Welton Chang '05

Member, Board of Visitors

Welton Chang is a quantitative psychologist and senior professional staff member at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. His work at APL supports a variety of DoD and IC sponsors on a range of technical topics, including online social influence, geopolitical / science and technology forecasting, data analysis and modeling and simulation. His other research focuses on helping people make better decisions and higher quality intelligence analysis, primarily via training interventions, accountability systems, and improving reasoning. From 2005-2014, he served as a Defense Department analyst and U.S. Army officer. His overseas experience includes 21 months in Iraq and a year in South Korea. He sits on the board of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the American Resilience Project. He is a non-resident senior associate at CSIS, an Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow, and a Truman National Security Fellow. Welton earned a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College, an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and also completed a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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