Dennis K. McBride, Ph.D., joined SourceAmerica in 2016 and currently serves as Vice President of Research & Innovation.
Dr. McBride served for 20 years as a Naval Aerospace Experimental Psychologist in the Medical Service Corps for the U.S. Navy. After retiring as a Navy Captain, Dr. McBride served as Director of the Institute for Simulation and Training, and as Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the University of Central Florida.
His career also included serving as President of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development and President of the George Mason University Research Foundation. In 2014, Dr. McBride served as Director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University.
McBride earned his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Georgia, where he also received his bachelor’s and master's degrees in Quantitative and Experimental Psychology. He also holds M.S. and Software Management degrees from the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, and a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University. He earned his Aerospace Experimental Psychology/Navy Gold Wings from Flight Surgeon School at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute and is a graduate of the Flight Test Engineer Training Program at the University of Tennessee Space Institute.
Dr. McBride received the Defense Superior Service Medal from the Secretary of Defense and the Legion of Merit Award from the Secretary of the Navy.
Dr. McBride teaches and oversees graduate research as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Medical School and McCourt School of Public Policy, specializing in the development, implementation and evaluation of large-scale innovation programs.
As an amateur classical musician and starting catcher in baseball for almost his entire life, Dr. McBride is still learning how important it is to see sharp and never to be flat.