Courtney Crooks, PhD


  • Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Dr. Courtney Crooks is a Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute, an expert in human systems integration and behavioral science, a licensed psychologist, and a military veteran. She has accumulated over 17 years of applied research experience with GTRI and with the U.S. Navy as an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist. Her expertise is influential on various projects requiring her skills in contextual analysis, scenario development, evaluation, interviewing, and socio-psychological considerations. Dr. Crooks has served in numerous leadership, project director/principal investigator, professional mentor, and supervisory roles throughout her career, and is actively involved in her professional and civic communities. She completed a formal retraining program in clinical psychology with Fielding Graduate University; a doctoral internship and postdoctoral residency in health services psychology with Emory University School of Medicine; and a Georgia Tech Professional Education certificate in Cyber Security. Dr. Crooks is also an adjunct faculty member with Georgia Tech School of Psychology, and Walden University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; and a candidate at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute. She is currently pursuing projects related to core issues within the intersection of cyber security, cyber psychology, and policy; such as digital culture dynamics, social computing, and information proliferation.