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OUR DOCTORAL ALUMNI

Graduates of the I/O psychology program have gone on to successful careers in both academia and consulting. The range of courses available to graduate students combined with the opportunities for practical experience give our alumni an edge in whichever career path they choose. With graduates all around the world, our program boasts a robust network of alumni who have gone on to research, teach, and consult in I/O psychology. 

 

David W. Anderson

Advisor: Douglas N. Jackson
Degree(s) Awarded: B.A. (Hons); M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 1999
Thesis Title:  Personality, Self-Efficacy and Managerial Leadership Behaviour (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Founder of The Anderson Governance Group; Founder & CEO of the Anderson Leadership Group
Bio:
     David is the founder of The Anderson Leadership Group and The Anderson Governance Group, two complementary advisory firms serving an international clientele of corporate leaders.


     His scholarly articles have appeared in Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and Leadership Quarterly. NACD’s Directorship magazine named David to its “Directorship 100 – People to Watch” list of the most influential thinkers and practitioners in US corporate governance in both 2010 and 2011.

Illana Barak

Supervisor: Mitch Rothstein
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 1997
Thesis Title: Applying the need for closure framework to information processing in cross-cultural business situations (Ph.D.)
Bio:
     Ilana has pursued a career in Human Resources Management within several leading Hi-Tec companies in Israel as a Director and later as Global HR VP - Partner of the companies’ Executive Management Team. 

 

     She has held positions in different departments, such as R&D, Global Sales, Marketing, and Customer Services, awarding her a full experience of these organizations and enabled her contribution to most of the Hi-Tec organizational business activities and operations. Later, as VP and the Executive Management Team member, her experience and contributions were directed at strategic planning, business success related HR activities, and HR global team management and coaching.

Ramona Bobocel

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 1992
Thesis Title: Escalating Commitment To A Failing Course Of Action: The Effects Of Choice And Justification (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Professor; Industrial/Organization Psychology Area Head, Dept. of Psychology, University of Waterloo
Bio:
     Ramona is the Industrial/Organization Psychology Area Head in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. As a professor, Ramona teaches and supervises undergraduate and graduate students in I/O Psychology. Her research program focuses on the study of justice and fairness in the workplace.

Kathleen Boies

Supervisor: Jane Howell
Degree(s) Awarded: M.Sc. (Rothstein); Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2003
Thesis Title: The Impact of Leadership, Teamwork Mental Models and Affect on Team Trust and Perceived Team Performance and Viability (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Associate Professor; Concordia University Research Chair in Leadership Development, Dept. of Management, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
Bio:
     Kathleen is an associate professor in the Department of Management at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. She holds the Concordia University Research in Leadership Development. In her research, she focuses on leadership in various types of organizations, including non-governmental, educational, and private organizations.

     Kathleen’s work has been published in the Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business and Psychology, and theJournal of Occupational Health Psychology, as well as other outlets. She was also the recipient of the Junior Researcher Award at the John Molson School of Business in 2006.

J. Peter Bradley

Supervisor: John P. Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 1997
Thesis Title: Predicting basic military officer training performance with three types of personality measures: Self-reports, interviewer ratings and reference ratings. (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Military Psychology and Leadership, Royal Military College of Canada.
Bio:

     Peter, now retired, is a Professor Emeritus at the Royal Military College of Canada. Prior to engaging in his graduate studies, Peter served in the Canadian infantry for 12 years, leaving his position to become a personnel selection officer.  He was selected to proceed to Post Graduate Training at the University of Western Ontario and earned his Master's and Doctoral degrees at this institution. 

     Peter's research has mostly been in psychological measurement and personnel selection policy. After earning his PhD, Peter went on to teach at the Royal Military College of Canada in a variety of fields, including leadership, military professionalism, and ethics.

Nicholas Bremner

Supervisor: John P. Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2016
Thesis Title: An investigation of the role of corporate social responsibility features in attracting and retaining employees (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Senior People Research Scientist, Uber Technologies
Bio:

     Nicholas currently works as a Senior People Research Scientist for Uber Technologies. His work involves designing and conducting mixed-method research projects within Uber to understand the key determinants of positive employee experience and sentiment. The intended purpose of these projects is to generate knowledge that managers and HR Business Partners can apply across the organization.

Julie Carswell

Supervisor: Susan Pepper
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2003
Thesis Title: Securing Senior Management Commitment to Organizational Change: The Role of Influence Strategies (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Vice President, SIGMA Assessment Systems, Port Huron, Michigan, US

Bio:

     Julie is the Vice President of Sigma Assessment Systems Inc. In her executive role, Julie oversees Sigma’s research and development projects as well as the training, coaching, and consulting practices. She divides her time between successfully promoting and executing Sigma’s strategic vision to develop innovative, psychometrically superior assessments, and implementing large-scale employee and leadership coaching and development initiatives for clients. Sigma provides products and services to public sector organizations, and private sectors companies spanning a range of industries, both locally and globally.  

Paul K. F. Chan

Supervisor: Douglas N. Jackson
Degree(s) Awarded: M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 1991
Thesis Title: The role of personality trait inference in performance appraisal ratings (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Workforce Scientist, Talent Intelligence Analytics, Human Resources Department, Intel Corporation
Bio:
     Paul is a Workforce Scientist in Talent Intelligence Analytics within the Human Resources Department at the Intel Corporation. Currently, he focuses on team effectiveness research, technology transfer, and senior engineering diversity-related projects primarily working with teams and leaders or managers in engineering.

     In the past, Paul has focused on Intel’s Technology Manufacturing Group, which includes all semiconductor fabricator and assembly test factories worldwide, and the transfer of the organization’s most advanced technology from Tech Development to high volume manufacturers from the perspective of people and resilience.

Kathleen Dindoff

Supervisor: Mitch Rothstein
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 1999
Thesis Title: Recruiter Impressions of Potential for Job-Specific and Organizational Fit in Resume Screening: Three Field Studies (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Professor of Psychology, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada 

Kevin Doyle

Supervisor: Richard Goffin
Degree(s) Awarded: MSc; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2018
Thesis Title: Examining Rating Source Differences in Narrative Performance Feedback
Current Position: Organizational Development Coach at GALE Partners, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bio:

     Kevin leads the global Organizational Development, Talent Management, and Coaching practices for GALE Partners. GALE Partners is a global business agency that is part management consultancy and part creative agency with offices in Toronto, New York, Bengaluru, and Singapore. Kevin oversees employee engagement, 360-degree feedback performance evaluation, leadership and management coaching, learning and development, and management of the new graduate development program.

Justin Feeny

Supervisor: Richard Goffin

Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.

Date of Graduation: 2018 

Thesis Title: Assessing and Preventing Applicant Faking on Personality Tests

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, Business Administration, University of Regina

Bio:

     Justin is an assistant professor in human resource management at the University of Regina's Hill and Levene Schools of Business. He teaches organizational behavior, staffing, and performance management. Justin's research interests concern measuring and preventing applicant faking on pre-employment personality tests, mitigating negative applicant reactions to the hiring process, and improving the reliability and accuracy of performance evaluations. Justin is recognized as a SIOP Scholar for winning the John C. Flanagan award from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

 

Ian R. Gellatly

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: B.A. (Hons.); M.A.; Ph.D. 
Date of Graduation: 1991
Thesis Title: Physiological, Cognitive, And Behavioural Effects Of Assigned Performance Goals (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Dept. of Strategic Management & Organization, Alberta School of Business

Bio:
     Ian is a professor in the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta and teaches courses in organizational behaviour and human resource management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

     Over the years, Ian’s research has touched on many topics, such as employee commitment (the separate forms of commitment and profiles of commitment), motivation, attendance, and recently into the myths concerning disabled employees, and the social factors in the workplace affecting alcohol/substance abuse and treatment-seeking behaviour.

Ian's published work on these and other topics appears in various outlets, such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Performance, and Human Resource Management. 

Harjinder Gill

Supervisor: Joan Finegan
Degree(s) Awarded: M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2005
Thesis Title: Reaction to Injustice: Development and Validation of a Measure (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Guelph
Bio:
     Harjinder is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. Her research interests include organizational justice, organizational trust, and discretionary work behaviours.

 

     Currently, her research program focuses on understanding how employee perceptions of trust and fairness relate to their work attitudes (e.g., organizational commitment) and discretionary work behaviours (i.e., organizational citizenship and workplace deviance).

Leah K. Hamilton

Supervisor: Joan Finegan, Victoria M. Esses 
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2011
Thesis Title: A Model of Perceived Underemployment Among Immigrants in Canada (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta
Bio:
     Leah is an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources in the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University. She teaches organizational behaviour, research methods, and leadership, using experiential teaching practices such as community service learning.

 

     She researches factors affecting the settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada. She frequently partners with the settlement sector and government policymakers to examine issues related to skills discounting and labour market integration.

Stephanie Hastings

Supervisor: Joan Finegan
Degree(s) Awarded: M.Sc.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2011
Thesis Title: The Moderating Effect of Reciprocity Beliefs on Work Outcomes (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Research & Evaluation Consultant, Workforce Research and Evaluation, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta
Bio:
     Stephanie is a Research and Evaluation Consultant in the Alberta Health Services in Calgary, Alberta. Her work involves both externally funded research projects and internal evaluation focusing on improving the efficiency and utilization of the health workforce.

 

     Some of Stephanie’s recent projects include evaluating a large-scale workforce transformation project focusing on collaborative inter-professional healthcare, determining how the number and mix of staff on acute care units impacts patient outcomes, and designing an intervention to reduce long-term disability rates among employees with a chronic illness.

Joanna Heathcote

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: M.A. (Pepper); Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2006
Thesis Title:  Predicting fair behaviour: Using Empathy to Understand a Manager's Procedural and Interactional Justice (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough
Bio:
     Joanna is a senior lecture in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. Her teaching interests include organizational behavior, human resources, managerial skills, and compensation.

 

     In her research, Joanna focuses on pedagogy, particularly with respect to teaching leadership skills.  She also maintains an interest in issues related to positive psychology (e.g., organizational justice and empathy).  

Tracy Hecht

Supervisor: Natalie Allen
Degree(s) Awarded: M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2003
Thesis Title:  Person-Job Fit on the Dimension of Polychronicity: An Examination of Links with Well-Being and Performance (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Management, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
Bio:

      Tracy is an associate professor in the Department of Management at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) of Concordia University. She is a recipient of the 2006 Canadian Psychology Association President’s New Researcher Award and the 2008 Junior Scholarship Award at JMSB.

 

      Her research interests include the work-life interface, career development, employee well-being, the process of multi-tasking, and the effectiveness and dynamics of work teams.  Her work appears in scholarly journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Tatjana Ilic-Balas

Supervisor: Susan Pepper
Degree(s) Awarded: M.Sc.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2013
Thesis Title: Trust in Functional and Dysfunctional Organizational Leaders: The Role of Leadership Style, Employees’ Emotions and Trustworthiness Perceptions (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Organizational Effectiveness Advisor at Husky Energy.  

Gregory Irving

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 1995
Thesis Title: The Dimensionality Of Managerial Third-party Interventions In Conflict Among Subordinates And Their Relationship With Desired Outcomes
Current Position: Professor, Dept. of Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management at the School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
Bio:
     Greg is a professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management in the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research primarily focuses on attitudes, psychological contracts, met expectations, and realistic job previews, with secondary interests in organizational socialization and methodological issues.

 

     Several of his recent research projects were supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and his work has been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Timothy Jackson

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2009
Thesis Title: Leadership, Commitment, and Culture: A Meta-Analysis (Ph.D.)
Current Position: President & Owner, Jackson Leadership Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bio:
     Tim is the President and Owner of Jackson Leadership. His core area of expertise is designing and delivering leadership development programs, involving customized assessment and coaching services. Some of his recent clients include BASF Canada, BASF USA, Husky Injection Molding, Onex Corporation, Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals, and SunOpta. 

      Tim has written several articles for media outlets like Forbes.com, The Globe and Mail, and HR Professional Magazine, and his research on leadership and employee commitment in organizations appears in several peer-reviewed journals.

R. Blake Jelley

Supervisor: Richard Goffin
Degree(s) Awarded: B.A. (Hons.); M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2004 (Ph.D.)
Thesis Title: Rater Personality and Performance-Evaluation Leniency (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Associate Professor, School of Business, University of Prince Edward Island
Bio:
     Blake is an associate professor in the School of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island and teaches in the areas of organizational behaviour, human resource management, research methods, and evidence-based management. He is a Certified Human Resources Professional, former Chair of the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational psychology, and earned the top score in Canada on the October 2012 National Knowledge Exam set by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations. 

 

     Dr. Jelley’s scholarly work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Chester Chun Seng Kam

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2012
Thesis Title: The Role of Valence in Construct Dimensionality Debate (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macau.
Bio:
     Chester is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Macau. His work is currently focused on quantitative research methods.

Joy Klammer

Supervisor: Natalie Allen
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2008
Thesis Title:  Surface- and Deep Level Heterogeneity in Teams: Exploring the Moderators of Contact Time and Self-Monitoring (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Team Lead, Selection and Assessment Research Team, Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA); Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Military Psychology and Leadership, Royal Military of College.
Bio:
     Joy is the Team Lead in the Selection and Assessment Research Team at the Director General Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA), as well as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Military Psychology and Leadership at the Royal Military College of Canada. In her role at the DGMPRA, she is responsible for a team of researchers who develop, assess, and validate screening and selection tools and selection systems for the Canadian Armed Forces.

Jonathon David Kovacheff

Supervisor: Clive Seligman
Degree(s) Awarded: M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 1994
Thesis Title: The Impact Of Value Priorities And Organizational Commitment On Likely Responses To Work-related Ethical Problems (Ph.D.)
Current Position: President, Kovacheff Consulting Group; Senior Advisor to multiple consulting firms (incl. The Anderson Leadership Group).
Bio:
     Jon is the President of the Kovacheff Consulting Group, as well as a Senior Advisor to several consulting firms. For over 20 years, he has been advising individuals and organizations, and has worked with over 130 for-profit and non-profit organizations. As an advisor, he specializes in executive assessment and coaching, leadership and executive team development, and corporate governance among others.

 

     Jon has also held teaching and research positions at several universities, including Western University, and has taught courses in Humans Resources, Organizational Behaviour, Business Ethics, and Statistics.

Henryk T. Krajewski

Supervisor: Richard Goffin
Degree(s) Awarded: B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2005
Thesis Title: Development and Validation of the Approach Coping Efficacy Scales: Predicting Quality of Work-Life and Adaptive Performance Outcomes (Ph.D.)
Current Position: President of The Anderson Leadership Group
Bio:
     Henryk is the President of the Anderson Leadership Group (www.taglar.com). Henryk works with owners, boards, and executives on topics such as strategy, risk, talent development and team performance.  Working within a firm that consults on both the “hard” and “soft” aspects of business provides him with a fulsome view on how to help companies do business better.

Kibeom Lee

Supervisor: Natalie Allen
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2000
Thesis Title:  Job Affect as a Predictor of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour and Workplace Deviance (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary
Bio:
     Kibeom is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, he was previously Assistant Professor at the University of Western Australia. 

 

     Kibeom and his colleague Michael Ashton are best known for their model of personality structure, known as the HEXACO model.  He is a coauthor of a book titled “The H Factor of Personality: Why Some People Are Manipulative, Self-Entitled, Materialistic, and Exploitive—And Why It Matters for Everyone”

Rhys Lewis

Supervisor: Richard Goffin, Bertram Gawronski
Degree(s) Awarded: M.Sc.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2011
Thesis Title: Exploring Process Dissociation as a Tool for Investigation Discrimination in Hiring Situations (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Lead Scientist at The People Analytics Corporation; Senior Assessment Scientist at SIGMA Assessment Systems; Founder and CEO, Honest Renter Ltd., Nanaimo, British Columbia
Bio:
     Rhys is the lead scientist at The People Analytics Corporation, and a Senior Assessment Scientist at SIGMA Assessment Systems. In these roles, Rhys specializes in assessments including personality, cognitive ability, leadership development, and vocational interest.

 

     Rhys has also developed a personality test to aid landlords in choosing tenants and has developed it into a growing business. He envisions applying his work to start a new field of psychological research devoted to property management.

 

Elyse Maltin

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: M.Sc.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2011
Thesis Title: Workplace Commitment and Employee Well-Being: A Meta-Analysis and Study of Commitment Profiles. (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Consultant, JMW Consultants, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bio:
     Elyse is a consultant at JMW Consultants in Toronto, Ontario. In her position, Elyse partners with Canadian business leaders to create, commit to, and deliver on breakthrough performance for individuals, teams, and whole companies. Elyse’s role includes coaching, consulting, facilitation, and leadership development, all in service of her clients delivering extraordinary business results.

Julie McCarthy

Supervisor: Richard Goffin
Degree(s) Awarded: B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D. 
Date of Graduation: 2003
Thesis Title: Applicant Anxiety and the Employment Interview: Development of a New Realm (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & HR Management, Dept. of Management, and Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Bio: 
     Julie is an associate professor of Organizational Behavior & HR Management in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto, and also holds a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour and HR Management area at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management.

 

     In the corporate sector, Julie has developed performance management systems, personnel selection tools, and training programs on behalf public and private corporations. In her research, Julie focuses on personnel selection, employee personality, workplace anxiety and work-life balance. Her work is published in outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Psychological Science.

Kate McInnis

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: M.Sc.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2012
Thesis Title: Psychological Contracts in the Workplace: A Mixed Methods Design Project (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Learning and Leadership Development Specialist, Marathon Health, Winooski, Vermont, USA
Bio:

     Kate is  responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating professional development and learning initiatives across the organization. Working with the training team and VP of Organizational Development, Kate works closely with colleagues to ensure programs match employees' needs and interests and align with organizational wide strategies and goals.

 

     Marathon Health designs and manages health care centers in organizations across the US so that organizations’ employees have access to free onsite care, health coaching, and wellness support. It has been voted as Best Places to Work in Vermont (2016) and Inc’s Fastest Growing US private companies (2015).

Matthew McLarnon

Supervisor: Mitch Rothstein
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2016
Thesis Title: Resiliency and Well-being: Trajectories of Change Over Time (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Oakland University
Bio:

     Matt is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Oakland University, in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He was previously a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Calgary. He is primarily interested in individuals’ resiliency to workplace adversities (e.g., getting fired), the assessment of individual differences, and different types of interpersonal conflict in teams. As well, he is interested in applying advanced statistical approaches (e.g., confirmatory factor analysis, mixture models) to help create substantive-methodological synergies in each of these areas of research.

Thomas O'Neill

Supervisor: Natalie Allen
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2011
Thesis Title:  An Integrative Model of Conflict and Conflict Management in Organizational Work Teams (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary
Bio:
     Tom is an assistant professor of industrial and organizational psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary and the director of the Individual and Team Performance Lab (2011) and the Virtual Team Performance, Innovation, and Collaboration Lab (2013), the latter of which was built through a $500K Canada Foundation for Innovation Infrastructure Grant.

 

     Over the past 10 years, Tom has worked with organizations in numerous industries and, he has also developed www.itpteammetrics.com, a free online platform with evidence-based tools for assessing team dynamics, teamwork competencies, and behavioral styles.

Tom was recognized with the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts New Scholar Award in 2014 and the Canadian Psychological Association President’s New Researcher Award in 2015.

Natasha Parfyonova

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2009
Thesis Title: Employee Motivation, Performance, and Well-Being: The Role of Managerial Support for Autonomy, Competence and Relatedness Needs (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Assessment Consultant (Psychometrician), Yardstick Software Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bio:
     Natasha is an Assessment Consultant at Yardstick Software Inc. and is involved in designing credentialing assessments for regulatory organizations in the healthcare, engineering technology, and financial industries. She works across the full spectrum of assessment development from competency profiling to setting a cut score.

 

     Her research on employee engagement and organizational commitment has been published in several journals, such as Human Resource Management.

Deborah Powell

Supervisor: Richard Goffin
Degree(s) Awarded: M.A. (Meyer); Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2007
Thesis Title: Assessing Personality in the Employment Interview: The Impact of Rater Training and Individual Differences on Rating Accuracy (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Guelph
Bio:
     Deborah is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. In addition to teaching measurement and human resources courses, Deborah conducts research in personnel selection, primarily about employment interviews. The overarching goal of her research program is to improve the validity of the interview to provide a better match for employers and job applicants.

Sarah J. Ross

Supervisor: Natalie Allen
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2011
Thesis Title: A Social Relations Analysis of Transactive Memory In Groups (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Management and Organizational Studies, Western University.
Bio:
     Sarah is an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Organizational Studies at Western University and teaches courses in human resources, organizational behaviour, and evidence-based management.

 

     Her primary research interests include studying teams in the workplace and the classroom and understanding how human resources/ organizational behaviour topics are portrayed in the popular press.

 

Lynne Satov (née Herscovitch)

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2003
Thesis Title: Resistance to Organizational Change: Toward a Multidimensional Conceptualization (Ph.D.)
Current Position: President & Founder, Leadership Era Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bio:
     Lynne is a consultant and executive coach in Toronto. She is also the founder and President of Leadership Era Inc., a practice focused on assisting organizations in aligning their talent strategy with their business strategy by selecting, developing, engaging, and retaining the talent they need for success in today’s market and in the future. Lynne also partners with other leading consulting firms, and has worked at firms including MICA Consulting Partners, and Right Management, where she led that talent management practice of Eastern Canada, and served as a coaching and assessment lead and advisor to the firm’s Global Centre of Excellence.

Travis Schneider

Supervisor: Richard Goffin
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2016
Thesis Title: Social Networking Sites and Personnel Selection: An Initial Validity Assessment (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Employment Services Manager, Kelowna Community Resources, Kelowna, BC
Bio:

     Travis is the Employment Services Manager for Kelowna Community Resources, a non-profit that does amazing work in the Central Okanagan. He and his staff help individuals in the Central Okanagan overcome barriers to successful employment and further education.

 

     Much of his master's and doctoral work has been in the areas of employee selection and performance appraisal, focusing on how to select the best employees and how to accurately evaluate their performance once hired. His doctoral dissertation investigated how new technologies, such as social media sites, can be used as part of an organization's hiring process.

David Stanley

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2004
Thesis Title: Measuring Affect with the 2-Dimensional Circumplex: Choosing the Right Rotation (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Guelph
Bio:
     David is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. His research interests include organizational commitment, teamwork, and the replication crisis in psychology.

Rima Tarraf

Supervisor: Joan Finegan
Degree(s) Awarded: B.A.; M.Sc.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2017 (Ph.D.)
Thesis Title: Understanding Workplace Incivility Experiences and the Moderating Role of Mindfulness (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Research and Evaluation Consultant, Alberta Health Services
Bio:
     Rima is a research and evaluation consultant at Alberta Health Services in Calgary, Alberta. Her work involves conducting research and evaluation on the optimal use of health providers, appropriate staff mix models, and workforce wellness and retention. 

Olusore Anita Taylor

Supervisor: Bernd Marcus, Natalie Allen
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2012
Thesis Title: The Effects of Culture on Counterproductive Work Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Senior Researcher, Department of Strategy, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, Canada
Bio:
     Anita is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Strategy at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. In her position, she supports the College’s strategic initiatives by engaging in various projects (e.g., research projects, business process reviews, program evaluations, environmental scans, labour market projections) to facilitate evidence-based decision-making.

Rob Tett

Supervisor: Douglas N. Jackson
Degree(s) Awarded: M.A.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 1995
Thesis Title: Traits, Situations, and Managerial Behaviour: Test of A Trait Activation Hypothesis (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Professor; Director of Industrial-Organizational Psychology Graduate Programs, Dept. of Psychology, University of Tulsa
Bio:
     Rob is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tulsa and teaches courses on statistics, psychometrics, evolutionary psychology, leadership, personnel selection, and personality in the workplace.

 

     A co-author on well-cited works demonstrating the value of personality tests in personnel selection and championing the importance of confirmatory research sensitive to the possibility that a given trait may be either good or bad for performance depending on work demands.

 

     Rob is married to Western psychology doctoral graduate, Fran Wen; three children aged 18, 14, and 10.

Laryssa Topolnytsky

Supervisor: John Meyer
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2001
Thesis Title: Commitment in an Era of Change: The Role of Culture, Culture Fit, and Justice (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Senior Partner & Head of Leadership & Consulting Practice (Canada), Korn Ferry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bio:
     Laryssa is a senior partner and head of Korn Ferry’s Leadership and Consulting Practice for Canada.  She specializes in CEO succession, executive team development and the development of high potential executives. In her work, Laryssa works with multiple boards across North America to achieve their business goals through integrated and aligned talent strategies. She advises organizations in the areas of CEO succession and effectiveness, HR strategy, and executive team effectiveness.

Frank Xiaohua Wang

Supervisor: Jane Howell
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2009
Thesis Title: Exploring the Dual-Level Effects of Transformational Leadership on Followers and the Underlying Influence Processes (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Organization and HR Department, School of Business at Renmin University of China
Bio:
     Frank is an associate professor in the Organization and HR Department at the School of Business at the Renmin University of China. Frank worked at MacEwan University in Edmonton as a term instructor from 2009 to 2010. Following this, he was an assistant professor at the Vlerick Business School in Belgium, one of the leading business schools in the country before taking a position at the Renmin University of China.

 

     Frank’s research interests include leadership, motivation, and voice behavior. 

Hayden J. R. Woodley

Supervisor: Natalie Allen
Degree(s) Awarded: B.A. (Hons.); M.Sc.; Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2017 (Ph.D.)
Thesis Title: That’s not fair! Individual differences in perceptions of equity (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business, University of Prince Edward Island

Bio:
     Hayden is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and teaches in the areas of human resource management, leadership, and teams. He is a Certified Professional of Human Resources (CPHR) and a Board member for the CPHR association in PEI. In addition, Hayden is the academic director of the Business Co-op Program at UPEI.

     Dr. Woodley’s scholarly work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Management, the Academy of Management Learning & Education and Personality and Individual Differences.

David Woycheshin

Supervisor: Richard Goffin
Degree(s) Awarded: Ph.D.
Date of Graduation: 2009
Thesis Title: Testing the Dimensionality of Organizational Citizenship Behaviours and Contextual Performance Using Self-, Peer and Supervisor Ratings (Ph.D.)
Current Position: Commander, Personnel Selection Branch, Canadian Armed Forces
Bio:
     Dave is a Commander in the Personnel Selection Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. He is a Team Lead in the Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis research organization.

 

     His team works on a variety of research topics, including conducting the military harassment survey, projects in Employment Equity and diversity, recruitment and employment of Aboriginal Peoples, and assessment of support programs for ill and injured military personnel.