honors theses and summer internship projects. Dr Coronges is also a Research Fellow in West Point’s Network Science Center, where she is active building research initiatives that apply social network analysis to important military issues. Her research explores the effects of social and organizational network structures of groups (from teams to societies) on communication patterns and performance outcomes.​