Dr. James T. Reese

Dr. James T. Reese is an internationally known, award-winning author, lecturer, and consultant in the specialty areas of stress management, leadership, violence, motivation, criminal profiling and related topics. The president of a Virginia-based international behavioral sciences and management consulting firm, he is also a Board Certified Expert in Forensic Traumatology, Traumatic Stress, School Crisis Response, Emergency Crisis Response, Domestic Violence, and Stress Management.

One of the founders of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Reese was an original FBI criminal personality profiler. He established the stress program in the FBI as well as the Employee Assistance Program and the Chaplains’ Program—all while publishing seven books while. Reese retired from the FBI after serving 25 years as a Supervisory Special Agent. He also served as Assistant Unit Chief of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit (Silence of the Lambs).

Considered an expert in the areas of stress and workplace violence, Reese has been listed in the National Registry of Experts and the Yearbook of Authorities, Experts, and Spokespersons. He has provided expert testimony before the United States Congress on stress and lectured before President George Bush’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, Dr. Reese spent time at Ground Zero providing stress-decompression presentations to Task Force One at the World Trade Center and continues consulting with authorities there.

Prior to his work at the FBI, Reese served as a platoon leader in Vietnam, earning the Vietnamese Police Distinguished Service Cross and the U.S. Bronze Star Medal. He was also an adjunct faculty in criminology and psychology with the University of Virginia for 18 years.

James Reese is a Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, a member of their Board of Scientific and Professional Advisors and one of fewer than fifty diplomats of the Society for Police and Criminal. He is a recipient of the Speakers Medal from the World Congress on Stress, Trauma, and Coping.