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Krista L. Ratwani

Krista L. Ratwani

Director,
Learning & Training Systems 

Krista has experience in leader development and training, training evaluation and design, survey development, and qualitative data analysis. She applies this expertise to the development of training programs to foster adaptive capabilities within leadership teams; the investigation of cross-cultural competencies and skills; and the development of tools to aid decision-makers in choices made regarding training programs. Her work often blends scientific theory with operational input obtained through facilitating knowledge elicitation sessions with military personnel.

Krista holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from George Mason University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Monmouth University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the APA’s Military Psychology Division Early Career Psychologist Committee, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Ratwani, K. L., Orvis, K. L., Chik, K. C., Poeppelman, T. R., Zaccaro, S. J., & Fite, J. E. (2012). NCOs leading in garrison: An investigation of challenges and leadership requirements. Technical Report Under Review. Ft. Hood, TX: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.


Notable Publications

Ratwani, K. L., Dean, C. R., Flanagan, S, Knott, C., Diedrich, F., & Tucker, J. S. (2015). Innovative mobile technologies for assessing and enhancing soldier performance. In Proceedings of Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC 2015). Orlando, FL.

Knott, C.C., Flanagan, S., Bickley, W.R., Ratwani, K., Dean, C., Diedrich, F. (2014). An Army Learning Model implementation: Challenges, successes, future directions. In Proceedings of Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC 2014). Orlando, FL.

Ratwani, K. L., Orvis, K. L., Chik, K. C., Poeppelman, T. R., Zaccaro, S. J., & Fite, J. E. (2012). NCOs leading in garrison: An investigation of challenges and leadership requirements. Technical Report Under Review. Ft. Hood, TX: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Orvis, K. A., & Ratwani, K. L. (2010). Leader self-development: A contemporary context for leader development evaluation. Leadership Quarterly, 21, 657-674.

Orvis, K. L., Ruark, G., Engel, K. L., & Ratwani, K. L. (2010). Training Leaders on Emotion Management Skills: Challenges in Designing a Blended Learning Program. Symposium conducted at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Ratwani, K. L., Orvis, K. L., & Knerr, B. (2010b). An evaluation of game-based training effectiveness: Context matters. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Arlington, VA: NDIA. Nominee for Best Paper – Training Division

Ratwani, K. L., Orvis, K. L., & Knerr, B. W. (2010a). Game-based training effectiveness evaluation in an operational setting. ARI Study Report 2010-02, Arlington, VA.

For more information about Krista’s publications, please contact aptima_info@aptima.com.

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