Jennifer K. Phillips is a founder, Senior Scientist, and Chief Executive Officer at Cognitive Performance Group. She brings over 25 years of experience conducting research and developing applications in the area of human cognition and naturalistic decision making. Her research interests include skill acquisition, cognitive performance improvement, and the nature of expertise. She has applied her research to the development of cognitive metrics and several decision-centered training interventions. She has extensive experience conducting cognitive task analysis to model expertise and the path to mastery, and to generate training requirements and learning objectives. Ms. Phillips has developed decision making training scenarios at all echelons of military command and using a range of media, including web and computer-based simulations. She has also studied the role of instructors as facilitators of the learning process and has developed instructor guides and train-the-trainer workshops to ensure a focus on the cognitive elements of decision making. She has developed assessment measures and conducted evaluation studies to determine the effectiveness of training interventions for improving cognitive skills.
Prior to founding Cognitive Performance Group, Ms. Phillips was the Chief Executive Officer for Cognitive Training Solutions where she led and coordinated efforts in the decision making and human performance areas. Ms. Phillips received a Master’s of Business Administration in Executive Management from Baldwin Wallace University in 2017, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kenyon College in 1995 with Highest Honors and Distinction in Cognitive Psychology Research. She regularly presents at conferences and authors technical reports and project presentations.