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Allred, Chris
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  • Chris entered the I/O program in the fall of 2012. His research interests include personnel selection, psychological measurement, and how individual differences can contribute to a firm’s competitive advantage and organizational strategy. He currently works as a TA in the psychology department and is a member of the NCSU Psychometrics lab. Chris received a M.A. in General/Theoretic Psychology with an I/O concentration from East Carolina University in 2012 and a B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina State University in 2009.

Beard, Madison

  • Madison’s research interests include performance of highly-skilled workers, personality in selection, and selecting for work on teams. She entered the program in 2011, after working as a personal and business banker for two years. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Psychology in May 2009. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, snuggling with her miniature schnauzers (Boone and Lola), baking, and trying new foods.

Clayton, Ann-Marie

  • Emery entered the program in 2012. Her research interests include the application of I-O psychology to social, economic, and environmental challenges by way of information and communication technologies as they support global development. She is particularly interested in North American corporate partnerships with local, sustainable start-ups in the majority world. Emery earned her BA in Psychology from California State University in 2012.

Gasperson, Sean
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  • Sean entered the program in 2010. Among others, his research interests include personnel selection, workplace aggression, perceptions of justice, and employee motivation. He received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University in 2008, and an M.A. in General/Theoretic Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from East Carolina University in 2010. In his spare time, Sean enjoys playing and watching soccer, golf, tennis, basketball, and football, as well as engaging in other physically and mentally challenging activities.

Gloss, Alexander
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  • Alex entered the program in 2011. His research interests include the application of I-O psychology to questions of international development, poverty reduction, and humanitarian assistance. He is active with the Global Task Force for Humanitarian Work Psychology which is devoted to advancing study in these areas. Alex’s research interests stem from his time as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa and specifically include the analysis of jobs in lower-income settings, empowerment, and the role of technology in development. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in International Affairs and earned a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Massey University in New Zealand.

Hegel, Peter
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  • Peter entered the I/O program in 2012 after a career in non-profit management and program development, as well as a multi-year stint as captain on sailing vessels in the Bahamas and the Mediterranean.  He currently works as a TA in the psychology department. Peter’s research interests include leadership, perceptions of discrimination, and work culture.  He received a B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2002.  Between study and research obligations Peter finds time to be an avid biker, camper, and volunteer teacher/bike-mechanic (at a local community bike shop).

Ho, Chia-Lin (Rose)

  • Chia-Lin (Rose) entered the I/O Psychology program in 2007. She received a B.S. in Psychology and a Bachelor of Business Administration at the National Cheng-Chi University in Taiwan in 2002 and her Masters in I/O Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2005. Her Masters thesis involved the development of a Taiwanese workplace personality measure, using a combined emic-etic approach. Her research interests include individual differences, leadership, cross-cultural studies, measurement issues, work motivation, and the application of technology on human resources management. In her spare time, Chia-Lin enjoys traveling, cooking, and eating.

Hoffman, Ashley J.
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  • Ashley entered the program in 2007. Her research interests include the application of IO psychology principles to humanitarian aid organizations, specifically as they relate to selection and training of both volunteers and long-term aid workers. She also teaches the only known U.S. course related to the psychology of humanitarian aid at Elon University. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Heidelberg University, located in Northwest Ohio. In her free time, Ashley enjoys volunteering at her church, sitting on the board of a local nonprofit, and anything related to singing or playing music.

Kuo, Eric

  • Eric entered the I/O program in 2009. He received a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Maryland 2009. His research interests include the topics of Virtual Teams, individual/group Situational Awareness, and Social Network Analysis.

Kurtz, Anna

  • Anna entered the I/O program in 2009. She has a B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina State University. Her research interests are still being developed but include practical issues with job analysis (utility, legal defensibility, etc.) and psychological measurement. Anna’s thesis topic examines how perceptions of a job analysis change depending on presentation style, rater position, and the intended purpose of the job analysis. In her spare time Anna enjoys running, playing board games, building forts in the living room, and spending time with her cat Max.

Morgan, Kyle
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  • Kyle entered the I/O program in 2009. His research interests include the acceptance of information technologies and computer self-efficacy, computer-based training, and the influence of electronic communication techniques in the workplace. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Psychology in 2009.

Mullins, Alexandra
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  • Alexandra entered the I/O program in fall 2009. She earned a B.A. in Psychology at North Carolina State University in spring 2009. Her current research interests include leadership, personnel selection, and the impact of technology in the workplace. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to spin classes, playing with her sweet dog (Yoda), and traveling.

Oakley, Sonia
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  • Sonia Oakley entered the program in 2012 after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Psychology. Her research interests are still being developed, but currently include how aspects of the individual and the work environment influence employee motivation and well-being. In her spare time she enjoys baking, playing Scrabble, and all things science fiction. She currently has no pets, but hopes to one day own a miniature pot-bellied pig.

Pappalardo, Gabriel
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  • Gabriel Pappalardo is in his fourth year of study in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program. He obtained his MS in 2012 after conducting a study on the effectiveness of a clinical intervention in reducing employee burnout at work. He currently conducts research in the NCSU Psychometrics Lab under Dr. Adam Meade and in the Gains in Gaming Lab under Dr. Jason Allaire and Dr. Anne McLaughlin. He also serves as an instructor for the Psychology Department teaching Learning and Motivation and Introduction to Psychological Research Methods.

Parker, Brandy

  • Brandy entered the I/O program in 2008, after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University as an Honors Scholar with a B.S. in Psychology.  She completed her M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at NC State in 2011.  Her thesis focused on using a policy capturing approach in predicting wages using job components.  Her research interests include job analysis, selection, survey design, and training design and evaluation, among others.  She has gained experience through various work opportunities, including work as a data specialist at SWA Consulting Inc. and as a graduate research assistant at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  In her spare time, Brandy enjoys swing dancing, singing, jogging, movies, and spending quality time with fun people.

Patel, Ruchi
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  • Ruchi entered the I/O program in Fall 2007. She graduated from UNC—Chapel Hill in May 2003 with B.A. degrees in Psychology and Interpersonal/Organizational Communication Studies. She took a break from “officially” being in school for a couple of years, figuring out what the next step would be, and entered the M.A. program at ECU for I/O Psychology. Ruchi will graduate from ECU in December 2007 once her thesis is completed. Although she has been involved in a wide variety of research projects, Ruchi’s current research interests include leadership development and counterproductive work behavior. In her spare time, Ruchi enjoys making and eating desserts, and then trying to make up for it.

Ramirez, Alex
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  • Alex Ramirez entered the I/O program at NC State University in the fall of 2010 after graduating with his BA in psychology from Lees-McRae College. His research interest are on the organizational side of the field and he is currently exploring the wide area of organizational commitment. Outside of school Alex enjoys playing soccer, watching NFL football, cooking, and selling mattresses.

Stanhope, Danny

  • Danny entered the I/O program in 2007 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Psychology. En route to attaining his M.S., his thesis research examined the impact of core self-evaluations on multiple levels of a training criteria taxonomy. His research interests include research design and methodology, measurement, training (broadly), test validation, assessment, intraindividual development, and leadership (broadly), among others. He's held multiple past and present positions including consultant at SWA Consulting Inc., graduate research assistant at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and editor for Meridian Journal. He's passionate about the application of psychological science to various workplace settings and has worked multiple independent consulting jobs in addition to his employment roles in order to cultivate an expertise that is characterized by both breadth and depth. When not engrossed in the previous activities, Danny enjoys strategizing about future business ventures, building his lofty frequent flier miles, expanding his culinary horizons, experiencing the finer things in life, and working on his fitness.

Stoughton, Will
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  • Will entered the I/O program in 2006. His research interests include the intersection of computer-mediated social networking with personnel selection, organizational practices and the environment, computer-mediated surveys, electronic monitoring in the workplace, and organizational development and evaluation. Will has taught undergraduate-level courses and labs at NC State University in Social Psychology, Personality, and Applied Research and is a member of IOTech4D research lab. He received his B.S. in Business Administration (International Relations) from the University of Southern California in 2006 and a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from NC State in 2011. He is currently employed at Horizon Performance in Cary, NC, a consulting firm that specializes in assessment and selection, where he acts as a behavioral assessment Subject Matter Expert for a tri-annual assessment center responsible for selecting America's elite warriors. In his spare time Will competes for the NCSU Wolfpack Cycling Team, runs, attempts to train his Australian Shepherd, and is just generally outdoors.   

Toaddy, Steven
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  • ./Steven entered the I/O program in 2008. His research interests include the exploration of the internalization of externalities in I/O psychology (EIEIO Psych), justice in organizations, personality characteristics as predictors of organizational outcomes, the use of Internet communication technology and other technologies in the organizational setting, work motivation, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2008 and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from NC State in 2010. Steven is a TA in the Psychology department, where he teaches classes in research methodology, I/O psychology, and Learning and Motivation. When not engaging in research and teaching, he enjoys reading, playing racquetball, inducing others to defend their beliefs, cooking, and a variety of other recreational banalities.

Travinin, Gary
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  • Gary entered in the Industrial/Organizational Program in the fall of 2010. Gary’s current research interests include moderators of Job Analysis along with personality dimensions as predictors of individual performance. He received his B.A. from The Ohio State University after only 3 years in the summer of 2010. Gary is currently a TA in the Psychology Department where he assists in introductory courses relating to Psychology. Gary also works for the Institute of Nonprofits as a research associate studying the “the first of its kind” credentialing review as it is related to nonprofit organizations. When not working or studying Gary enjoys painfully watching his terminally bad Cleveland sports teams, exercising, and going out and meeting new people.

Vignovic, Jane A.
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  • Jane entered the I/O program in 2004. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001, with a B.S. in Animal & Poultry Sciences. After graduation, Jane had 2 internships training dolphins. This is where she developed her interest in the behavior of both animals and people. She then worked for a veterinary clinic where she learned of her interest in the dynamics of behavior in the workplace. Although her path to I/O was not direct, she has found a career path in I/O Psychology that will encompass her diverse interests. Her research interests are in the effects of international culture in the workplace at both the individual and the organizational level. Jane currently works at Horizon Performance in Cary, NC.

Ward, M.K.

  • M.K. entered the I/O program in 2010 after working as a retail manager for over a year. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.B.A. in Marketing. In I/O psychology, M.K. is interested in researching ways cognitive neuroscience can enrich our understanding of work via theory development and measurement. Her thesis focuses on improving survey methodology, and she has applied experience in program evaluation. Bridging the scientist-practitioner gap is one main goal underlying her involvements in research and consulting. Beyond psychology, she thoroughly enjoys competition (sports) and witnessing the beauty of nature. 

Whelan, Thomas J.
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  • Tom entered the I/O program in 2005. His research interests focus on the influence of technology on work behavior and survey methodology. Tom has been the primary instructor for undergraduate-level courses in introductory psychology industrial/organizational psychology, social psychology, and abnormal psychology at NC State. He currently works as a research scientist/consultant at Horizon Performance in Cary, NC with the special operations military community, and is also the production editor for Ergometrika. Tom received his B.A. from the University of South Florida in 2002 and his M.S. from NC State University in 2008.

Williams, Courtney
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  • Courtney entered the program in 2010. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2006 (Go ‘Hoos!). Prior to starting in the program, she worked in clinical trials research at Massachusetts General Hospital and then at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Courtney’s research interests include leadership and counterproductive work behavior. In her free time, she enjoys working on various arts & crafts projects, reading, napping, and eating.

Wright, Natalie
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  • Natalie entered the I/O program in 2008. Her research interests include the use of the implicit association test (IAT) in the workplace, differential functioning item response theory (IRT), applicant reactions to selection procedures, and training needs analysis. She has taught several labs and courses within the psychology department, including Industrial/Organizational Psychology. When not doing I/O-related activities, Natalie enjoys running, hiking, biking, drinking coffee, and cooking spicy food.

Yentes, Richard
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  • Richard entered the I/O program in 2010. His research interests include computer-mediated communication, social media, job crafting and their application to selection and training. He received a B.S. in psychology from Virginia Tech in 2010. Richard is a TA in the psychology department. When not doing work he enjoys reading, games, and arguing with Steven.