Michael Prietula

External Research Scholar

Michael holds a courtesy appointment of Visiting Research Scholar at IHMC and is Professor in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and faculty member in Emory’s Center for Neuropolicy.

He holds Ph.D. in Information Systems, with minors in Computer Science and Psychology, from the University of Minnesota, and a Master in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Florida. Michael worked as a research scientist at Honeywell’s Systems Research and Development Center, and has taught at Dartmouth College, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Florida, and was department chair at the Johns Hopkins University where also held an adjunct appointment in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has been a visitor at Oxford University and the University of Cambridge.

Michael’s work is highly interdisciplinary and has published in such journals as PLoS One, Brain Connectivity, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Organizational Science, Human Factors, Cognitive Science, Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the ORSA Journal on Computing, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, and the Harvard Business Review. He has co-edited two books: Computational Organization Theory [Erlbaum] with Kathleen Carley(Carnegie Mellon) and Simulating Organizations: Computational Models of Institutions and Groups [MIT Press] with Kathleen Carley (Carnegie Mellon) and Les Gasser (University of Illinois).

Michael’s primary research areas are building computational models of individual and group behaviors (such as social algorithms), the analysis and representation of expert knowledge, mHealth design and health intervention computational models, and neurobiological correlates of sacred values, beliefs, narrative, and culture. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory Global Health Institute, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and Office of Naval Research.

Michael has also served as a stage manager and member of the Board of Directors for a community theatre company, is a member of a fluid blues-rock group (of faculty & friends), and is a certified PADI scuba diving instructor.

Feltovich, P., Prietula, M. & Ericsson, A. (in press). Studies of expertise from psychological perspectives. In K. A. Ericsson, R. R. Hoffman, A. Kozbelt, & A. M. Williams (Eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance (2nd Edition). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Nikolai, C., Johnson, T., Prietula, M., Becerra-Fernandez, I. & Madey, G. (2015). SimEOC: A distributed web-based virtual emergency operations center simulator for training and research. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 7(1), 1-21.

Pincus, M., LaViers, L., Prietula, M. & Berns, G. (2014). The conforming brain and deontological resolve. PLoS One, 9(8), e106061.

Levine, S. & Prietula, M. (2014). Open collaboration for innovation: Principles and performance. Organization Science, 25(5), 1414-1433.

Berns, G., Blaine, K., Prietula, M. & Pye, B. (2013). Short- and long-term effects of a novel on connectivity in the brain. Brain Connectivity, 3(6), 590-600.

Prietula, M. & Kathuria, A. (2013). Computational simulations. In D. Teece & M. Augier (Eds.), Palgrave Dictionary of Strategic Management. London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

Levine, S. & Prietula, M. (2012). How knowledge transfer impacts performance: A multilevel model of benefits and liabilities. Organization Science, 23, 1748-1766.

Berns, G., Bell, E., Capra, M., Prietula, M., Moore, S., Anderson, B., Ginges, J. & Atran, S. (2012). The price of your soul: neural evidence for the non-utilitarian representation of sacred values. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 367, 754-762.

Prietula, M. (2011). Thoughts on complexity and computational methods. In Allen, P., Maguire, S. & McKelvey, B. (Eds). The SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management. London, UK: Sage.

Karr-Wisniewski, P. & Prietula, M. (2010). CASA, WASA, and the dimensions of us. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(6), 1761-1771.

Buehler, J., Whitney, E., Smith, D., Prietula, M., Stanton, S, & Isakov, A. (2009). Situational Uses of Syndromic Surveillance. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, 7(2), 165-177.

Augier, M. & Prietula, M. (2007). Historical Roots of the Cyert-March Computer Model at GSIA. Organizational Science, 18, 507-522.

Ericsson, K., Prietula, M., & Cokely, E. (2007). The making of an expert. Harvard Business Review, Jul-Aug, 114-121. Reprinted in Harvard Business Review OnPoint Magazine collection, Find your focus: Get things done the smart way (2013).