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Crista Vesel

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  • B.A. Communication and Philosophy, University of New Mexico
  • M.S. Human Factors and Systems Safety, Lund University, Sweden
  • Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner

Crista Vesel is a human factors and linguistic specialist who has helped U.S. federal agencies and private companies to understand and value people in their complex systems. Crista helped create the Learning Review, which replaced traditional accident investigation in the U.S. Forest Service and is now used around the world to understand the network of influences that surround work in complex systems. Crista earned her Masters of Science degree under Professor Sidney Dekker, who introduced the ‘New View’ of human error to the safety world. Her research on the importance of language in safety systems has added to both academic and practical knowledge through peer reviewed articles, conference proceedings, and learning centric films.

Professor Vesel teaches ASEM 617 ‘Crisis Leadership’ and ASEM 627 ‘Communication in Safety Systems’, a course she developed to help students understand and the power of language and how to use it more effectively in their work. She also co-teaches dialogic classes for ASEM 626, 619, and 620 with Professor Pupulidy.

Crista lives in beautiful and historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband Dr. Ivan Pupulidy and enjoys biking, hiking with their dogs, riding horses, and learning about other cultures through world travel. She manages their business, Dynamic Inquiry LLC, which offers worldwide consulting services, Learning Reviews, and language analysis for organizations looking to increase safety through learning.