Dr. Kantor received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from Baylor University. He began his professional career as a civilian Air Force scientist and over the next 30 years led teams developing the Air Force Pilot Selection Process, conducting engineering development programs including chemical defense systems, and led the strategic planning of an Air Force biomedical research and education organization. He also served as Technical Director for Psychological Operations for an Intelligence agency following the attacks of September 11th 2001. He retired from civil service after 30 years from the position of Chief Scientist at a 2500-person Air Force Aerospace Medicine Wing.
He then accepted the position of Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Over the next seven years he developed a variety of research partnerships with commercial and government laboratories that led to successful programs in multiple areas. After leaving that position, he became Vice President for Research at Our Lady of the Lake University. Over the next three years he developed a strong infrastructure for research and was instrumental in the award of a large training grant. He currently teaches at Johns Hopkins and greatly enjoys the interaction with students.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Kantor has received multiple awards including: Exemplary Civilian Service Award, Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Department of Defense Superior Management Award, Gen Schriever Trophy for Organizational Excellence, Donald B. Haines Award for Research Excellence, Dan Berkant Award for Research Achievement and the Outstanding Career Civilian Service Award.