NCITE is led by Gina Ligon, who has a distinguished career as a researcher and educator. She is an industrial-organizational psychologist with proven terrorism expertise and serves as the point of contact for all critical center functions.
As a professor of management in the College of Business Administration, she holds the Jack and Stephanie Koraleski Chair of Collaboration Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Dr. Ligon has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles related to violent extremist organizations, leadership, and collaboration. As the former editor of the journal Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward Terrorism and Genocide, she also serves on the editorial board of four academic journals devoted to terrorism studies, leadership, and innovation.
She has been featured by The Washington Post and appeared in publications including The Hill, The Independent, and in Nebraska news media outlets.
Gina Ligon received her Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology and minor in quantitative psychology from the University of Oklahoma.