I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the department of development, personality, and social psychology at Ghent University, Belgium. Beginning in January 2018, I will be an assistant professor of industrial-organizational psychology at the University of South Florida. I earned my B.S. and Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota.
My research focuses on understanding individuals’ career choices, behaviors, and success, with an emphasis on the impact of stable individual differences, such as vocational interests, personality traits, cognitive abilities, and work values, on work outcomes. I also work to develop new quantitative and meta-analytic research methods and to study how employee work behaviors can contribute to environmental sustainability.
I teach courses in industrial and organizational psychology, statistics, personality, and organizational training and development. I also teach workshops on a variety of topics, including statistics, meta-analysis, and workplace environmental sustainability.
I give outreach presentations to career counselors, municipal governments, and other organizations on applying psychological research to improve practice. I’m on the editorial boards of the Journal of Managerial Psychology, the Journal of Environmental Psychology, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. I’ve also served as a reviewer for numerous other scholarly journals and conferences.
I believe that quality management must be firmly grounded in empirical research. It is the responsibility of academic researchers to enable evidence-based practice by making research findings available and accessible to managers and HR practitioners.