Dr. John Dexter Fletcher

Dr. John Dexter Fletcher is a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses. He holds graduate degrees in computer science and educational psychology from Stanford University where, as a research associate, he directed numerous projects for the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences. While at Stanford, he was part of the team that developed the first computer assisted instruction programs for the deaf. He also developed the first CAI program for K-3 reading using digitized audio. Fletcher’s research produced these and other CAI systems for use in public schools, as well as training devices used by the military. He has held academic positions in psychology, computer science, and systems engineering, and has held government positions as a research psychologist for the Navy, Army, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and three divisions of the American Psychological Association.