Our Faculty

In order to maintain a practitioner-scholar model, our faculty engage in a wide range of research activities and encourage participation in their research teams.  All have engaged in pro-bono consultancies with our students in the local area and enjoy the assistance of a strong alumni network for more distant client-based projects.

Benjamin Biermeier-Hanson is an Associate Professor and program coordinator for the I/O master's program. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. His current research interests revolve around organizational culture, leadership, and, increasingly, aging in leadership. He has published in journals including the Journal of Business & Psychology, Work, Aging, & Retirement, the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, and many others. Ben also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Vocational Behavior. He teaches classes related to Organizational Psychology and several courses about statistics, focusing on modern data science techniques. In addition, he routinely consults with organizations locally and beyond. Google Scholar

Jay Caughron is a Professor of I/O Psychology who received his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He has worked on grants from the Department of Defense, National Institute of Health, and National Science Foundation investigating leadership and ethical decision-making in a variety of contexts. Dr. Caughron’s research interests include workplace aggression, leadership, computerized applicant screening procedures, and ethical decision-making.  His teaching interests include the foundations of I/O psychology, leadership, ethics and psychometrics.

Ye Ra Jeong is an Assistant Professor with her M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from  Central Michigan University and B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests focus on the effects of personality and individual differences on workplace behaviors. Her current projects include topics on implicit aggressive personality, situational judgment tests, and person-organization fit. She also has worked on a variety of applied projects as an external consultant to develop or validate a new selection measure or to review organizational practices.  Her teaching interests lie on such I/O courses as selection, performance management, personality, psychometrics, and research methods.