Charles Figley is a US Marine Corps veteran, a psychologist, and a leading expert on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He has written more than 200 scholarly works, including 18 books. He established the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and was its president for the organization's first two years. Figley was the founding editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress and is now the editor of the Academy Journal Traumatology. He currently directs the FSU Traumatology Institute in New Orleans, and is the Kurzweg Chair in Disaster Mental Health at Tulane University.