Nick Redding is Program Coordinator of the Dynamical Systems and Conflict research projects with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is also in the final phases of completing his doctorate in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, he is researching leadership complexity in complex conflict situations, approaches to measuring systems thinking competencies, applications of dynamical systems concepts to understanding conflict in organizations, and psychological approaches for understanding internet facilitated communication and collaboration. Nick teaches graduate courses in research methods and dynamical systems and conflict, and has worked as independent consultant, offering coaching, facilitation, and training services. Prior to his doctoral work, Nick volunteered for two years in the U.S. Peace Corps in South Africa, worked as a researcher in the area of clinical drug trials research methodology, conducted large-scale institutional assessments, and spent six years in retail management.