Board of Directors

The Arbitrator Intelligence initiative and Board of Directors is headed by Founder and Executive Director, Catherine Rogers. Remaining Directors are: Vice Director for Strategic Development, Christopher R. Drahozal, Vice Director for Data and Intelligence, Scott Sigmund Gartner, Vice Director for Systems Development, C. Lee Giles, Vice Director for Creative Development, Alexander Wiker, and Vice Director for Analytics, Christopher Zorn.


High-Res-Photo-Catherine-Rogers-cropped_754_1024Catherine A. Rogers is a professor of law at Penn State Law and Queen Mary, University of London, where she also co-chairs, together with Stavros Brekoulakis, the Institute for Ethics and Regulation.  The original idea for Arbitrator Intelligence was first proposed by Professor Rogers in an article published in 2005, and has been further developed in subsequent scholarship and commentary, most recently her book, Ethics in International Arbitration.  In all her scholarly work and professional endeavors, Professor Rogers seeks to promote transparency, fairness, and professional integrity in international arbitration.

Drahozal_Christopher2012_754x1024Christopher R. Drahozal is the Rounds Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, and served as a Special Advisor to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on its empirical study of consumer financial services arbitration. His research has provided empirical insights into a wide range of issues in domestic and international arbitration, including the use of arbitration clauses, the outcomes of arbitration proceedings, and the effect of arbitration laws on party choice of the seat of arbitration.

Gartner_754_1024Scott Sigmund Gartner is Professor of International Affairs at Penn State’s School of International Affairs and Affiliate Faculty member in Penn State’s School of Law, and he is a Senior Advisor for Net Assessment of Violent Non-state Actors supporting a federal government agency. A multidisciplinarian, Professor Gartner’s has published over fifty articles and books on international affairs and international dispute management, history, intelligence, negotiation, political science, sociology, and communications.  Professor Gartner teaches the world’s first class on experimental approaches to international dispute resolution.

lee-giles_cropped C. Lee Giles is Director of the Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory, the David Reese Professor for Information Sciences and Technology, and a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and Supply Chain and Information Systems at Penn State University. His research interests are in intelligent information processing systems such as intelligent cyberinfrastructure and portals; novel web tools, search engines, scientometrics, web search and measurement; scholarly big data; automated extraction, mining and integration of data and text and tools; novel applications and architectures of intelligent information systems for big data; and business and economic models for search and search engines.

headshot2_754x1042Alexander Wiker is an Associate at the law firm Kelly, Parker & Cohen LLP.  He specializes in alternative dispute resolution, and has experience with problem-solving and developing organizational methods that integrate stakeholder views in complex policy decisionmaking.  Mr. Wiker has published on international arbitration, dispute resolution, international affairs, and renewable energy. 

zorn_754_1024Chris Zorn is a professor of political science and law at Penn State, and a co-founder and managing partner of Lawyer Metrics LLC.  His academic work focuses on judicial politics and statistics for social and behavioral sciences; with Lawyer Metrics, he provides data-driven strategic advice to the legal services industry.