Dr. Christina Curnow is the director of ICF's Workforce Research Center. Dr. Curnow has more than 15 years of experience conducting research and evaluations related to workforce issues, and she uses this expertise to provide organizations with actionable, innovative, and data-driven solutions to their workforce challenges. Specifically, she has experience related to training (live and virtual) research and evaluation, test development and validation competency model development and job analysis, and performance measurement and assessment of individual differences. In this capacity, she has worked with U.S. federal agencies, the U.S. military, state governments, and local governments.
Dr. Curnow has both management and technical experience and has contributed technical expertise, oversight, and project and task management on projects valued up to $20M, within both quick turnaround and long-term research program contexts. Dr. Curnow’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and books, as well as presented at national conferences. For example, Dr. Curnow co-authored an article in a peer-reviewed journal on the professionalization of occupations, which tracks how new and emerging jobs evolve and transform. She also co-authored a book chapter on the use of training and experience measures for employee selection. Finally, she recently co-authored a book chapter about user interface design, task analysis, and virtual training. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the George Washington University.