Dr. Beltz currently works as an senior information systems engineer for the MITRE corporation near Washington, DC. He earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Applied Experimental Psychology from George Mason University and a B.S. in Philosophy from the University of Utah. Throughout his undergraduate years he served as a non-commissioned officer in the Army Reserves. Before graduate school he went to Kazakhstan for the Peace Corps to teach ecology to high school students. His experiences in college, the Army, and the Peace Corps sparked his interest in the critical role that science and technology plays in the global influence of the United States. During his graduate studies, he studied how statistical patterns found in languages provide insight into the workings of human memory.
Dr. Beltz is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, American Psychological Society, and the Cognitive Science Society.