I am a Professor in the Psychology Department at the State University of New York at New Paltz. I earned my Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1998.
My research and scholarly interests fall into two domains currently. First, I have spent much of my career studying quality of work life issues, such as overqualification, underemployment and marginalization. My work has appeared in a variety of journals, including Human Performance, Journal of Organizational Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Organizational Research Methods and Teaching of Psychology. In 2011, I co-edited a book with Daniel Feldman (University of Georgia) entitled Underemployment: Psychological, Economic and Social Challenges. I am currently working on a new book project with Ishbel McWha and Mary O’Neill Berry on the application of humanitarian work psychology to the UN’s Millenium Development Goals.
My second, newer endeavor in scholarship focuses on the application of games and game mechanics to education, employment and the social good. My research team will begin investigating some possibilities in this area starting in January 2014.
I teach courses in introductory psychology, industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology, statistics, and a seminar on gaming at the undergraduate as well as courses in statistics at the graduate level.