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Brian McInnis

PhD Candidate

Areas of Interest

team problem solving and group dynamics


Brian McInnis came to Cornell by way of the RAND Corporation where he researched policy issues in K-12 education, national security, and developed insight about predictive policing. Having observed some common decision making and collaboration challenges through research at RAND that focused on schools and police departments, McInnis aims to focus his PhD research at Cornell on team problem solving and group dynamics. Prior to work at RAND McInnis studied the accountability component of the No Child Left Behind Act at the National Center on Performance Incentives (NCPI) in Nashville, TN and he is a former member of the California State Preschool through Post Secondary (P-16) Education Council. McInnis earned his B.A. in economics and history from the University of California, Davis and his M.P.P. with a concentration in education policy from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.


Brian has published an updated list of publications here.