PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Clark

Kametrice Clark
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Texas
Graduate Institution: The University of Texas at Arlington
Research Interests: Occupational health psychology, flow, resilience, work-life balance, and technology in the workplace
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shea

John Shea
Hometown: Wantagh, NY
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Binghamton
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Evelyn Rogers
Research Interests: Organizational effectiveness, psychometrics, and heuristics/biases
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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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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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Betancourt

Kian Betancourt
Hometown: Astoria, Queens, NY
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY New Paltz
Graduate Institution: SUNY New Paltz
Advisor: Dr. Dan Meltzer
Research Interests: Data privacy and security, informed consent, Dark Side leadership traits, stress, and work-life balance
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Ciccia

Allisa Ciccia
Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Fairfield University
Graduate Institution: Fairfield University
Advisor: Dr. Cong Liu
Research Interests: Ergonomics/human factors and occupational health psychology
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Dunn

Michael Dunn
Hometown: Pompton Plains, NJ
Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University
Graduate Institution: William Paterson University
Advisor: Dr. Becky Grossman
Research Interests: Team dynamics, team cohesion, and burnout
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Fernandes

Erica Fernandes
Hometown: Pune, India
Undergraduate Institution: Symbiosis International University
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Evelyn Rogers
Research Interests: Leadership development, assessments, and psychometrics

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Long

Cory Long
Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI
Undergraduate Institution: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Andrzej Kozikowski
Research Interests: Psychological capital
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Rigos

Jess C. Rigos
Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Baruch College
Graduate Institution: Baruch College
Advisor: Dr. Kevin P. Nolan
Research Interests: Decision-making, assessment, and psychometrics
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Rogers

Nicole Rogers
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland
Graduate Institution: Teachers College, Columbia University
Advisor: Dr. Comila Shahani-Denning
Research Interests: Negative perceptions of generations
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Wang

Rita Wang
Hometown: China
Undergraduate Institution: Xi’an International Studies University
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Bernard Gorman
Research Interests: Occupational health psychology, organizational development, and aging employment
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Cassell

David Cassell
Hometown: Broooklyn, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Hunter College
Graduate Institution: Baruch College
Advisor: Dr. Bernard Gorman
Research Interests: Workplace deviance (destructive and constructive), psychometrics, and qualitative research methods

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Gu

Xixi Gu
Hometown: Kaifeng, Henan, China
Undergraduate Institution: Henan University
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Cong Liu
Research Interests: Occupational health psychology and leadership

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Harste

Robert Harste
Hometown: Gainsville, GA
Undergraduate Institution: Lagrange College
Graduate Institution: University of Tennessee
Advisor: Dr. Dan Meltzer
Research Interests: Occupational health psychology, detachment, and recovery from work stress

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Rubenstein

Kim Rubenstein
Hometown: East Brunswick, NJ
Undergraduate Institution: Seton Hall University
Graduate Institution: Seton Hall University
Advisor: Dr. Cong Liu
Research Interests: Leadership, training and development, employee well-being, and motivation

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Stavsky

Gabriel Stavsky
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ Undergraduate Institution: New York University
Graduate Institution: Baruch College
Advisor: Dr. Evelyn Rogers
Research Interests: Psychometrics, employee attitudes, survey design, and leadership
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Vicino

Marc Vicino
Hometown: Little Neck, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Binghamton University
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Garret Howardson
Research Interests: Training, self-regulation, well-being, and employee engagement
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Kalra

Suman Kalra
Hometown: Mumbai, India Undergraduate Institution: Mumbai University Mithibai College
Graduate Institution: CUNY Brooklyn College
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Grossman
Research Interests: Role negotiation and power dynamics in teams and their impact on decision-making in complex team structures, negotiation and conflict resolution, and interventions and processes in high-functioning teams
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Bouillon

Eric Bouillon
Hometown: Chester, NJ
Undergraduate Institution: Northeastern University
Graduate Institution: Hofstra University
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Grossman
Research Interests: Teams, team training
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Bederman

Jeanette Bederman
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University
Advisor: Dr. Comila Shahani-Denning
Research: Discrimination, inclusion, attraction, selection, teams, and individual assessment
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McGuire

Michael McGuire
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Undergraduate Institution: City University of New York at Staten Island
Graduate Institution: City University of New York at Baruch College
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Nolan
Research Interests: Leadership development, work motivation, coaching, and assessment

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Borakove

Daniel Borakove
Hometown: New City, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Pace University Graduate Institution: Pace University
Advisor: Dr. Garret Howardson
Research Interests: Training and development with an emphasis on engagement and motivation of the trainee, and resolution of issues
with reinforcing training in the workplace

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Farid

Mahtab Farid
Hometown: Vienna, VA Undergraduate Institution: George Mason University
Graduate Institution: 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, and gender issues
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