Raafat Zaini is a research scientist at the Social Science and Policy Studies department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). His published research in modeling dynamic systems spans organizational design, dissent, change, strategy, and cognitive learning. Raafat worked as a researcher at the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center and consulted for the Advance Management Group. He reviews for academic journals and conferences, including the Academy of Management, Management Communication Quarterly, and the System Dynamics Society.
Raafat volunteers in multiple organizations at different leadership capacities. He co-founded the weekly Collective Learning Meeting peer mentoring group (CLM). He also served as president of the WPI System Dynamics club. He is a policy council member of the System Dynamics Society. He is also the program director of Krosslink that collaborates with libraries to support entrepreneurship.
Raafat has more than twenty years of industry experience. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering), M.S. in aeronautical and industrial engineering, and Ph.D. in system dynamics and organizational behavior.