Working in an applied discipline, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve on many occasions as both an internal consultant to WKU and as an external consultant to a number of organizations across the country. Whenever feasible, I include I/O graduate students in these applied research projects. These experiences typically result in written documentation in the form of a technical research report or publication. Applied problems encountered in service experiences frequently provide the impetus for basic research studies, thus contributing to the range of applied topics addressed by my research and providing a sound empirical basis for my applied work. Most recently, my research has focused on:
Other current research efforts focus on:
While at Western, I have taught 11 different content courses and supervised five different types of experiential courses (e.g., thesis, internship, practicum). My teaching responsibilities for the past nine years have been solely at the graduate level in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate program and in Leadership Studies. In these classes, I emphasize first the acquisition of knowledge of both theory and principle and then their sound application in organizational settings.