Norwegian Military Academy
Domain of Research: Collaborative Learning
Ole Boe, Ph.D, Associate Professor of leadership and leadership development at the Norwegian Military Academy. Civilian education and background Dr. Boe received his Ph.D. in psychology in June 2000 from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He also holds a Ph.Lic., a M.Sc., and a B.Sc. in psychology, a B.A. in theory of science and ideas and a degree in social-anthropology from the same university, as well as a M.A. in social sciences from the University in Oslo, Norway. Dr. Boe started his current academic Army career in 2003 as he was employed at the Norwegian Military Academy. He currently serves as an Associate Professor at the Section of Leadership and Tactics at the Norwegian Military Academy. His previous employment in 2001-2002 was at the Norwegian Air Force Academy where he served as an instructor in both theoretical and practical close combat. Current work Dr. Boe is responsible for teaching leadership and leadership development to cadets at the Norwegian Military Academy He is a supervisor in teaching developmental leadership (a Swedish version of transformational leadership). In addition, he is responsible for teaching cadets strategies for coping with stress as well as mental and physical reactions to combat. Dr. Boe is also involved with the selection processes for the Norwegian Military Academy (Army), the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy, and different special units in the Norwegian Armed Forces. Academic work Dr. Boe has been the author or co-author of over 150 different publications on topics such as judgment and decision making, leadership, mental and physical reactions to combat, stress and coping with stress, selection, and simulation-based training. He currently serves as a reviewer for the journals Military Medicine, Military Psychology, Small Group Research and different WSEAS journals. He currently serves as the Norwegian Armed Forces representative in NATOs RTO panel HFM-ET-104 on mental training. He has in addition received extensive training in a method called Reconstruction and Integration of Traumatic Stress (RITS) in order to council service members with PTSD after traumatic experiences.