Program Welcomes New Student Justin Sabree

This semester, we are pleased to welcome a new student, Justin Sabree, to the I-O Psychology program at Georgia Tech.

Justin is from Georgia and earned his B.S. in psychology from Oglethorpe University in 2012. After spending three years working in the private sector, Justin grew interested in how psychological principles applied to organizations and their members. Specifically, he’s interested in studying employee motivation with a focus on factors that motivate workers to delay retirement.

Justin is working under the advisement of Dr. Ruth Kanfer in the GT Park Lab.

Area Welcomes New Doctoral Students

This semester, we are pleased to welcome two new students, Ashley Niler and Lindsay Larson, to the I-O Psychology program here at Georgia Tech.

Ashley is from Pennsylvania and attended Penn State for her undergraduate degree. There she earned a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in business, and a minor in labor and employment relations. Ashley is interested in leadership and teamwork, and hopes to focus primarily on leadership in multi-team systems.

Lindsay is from Winter Park, Florida, and earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida in December 2014. She has broad research interests in teams and leadership.

Both Ashley and Lindsay are working under the advisement of Dr. Leslie DeChurch in the DELTA Lab.

Spring-Summer 2015 Area Graduates

Samuel Posnock, Peter Seely, and Amy Wax all successfully defended their dissertations in Spring 2015. While Samuel and Peter head to Washington, DC for applied roles, Amy has accepted a faculty position in Long Beach, CA.

We are quite proud of our newest alumni and their placements, and wish them all the best in their new roles!

Update to Spring 2015 I-O Brownbag Schedule

The two remaining brown bag sessions for the Spring 2015 semester are scheduled for March 26, 2015 and April 16, 2015. Both sessions will meet from 11:00am – 12:00pm. On March 26th, first year students will present their First Year Projects in an IGNITE presentation format. During the April 16th session, students scheduled to present at SIOP will have an opportunity to practice their respective presentations. Students interested in practicing during this session should notify Kelsey Merlo.

GT I-O Program Seeks Tenure-Track Faculty Member

Georgia Tech’s School of Psychology recently announced its search for a tenure-track faculty member in Organizational Psychology.

The successful applicant will have earned a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology or in an allied program in psychology at the time of appointment, and have publications, teaching experience, skills, and a funding record commensurate with the rank sought. The applicant should have a strong psychological science perspective and have or show evidence of the ability to develop a vigorous research program that can contribute to both I/O and psychology as a whole. Although we are open to candidates within the general research areas of Engineering Psychology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, we are particularly interested in candidates whose existing research connects to issues of affective experiences, personality, development, social psychology, or quantitative methods.

Review of materials will begin on October 13, 2014. Interested parties should visit for complete announcement details and application instructions.

I-O Psychology Students Launch Brown Bag Series

The I-O Psychology Brown Bag is a forum for graduate students to network with peers, generate new ideas, interact with guest scholars, and solicit feedback.  The purpose of the brown bag is to promote research and academic growth while promoting a sense of community among I-O students. Meetings are held twice monthly, at 11:00AM, and are led by Kelsey Merlo and Kathryn Dalrymple.

Meeting dates for this semester are as follows:

  • September 16, 2014
  • September 30, 2014
  • October 21, 2014
  • November 6, 2014
  • November 11, 2014

Click here to download a complete listing of this semester’s presenters and their topics!

School of Psychology & CARMA Honor Professor Larry James

As a leading researcher in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Dr. James has been active in building new measurement systems for personality and in studying the effects of organizational environments on individual adaptation, motivation, and productivity. His statistical contributions have been designed to make possible tests of new models in areas such as organization climate, leadership, and personnel selection.

The School of Psychology and CARMA are proud to invite the community to enjoy an afternoon of live guest lectures honoring Dr. James’ contributions. All lectures will also be accessible via CARMA webcast.


Click here  to access the official event information.

DELTA Lab to Co-Host INGRoup Conference

Leslie DeChurch and Ben Herndon (Scheller College of Business) have been appointed local arrangements co-Chairs for the 8thAnnual Meeting of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup)! The conference will be held in July 2013 at Georgia Tech’s College of Management. INGRoup is a multidisciplinary research group formed to (a) promote communication about group research across field and nations, (b) advance understanding about group dynamics through research, (c) advance theory and methods for understanding groups, and (d) promote interdisciplinary research. Next summer’s conference will provide a forum for scholars from multiple disciplines who study groups to come together, share information, and learn from one another. The conference is being co-sponsored by the College of Sciences and the Scheller College of Business.

DELTA Lab to Co-Host EAWOP Working Group Meeting

Leslie DeChurch, Peter Esssens, and Ramon Rico were recently awarded funding to host a European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) small working group meeting in Bellagio, Italy. The 3-day meeting n October 2012 will focus on the Multiteam System (MTS) effectiveness. The conference will bring together a small group of prestigious international researchers who are committed to developing theory and practice regarding MTSs, and who are interested in forming international research collaborative ties.  The meeting proposal and planning are being led by Dorothy Carter and Peter Seely.

DELTA Lab Research Goes Global

Supported by an National Science Foundation research grant, DELTA Lab graduate student Dorothy Carter is currently working with Dr. Chollet at the Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) in Grenoble, France. The grant project, “Innovate Against Time: Drivers and Mechanisms of Knowledge Innovation Within and Across Organizations,” supports a interdisciplinary, collaborative effort to examine antecedents of effectiveness in globally distributed, multi-team systems.

Throughout the spring 2012 semester, teams of business students at GEM are working with teams of psychology and ecology students at George Mason University to develop an innovative solution to an environmental problem. Dorothy, who works under the advisement of Dr. Leslie DeChurch, is currently assisting with France-specific aspects of the project while collaborating with research partners at Georgia Tech, George Mason University, and University of Central Florida.

Visit Dorothy’s travel blog to read more about her exciting research experience:

The INGRoup newsletter recently featured a piece on the international experience of another DELTA Lab member, Raquel Asencio Hodge, during her earlier visit to GEM. Read Raquel’s firsthand account in the February 2012 issue of the INGRoup newsletter: