About Us

DR. JOEANNA ARTHUR, SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

Dr. Arthur fields of expertise include: experimental psychology, cognitive science, human-computer integration, human performance optimization in intelligence analysis, and applied social and behavioral science in intelligence interviewing.

Dr. Arthur has led a wide variety of basic and applied research studies in geospatial intelligence and human intelligence operations. Her official assignments include: Senior Staff Scientist, Lead Behavioral Scientist, Chief of Research, Human Research Protection Official, and Test & Evaluation Lead.

Dr. Arthur was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She attended. Adelphi University (Garden City, NY) where she completed undergraduate classes in psychology at the Derner Institute of Advance Psychological Studies (BA, summa cum laude). Dr. Arthur holds a master and doctorate degree in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience from the George Washington University (Washington, DC).

She then went on to complete a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at the John Hopkins University School. Of Medicine (Baltimore, MD).

Dr. Arthur is one of the Intelligence Community’s first recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE 2012, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy). She is also the recipient of the Intelligence Community Seal medallion (DNI Clapper, 2014), a Tradecraft Award (Research Directorate, 2014) and Junior Project Scientist of the Year Award (Research Directorate, 2010).

She is on the editorial board for Geospatial Intelligence in Review, serves as a reviewer for Cognitive Science journals, and has published numerous classified and unclassified peer-reviewed articles in academic scientific journals and book chapters within her field.


SUSAN E. BRANDON, PH.D…

…is a consultant to industry and the U.S. government and Scientific Advisor and Instructor for Truth Intelligence Consulting on science-based investigative interview techniques. She served for eight years as the Research Program Manager for the U.S. government’s High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), where she was instrumental in setting up a science-based training program on interviewing techniques. She also was Chief for Research of the Behavioral Science Research Program at DIA, Program Chief in Affect and Biobehavioral Regulation at the National Institutes of Health, and Assistant Director at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She served as Visiting Scientist at the American Psychological Association after 15 years as a faculty member in the Behavioral Neuroscience Division of the Department of Psychology at Yale University.