Margaret M. Polski PhD

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Margaret Polski is a social scientist and independent consultant with experience in start-up, turn-a-round, and transformation initiatives in government, business, and civic affairs. She is affiliated as a researcher in the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University. Her research interests include security, growth, regulation, and the science of human behavior.

Dr. Polski has previously served as a senior advisor to security and defense teams in the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and in the Africa Bureau of the U.S. Agency for International Development; a management consultant with the Diel Group and A.T. Kearney; and held executive positions with AMERICORD, Inc., Check Technology Corporation, Santa Cruz Imports, and BMC Industries. She has a Ph.D. from Indiana University, an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a B.E.S. from the University of Minnesota.

Summary of Experience

  • Applied research in advanced analytics
  • Strategy, wargaming, simulation, and planning
  • Program and project management
  • Operating productivity improvement
  • Start-up, venture, transaction, and alliance management
  • Complex negotiations and dispute resolution
  • Management and executive leadership
  • Research, writing, teaching, and speaking for diverse audiences