Dr. Jay Goodwin
Dr. Jay Goodwin
Dr. Jay Goodwin (ST – Personnel Sciences) is the Senior Research Scientist of the U. S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI). He advises ARI’s Director on scientific matters, mentors ARI’s scientific staff, and provides guidance and oversight of the Team Effectiveness portfolio of research across ARI’s research program. He is one of the Army’s senior scientific experts on topics in personnel science for Army senior leaders. He advises the Army’s Talent Management Task Force (ATMTF) and is coordinating ARI’s efforts in support of the ATMTF. He also leads the Talent Management line of effort within Army Future Command’s Maximizing Human Potential.
Dr. Goodwin’s research expertise is in team and organizational effectiveness, leadership, and cultural factors in Joint, Interagency, and Multinational contexts. Prior to his current assignment, he was Chief of the Foundational Science Research Unit where he directed ARI’s basic research investments, and has led basic and applied research programs in leader development, team and organizational effectiveness, and cross-cultural issues throughout his career. He has served as Acting Chief of ARI’s Program, Budget, and Strategy Office multiple times, as well as leading ARI’s Strategic Initiatives Group. He has served as a behavioral science expert in multiple long-range R&D strategic planning efforts for the Army and Department of Defense. He was detailed to the Department of Defense Comprehensive Review Working Group as a research analyst and the lead writer the DOD report assessing the impact of repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He was previously employed at the American Institutes for Research, where his project work included personnel selection, test development, employment litigation support with an emphasis on statistical analysis, and performance modeling.
Dr. Goodwin received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association (APA).