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Air Force Negotiation Center Faculty

  • Dr. Thomas G. Matyók

    Dr. Thomas G. Matyók, Director

    Associate Professor, Conflict Analysis & Resolution

    Thomas Matyók is Director of the United States Air Force Negotiation Center and Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Air War College. His research interests include military education and training in conflict analysis and transformation, negotiating with religious actors in conflict prevention and post-conflict reconciliation, and Joint Civil-Military Interaction.  Full Biography
  • Dr. Thomas G. Matyók

    Dr. Stefan Eisen Jr., Colonel (ret) USAF

    Professor of Research

    Dr. Eisen is the founding Director of the Air Force Negotiation Center (AFNC), Maxwell AFB, AL and currently serves as the Professor of Research for the Center. He is the past Air War College Dean of Academics and retired from the USAF in 2006 after 30 years of active duty service.  Full Biography
  • Mr. Hank V. Finn

    Chief of Training

    Mr. Finn has over 30 years of experience with the Air Force. As a career Operations Intelligence Officer, he served at all levels from Wing Intel Chief to Air Chief of a North Atlantic Air Defense Intelligence Division. As a MAJCOM Chief of Intelligence Inspections Division, he authored numerous joint, coalition, and special operations exercises throughout Europe and Southeast Asia.  Full Biography
  • Mr. Paul Firman

    Mr. Paul J. Firman

    Chief, Dispute Resolution Education and Training

    Mr. Paul J. Firman is the Chief, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Education &Training at the Air Force Negotiation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL. He directly supports Air Force Chief of Staff Guidance to improve conflict resolution skills by ensuring relevant education and training programs are designed, developed, and delivered to the Total Force.  Full Biography
  • Mr. Richard P. Barbour

    Chief, Professional Continuing Education

    Mr. Richard Barbour is the Chief, Professional Continuing Education (PCE) at the Air Force Negotiation Center (AFNC), Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Designs, develops, implements, and manages Education and Training Programs for negotiation and mediation related curricula for the AFNC. Manages and administers Instructional Systems Design (ISD) Programs and Quality Control Process for the Total Force development of a range of Alternative Dispute Resolution Tools.  Full Biography
  • Mr. David O’Meara

    Education Consultant

    Mr. David O'Meara is a Sole Proprietor and independent education and teaching consultant to the Air University’s Air Force Negotiation Center and the Air Force Culture and Language Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1982 and also graduated with honors from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas with a Master of Arts in American History.  Full Biography