Dr. Gina Scott Ligon

Dr. Gina Scott Ligon is an Associate Professor of Management and Collaboration Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and she received her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.  She continues to develop the LEADIR (Leadership of the Extreme and Dangerous for Innovative Results) database to examine the interplay of leadership and organizational structure in Violent Extremist Organizations. She is part of the Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence, Department of Defense Strategic Multilayer Assessment Group, and the National Strategic Research Institute (a University of Nebraska Affiliate Research Center (UARC) for USSTRATCOM). Applying business models to study the domain of terrorism, she has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles on leadership, innovation, and organizational structure of violent extremist groups.  Ligon is currently the Editor of the Taylor & Francis journal Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict Journal: Pathways toward Terrorism and Genocide.