Associate Department Chair
Student Affairs Committee Chair
- TCS Online
- ExCEL IO, Org Leadership & Business Psych
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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I am an alumnus of The Chicago School, and an Assistant Professor in the Business Psychology Online Department. I teach Advanced Statistics, Job Analysis and Employee Selection, and the Comprehensive Exam courses. I also chair a number of student dissertations, utilizing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. My background is in assessment and law enforcement and military applications of psychology.
My own research interests involve the use of personality assessment to predict job performance in high risk occupations, the use of assessment in predicting military success, and the study of violence and terrorism. My own dissertation research involved using personality to predict success in hostile environment deployment.
I also work as a consultant for an assessment firm that works with Fortune 500 corporations on employee selection and development.
- Education History
Degree Institution Year B.A. Chemistry Knox College, Galesburg. IL 2003 M.A. I/O Psychology The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL 2005 Psy.D. Business Psychology The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL 2011
- Professional Memberships
Role Organization Member Consortium of Police Psychology Services Member Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
- Community Involvement
Role Organization Volunteer Wounded Warrior Project Donor United Way
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Business/IO Psychology Employee Selection Job Analysis Survey Development Talent Staffing and Selection Forensic Psychology Police Military Psychology Deployment and Social Isolation Issues Resilience Assessment Quantitative Inquiry Research Design/Methodology Statistics Violence Terrorism
Stowers, M. R. & Thompson, J. L. (2011). Personality as a Predictor of Military Suitability. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 11 (2), p 24-35.