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
Kern Qi Kern Qi Full profile
Lucas Provine Lucas Provine Full profile
Sibley Lyndgaard Sibley Lyndgaard Full profile


Lab Managers

Research Assistants

Calyn Siver Calyn Siver Full profile
Giulia Verzino Giulia Verzino Full profile
Haden Fulkerson Haden Fulkerson Full profile
Unica Hodge Unica Hodge Full profile
Victoria Pham Victoria Pham 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

UX Researcher, NCR
M.S., 2018

Ben Perrodin

M.S., 2017

Ilya Gokhman

Lecturer, Oglethorpe University
Ph.D., 2020

Matthew Betts

Ph.D., 2015
Strategic Management Decisions

Samuel Posnock

Ph.D., 2015
HumRRO Research Scientist

Sunni Newton

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

Erin Marie (Conklin) Collins

Ph.D., 2013
Russell Reynolds Associates

Charles Calderwood

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

Katie (McNulty) Fowler

M.S., 2011
Team Lead at Chick Fil A

Yonca Toker

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

Mark Wolf

Ph.D., 2009
Marketing Analytics Manager, Microchip Technology Inc.

Erin (Page) Zolna

Ph.D., 2007
Russell Reynolds Associates

Stacey (Wolman) Shapiro

Ph.D., 2005
Russell Reynolds Associates

Tracy M. Kantrowitz

Ph.D., 2005
Chief Product Officer at PDRI

Margaret E. Beier

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

Mary O. Boyle

M.S., 2003
Pontus Consulting

Kristy (Bowen) Reeves

M.S., 2001
Advisor, Press Ganey

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
Chair of the Department of Psychological Science at University of NC – Charlotte

Todd C. Murtha

M.A., 1994
CEO, Careerwave

Maynard Goff

Ph.D., 1994
Former Executive Consultant, Korn Ferry (retired)

Robert J. Schneider

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

Undergraduate Alumni

Gabriella Velaj

B.S. Psychology, 2022

Grace Herron

B.S. Psychology, 2022

Katherine Page

B.S. Neuroscience, 2022

Naqiya Ujjainwala

B.S. Neuroscience, 2021

Suzanne Eastwood

B.S. Psychology, 2021

Raymond Zhu

B.S., 2021

Mariel Barnett

B.S. Psychology and History, Technology, and Society, 2021

Victoria Pham

B.S. Psychology, 2020

Yendi Neil

B.S. Psychology, 2020

Hanna Taylor
Jason Wu

B.S. Biomedical Engineering and Psychology, 2022

Sara Brockmeier

M.S. University of Georgia 2020
B.S., 2020

Alyssa Bardin

B.S. Psychology, 2020

Daniel Lewis

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2023

Mary Sikora

Norfolk Southern Railway

Catherine Liu

B.S., 2020

Camryn Burke
Michelle Kung
Carley Taronji

Co Teacher, Circle City Prep
B.S. 2018

Anat Fintzi

Senior UX Designer, Sourcing Commons Services – Home Depot

Jen Chandler-Adesegun

People Operations Manager, Ellevation Education

Chelsi Battle

Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology,
Auburn University

Chantrea Anna Kreus

People and Culture Associate, Grant Thornton LLP

Sarah Philpott

B.S., 2017
Engineer, Naval Undersea Warfare Center

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

Software Engineer, Amazon Web Services
B.S., 2017

Sushma Sudhi

D.O. Student in University of South Florida
B.S., 2015

Kristin Horan

Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida

Chen Zuo

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

Lauren Danish

School Counselor,
Gwinnett County Public Schools

Kathryn Daniel

Accounting Manager, Sila Nanotechnologies Inc.
B.S., 2013

Aurora Dixon

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

Richelle Reinhart
Ethan Craig

MD, MPH candidate at the Washington University

Trishna Patel

Senior Leadership Specialist, Russell Reynolds Associates
PhD, 2017

Danielle King

Assistant Professor at Rice University
Ph.D., 2018

Piper Vornholt

User Experience Researcher, Google
M.S., 2016

Joni Lakin

Associate Professor, University of Alabama
PhD, 2010

Tracy Saloka
Connie L. Vogt
Jill Ellingson

Professor, Kansas University