Member Ellis Ballard Appointed Associate Director of the Brown School’s Social System Design Lab

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Roberta Spencer
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Member Ellis Ballard Appointed Associate Director of the Brown School’s Social System Design Lab

Post by Roberta Spencer » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:40 pm

Member Ellis Ballard Appointed Associate Director of the Brown School’s Social System Design Lab

Society member Ellis Ballard has accepted a new position as the Associate Director of the Brown School’s Social System Design Lab at Washington University in St. Louis. Ellis, who received his Masters of Public Health and Masters of Social Work from the Brown School, has taught Community Based System Dynamics and has designed and led group model building workshops. He has also applied these SD approaches in his research and practice involving health equity and human rights issues in low and middle income countries. Founding Director of the Social System Design Lab, Peter Hovmand notes “During his time in the Social System Design Lab, Ellis has made significant contributions to the lab and overall direction, and developed a management style that students, faculty, staff, and community partners have all come to value and enjoy. Ellis brings with him a terrific spirit of positive energy, passion for advancing group model building practice and system dynamics, exceptional management skills, and commitment to social justice.” On behalf of the System Dynamics Society, congratulations to Ellis!

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