Hadassah J. (Head) Mativetsky

Systems thinker with tech, higher education, health care, sustainability, and pluralistic experience. Emphasis on complex systems, process, quality, efficiency, process, human factors, organizational and group behavior, leadership, networks and evolution.

Passionate about outreach and public speaking.

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Software Quality Engineer

I work in software quality assurance (SQA) for Universal Instruments in Conklin NY. Learn more about Universal Instruments at http://www.uic.com/

Toastmasters District 65 Division D Director

Toastmasters International Mission "We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders."

Coeditor of Evolutionary Studies Unfolding Darwin's Roadmap Across the Curriculum

Edited by Glenn Geher, David Sloan Wilson, Hadassah Mativetsky, and Andrew Gallup. Pre-order here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/evolutionary-studies-9780190624965?cc=us&lang=en&#

Previous work experience:

Special Projects Coordinator

EVOLUTION: THIS VIEW OF LIFE is the first online magazine designed to communicate modern evolutionary science to the general public. It shows how the statement "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution" can be expanded to include all aspects of humanity. The website is thisviewoflife.com.

Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Coordinator

EVOLUTIONARY STUDIES PROGRAM AT BINGHAMTON advances the study of evolution in all its manifestations, including all aspects of humanity in addition to the biological sciences. Information on the program is found at binghamton.edu/evos

Binghamton Religion and Spirituality Project (BRSP) Coordinator

BINGHAMTON RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY PROJECT studies how religion and spirituality impacts the everyday life of residents in Broome County NY.

Full Work Experience

Education

  • Binghamton University, M.S. in System Science, graduate certificate in Evolutionary Studies (2009-2012)
  • Binghamton University, B.A. in Mathematics, minor in Russian and Eastern European Studies (2003-2007)
  • Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, year program (2008-2009)
  • Volgograd State University Russia, semester abroad (2002)

Professional Memberships


Past Memberships

Summary of Graduate School Projects

  • Binghamton University :
    • Evolutionary Perspective on Collective Decision Making
      • Develop evolutionary model of human collective decision making processes.
      • Incorporate nontrivial social structures.
      • Account for the co-evolution of ideas and decision makers - dynamic social structures.
    • Binghamton Neighborhood Project
      • Apply social scientific theory and methods to measure and improve human welfare on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis
      • Unite university campus and community

Outreach Publications & Presentations

  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, How to Build More Prosocial Teams, QA or the Highway, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 19, 2019. https://www.qaorthehighway.com/
  • [Panel] Courtney Lannert, Genya Crossman, Jen Misuraca, Colleen Tartow, Genevieve de Mijolla, and Hadassah Mativetsky, Careers: Industry internships and jobs, APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, January 19, 2019. https://blogs.umass.edu/cuwip/
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, Highlights from the 2018 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, invited talk, ASQ Binghamton, Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, Binghamton, NY, November 15, 2018.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, How to Be Prosocial, invited talk, ASQ CNY Conference, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY, November 3, 2018. https://sites.google.com/site/asqcnyconf/2018-asq-cny-conference/2018-agenda-registration
  • [Event] Hadassah Mativetsky, Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), Leadership in Action, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, November 2, 2018.
  • [Panel] Jon Albrecht, Pete Dionne, Brooke Eiche, and Hadassah Mativetsky, Watson School Industry Panel, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, October 31, 2018
  • [Panel] Madeline Bay, Jadilia D'Das, Elizabeth Hughes, Hadassah Mativetsky, and Carol Young, Women & Work Career Panel and Networking Event, Organized by SUNY Broome Applied Learning and Career Center and Women's Institute, SUNY Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY, October 30, 2018
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, Quality Outreach in Higher Education and Beyond, invited talk, ASQ Northeastern Pennsylvania Section #209, Scranton, PA, October 16, 2018.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, From Math to Industry, invited talk, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, October 9, 2018.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, From Math to Industry, invited talk, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, October 3, 2018.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, Anything you can code, I can break better, invited talk for the All Girls Math Academy, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, June 30, 2018.
  • [Presentation] Praneeth Madduri and Hadassah Mativetsky, Inclusive Tech, invited talk for the ISA Professional Bootcamp series, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, April 23, 2018.
  • [Panel Moderator] Andy Coots, Tom Egan, Eric Konicki, Kenneth Mansfield, Hadassah Mativetsky, and Per Stromhaug, Technology of the Southern Tier: Past, Present, Future, ASQ & IEEE Quality Day, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, April 21, 2018.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, From Math to Industry, invited talk, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Troy , NY, March 23, 2018.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, From Math to Industry, invited talk, Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY, March 8, 2018.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, From Math to Industry, invited talk for the Life After Vassar Lecture Series, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, March 1, 2018.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Mativetsky, From Math to Industry, invited talk for the Tensor Lecture Series, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, October 30, 2017.
  • [Panel] Hadassah Head, Alexis Lavine, and Hannah Morris, Personal Stories: Why STEM?, AAUW Tech Savvy Conference, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY, April 1, 2017
  • [Panel] Beckah Darcey, Connie Dwyer, Hadassah Head, and Courtney Sands-Whalen, Ask the Employers and Alumni, part of the Internship Expo organized by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, December 2, 2016.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah Head, Harpur Edge Lunch and Learn, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, November 11, 2016.
  • [Event] Hadassah Head, Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), Leadership in Action, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, November 4, 2016.
  • [Workshop] Hadassah J. Head, The network of opportunities that got me to my Engineering job, AAUW Tech Savvy Conference, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY, April 9, 2016
  • [Presentation] Hadassah J. Head, What you've done and why it's important, invited talk for the Connections for Success: Leadership and Professional Development Retreat, organized by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development (Binghamton University), Camp and Retreat Center, Moravia, NY, March 5, 2016.
  • [Publication] Hadassah J. Head, A Scientist on Possibility, Sh'ma insert in The Forward. 2015.
  • [Journal] Kevin Sheridan and Hadassah Head, EvoS Online: Deep history meets the future, EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 6(1), 63-68, 2014.
  • [Presentation] Benjamin James Bush and Hadassah Head, Evolution and Engineering, Guest lecture in Introduction to Engineering Design (Watson 111), Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, November 4, 2013.
  • [Presentation] Kevin Sheridan and Hadassah Head, EvoS Online: Deep history meets the future, invited talk at the EvoS Summit, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, October 26, 2012. http://evostudies.org/evos-summit-expanding-darwins-reach-across-the-ivory-archipelago-2/
  • [Moderator] Hadassah Head, Science and Enduring Mystery Symposium, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, October 13, 2006.

Academic Publications & Presentations

  • [Journal] Shelley D. Dionne, Jin Akaishi, Xiujian Chen, Alka Gupta, Hiroki Sayama, Francis J. Yammarino, Andra Serban, Chanyu Hao, Hadassah.J. Head, and Benjamin James Bush, Retrospective Relatedness Reconstruction: Applications to Adaptive Social Networks and Social Sentiment, Organizational Research Methods, 15: 663-692, 2012.
  • [Poster] Gupta, A., Shirreffs, K., Head, H.J., Kim, D.H., Dionne, S.D., Multi-level Effects of Cognitive Biases on Crisis Perception and Decision-Making, Accepted December 2011 at Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • [Proceeding] Hadassah J. Head, Benjamin James Bush, Alka Gupta, Hiroki Sayama, and Shelley D. Dionne, Network-informed idea selection strategies for electronic brainstorming, in Hiroki Sayama, Ali A. Minai, Dan Braha, and Yaneer Bar-Yam, eds., Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011), New England Complex Systems Institute Series on Complexity, NECSI Knowledge Press, 2011, pp. 731-733.
  • [Presentation] Hadassah J. Head, Network-Informed Idea Selection Strategies for Electronic Brainstorming, invited talk at CoCo Seminar Series, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, April 27, 2011. http://www.vimeo.com/30054950
  • [Proceedings] Jin Akaishi, Hiroki Sayama, Shelley D. Dionne, Xiujian Chen, Alka Gupta, Chanyu Hao, Andra Serban, Benjamin James Bush, Hadassah J. Head, and Francis J. Yammarino, Reconstructing history of social network evolution using web search engines, Proceedings of the 5th International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems (BIONETICS 2010), Boston, MA, December 1-3, 2010, Springer.
  • [Publication] Hadassah J. Head and Ruben Mata, North American Trade, United States. Industry Trade and Technology Review. Washington DC: 2005. http://www.usitc.gov/publications/ittr/pub3794.pdf.

Other Public Speaking

  • [Emcee] Hadassah Mativetsky, Banquet and Awards Ceremony , Toastmasters District 65 Spring Conference, Holiday Inn, Binghamton, NY, April 22, 2018.

Certifications

Recognition & Awards

  • Career Champion 2018 (Binghamton University)
  • 1st Place Division D District 65 Fall 2017 Evaluation Speech Contest (Toastmasters International)
  • 2nd Place Division D District 65 Fall 2015 Evaluation Speech Contest (Toastmasters International)
  • Katie C. Root Award for Graduate Students (Watson School of Engineering)
  • Outstanding Guest Speaker Award from the Department of Mathematics at SUNY Broome Community College
  • Thomas J. Libous Recognition Award
  • Women's Department (Belize) Recognition Award
  • Temple Israel of Vestal NY Recognition Award

Mentoring

Interested in my mentorship? Here are the programs I participate in.

Currently Reading

Current Committees

  • Toastmasters District 65 (Division D Director)
  • Endicott Toastmasters (VP of Membership)
  • Temple Israel (Adult Education Committee)
  • American Society for Quality - Software Technical Community (At Large)
  • American Society for Quality - Social Responsibility Technical Community (At Large)
  • American Society for Quality - Binghamton Section (Program Chair)

Recent Committees

  • Southern Tier Young Professionals (Professional Development Committee)
  • Tech Savvy Cortland (Fundraising Chair)
  • Endicott Toastmasters (Public Relations)