George R. Mastroianni
Author - Speaker
Professor Emeritus, US Air Force Academy
Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University World Campus
Mastroianni, G.R., and Ness, J.W. Psychological and Operational Impacts of Military Lasers. Chapter in Biomedical Implications of Military Laser Exposure, Bruce E. Stuck, Victoria Tepe, James W. Ness (Eds.). Textbooks of Military Medicine, Borden Institute, Office of the Surgeon General, US Army Medical Center of Excellence, 2020.
George R. Mastroianni served as a US Army Research Psychologist, where he worked in a variety of biomedical laboratories and other military research settings. His research experience included aviation human factors, the effects of laser exposure on human vision and performance, modeling and simulation of human performance, and operational testing of new Army equipment. Dr. Mastroianni worked as a Professor of Psychology at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO from 1997 until 2016, where he taught Biopsychology, Learning and Memory, Sensation and Perception, and Introduction to the Behavioral Sciences. He also served as Chair of the Institutional Review Board and as Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Dr. Mastroianni currently teaches in the Master’s in the Psychology of Leadership program in the World Campus at the Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Mastroianni has published widely and co-edited A Warrior’s Guide to Psychology and Performance, created on the model of two WWII works produced for soldiers by psychologists. Dr. Mastroianni is interested in leadership and ethical behavior, and has commented extensively on the 2003 abuses at Abu Ghraib. His scholarly interests for the last several years have centered on the psychology of the Holocaust. His book, Of Mind and Murder: Toward a More Comprehensive Psychology of the Holocaust, was published by Oxford University Press September 7, 2018. His most recent works are Misremembering the Holocaust: The Liberation of Buchenwald and the Limits of Memory and Rumors of Injustice: The Cases of Ilse Koch and Rudolph Spanner.
Dr. Mastroianni makes occasional contributions to his blog on the Times of Israel website. Recent posts have addressed inaccuracies in material on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum website, and Havana Syndrome.