Art Conroy is a doctoral student in the Adult Learning and Human Resource Development Program at Virginia Tech. His work in Illuminative Thinking began as a graduate student at the University of Southern California in 1982. His experience in predicting the imminent crash of a US Marine Corps helicopter led to a decades long research project to produce a protocol for diagramming prior knowledge in the classroom. The protocol is used extensively in his work with the US government, commercial organizations, and educational institutions. He created the sources and methods for extracting mental models using geometric shapes and then processing those artifacts to produce analytic models of intentional behaviors. You can learn more about the art and science of Illuminative Thinking at drawaloud.com.