I/O 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 Assistant Professor. Prior to his time at Radford he worked as a faculty member at Albion College and in R&D at Denison Consulting. 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 leadership and organizational culture. Recent projects have examined congruence between leader prototypes and the effect of organizational monitoring on trust in leadership. Other research interests include subcultural differentiation and gendered differences in cultural perceptions. His teaching interests encompass most I/O topics with an additional interest in statistics and data science to aspiring practitioners. 

Jay Caughron is an Associate Professor 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.

Nora Reilly is a Professor with a Ph.D. in Social Psychology (Dartmouth College) and a B.A. from Stonehill College.  She retrained as an Organizational Social Psychologist at Colorado State University and taught at Washington State University for several years.  Her research interests include the study of both overt and covert stigmatizing conditions that affect employment decisions with a particular focus on recently returned veterans.  She is also actively involved in the study of the quality of work life with a particular interest in work climate and generational differences in use of and attitude toward communication technology.  She is enjoys teaching courses on consulting, organization development interventions, and QWL.  She is actively involved in SIOP’s Education and Training subcommittees.