Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology
PHD, 2010, Kansas St Univ Manhattan; MS, 2007, Kansas St Univ Manhattan; BA, 2005, Mass Coll Liberal Arts
BioSpecialty area: Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology.
Dr. Mills' research interests lie within the area of positive organizational behavior, or POB. Some of her recent work has involved constructs such as engagement, psychological capital, and eudaimonic and hedonic well-beings. In a related research stream, Dr. Mills investigates how positive organizational work-family initiatives and degree of support may affect employee engagement and attitudes. Finally, Dr. Mills is interested in exploring the intricacies of measurement instruments and issues for the abovementioned constructs, given that effective measurement is crucial to all subsequent research involving such constructs.
Prior to coming to Hofstra, Dr. Mills had taught a variety of introductory and I/O psychology courses in both online and traditional formats. At Hofstra. Dr. Mills teaches primarily within the Masters and Ph.D. programs in I/O Psychology, but also teaches Industrial Psychology at the undergraduate level. She has also taught at both the undergraduate- and MBA-levels for Hofstra's Zarb School of Business.
Dr. Mills thoroughly enjoys working with students, and serves as the Director of Internship Development for the M.A. in I/O Psychology Program. She is also faculty advisor for the IOPSA student group (for M.A.-level students in I/O Psychology) as well as for the PAOP student group (for Ph.D. students in Applied Organizational Psychology). She is also enthusiastic about involving students (both graduate and undergraduate) in her research, in addition to talking with undergraduates interested in pursing graduate school.
Teaching InterestsIntroduction to Management (Undergrad-level; Zarb), Industrial Psychology (Undergrad-level), Work Motivation (M.A.-level), Graduate Statistics (M.A.-level), Internship Course (M.A.-level), Contemporary Organizations: Theory, Behavior, and Leadership (MBA-level; Zarb) Positive Organizational Behavior (Ph.D.-level), Psychometric Theory (Ph.D.-level).
Research InterestsPositive Organizational Behavior, Work-Life & Work-Family, Work Engagement, Work Attitudes & Well-Being, Measurement
Recent Courses Taught
|IDP 190||SENIOR PROJECT||Undergraduate|
|PSY 252||INDEPENDENT TOPICS IN PSY||Graduate|
|PSY 278||PSYCHOMETRIC THEORY||Graduate|
|PSY 288||WORK MOTIVATION||Graduate|
|PSY 291||INTRNSHP IN I/O PSY||Graduate|
|PSY 602||DISSERTATION PROP PREP||Graduate|
|PSY 603A||EXTEND DISSERT ADVIS||Graduate|
|PSY 604||DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT||Graduate|