Over five years experience developing, executing, and evaluating performance change interventions in organizational and laboratory settings. A skillful I/O psychologist with a strong background in learning theory, behavior analysis, behavioral systems analysis, and organizational development research. Experience in performance improvement, process management, statistical modeling, behavioral systems analysis, technical report writing, program evaluation, and learning management systems. Published in the areas of program evaluation, education policy, and organizational behavior management. Expertise in experimental and quasi-experimental methodology, goal setting, incentive systems, and performance feedback.
Process Management, Bronson Methodist Hospital Healthcare Administrative Extern (January 2008-December 2008) Decreased blood sample cancel codes by 64.4% by instituting package intervention: task clarification, goal setting and electronically-delivered, individual-level feedback Results presented at the 2009 OBM Network Conference Used Lean Management in Healthcare framework for performance improvement Additional Duties: creation of patient safety incident metric, systems analysis of the laboratory blood bank process, creation and delivery of graphic feedback, behavioral observation, creation of systems products including Total Performance System diagram, actual and ideal process maps, ideal job models, job aid creation Professional Activities Guest Reviewer, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (2010-present) Reviewer, Gravetter, F.
J., & Wallnau, L.
Essentials of statistics for the behavioral sciences (8th Ed.).
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomas Learning.
Member, Association for Behavior Analysis International (2008-present) Member, Organizational Behavior Management Network (2008-present) Publications in the OBM Network News, Exploring the School Choice Universe: Evidence and Recommendations (book chapter in edited volume), and Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation.
Education policy reports published by the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education (Columbia), National Education Policy Center (Colorado), and Education and the Public Interest Center & Education Policy Research Unit (Arizona State).
Presentations at the annual Association for Behavior Analysis International conference, Organizational Behavior Management Network conference and Behavior Analysis Research Conference (Western Michigan University).
Independent Statistical Consultant January 2009 to CurrentUniversity of Minnesota Duluth
Complete CV available upon request) Providing paid and unpaid consultation on methodology and analysis selection, analysis, data visualization, and/or interpretation of results for 20 graduate students and faculty members · Expertise in time-series (single-case) designs and analyses.
Project Lead October 2008
Research Unit · Selected appropriate methodology and analyses, engaged in data collection, analytics, data visualization, conducted literature reviews, primary author of method and results sections of technical reports and policy reports · Trained and supervised 10 undergraduate and graduate research assistants.
Division of Records Management, Research and Archives, City of Kalamazoo (Fall 2008) Increasing Recorded Requests through Standardization of Processes · Recorded daily requests increased 60.7% by instituting division-wide intervention for process improvement: standardized forms, created an electronic prompt, and provided graphic group feedback.
Research Assistant June 2007 to December 2008The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University
Data collection and analysis, presentation and interpretation of results, literature reviews, technical report writing, qualitative research using logic models and interviews.
Ph.D : Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management, April 2015Western Michigan University － Kalamazoo, MIGPA: Graduate Student Travel Award, The Graduate College (Summer 2011) · Graduate Student Research Award, The Graduate College (Summer 2010) · Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award, Psychology DepartmentIndustrial/Organizational Behavior Management Dissertation: The effects of tiered goals and bonus pay on performance Oral defense passed; Ph.D. to be conferred April 25, 2015 Graduate Student Travel Award, The Graduate College (Summer 2011) · Graduate Student Research Award, The Graduate College (Summer 2010) · Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award, Psychology Department
M.A : Industrial/Organizational Psychology, December 2009Western Michigan University － Kalamazoo, MIIndustrial/Organizational Psychology The effects of graphic individual and social comparison feedback when individuals earn monetary incentives· Brosnan Memorial Scholarship, Psychology Department (Spring 2008)
B.A : Psychology, May 2007Indiana University － South Bend, INGPA: Highest DistinctionPsychology
Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods, Statistical Methods, History and Systems of Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Learning and Behavior · Received highest average student evaluation rating in department for fall 2014 (5.52/6, z = 1.4)
Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University Instructor : 15Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Research Methods · Revised department-wide curriculum for undergraduate statistics course to align with department's student learning outcomes · Trained 5 graduate student instructors on revised statistics curriculum · Received Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award (Spring 2014) Graduate Teaching Assistant (2008-2014) - Experimental Design and Analysis I, Correlation/Regression, Experimental Design and Analysis II, Design of Quasi-Experiments & Observational Studies · Created supplemental course materials, held review sessions and office hours, graded exams, gave guest lectures
Department of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend Visiting Lecturer (2012-2013) - Course development and delivery for teaching load of 9 sections in 2012-13, including: General Psychology, Experimental Research Methods, Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence, Social Psychology
Department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology, Western Michigan University Project Manager (2009-2012) · Managed workload of education policy grants funded by the National Education Policy Center, National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, Education and the Public Interest Center, Education Policy
The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University
Job Titles Held:
Independent Statistical Consultant
Ph.D : Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management , April 2015 M.A : Industrial/Organizational Psychology , December 2009 B.A : Psychology , May 2007 Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods, Statistical Methods, History and Systems of Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Learning and Behavior · Received highest average student evaluation rating in department for fall 2014 (5.52/6, z = 1.4)
Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University Instructor : 15
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