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Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program Faculty

Core Faculty
Affiliated Faculty

Rebecca Grossman

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2014
B.A., Florida International University, 2006
114 Hauser Hall
(516) 463-5026

Research Interests:
Team dynamics (e.g., team cohesion and related processes and emergent states), training and development interventions, complex settings (e.g., multicultural, virtual/distributed, multi-team systems)

Industrial Psychology (undergraduate)
Research Methods (undergraduate)

Cong Liu

Associate Professor
Ph.D., M.A., University of South Florida, 2003, 1999
105-B Hauser Hall
(516) 463-6298
Email | WWW

Research Interest:
Occupation Health Psychology: Improving Quality of Work Life, Protecting Workers’ (Health, Safety, and Well-Being), Job Stress, and Conflict at Work.
Cross Cultural: Work place mistreatment in U.S. and Chinese workforce, Examining Abusive Supervisors, Stressors related to Job dedication and the Role of job resources and Organizational Constraints.

Measurement of Work Performance, Occupational Health Psychology and Multivariate Statistics in Psychological Research I

Kevin Nolan

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2012
105-D Hauser Hall
(516) 463-6350

Research Interest:
Decision Making: Job Seekers’ Evaluation of Employment Opportunities, and Employers’ Resistance to Standardized Decision-making Practices

Foundations of Organizational Psychology II, Organizational Development, and Graduate Statistics II

Yisheng Peng

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2017
118 Hauser Hall
(516) 463-5625

Research Interest:
Aging and Older Worker Issues, Workplace Mistreatment, Stress Coping, Emotion Regulation, Knowledge Sharing

Undergraduate Stat, Research Method, Work Motivation

Comila Shahani-Denning

Associate Professor
Program Director of the Industrial Organizational Master's Program
Ph.D., Rice University, 1988
105-C Hauser Hall
(516) 463-6343
Email | WWW

Research Interest:
Employee Selection: Selection Interview, Applicant Reactions to the Selection Process, Biases in the Processing of Online Applicant Information, and Attractiveness Biases in Selection
Cross-Cultural Issues: Perception of Selection Procedures and Use of Applicant Information in Selection Decisions

Foundations of Industrial Psychology I, and Personnel Selection

Stephanie Bushey

Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Hofstra University, 2007
M.S. Hunter College, 2004
229B East Library Wing
(516) 463-6853

Research Interest:
Market Research and Higher Education Research

Market Research

John Leto

Adjunct Associate Professor
Ph.D., Hofstra University, 1994
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer at The Bancorp


Daniel Meltzer

Special Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Hofstra University, 2016

Research Interest:
Occupational Health Psychology

Measurement of Work Performance
Work Motivation

Sarah Novak

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2004

Research Interest:
Healthy Habits

Social Psychology

Jennifer Saleta

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ed.D., Saint John's University
Vice President at Northwell Health

Human Resource Management