Wayne Holden Joins Distinguished Experts to Discuss the Impact of Technology, Competition and Societal Polarization on Human Values

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Wayne Holden, Ph.D., president and CEO of RTI International, will join a group of distinguished experts from a variety of fields in Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, to discuss the impact of modern life and technology on human and societal values.

The forum, titled “Are we losing our humanity?” will explore how proliferating technology, intense competition and divisive politics have impacted civility, and the complex choices that face today’s society. The breakfast event is hosted by Arizona State University at the National Press Club.

Holden is a distinguished researcher and clinical psychologist with more than 27 years of professional experience. He joined RTI as executive vice president of Social and Statistical Sciences in 2005 and was named president and CEO of the institute in 2012.

Prior to joining RTI, Holden had served as vice president, senior vice president and ultimately president of the research company ORC Macro. Before joining ORC Macro in 1998, he had a successful career in academia, serving more than 10 years in a variety of roles in the department of pediatrics at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine.

Since 2006, he has also held an appointment as an adjunct professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine.

Holden is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has authored more than 130 articles on various topics in clinical child psychology and health services research.

He currently serves on the board of directors for NC Methodist Home for Children and the Institute for the Ages in Sarasota, Fla. He is also on the board of advisors for the Emily Krzyzewski Center, and is an elected trustee for the Triangle University Center for Advanced Studies, Inc.

Holden earned a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg and a doctorate in clinical/community psychology from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He also completed graduate training in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

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Highlights

  • Wayne Holden, Ph.D., president and CEO of RTI International will take part in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C.
  • Experts from several fields will discuss the impact of modern life and technology on human and societal values
  • The Sept. 7 event is hosted by Arizona State University