Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance

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Senior International Focal Point Principal Engineering Research Psychologist, DR-IV (GS-15) 
Airman Systems Directorate


Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7022

937-938-3572
scott.galster@us.af.mil

General: More than two decades of experience in Research and Development as both a research scientist and a manager/supervisor. Dr. Galster has led the strategic development and execution of a multitude of diverse basic, applied, and advanced research programs aimed at increasing the performance of US Air Force personnel across multiple domains. These programs have included research collaborations with industry, academia, and other DoD laboratories in the Air Force, Amy, Navy, Marines as well as other Federal Laboratories such as NASA and Sandia National Laboratory. He has chaired or participated in several International Project Agreements as the USAF representative. In addition to these managerial and supervisory responsibilities, he has maintained engagement in the planning and execution of human-centered research in the areas of human performance and decision making as evidenced by 80+ peer-reviewed publications.

Education:

PhD: Applied Experimental Psychology, The Catholic University of America
MA: Applied Experimental Psychology, The Catholic University of America

Specialized Training:

Air War College, December, 2013 - present
High Performance Leadership, University of Chicago Booth Business School, 2011, 1 week
USAF Mandatory Supervisory Training (all requirements), 1986

Licenses/Certificates:

Defense Acquisition Corp member
Level III certification in SPRD&E-Science and Technology Management (STM), 2012
Certifying Officers and Accountable Officials Certificates (PCS Travel, Purchase Card Program, TDY Travel)

Special Projects:

  • Project Lead, United States Air Force, Tanker Upgrade Program (KC-X), CSAF requested assessment of Advanced Visualization Technologies. Saved the AF $284.1 Million over the life of the program by changing the RFP to allow for alternative stereoscopic technologies. 
  • Founding member and Chair of the Executive Committee for AFRL/Wright Brothers Institute Divergent Collaboration effort focused on innovative problem solving- featured article in Harvard Business Review blog focused on innovation
  • National Lead, Co-Chair or Air Force Representative on several NATO Working Groups and TTCP panels
  • Conceived of and developed the Sense-Assess-Augment framework/paradigm adopted by many organizations in the defense, academic, and industry sectors.
Professional Associations: 

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Member
Sigma Xi, Member
The Southern Ohio Chapter of HFES, Member, past President
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Member
Adjunct Faculty, Wright State University, 2005-2010
Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Dept. of Neuroscience, 2014-present
Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, 2015-present


Society/Memberships:
  • 2015-present: Division 40, Neuropsychology, Member 
  • 2014-present: Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology, Member
  • 2013-present: Divison 38, Health Psychology, Member
  • 2011-present: Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Fellow for Life
Society/Memberships:
  • 2015-present: Division 40, Neuropsychology, Member 
  • 2014-present: Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology, Member
  • 2013-present: Divison 38, Health Psychology, Member
  • 2011-present: Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Fellow for Life
Licenses/Certificates:

Defense Acquisition Corp member
Level III certification in SPRD&E-Science and Technology Management (STM), 2012
Certifying Officers and Accountable Officials Certificates (PCS Travel, Purchase Card Program, TDY Travel)


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