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Peter Tuddenham

College of Exploration/ISSS
Executive Director/ President 2018-2019 ISSS
United States
Peter D. Tuddenham is the President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences 2018-2019. He is a trustee of the American Cybernetics Society and member of the International Council on Systems Engineering.  
In 1991 he co-founded the College of Exploration, an online learning platform focused on bringing cutting-edge ocean, earth, space and social science to educators at all levels, which has reached over 15,000 students globally. He was co-organizer of the U.S.A. Ocean Literacy and Earth Science Literacy projects. As Managing Director of CoExploration Limited in the United Kingdom he was a participant in a pan-European multi-partner Horizon 2020 project on Ocean Literacy in Europe.
Previously he was Chief Learning Officer for Metasystems Design Group where he developed online networked organization transformation and education programs on the MetaNet for government, organizations, scientists and educators and universities.
He has served as adjunct faculty at George Mason University for Distance Learning and the University of Maryland for Problem Based Learning, Education and Project Evaluation, and Using the Internet in Education.
As a Senior Systems Research Scientist at the Allen Corporation, later CAE-Link, he researched cognitive and affective development for executive development in the U.S. Army and as part of that work served as guest faculty at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, for Creative Problem-Solving Courses.
While Executive in Residence at the Center for Ethics at Arizona State University he used Soft Systems Methodology to document and describe changes in the US telephone industry and challenges of regulation and representation.
He was Strategic Issues Manager for Arizona Public Service in Phoenix Arizona. He was Corporate Communications Systems Manager, Compensation Analyst, and Technical Recruitment Representative for Coors Brewing Company in Golden Colorado.
Before moving to the USA in 1980 he was an Engineer Officer in the British Army’s Royal Corps of Engineers where he served in Germany, USA, and Northern Ireland. He was commissioned as 2nd LT from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is a Member of the Institute of Royal Engineers.
He studied Systems Design towards a Ph.D with Bela Banathy at the Saybrook Institute and Systems Behaviour at the Open University in England in 1979. He has a BSc in Business Administration from Regis University in Denver.