Elizabeth Van Winkle

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Elizabeth Van Winkle
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Executive Director of the Office of Force Resiliency for the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
PresidentDonald Trump
SecretaryMark Esper
Under SecretaryMatthew Donovan
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness
In office
January 2017 – November 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
SecretaryJim Mattis
Under SecretaryAnthony Kurta (acting)
Personal details
NationalityAmerican
EducationKenyon College (BA)
Boston University (MA)
The Catholic University of America (PhD)

Elizabeth (Elise) P. Van Winkle is a United States government official and psychologist currently serving as the executive director of the Office of Force Resiliency for the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.[1][2][3] Van Winkle has also served as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness and in the Office of People Analytics for the Department of Defense and acted as a principal investigator for numerous surveys from that office.[1][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Van Winkle received a bachelors of arts degree from Kenyon College in 1996[5] with majors in English and psychology and a masters of arts degree in sociology from Boston University.[1] She went on to earn a PhD degree in applied experimental psychology from the Catholic University of America in 2012[6] with a doctoral dissertation on the subject of executive functions in young adults.[7] While at Catholic University, Van Winkle performed research on combat trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.[8]

Career[edit]

At the Department of Defense, Van Winkle has overseen studies on sexual assault in the military[9][10][11][12], gender relations in the armed services[13][14], workplace opportunities for service members[15], and the perceived stress of military spouses.[16] She has appeared multiple times before congressional subcommittees to speak about the results of her studies.[11][12] Van Winkle has also served in an administrative role in numerous linguistic projects for the Department of Defense including at the Defense Language and National Security Education Office[1] (formerly the Defense Language Office and National Security Education Program) and as Chair of the National Security Education Board[1][17] and Defense Language Steering Committee.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Dr. Elizabeth (Elise) P. Van Winkle", US Department of Defense. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  2. Lamothe, Dan. "U.S. military’s suicide rate for active-duty troops up over the past five years, Pentagon says", Washington Post, September 26, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  3. Barker, Jeff. "Sexual misconduct has reached 'crisis' point at U.S. military academies, lawmaker says", Baltimore Sun, February 13, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  4. Vergun, David. "Soldiers urged to participate in gender relations survey", US Army News Service, July 25, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  5. "Class of 1996", Kenyon College, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  6. Woods, Ellen N. "Trailblazing Department Marks a Milestone", Catholic University of America, Winter 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  7. Van Winkle, Elizabeth. "Executive Functions in Young Adults: The Role of Information Processing Speed and Short-Term Memory", PhD Dissertation, Catholic University of America, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  8. Van Winkle, Elizabeth and Safer, Martin. "Killing versus witnessing in combat trauma and reports of PTSD symptoms and domestic violence", Journal of Traumatic Stress, January 25, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  9. Van Winkle, Elizabeth et al. "2015 QuickCompass of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response-Related Responders (QSAPR): Tabulation of Responses", Defense Research, Surveys, and Statistics Center, US Department of Defense, March 17, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  10. Namrow, Natalie et al. "2015 Military Investigation and Justice Experience Survey (MIJES). Overview Report", Defense Manpower Data Center, US Department of Defense, March 16, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Hearing on Sexual Assault in the Military", C-Span, March 6, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel Hearing on Sexual Assault at Military Service Academies", C-Span, February 13, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  13. Van Winkle, Elizabeth and Hurley, Maia. "2016 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey: Overview Report", Office of People Analytics, Department of Defense, February 1, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  14. Van Winkle, Elizabeth et al. "2015 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey: Overview Report", Office of People Analytics, Department of Defense, November 30, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  15. Van Winkle, Elizabeth et al. "2015 Workplace and Equal Opportunity Survey of Reserve Component Members: Tabulations of Responses", Office of People Analytics, US Department of Defense, June 26, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  16. Van Winkle, Elizabeth and Lipari, Rachel. "The Impact of Multiple Deployments and Social Support on Stress Levels of Women Married to Active Duty Servicemen", Armed Forces & Society, September 4, 2013.
  17. "National Security Education Program 2016 Annual Report", DLNSEO, February 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2020.


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