Faculty

Danit Sara Finkelstein

Lab Director

Danit Sara Finkelstein holds a B.S. in computer science from Florida Atlantic University where she focused on NLP methods in machine learning and complex systems. Before jumping ship to the computer science world she developed her career in marketing and project development. Danit’s role as Lab Director brings to light her ability to manage complex, multidimensional projects and teams.

John Farmer

John is a former New Jersey State Attorney General as well as serving as the Chief Counsel of the 9/11 Commission. John serves as the Director of the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Ava Majlesi

Ava Majlesi is the Associate Director of the Rutgers Institute for Secure Communities (RISC), Director of the Center for Critical Intelligence Studies (CCIS), and Associate Director of the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience (CPR). She also serves as Program Director for the Rutgers Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE), a designation and grant award the University received in January 2015, and Program Director for the minor in Critical Intelligence Studies through the Political Science Department at the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences.

Lee Jessum

Chair of the Psychology Department at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; social psychologist whose work addresses political psychology, stereotypes & prejudice, intolerance, and challenges to the validity and credibility of social science research; over 100 articles and six books published, including, Social Perception and Social Reality, which received the the American Association Publishers Prose Book Award; a founding member of non-profit advocacy group Heterodox Academy