PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology

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Oyinda Adebo

Oyinda Adebo
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Texas
Graduate Institution: Texas Southern University
Research Interests: Black women's mental health in the workplace, organizational development, Job satisfaction, minority leadership development, and mentorship.

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Brianna Billotti

Brianna Billotti
Hometown: Smithtown, NY
Undergraduate Institution: St. John's University
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Research Interests: Team training/development, student's perception of organizational support, mentoring/leadership, corporate universities
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Joseph Ha

Joseph Ha
Hometown: Salisbury, MD
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, College Park
Graduate Institution: University of Baltimore
Research Interests: Organizational Effectiveness, Team Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Resilience, Locus of Control, Flow, Change Management, Voice Behavior, Organizational Innovation

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Chardae Henry

Chardae Henry
Hometown: Oshawa, Ontario
Undergraduate Institution: University at Buffalo
Graduate Institution: Touro College
Research Interests: Diversity and Inclusion; Occupational Health; Career Strategy

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Zhi Luo

Zhi Luo
Hometown: Sichuan, China
Undergraduate Institution: Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Research Interests: Training, Motivation, attitude

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Emily Martinez

Emily Martinez
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergraduate Institution: Texas Tech University
Graduate Institution: Capella University
Research Interests: DEI, Leadership, training and development, divers programs, and team effectiveness.

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Christa Mattis

Christa Mattis
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Undergraduate Institution: St. John’s University
Graduate Institution: St. John’s University
Research Interests: Training and Development, Leadership Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Recruitment and Team Personnel Selection, Job Satisfaction

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Rida Mirza

Rida Mirza
Hometown: Hicksville, NY
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Old Westbury
Graduate Institution: Touro College
Research Interests: Work-life balance, motivation, training and development, and organizational development

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Vi Phung

Vi Phung
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Undergrad Institution: University of Cincinnati, main campus
Graduate Institution: Northeastern University, Boston MA
Research Interest: Motivation, Emotion, DEI, Leadership

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Haleema Sadia

Haleema Sadia
Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan
Undergraduate Institution: Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad
Graduate Institution: Adelphi University, NY
Research Interest: Workplace Communication, Diversity and Inclusion, Conflict Management

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JJ Yuan

Jiajun (J.J.) Yuan
Hometown: Beijing, China
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, San Diego
Graduate Institution (Masters): New York University
Research Interests: Wellness in the Workplace, Survey Best Practices, Innovative Methods to Improve Performance/Wellness, Past Study Replication.

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Abdelal

Sami Abdelal
Hometown: Edina, MN
Undergraduate Institution: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Graduate Institution: Maastricht University
Research Interests: Teams, humanitarian employee well-being, dyadic relationships, diversity, and leadership
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Dearman

Paul Dearman
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
Undergraduate Institution: Old Dominion University
Graduate Institution: Old Dominion University
Research Interests: Psychometrics, assessment and selection, diversity and inclusion/adverse impact, training/executive development, and human factors
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Forman

Jamie Foreman
Hometown: Bellmore, NY
Undergraduate Institution: University of Rochester
Graduate Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Talent management, job satisfaction, diversity and inclusion, occupational health, and safety
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Mariana Garcia

Mariana Garcia
Hometown: Queens, NY
Undergraduate Institution: CUNY, Hunter College
Graduate Institution: Columbia University
Research Interests: Intergroup Relationships, DEI, and Leadership
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Ari Hymowitz

Ari Hymowitz
Hometown: Tarrytown, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Ramapo College of New Jersey
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Research Interests: Leadership Development, Personality

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Cat Muccini

Cat Muccini
Hometown: Floral Park, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Hofstra University
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Research Interests: Data Visualization, Judgement and Decision Making, Teams, People Analytics
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Turner

Crystal Turner
Hometown: Queens, NY
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany, SUNY
Graduate Institution: Teachers College, Columbia University
Research Interests: Job satisfaction, leadership, workplace incivility, and retention
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Cigaran

Edgardo Cigaran
Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador
Undergraduate Institution: University of Missouri, St. Louis
Graduate Institution: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Research Interests: Training, personnel selection in the military, and transfer of training
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Goldfeder

Brian Goldfeder
Hometown: Baldwin, NY
Undergraduate Institution: American University
Graduate Institution: University and Buffalo State College
Research Interests: Occupational health psychology, teams, training and development, organizational development, and employee selection
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Lamberti

James Lamberti
Hometown: Manhasset, NY
Undergraduate Institution: St. John's University
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Research Interests: Leadership development, work motivation, team coaching, and cross-cultural coaching
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Hofstra University

Jack Miller
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida
Graduate Institution: Florida Atlantic University
Research Interests: Leadership development, organizational development, teams, succession planning, training, and development
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Hofstra University

Ashley Njaka
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate Institution: Saint Louis University
Graduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Power, systemic racism, executive transitions, and well-being
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Smith

Crystal Smith
Hometown: Medford, NY
Undergraduate Institution: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Research Interests: Leadership development, mental health in the workplace, and occupational health psychology
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Cao

Yichen (Tony) Cao
Hometown: Garden City, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University
Graduate Institution: Baruch College
Advisor: Dr. Comila Shahani-Denning
Research Interests: Selection, appraisal, FIT, T&D
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DePatie

Thomas DePatie
Hometown: Gainesville, FL
Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University
Graduate Institution: University of Florida
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Nolan
Research Interests: Decision-making, job search, and person-organization fit
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Panton

Kareem Panton
Hometown: St. Andrew, Jamaica
Undergraduate Institution: University of Rochester
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Grossman
Research Interests: E-learning, quantitative methods, and I/O technology
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Reichart

Clay Reichart
Hometown: Hanover, PA
Undergraduate Institution: Juniata College
Graduate Institution: East Carolina University
Advisor: Dr. Bernard Gorman
Research Interests: Employee selection, OHP, and personality factors
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Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva
Hometown: Ludhiana, India
Undergraduate Institution: Baruch College
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Salter
Research Interests: Diversity and inclusion
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Shea

John Shea
Hometown: Wantagh, NY
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Binghamton
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Evelyn Rogers
Research Interests: Organizational Effectiveness, Team Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Resilience, Locus of Control, Flow, Change Management, Voice Behavior, Organizational Innovation
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