We are a co-laboratory jointly managed by Dr. Ruth Kanfer and Dr. Phillip L. Ackerman.


Phillip L. Ackerman Professor of Psychology

Phillip L. Ackerman
Ph.D. (1984) Quantitative/Measurement Psychology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

My research spans several related research areas of differential, educational, cognitive, applied experimental, and industrial and organizational psychology.

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Ruth Kanfer Professor of Psychology

Ruth Kanfer
Arizona State University

My research examines the role of motivation, personality, emotion, and self-regulation in training, performance, and work transitions across the lifespan.

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Post-Doctoral Fellows

Graduate Students

Corey Tatel Corey Tatel Full profile
Jenny Egan Jenny Egan Full profile
Lucas Praveen Lucas Praveen Full profile
Sibley Lyndgaard Sibley Lyndgaard Full profile


Lab Managers

Alyssa Bardin Alyssa Bardin Full profile
Naqiya Ujjainwala Naqiya Ujjainwala Full profile

Research Assistants

Catherine Liu Catherine Liu Full profile
David Osayi David Osayi Full profile
Hanna Taylor Hanna Taylor Full profile
Jason Wu Jason Wu Full profile
Lane Homrich Lane Homrich Full profile
Mariel Barnett Mariel Barnett Full profile
Raymond Zhu Raymond Zhu Full profile
Suzanne Eastwood Suzanne Eastwood Full profile
Unica Hodge Unica Hodge Full profile
Victoria Pham Victoria Pham Full profile
Yendi Neil Yendi Neil Full profile


Graduate Alumni

Justin Sabree

Ph.D., 2020
Johnson & Johnson

Victor Ellingsen

Ph.D., 2017
Personnel Research Psychologist,
Department of Defense

Hannah Ramil

University of Michigan

Ryan Krepps

M.S., 2018

Ben Perrodin

M.S., 2017

Ilya Gokhman

Ph.D. student in Media, Technology, & Society
Northwestern University

Matthew Betts

Ph.D., 2015
Strategic Management Decisions

Samuel Posnock

Ph.D., 2015
SRA International

Sunni Newton

Ph.D., 2013
Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science

Erin Marie Conklin

Ph.D., 2013
Russell Reynolds Associates

Charles Calderwood

Ph.D., 2012
Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Virginia Commonwealth University

Katie (McNulty) Fowler

M.S., 2011
Training Consultant, Chick fil A

Yonka Toker

Ph.D., 2010
Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Middle East Technical University

Mark Wolf

Ph.D., 2009
Research Data Management & Grant Development Analyst, Maricopa County Education Service Agency

Erin Page

Ph.D., 2007
Russell Reynolds Associates

Stacey (Wolman) Shapiro

Ph.D., 2005
Russell Reynolds Associates

Tracy M. Kantrowitz

Ph.D., 2005

Margaret E. Beier

Ph.D., 2003
Associate Professor of Psychology,
Rice University

Mary O. Boyle

M.S., 2003
Pontus Consulting

Kristy R. Bowen

M.S., 2001

Anna T. Cianciolo

Ph.D., 2001
Associate Professor,
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Eric L. Rolfhus

Ph.D., 1999
Voyager Sopris Learning

Kevin A. Field

Ph.D., 1998
Research Director, Ball Foundation

Eric D. Heggestad

Ph.D., 1997
Associate Professor of Psychology,
University of NC – Charlotte

Todd C. Murtha

M.A., 1994
CEO, Careerwave

Maynard Goff

Ph.D., 1994
Executive Consultant, Korn Ferry

Robert J. Schneider

Ph.D., 1994
President, Research & Assessment Solutions

Undergraduate Alumni

Sara Brockmeier

B.S., 2020

Mary Sikora

Norfolk Southern Railway

Carley Taronji
Anat Fintzi

M.A., 2016

Jen Chandler-Adesegun
Chelsi Battle

Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology,
Auburn University

Chantrea Anna Kreus
Sarah Philpott

B.S., 2017
Department of Defense

Kathrina Robotham

Ph.D. student in Personality and Social Contexts,
University of Michigan

Mike Morrison

Ph.D. student in I-O Psychology,
Michigan State

Vicki Shaw
Sushma Sudhi

D.O. student in College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Nova Southeastern University

Kristin Horan

Ph.D. student in I-O Psychology,
Bowling Green State University

Chen Zuo

Ph.D. student in I-O Psychology,
Rice University

Lauren Danish

School Counselor,
Gwinnett County Public Schools

Aurora Dixon

Ph.D. student in I-O Psychology,
Michigan State University

Richelle Reinhart
Ethan Craig

MD, MPH candidate at the University of Iowa

Trishna Patel
Danielle King

Ph.D. student in I-O Psychology,
Michigan State University

Joni Lakin

Ph.D., 2010
Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Piper Vornholt
Tracy Saloka
Kathryn Daniel
Connie L. Vogt
Jill Ellingson

Professor, Kansas University