John D. Fletcher

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Title: Research Staff Member
Company: Institute for Defense Analyses
Location: Vienna, Virginia, United States

John D. Fletcher, Research Staff Member at Institute for Defense Analyses, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in research.

With more than five decades of experience to her credit, Dr. Fletcher has flourished as a research staff member for the Institute of Defense Analyses since 1986. At the start of his career, he worked as an assistant professor of psychology and computer science at the University of Illinois, before joining the Stanford University as a research associate in 1969. After four years, he became a research psychologist for the Personnel Research and Development Center of the United States Navy from 1974 to 1977.  Following that appointment, Dr. Fletcher held several executive positions with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Xerox Corporation, the United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the WICAT Education Institute, between 1978 and 1995. He also taught at George Mason University and the University of Oregon.

Achievement to his credit includes acting as designer and programmer for Stanford Beginning Reading Program in 1969, developing the program manager for Navy Low Cost, Portable ECCM Trainer, as well as the development of a program manager for DARPA Desk-Top Tank Gunnery Trainer. An expert in the field, Dr. Fletcher also served as a consultant for numerous businesses including Bell Labs, Brigham Young University, computer Curriculum Corporation, Cubic Corporation, the Smithsonian Institute, and Honeywell International Inc., among others. In addition, he has reviewed various publications in the field such as the “Artificial Intelligence Journal,” “Computer Surveys,” and the “Journal of Computer-Based Institutional Systems.”

A graduate of the University of Arizona, Dr. Fletcher earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with honors in 1965. He further received a Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University in 1973, before concluding his academic efforts with a Doctor of Philosophy in educational psychology from the aforementioned institution the same year.

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