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Ph.D. in Applied Organizational Psychology
PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology

PhD Students - Applied Organizational Psychology PhD Program

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Aditi Rabindra SachdevAditi Rabindra Sachdev
Hometown: Surat (City), Gujarat (State), India (Country)
Undergrad: Sunway University
Masters: Hofstra University
Advisor: Kevin Nolan, PhD.
Research Interests:  Job decision making, cross-cultural psychology, and organizational branding, and biases (sex, race, nationality sexual orientation) in hiring decisions.

Caitlin LapineCaitlin Lapine
Hometown: Hicksville, NY
BA: Adelphi University
MA: Adelphi University
Advisor: Yisheng Peng, PhD.
Research Interests: Workplace Motivation, Research Methods, Organizational Development

Jared WeintraubJared Weintraub
Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
BA: University of Delaware
MA: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Advisor: Kevin Nolan, PhD.
Research Interests: Flow in the Workplace

Kayla FinufKayla Finuf
Hometown: Newkirk, Oklahoma
BA: The University of Oklahoma
MS: Western Kentucky University
Advisor: Rebecca Grossman, PhD.
Research Interests: Teams, team backup behaviors and its costs/benefits on performance, justice perceptions and outcomes, OCBs and CWBs

David CassellDavid Cassell
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
BA: Hunter College
MS: Baruch College
Advisor: Bernard Gorman, PhD.
Research Interests: Workplace deviance (destructive and constructive), psychometrics, qualitative research methods

Kim RubensteinKim Rubenstein
Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
BA: Seton Hall University 
MS: Seton Hall University
Advisor: Cong Liu, PhD.
Research Interests: Leadership, training & development, employee well-being, and motivation

Robert HarsteRobert Harste
Hometown: Gainesville, GA
BA: Lagrange College
MS: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Advisor: Dan Meltzer, PhD.
Research Interests: Occupational Health Psychology, Detachment, Recovery from Work Stress

Xixi GuXixi Gu
Hometown: Kaifeng, Henan, China
BA: Henan University
MA: Hofstra University
Advisor: Cong Liu, PhD.
Research Interests: Occupational Health Psychology, Leadership

Josh BrennerJosh Brenner
Hometown: Buck Counts, PA
BA: University of Pittsburgh
MA: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Bernard Gorman
Research Interests: Psychometrics, Performance Effectiveness, Employee Attitudes
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Kahlil KingKahlil King
Hometown: New York, NY
BA: Hampton University
MA: CUNY Brooklyn
Advisor: Dr. Dan Meltzer
Research Interests: Psychological Detachment, Family-to-Work Conflict

Tomuke EbuweiTomuke Ebuwei
Hometown: Fort Washington, MD
BA: Pennsylvania State University
MA: Catholic University, Pennsylvania State University
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Nolan
Research Interests: Undecided

Gabriel StavskyGabriel Stavsky
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
BA: New York University
MA: Baruch College
Advisor: Dr. Evelyn Rogers
Research Interests: Psychometrics, Employee Attitudes, Survey Design, Leadership
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Eric BouillonEric Bouillon
Hometown: Chester, NJ
BA: Northeastern University
MA: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Grossman
Research Interests: Teams, Team Training
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Gina Schirripa Gina Schirripa
Hometown: East Meadow, NY
BA: Hofstra University
MA: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Comila Shahani-Denning
Research Interests: Work-Family Interface, Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace
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Briana PascarelliBriana Pascarelli
Hometown: Glen Cove, NY
BA: Seton Hall University
MA: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Masick
Research Interests: Consumer Behavior, Customer Satisfaction, Survey Research
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Leslie MigliaccioLeslie Migliaccio
Hometown: Garfield, NJ
BA: Ramapo College
MA: Teachers College, Columbia University
Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Salter
Research Interests: Leadership, Power, Social Identity, Group Dynamics, Conflict Resolution
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Danny BorakoveDaniel Borakove
Hometown: New City, NY
BA and MS, Pace University
Advisor: Dr. Garret Howardson
Research Interests: Training and development with an emphasis on engagement and motivation of the trainee, resolution of issues with reinforcing training in the workplace.

Rawn BrownRawn Brown
Hometown: Washington, DC
BA, Clark Atlanta University; MS, Baruch College
Advisor: Dr. Evelyn Rogers
Research Interests: Leadership development, keeping women engaged throughout their careers, limitations women face at work that hinder them from promotion opportunities.
LinkedIn Profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rawn-brown-ms-10779650)

Heather ColombHeather Colomb
Hometown: Davidson, NC
BA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington; MSW, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Advisor: Dr. Sarah Novak
Research Interests: Obesity and general biases in selection, mindfulness interventions in the workplace, stress, individual assessment, and social influences.
LinkedIn Profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-colomb-b32b2314)

Mahtab FaridMahtab Farid
Hometown: Vienna, VA
BS, George Mason University; MA, CUNY Brooklyn College
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Nolan
Research Interests: Selection assessments, selection biases, selection decision making, job-person fit, leadership development, employee engagement and motivation, gender issues.
LinkedIn Profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahtab-farid-98333148)

Sarit FriedmanSarit Friedman
Hometown: West Hempstead, NY
BA, Brandeis University; MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Grossman
Research Interests: Team cohesion, conflict management/resolution, group dynamics, cross cultural issues
LinkedIn Profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarit-friedman-20970584)

Suman KalraSuman Kalra
Hometown: Mumbai, India
BA, Mumbai University - Mithibai College; MA CUNY Brooklyn College
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Grossman
Research Interests: Role negotiation & power dynamics in teams and their impact on decision making in complex team structures, negotiation & conflict resolution interventions and processes in high-functioning teams.
LinkedIn Profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumankalra)

Amy KerulisAmy Kerulis
Hometown: Wilmington, IL
BA, Monmouth College; MA, Elmhurst College
Advisor: Dr. Maura Mills
Research Interests: Well-being initiatives, employee engagement, and supervisor-supervisee relationships with a focus on feedback
LinkedIn Profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amykerulis)

Yonas Ma Yonas Ma
Hometown: Yinchuan, China
MBA, SUNY - Albany
Advisor: Dr. Cong Liu
Research Interests: Job stress, performance appraisal.
LinkedIn Profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yonas-ma-2b34a159)

Liubov PhillipsLiubov Phillips
Hometown: Russian Federation
MBA, American University
Advisor: Dr. Comila Shahani-Denning
Research Interests: Selection and Performance Appraisal
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Marc VicinoMarc Vicino
Hometown: Little Neck, NY
BA, Binghamton University, MA, Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Garret Howardson
Research Interests: Training, self-regulation, well-being, employee engagement.
LinkedIn Profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcvicino)

Xu ZhuXu Zhu
Hometown: Shanghai, China
MS, Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Bernard Gorman
Research Interests: Virtual/distributed team performance and effectiveness, stress, cross cultural issues.
LinkedIn Profile (www.linkedin.com/in/xuzhu1)

Jeanette BedermanJeanette Bederman
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
BS Vanderbilt University; MBA, Naval Postgraduate School
Adviser: Dr. Comila Shahani-Denning
Current Research: discrimination, inclusion, attraction, selection, teams, individual assessment
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Maria Gallego-PaceMaria Gallego-Pace
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
BA, University of South Alabama; MA, New York University
Adviser: Dr. Maura Mills
Current Research: work and family, employee engagement, motivation, attitudes
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Tanja IlicTanja Ilic
Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
Masters: Baruch College, CUNY
Undergrad: Stony Brook University 
Adviser: Dr. William Metlay 
Research Interests:  Personality and Teams

Ilya KashtelyanIlya Kashtelyan
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Russia
Masters: Hofstra University
Undergrad: Bates College
Adviser: Dr. Sarah Novak
Research Interests: Word-of-mouth information on social network

Randy LimRandy Lim
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Master’s and Undergrad: University of Wisconsin
Adviser: Dr. Stephanie Bushey
Research Interests: Institutional Research, Retention, & Higher Education Research

David MazerDavid Mazer
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate: City University of New York at Brooklyn College
Graduate: Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Adviser: Dr. Rebecca Grossman
Current Research: team cohesion, cross cultural issues, leadership development
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Michael McGuireMichael McGuire
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Undergraduate: City University of New York at Staten Island
Graduate: City University of New York at Baruch College
Adviser: Dr. Kevin Nolan
Current Research: leadership development, work motivation, coaching, assessment

Vidhi PatelVidhi Patel
Hometown: Mumbai, India 
Masters: Baruch College, CUNY
Undergrad: Purdue University
Adviser: Dr. Comila Shahani-Denning
Research Interests: Selection and Cross Cultural Differences

Ryan RosielloRyan Rosiello
Hometown: West Boylston, MA
Masters: Hofstra University
Undergrad: Gettysburg College
Adviser: Dr. Maura Mills
Research Interests: Employee Attitudes, Work Motivation, Work-Family Interface


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