Headshot_Square Don Zhang, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University. He received his B.S. from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on employee selection, personality, and communication of research findings. His work has been published in various international journals and books. He has also provided consulting services for national corporations. Vitae

Doctoral Students

Brian Doyle is a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Louisiana State University. Brian received his B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech, subsequently working as a coordinator for the Virginia Tech Center for Applied Behavior Systems. His research interests include employee selection processes, employment assessment measures and how they are perceived, and interview processes.

John-Luke McCord is a current doctoral student in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program at Louisiana State University under Dr. Jason Harman. John-Luke received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Western Carolina University. His research encompasses aspects of personality, work motivation, and person-organization fit as well as human judgment and decision making.

Research Assistants

Paige Resnick is a senior here at LSU. She is a psychology major, and minors in Spanish and HRE. When she graduates she hopes to get her masters in I/O Psychology, and eventually her doctorate in either Texas or New York. In the meantime she enjoys research, watching Netflix, and spending as much time with her friends as possible before graduation!

Gabi Danna is an undergraduate student majoring in psychology and minoring in dance. She is interested in employee motivation, work-life balance, and employee health. She plans to get her masters after she finishes her undergraduate degree. Outside of school, Gabi enjoys dancing and teaching yoga.

Sidney Thomas is a junior undergraduate at Louisiana State University. She is pursuing a B.S. in Psychology with minors in Leadership Development and Sociology. Her research interests include judgment and decision making, personality and talent acquisition. Upon graduation, Sidney hopes to earn a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology to further her knowledge of experimental research. She spends most of her extracurricular hours serving as the Student Director for Volunteer LSU.

Mimi Guercio received her B.S. in Psychology from Louisiana State University. Before pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, she is currently working as a psychometrist for Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group and for Family Behavioral Health Center. In her free time, she enjoys observing psychiatric patients at Seaside Health Systems and at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Her research interests include behavioral decision research, behavioral economics, and consumer sensory analysis.

Sarah Graff is a Senior undergraduate at LSU majoring in Psychology. After graduating, she plans on obtaining a Master’s in I/O Psychology before seeking a career. Her research interests include leadership, management, and Human Factors. In addition to assisting Dr. Zhang, Sarah also works in the Biotechnology Labs for the LSU AgCenter.Sidney Morris

Gaurangi Das is a freshman Psychology major hoping to minor in business management and later pursue my PHD in a focus in I/O Psychology. I am interested in skills, employee stress, and employee motivation. In my spare time I like to practice traditional Indian dance, singing and watching movies.