About the Institute

The Moral Injury Institute was started out of my doctoral work on moral injury in combat veterans. To keep this work alive and advance it in the world, this Institute was formed to publish and educate any with an interest in moral injury and the communities that suffer from it. Although my work specifically addresses moral injury in the context of war veterans, the concept itself does not confine itself to this singular community. All are welcome to contribute to the ongoing discussion.

About the Executive Director

I took a B.A. in Quantitative Methods & Computer Science and a Masters in International Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. I then completed my Ph.D. in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California.

I am a two-time combat veteran: in Desert Storm with the Marines (1987-1993) and with the Navy (2003-2009) during Iraqi Freedom. I served in a number of billets/MOSs/NECs including Small Missile Technician, Primary Marksmanship Instructor, NCOIC Armory, NBC team leader, and Special Warfare Intelligence Specialist.