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I/P Psychology Graduate Students

Fall 2019 Incoming Cohort

Ally Bachman
Program MA
Hometown Akron, OH
Undergraduate Institution The University of Akron
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests Job satisfaction, performance feedback, work motivation, leadership, personnel selection, and the application of character strengths in the workplace.
Hobbies/Other Interests I love to read, watch movies, and play video games.
Montana Drawbaugh
Program PhD
Hometown York Haven, PA
Undergraduate Institution Liberty University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests

Performance Management, Feedback, Diversity.

Hobbies/Other Interests

Collecting Vinyl, Singing, Painting, Keeping my plants alive.

Daniel Hynes
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Bloomingdale, IL
Undergraduate Institution The University of Arizona
Faculty Advisor Dr. Jim Diefendorff
Research Interests Recovery and emotions.
Hobbies/Other Interests Hiking, reading, and spending time with my family.

John Gianelloni
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Dunwoody, GA
Undergraduate Institution Vanderbilt University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests Selection and Assessment, Team Performance, Diversity.
Hobbies/Other Interests Cooking, Hiking, Skiing, Adulting.
Jessica Lambert
Program MA
Hometown Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate Institution Ohio University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell 
Research Interests Workplace mistreatment, high-risk work environments, work-family life balance.
Hobbies/Other Interests Traveling, music, family bonding.
Alexis Lopez
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Institution Case Western Reserve University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Feedback
Hobbies/Other Interests I love reading for fun, listening to music, & watching Netflix (too much).
Joren Tengesdal
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Appleton, WI
Undergraduate Institution Gustavus Adolphus College
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Leadership
Hobbies/Other Interests Reading, cooking, hiking, and board/video gaming.
Gustavo Ugueto-Rey
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Parker, Colorado
Undergraduate Institution University of Colorado, Boulder
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Inclusion and Diversity/Organizational Justice.
Hobbies/Other Interests
Books, Video games, Board games, Potentially Failing at New Recipes.

Fall 2018 Incoming Cohort

Rachel Fishman
Program MA
Hometown

Brunswick, OH

Undergraduate Institution The University of Akron
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests

Feedback, organizational development, teams, trust, emotional intelligence, leadership.

Hobbies/Other Interests Singing, painting, gardening, nature, camping, and spending time with my family..
Alexandra Hamame
Program MA
Hometown

North Olmsted, Ohio

Undergraduate Institution Kent State
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests

Non-Profit Organizations.

Hobbies/Other Interests Baking, coloring, and crocheting.
Megan Kenworthy
Program MA/PhD
Hometown

Floyds Knobs, Indiana

Undergraduate Institution The University of Akron
Faculty Advisor Dr. Jim Diefendorff
Research Interests
Emotion regulation, emotional labor, employee well-being, occupational stress.
Hobbies/Other Interests Hiking, playing badminton, traveling, reading.
Faith Lee
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Eldersburg, MD 
Undergraduate Institution University of Maryland, College Park
Faculty Advisor Dr. Jim Diefendorff
Research Interests Emotional labor and work motivation.
Hobbies/Other Interests I enjoy cooking and traveling!
Shannon Novak
Program MA
Hometown

Strongsville, Ohio

Undergraduate Institution The Ohio State University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests

Leadership development, organizational change.

Hobbies/Other Interests My favorite things to do are to hike, travel, explore new restaurants, and go to concerts!
Ariel Resnik
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Albuquerque, NM
Undergraduate Institution The University of New Mexico
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Feedback, motivation, diversity, and gender.
Hobbies/Other Interests Volleyball, yoga, gardening, card games, napping.
Sean Rowland
Program MA/PhD
Hometown

Atoka, TN (basically Memphis, TN)

Undergraduate Institution Christian Brothers University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests

Leadership (particularly leadership development).

Hobbies/Other Interests .
Russ Steiner
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Forest Hills, NY
Undergraduate Institution Boston University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Motivation and Selection.
Hobbies/Other Interests Fitness, the NBA, Wikipedia, Rap and Hip-hop, and building relationships.
Gina Thoebes
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Piedmont, CA
Undergraduate Institution

University of California, Santa Cruz

Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests

Leadership, Feedback and Performance Management.

Hobbies/Other Interests Spending time with my family, enjoying nature and discovering new recipes.

Fall 2017 Incoming Cohort

Brendan Bennet
Program MA
Hometown Elyria, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution Cleveland State
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Corporate Social Responsibility, Emotional Intelligence, and Job Satisfaction.
Hobbies/Other Interests

Playing pool (billiards), reading, and exercising.

Julie Chen
Program MA/PhD
Hometown East Brunswick, NJ
Undergraduate Institution Villanova University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Feedback, diversity and cultural factors.
Hobbies/Other Interests Frisbee, hanging out with my dog, swimming.
Kristen Hassenkamp
Program MA/PhD
Hometown

Middletown, New Jersey

Undergraduate Institution The College of New Jersey
Faculty Advisor Dr. Jim Diefendorff
Research Interests Self-regulation, emotions.
Hobbies/Other Interests I like to travel and go to the beach.
Jeremiah Luke 
Program MA
Hometown Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate Institution

University of Texas at Austin

Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Motivation.
Hobbies/Other Interests

Music Production, French, Spanish.

David Mizuta
Program MA
Hometown Tyler, Texas
Undergraduate Institution Tyler Texas
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Performance, Rewards.
Hobbies/Other Interests Swimming, Tennis, Screenwriting.
Ajay Radhakrishnan
Program MA
Hometown Santa Clara, California
Undergraduate Institution Santa Clara University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Leadership, Training and Employee Motivation
Hobbies/Other Interests Reading, watching movies, listening to music and lifting.
Carly Stahl
Program MA
Hometown Canton, OH
Undergraduate Institution Grove City College
Faculty Advisor Dr. Jim Diefendorff
Research Interests Employee selection and placement, performance management, and quality of work life.
Hobbies/Other Interests I enjoy playing tennis, reading, and spending time with friends and family whether it is just talking or exploring something new!
Joe Stephanich
Program MA
Hometown Lorain, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution Cleveland State University 
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Training and motivating the workforce along with job assessment and leadership development.
Hobbies/Other Interests Maintaining my lawn. I sincerely take a great amount of pride in having the best-looking lawn on my block.
Jamie Strong
Program MA
Hometown Twinsburg, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution Benedictine College
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests Motivation, Personnel Selection, and upcoming changes in the field of I/O and HR.
Hobbies/Other Interests Crossfit, Soccer, Running, Reading, Eating Chocolate.

Ryan Thibodeau
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Worcester, Massachusetts
Undergraduate Institution University of Connecticut
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests Feedback environment, social networks.
Hobbies/Other Interests Rock climbing, photography.

Xiyang Zhang
Program MA/PhD
Hometown China, Jiangxi province, Nanchang
Undergraduate Institution Beijing Normal University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests Feedback seeking, performance management, leadership.
Hobbies/Other Interests Music, violin, movie, travel, online shopping.



Fall 2016 Incoming Cohort

Jaimie Chen

Program MA/PhD
Hometown Bourbonnais, IL
Undergraduate Institution Olivet Nazarene University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Jim Diefendorff
Research Interests Emotional labor, Interpersonal Emotion Processes.
Hobbies/Other Interests Eating, watching movies, reading, crafting, exploring.
Marc Cubrich
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Omaha, NE
Undergraduate Institution Creighton University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Personnel selection, feedback seeking, cultural values, issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Hobbies/Other Interests Trying new restaurants, pop music, reality TV, antique furniture, spicy foods, sending postcards, public radio, monochromatic outfits, and historical period dramas.

Caterina "Katya" Detorakis
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Kiev, Ukraine
Undergraduate Institution The University of Akron
Faculty Advisor Dr. Jim Diefendorff
Research Interests Emotions in the workplace.
Hobbies/Other Interests Learning about different cultures, watercolor painting, trying new foods, running, hiking, traveling.
Nathan Forrester
Program MA
Hometown Charleston, SC
Undergraduate Institution Denison University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Amanda Thayer
Research Interests Motivation, worker well-being, work teams, and gerontology.
Hobbies/Other Interests

Singing, traveling to the mountains and the beach, and exercising.

Shane Greenlee
Program MA
Hometown Albion, PA
Undergraduate Institution

Edinboro University 

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Joelle Elicker

Research Interests

Selection, Performance Feedback.

Hobbies/Other Interests

Hunting, Jiu-Jitsu, Reading, Netflix, Traveling.

Shane Hixson
Program MA
Hometown Muldrow, OK
Undergraduate Institution Northeastern State University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Organizational Development Motivation and Stress.
Hobbies/Other Interests Reading, Automotive enthusiast, spending time with family.
Jeremy Pawlak
Program MA
Hometown Litchfield, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution The University of Akron
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests Feedback, motivation, job satisfaction.
Hobbies/Other Interests Recreational sports, video games.
Allie Petruzzelli
Program MA/PhD
Hometown

Boca Raton, Florida

Undergraduate Institution

University of Central Florida

Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests

Teamwork and Collaboration.

Hobbies/Other Interests

Hobbies: watching tv, paddle boarding, hiking.

Clara Sladick

Program MA
Hometown Middleburg Heights, OH
Undergraduate Institution The Ohio State University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests Employee selection and performance.
Hobbies/Other Interests Reading, spending time with my family, watching Netflix.

Ketaki Sodhi

Program MA/PhD
Hometown

Mumbai, India

Undergraduate Institution University of Mumbai
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests Feedback and performance appraisal, team composition.
Hobbies/Other Interests Hiking, watching reality TV.

Erin Straslika

Program MA
Hometown Medina, OH
Undergraduate Institution University of Dayton
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Team Cohesion, Motivation, Leadership Training.
Hobbies/Other Interests Reading, Hiking, Skiing, Dancing, Netflixing.

Matt Swanson

Program MA
Hometown Canton, OH
Undergraduate Institution Kent State University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Emerging technologies, selection, faking, and social interactions within the workplace.
Hobbies/Other Interests playing my cello, cosplaying, reading, playing video and board games, and Netflix binging.

Micah Troyer

Program MA
Hometown Sugarcreek, OH
Undergraduate Institution Rosedale Bible College

Amanda Zazik

Program MA
Hometown Medina, OH
Undergraduate Institution The University of Akron
Faculty Advisor Dr. Jim Diefendorff
Research Interests Motivation, leadership, group dynamics, work-life balance, self-regulation, management systems, and organizational, culture, context, and change.
Hobbies/Other Interests Yoga, reading, hula hooping, bonfires, Netflix binging.

Fall 2015 Incoming Cohort

Hagai Budilovsky
Program MA
Hometown Erie, PA
Undergraduate Institution Gannon University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests Approaches to improve health of employees, Technology and Training, Impact of social media on the workplace
Hobbies/Other Interests Sports, lifting, traveling
Katya Caravella
Program MA
Hometown Bay Village, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution John Carroll University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Employee engagement and motivation, wellness in the workplace, performance management
Hobbies/Other Interests Tumblr, listening to EDM, yoga, cooking, learning about Holistic Medicine
Douglas Magill
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Alexandria, VA
Undergraduate Institution Virginia Tech
Faculty Advisor Dr. James Diefendorff
Research Interests Personality inventory faking, selection, feedback, work motivation, decision making
Hobbies/Other Interests reading, travelling out west
Caitlin McClurg
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Virginia Beach
Undergraduate Institution Virgina Tech
Faculty Advisor Dr. Amanda Thayer
Research Interests Team Cohesion, Feedback
Hobbies/Other Interests Card/Board Games, Hiking, Netflix Marathons, Trying New Foods
Louis To
Program MA
Hometown Torrance, CA
Undergraduate Institution University of California, Riverside
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Leadership and Group Dynamics, but interested in anything in the field
Hobbies/Other Interests photography, hiking, driving, wrenching, and video gaming
Joshua VanderLeest
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution Calvin College
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Employee Selection, Performance Feedback
Hobbies/Other Interests Playing drums and guitar, biking, kayaking, and reading
Sue Hua Aw Young
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Piscataway, NJ
Undergraduate Institution The College of New Jersey
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests self-regulation, motivation, feedback, performance
Hobbies/Other Interests writing, dancing, yoga, music, tumblr

Fall 2014 Incoming Cohort

Catalina Flores
Program MA/PhD
Hometown New York, New York
Undergraduate Institution Baruch College, CUNY
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Diversity and Selection
Hobbies/Other Interests Traveling, Reading, Netflix Binges
Seth Grubaugh
Program MA
Hometown Denver, CO
Undergraduate Institution Youngstown State University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Job Placement for People with Special Needs
Hobbies/Other Interests Writing and Performing Music, Tabletop Games, Reading, Cooking
Daniel Krantz
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Newark, DE
Undergraduate Institution Grove City College
Faculty Advisor Dr. James Diefendorff
Research Interests Work Motivation, Job Satisfaction, Work Affect
Hobbies/Other Interests Basketball, Soccer, Board Games, Running
Amanda Mosley
Program MA
Hometown Vermilion, OH
Undergraduate Institution Ashland University
Faculty Advisor Dr. Joelle Elicker
Research Interests Job Satisfaction, Performance, Social Interactions in the Workplace, Leadership
Hobbies/Other Interests Music, The Outdoors
Greg Perry
Program MA
Hometown Cortland, OH
Undergraduate Institution Kent State University
Faculty Advisor
Research Interests Leadership Training, Personnel Selection
Hobbies/Other Interests Fishing, Golf, Poker
Max Schauder
Program MA/PhD
Hometown West Palm Beach, FL
Undergraduate Institution University of Florida
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Motivation, Rewards, Work Life
Hobbies/Other Interests Ceramics, Cooking, Reading
Ashley Stoneking
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Bolivar, Ohio
Undergraduate Institution The University of Akron
Faculty Advisor Dr. Andrea Snell
Research Interests Leadership Development, Motivation, Training
Hobbies/Other Interests Singing, Playing the Saxophone, Reading, Trying New Restaurants
Steven Teng-Wei Tseng
Program MA/PhD
Hometown Vancouver, British Columbia
Undergraduate Institution University of California, Berkeley
Faculty Advisor Dr. Paul Levy
Research Interests Shared Leadership, Feedback, Values, Attitudes
Hobbies/Other Interests Kendo, Watching and Playing Sports, Card and Board Games, E-Sports, Animation, Graphic Novels