Society Governance Updates
Allyson Beall King joined the Policy Council as our 2024 President. Her primary role is as director of the Washington State University School of the Environment, which focuses on regional ecologies and our changing planet. Her expertise in Systems Dynamics spans various fields, including environmental science and natural resource management. Her work involves collaboration across disciplines to address complex environmental challenges. A select list of her publications can be found in the Society bibliography.
She looks forward to working with the Policy Council and the Society office to bring more ideas to fruition. Reach out to her with thoughts on how we might better achieve our goals of growth of the field.
A heartfelt thank you
We thank Brad Morrison (Brandeis University) for his dedicated leadership throughout 2023.
His contributions as President have been invaluable in advancing the field of System Dynamics and strengthening our community.
As Brad transitions from his role, we look forward to his continued involvement and guidance within our community as Past President.
As a full-fledged professor in Action Research at Radboud University, Inge Bleijenbergh has a deep-rooted passion for fostering equality, diversity, and inclusion. She employs participatory approaches such as focus groups and group model building, engaging organizational members to unravel and tackle complex issues.
She’s genuinely excited about the journey ahead. If you have ideas to broaden membership or enhance its benefits, she would be more than happy to hear from you.
Bob Eberlein is a founding member of the System Dynamics Society. His service in various roles since 1984, most recently as VP Epresence, has been instrumental in shaping the organization.
His notable contributions include the development of System Dynamics modeling software like Vensim and Stella Architect. Currently, he channels his expertise as a consultant at isee systems.
In this new role, he hopes to expand the visibility of practical applications of System Dynamics. If you have thoughts to share on Society publications, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Policy Council Members
Meet Cleotilde (Coty) Gonzalez, a dedicated Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work shines a light on the fascinating field of human decision making. In the Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory, which she directs, models are employed to enhance training and refine decision-making skills.
Hazhir Rahmandad is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Hi research focuses on organizational dynamics and public health with an emphasis on expanding the dynamic modeling toolbox through parameter estimation and validation methods.
He looks forward to engaging with the policy council as the ISDC2024 Program Chair and in an advisory capacity.
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Recent Business cases
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