Industrial/Organizational Careers

From the start of the program in the early 1980s to the spring of 2020, the I/O program at Virginia Tech has matriculated 90 doctoral candidates, and 31 masters degree candidates who decided not to pursue their doctoral training. The list below contains the 91 names of the students graduating with a degree in I/O psychology from Virgnia Tech. Below each name is the most up-to-date, available job title (as of 6-2020) for each student. The faculty of the I/O psychology program at Virginia Tech are extremely proud of the successes of our alumni!!


Bethany Bodo, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Bethany is the Director of Institutional Effectiveness Analytics and Institutional Effectiveness at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Jessica A. Gladfelter, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Jessica is a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the Army Research Institute, Fort Belvoir, VA

Trevin Glasgow, Ph,D. (updated 2020)

  • Trevin is a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Nicholas Flannery, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Nick is a Research Scientist at State Farm Insurance, Dunwoody, GA 


Devin Carter, (Ph.D.) (updated 2020)

  • Devin is a Human Resource Analyst in the Federal Government, Washington DC


Maureen McCusker, Ph.D. (updated 2019)

  • Maureen is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Army Research Institute, Fort Belvoir,VA.

Micah Roediger, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Micha is a Senior Data Scientist with MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA


Yashna Shah, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Yashna is a Research Analyst for Independent Project Analysis, Asburn, VA.


Nikita Arun, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Niki is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Professional Studies Program at the University of Maryland, Bethesda, MD


Patrick Coyle, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Patrick is Assistant Professor of Management and Leadership the College of Business at LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

Chris Downing, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Chris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Katie Snead Boyd, Ph.D.(updated 2020)

  • Katie is the Director of the Office of Academic Assessment at Auburn University, Auburn, AL


Shane  M. McCarty, M.S. (updated 2020)

  • Shane is the Executive Director at Promote Care and Prevent Harm, Washington, DC

Matt Fornito, M.S.(updated 2020)

  • Head of Artificial Intelligence at Trace3, Denver, CO 

Samantha Garrett, M.S. (updated 2020)

  • Consultant at Starling Trust Sciences, Orlando, FL


Sarah Allgood Wills, Ph.D.

Ryan Smith, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Ryan is Group Leader for Impaired Driving Research, Evaluation, & Analysis at at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Blacksburg, VA

Nicole J. Thompson, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Nicole is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C.


Mark Scott, Ph.D. (updated 2013)

  • Mark is Vice President of Data Strategy & People Analytics at Moody's Corporation, New York, NY


Robert Knee, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Rob is an Organizational Change and Leadership Consultant with Black & Veatech Management Consulting, Roanoke, VA

Scott Moshier, M.A. (updated 2020)

  • Scott is the Director of Organizational Development & Talent Strategy at Sunrise Senior Living, Alexandria, VA


Jaron Holmes, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Jaron is a Personnel Research Psychologist in the Human Resources Services division of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Washington, DC

Shujing (Jessie) Huang, M.A. (updated 2013)

  • Jessie is a Senior Associate at ICF Internationa, Washington, DC.

Emilee Tison, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Emilee is a Principal Consultant at DCI Consulting Group, Washington, DC


Trevor Byrd, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Trevor is Director of Performance Analytics at Richardson Sales Performance, Charlotte, NC

Patrice Esson, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Patrice is Professor of Psychology at Sheridan College in province of Ontario, Canada.

Rolanda Findlay, Ph.D., LCMD U.S.Navy (updated 2020)

  • Lieutenant Commander Findlay Is an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Headquarters, Washington, DC 

Rebecca Hoffner, Ph.D.


Cynthia Fife Immel, M.S. (updated 2020)

  • Cynthia is a Talent Development Manager for Cochlear America, Denver, CO

Daniel LeBreton, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Dan is an Executive Bench Consultant at RHR International, Brentville, TN 

Nadine Mcbride, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Nadine is a Certification Examination Facilitation Program Manager at Amazon Web Services, Raleigh, NC

Julie Kalanick Osowski, Ph.D. (updated 2017)

  • Julie is a Senior Research Psychologist at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Washington, DC 


Victoria Robson, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Victoria is an Associate Director of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Corrie Whitmore, M.S.  (updated 2020)

  • Corrie is Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, Anchorage Alaska


Eugene Kutcher, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Gene is Dean of the Norm Brodsky College of Business at Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ


Matthew Trippe, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Matt is a Senior Staff Scientist at Human Resources Research Organization, Louisville, KY

Yvette Quintela, Ph.D. (updated 2020) 

  • Yvette is a Principal at Mecer | Sirota, New York, NY


Rachel Backert, M.S. (updated 2013)

  • Rachel is a Manager of Organizational Development at Mary Washington Health Care, Glen Allen, Virginia

Ty Breland, Ph.D. (udpated 2020)

  • Ty is Global Human Resource Officer, Talent Development + Organizational Capability & Global Development at Marriott International, Inc., Washington DC 

Wan Yin Chang, M.S.

Leifur Geir Hafsteinsson, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Leifur is Director of Human Resources at Valka ehf, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Kristina Meacham, M.S. (updated 2020)

  • Kristina is Director of Marketing for Comfort One Shoes, Alexandria, VA 


Kevin Bradley, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

  • Kevin is a Senior Staff Scientist at Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA

Steven R. Burnkrant, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Steve Burnkrant is a Lead Personnel Research Psychologist in the Organizational Assessment (OA) section of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Denver, CO .

    Amy Gershenoff Hayes, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Amy is a Managing Director at Russell Reynolds Associates, Atlanta, GA 

    Heather Hayes, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Heather is a Psychometrician at Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT

    Andrea Sinclair, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Andrea Sinclair is a Program Manager and Senior Scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), Louisville, KY


    S. Bartholomew Craig, Ph.D. (updated 2012)

    • Bart is an Associate Professor in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

    Joan McMahon, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Joan is an Associate Professor of Management in the Luter School of Business at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

    Chris Sanders, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Chris is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist for the City of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

    Dana Swartz Bryd, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Dana is Director of Assessment and Selection at Prudential Financial, Charlotte, NC

    Patrick Gavan O'Shea, Ph.D, (updated 2020)

    • Gavan is Creative Service Manager at Human Resources Research Organization, Louisville, KY 

    Alisa Watt, M.S.


    Tammy Bess, M.S.

    Shanan G. Gibson, Ph.D. (updated 2012)

    • Shanan is Dean of the O'Maley College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL 

    Melissa Gratias, Ph.D. (updated, 2020)

    • Melissa is Founder & Principal of Progress Not Perfection Consulting group, Savannah, GA

    Eran Hollander, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Eran is Executive Vice President at Mobeewave, Boston, MA


    Carl Swander, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Carl is President and CEO of Ergometrics & Applied Personnel Research, Inc. and President and CEO of National Testing Network, both in Lynnwood, WA


    Emily Stimpson Blue, M.S.

    Jason DePasquale, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Jason P. DePasquale is a Chief Learning Officer at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Washington, DC

    Nicole Jalbert, Ph.D. (Updated 2020)

    • Niki Jalbert is Founder & Principal of Miramar Consulting Group, Half Moon Bay, CA 

    Kevin Keller, M.S.

    Timothy McGonigle, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Vice President of Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA

    Scott Parrill, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Scott is Vice President / Senior Financial Advisor/ Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch, Dallas, TX

    Adam Prowker, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Adam is Vice President of Analytics for Bed Bath & Beyond, Union, NJ

    Joshua Williams, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Josh is Partner, Human Performance and Business Transformation at Populo Consulting, Blacksburg, VA


    Stephen Atkins, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Stephen serves as the business school Research Director at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand 

    Laurie Buchanan, Ph.D.

    Theresa Cullen, M.S. (updated 2015)

    • Theresa is a Senior Employee Development Advisor with Sempra Energy, San Diego, CA

    Rachel Fredholm DeSpain, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Rachel is co-owner of Retreat Outside (a retail store that caters to outdoor living) in Austin, TX, and she is co-owner of Alaska Zipline Adventures, Anchorage, AK

    Jean-Anne Schmidt, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Jean-Anne is Senior Market Researcher at Red Ventures, Fort Mill, SC 


    Kevin J. Basik, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Kevin is Founder & Principal of Basik Insight, LLC, Charlotte, NC

    Reagan Brown, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Reagan is a Professor of Psychology at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

    Jeffrey Smith, Ph.D.

    Leslie Thomas, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Leslie is Chief Psychometric Officer at Kryterion, Phoenix AZ


    Thomas, Dallam, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Thomas is Chief People Officer at TDECU Credit Union in Houston, TX

    Steven C. Morgan, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Steve is President of Performance Insight, LLC, Lancaster, PA.  

    Dwayne Norris, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Dwayne is Senior Vice President & Chief of Human Resources at the American Institute of Research, Washington, DC

    Daniel P. Russell, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Dan is at Partner and Director of Executive Services for RHR International, Atlanta GA. 

    Paige Porter Wolf, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Paige is Associate Dean in the College of Business at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


    Heather Roberts Fox, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Heather is a senior lecturer in the the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University< Baltimore, MD

    Anne Holloway-Lundy, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Anne is a Personnel Research Psychologist at the Office of Personnel Management, Denver, CO

    Yuqing Ni, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Yuqing is a Senior Data Consultant at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 

    Darren Ritzer, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Darren is Associate Professor of Psychology at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, NC

    Maureen Walsh, Ph.D.


    Thomas Berry, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Tom is Professor of Psychology at Christopher Newport University, Newport New, VA

    Sharon Flinder, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Sharon is the Executive Director of Applied Psychology at Transformation Systems, Inc., Washington D.C. 

    Dianan Corrigan, M.S..

    • Diana Corrigan is a Human Resources Officer in the Bureau of Global Talent at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. 

    Kathleen L. Duffin, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Kathy is a Director of Human Resources at Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Supervisor at the State of Colorado, Denver, CO

    Justin Rueb, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Justin is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI


    Marcus Cowgill, Ph.D.

    Stuart E. Greenberg, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Stuart is Director of Customer and Business Insights Oncoloty ror Bayer, Global / Oncology Market Research at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Whippany, NJ

    Amy Russell Hartley, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Amy is Vice President of Human Resources for Alfa Laval, Richmond, VA 

    Pat Marshall, Ph.D. (updated 2013)

    • Pat is the Principal of Organizational Strategies, LLC, New York, NY 

    Dean Stamoulis, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Dean is the Managing Director of Russell Reynolds Associates, Atlanta GA  

    Marta Carter Wilson, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Marta is CEO of Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI), Washington, DC 


    Robert Brill, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Bob is an associate professor of psychology at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA 

    Jerry Bush, M.S. (updated 2020)

    • Jerry is the Assessment Systems Manager for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, Washington, D.C.

    Michelle Rozhon, M.S.


    Lance Becker, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Lance is Founder & Principal of Lance Becker & Associates, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

    Monnie Bittle, Ph.D. (Updated 2020)

    • Monnie is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Executive Decisions International, LLC, Chicago, IL

    Elizabeth Brownlee Kolmstetter, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Liz is currently the Director of Talent Strategy and Engagement, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer at The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC


    Joanne Mac Donlin, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Joanne is Team Leader of Product Innovation at MetrixLab, Florham, NJ

    Margery Hall, Ph.D.

    Carissa Luch, M.A. (updated 2020)

    • Carissa is a Senior Consumer Research Manager at Kimberly-Clark, Oshkosh, WI


    Paul Levy, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Paul is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at The University of Akron, Akron, OH 

    Steve Walker, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Steve is Senior Vice President of Organizational Development at Citizens Bank, New York, NY

    Kathryn Welch, Ph.D.


    Liz Evenson, Ph.D.

    Mary McCoy, Ph.D.

    Larry Shetzer, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Larry is a Principal at Matrix Consulting, Vancouver, Canada. 


    Denise Long, M.S.

    Jim Nimmer, Ph.D. (updated in 2013)

    • Jim is Principal of JNG consulting, Denver, CO  

    James Austin, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Jim is the Program Lead for Assessment Services at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 

    Pete Villinova, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Pete is Professor of Management in the Walker School of Business at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

    1985 and prior years

    Laura Donnelly, Ph.D. 

    Barry Riegelhaupt, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Barry is a Senior Research Client Partner at NTT Data Services, Atlanta, GA

    Greg Dobbins, Ph.D.

    • In 1995, Greg was a Professor in the I/O Psychology program at the University of Tennessee and a rising star in the field of Industrial/Organizational psychology when he suddenly passed away.

    Robert Cardy, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Bob is Professor of Management in the College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

    Joseph Orban, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Joseph retired in 2017 as an Applied Psychological Measurement and Research Consultant.  

    Earl Pence, Ph.D. (updated 2020)

    • Earl is Founder and Principal of Executive Coaching and Consulting, Washington D.C.