Dr. Gina Ligon
National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE)
Dr. Gina Ligon leads the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center, or NCITE. Ligon is an industrial-organizational psychologist with proven terrorism research experience who serves as the point of contact for all critical center functions. Prior to becoming director of NCITE, Ligon earned the academic rank of professor of management in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Business Administration, and she still holds the Jack and Stephanie Koraleski Chair of Collaboration Science. Before joining UNO, she worked as a management consultant at Psychological Associates in St. Louis, and later as an assistant professor of psychology at Villanova University. Ligon has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters 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.