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Dennis A. Kramer II, Ph.D.

Decision Making Expert * Researcher * Policymaker * Speaker


Dr. Dennis Kramer is a nationally respected researcher and thought leader translating insights from research into government, non-profit, and corporate sectors. Dr. Kramer is known for thinking innovatively about solutions to problems and navigating complex bureaucracies and organizational structures to implement data-driven and research-backed solutions. He has published over 22 peer-reviewed academic publications, given over 100 conference and technical presentations, and has worked at the highest level of the government, advising political leaders and designing governmental systems. 


Dr. Kramer's research expertise and national reputation as a behavioral economist have led to numerous opportunities to share his insights with corporate and non-profit groups. He is frequently invited to speak to groups, discussing the barriers individuals face in decision-making and how to design systems that optimize individual decision-making. His collaborations with Fortune 500 companies have resulted in the design of new systems and products, leveraging contemporary decision-making theories, research, and behavioral science to enhance system development and customer engagement. Dr. Kramer has also used his expertise to directly impact the effectiveness of internal and external corporate communications by applying behavioral science principles. 


Dr. Kramer earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, a master's degree from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University. he was the first in his family to graduate from college. He has served on the faculties of the University of Virginia, the University of Florida, and Johns Hopkins University. In addition to his faculty roles, he has also held positions within the U.S. Department of Education, the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team / Office of Evaluation Sciences, and the Georgia Department of Education.

The views and opinions expressed on this webpage or any associated information stored on these pages are solely those of Dennis Kramer. They did not represent the opinions of any affiliated organization, including the Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES), General Services Administration (GSA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), or the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

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