Dr. Yvonne R. Masakowski has a distinguished career in Psychology and Human Factors spanning over twenty-five years. She serves as a Research Fellow appointed by the U.S. Naval War College following her retirement as an Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership and Leader Development in the College of Leadership and Ethics. Throughout her tenure at NWC, Dr. Masakowski focused on the advancement of leader development for the U.S. Navy and the impact of advanced AI technologies on military affairs. Dr. Masakowski currently serves as the US Chair of a NATO panel on Leader Development for NATO Multinational Military Operations (NATO HFM RTG 286).
She has also recently been appointed by NATO to co-chair NATO’s COVID- 19 response and future pandemics research panel (HFM337). She currently serves as a dissertation thesis mentor on Artificial Intelligence in the Ethics and Emerging Military Technology (EEMT) graduate certificate program at the U.S. Naval War College. Prior appointments included serving as an Associate Director for Human Factors, Office of Naval Research Global office in London, UK and as the CNO Science Advisor to the Strategic Studies Group (CNO SSG). She has recently released a book: Artificial Intelligence and Global Security: Future Trends, Threats and Considerations, Emerald Publishing Co. UK.
Dr. Masakowski earned her Doctorate of Philosophy and Master’s Degree in Philosophy at the City University of New York. She received a Master’s Degree in Psychology (Psycholinguistics) from the University of Connecticut and her Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology from Rutgers University. She earned a diploma from the MIT Seminar XXI program in Foreign Policy and National Security. She has also attended Yale University where she studied biomedical ethics. She has taught leadership, ethics, cross-cultural competence and the humanities to graduate students. She has also provided executive leader development to U.S. Navy Admirals and U.S. Navy Attorneys. Her research interests include Artificial Intelligence, decision making, autonomous systems, leader development, cross-cultural competence, and the Humanities.
Dr. Masakowski’s leadership and results-oriented philosophy have been recognized nationally and internationally. She has recently been awarded the U.S. Department of Defense Superior Civil Service Award (2019) and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board (2018).
Dr. Masakowski has also been recognized by the Czech Republic and awarded their nation’s highest military Medal of Honor, “The Cross of Merit.” She has also been the recipient of awards from France and Poland for her efforts in advancing Science and Technology for military applications.
Dr. Masakowski has numerous publications, including Decision Making in Complex Environments, and book chapters in Global and Culturally Diverse Leaders and Leadership, Military Psychology and Leadership Development, and Military Psychology: International Perspectives. Dr. Masakowski’s new book was recently released by Emerald Publishing Co, UK: “Artificial Intelligence and Global Security: Future Threats, Trends and Considerations”, Emerald Publishing, UK.”
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