Members

Director

Headshot_Square Don Zhang, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University. His research focuses on talent assessment, workplace decision-making, 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

Graduate 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

Amber LeBlanc is a senior undergraduate student from Gonzales, Louisiana majoring in Psychology. She is drawn to the areas of motivation and satisfaction in the workplace, health life at work, and work life balance. After completing her undergraduate degree, Amber plans to attend graduate school to further my education in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family.

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!

Claire Pendergast is a senior in her undergraduate program at Louisiana State University studying Psychology and Philosophy. Claire is fascinated by thinking and decision making processes, theories of personality, and the workings of a happy and healthy work force.  In her free time, she enjoys crafting glass jewelry and listening to music.  Claire plans to attend graduate school in the near future to further her knowledge in I-O Psychology.

Alex Dupre is a senior undergraduate at Louisiana State University studying psychology with a specific interest in the field of I/O psychology. Her main interests are employee motivation and satisfaction, as well as thinking and decision making processes. She plans to earn a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology after her undergraduate studies. In her free time, Alex enjoys playing with her puppy, watching Marvel and Disney movies, and spending time with her friends and family.