Rafael E. Matos, Ph.D.
Dr. Matos was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and attended the University of Puerto Rico where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences. Upon graduation he joined the United States Navy and served as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard to the USS GARCIA (FF 1040), the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and was forward deployed on the USS CURTS (FFG 38) in Yokosuka, Japan.
After his tour in Japan he was assigned as Operations Research Analyst at the Pentagon for five years. Matos was in the building on September 11, 2001 and his life has never been the same ever since. His last tour in active duty was as Master Instructor of Mathematics at the United States Naval Academy. After 20 years of honorable service, Dr. Matos retired from the Navy and starter to work for WBB Consulting, Inc., a consulting and technical services firm in the Washington, D.C. area. His areas of expertise expand among organizational decision-support facilitation, decision-making support systems, decision analysis, statistical analysis, optimization, as well as modeling and simulation.
Dr. Matos is a LIVESTRONG Foundation Leader for Region 3 in the state of Maryland. He is also a member of Board of Directors of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) – current President-Elect, co-chairman of the MORS Human Behavior and Performance Working Group, and contributor to the Decision Analysis and Computational Social Sciences Working Groups. He is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Society for Consulting Psychology, the Society for Military Psychology, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (InfORMS), the Military Officers of America Association (MOAA), and the National Society for Hispanic Professionals (NSHP).
Dr. Matos is a Ph.D. in Psychology from Walden University and holds a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.