Dr Nancy Zarse is a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Forensic Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Zarse is lead faculty for Hostage Negotiation, Violence & Risk Assessment, Psychology of Law Enforcement, and Psychology of Terrorism. She developed "Forensic Psychology in an International Context: Israel". She created and led two study-abroad trips to Israel, with a focus on terrorism, trauma, and resilience, plus the history and culture of Israel, and include international experts and government officials. Dr. Zarse was appointed to the Board of Directors for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, with a world-renowned mass casualty unit. Dr. Zarse has served as a forensic psychologist at several high-profile prisons. Previous positions include Chief Psychologist at two federal prisons, and the Director of Inmate Administration at the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, the maximum security military prison. Her responsibilities have included leading hostage negotiation teams, conducting staff training, providing individual and group therapy, performing psychological evaluations, and conducting violation hearings for maximum security military prisoners.Dr. Zarse consults with and provides training to several law enforcement agences, including the Federal Burea of Investigations (FBI) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD), as well as to legal agencies, such as the Chicago Bar Foundation. Dr. Zarse is resource staff for the FBI Hostage Negotiation Certification Course. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Crisis Negotiators Association and the Domestic Violence Council of DuPage County. Dr. Zarse has presented at a number of national and international conferences, on topics such as Hostage Negotiation, Risk Factors for Violence, Dealing with Trauma, PTSD in Vets, Extremist Groups in Prisons, HIV/AIDS, and Stress Management. Dr. Zarse has delivered keynote addresses at several conferences, including the 2011 Legal Aid Attorneys Conference and Women's History Month at Fort Leavenworth in 2000. Dr. Zarse has published articles on Hostage Negotiation, Offender Responsivity, and Offender Supervision, with one in press on Political Assassinations.Dr. Zarse has provided expert commentary on forensic issues in media interviews, including CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Forbes Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. She has been featured in national documentaries on Jaycee Dugard & the Stockholm Syndrome, and Crime on Campus. Dr. Zarse was invited to teach at the Prague Summer Institute on Crime, Law, and Psychology, 2011, on Hostage Negotiation and Hostage Survival Skills.Dr. Zarse received the 2010 Distinguished Faculty award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service. She was selected as a Carnegie Scholar in both 2010 and 2011. She also received the Chicago School's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1996.