Hal R. Arkes is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Ohio State University. He received his B.A. from Carleton College in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1971 from the University of Michigan. He served as a program director at the National Science Foundation in Washington during 1993-1995 and again in 1998-2000. In 1996-1997 he served as the President of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. His research interests are in judgment and decision making, principally medical and economic decision making. He has over 100 publications in these areas.
Dr. Arkes has won several teaching awards, and a few of his research papers have also won awards. He has served on the editorial board of every major journal in his field. He has team-taught in the Department of Economics and at the Moritz School of Law at OSU. His most prolific contribution is serving tens of thousands of meals as a cook in the US Army.