I/O Psychology Faculty
Dr. Nicolette Hass,
Professor of Practice of Psychology, Director of the I/O Program and Director of The I/O Center
Dr. Hass is currently directing the I/O internship center, which is dedicated to connecting the I/O MS program and the local business community. Faculty and graduate students associated with The Center have collaborated with organizations on projects such as employee attitudes assessment, organizational change implementation, performance management system improvement, and leadership training and development.
• Dallas County Medical Reserve Corps
• Tarrant County Mental Health Services
• Service-Disable Veteran-Owned Small Business
Dr. Amber Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Schroeder’s primary research interests are in the area of technology use in organizational settings. Her research focuses on (a) the use of social media in employment settings (e.g., cybervetting in employee selection), (b) special issues relevant to digitized “gig” work (i.e., eLancing) in which employees complete brief, on-demand online work tasks, and (c) the examination of employee behaviors classified as being either antisocial (e.g., cyberbullying) or prosocial (e.g., organizational citizenship behavior).
Dr. Schroeder's research interests:
•Technology-based employee selection methods (e.g., social media screening)
• Novel work arrangements (e.g., gig work, virtual work)
• Prosocial and antisocial employee behavior
• Personality and individual culture
Dr. Logan Watts, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Watts’s research focuses on generating novel and useful insights to inform decision making in the areas of leadership, ethics, and creativity. For example, he has studied the strategies that leaders use to influence employee ethics and creativity as well as best practices for boosting the impact of ethics training. Dr. Watts has worked with a diverse range of organizations on projects related to talent management and culture change.
Primary Research Areas:
• Ethical decision making
• Creative problem solving
Rachel Baldridge, Assistant Professor of Instruction and I/O Master Program Advisor
My primary interests include competency modeling development and applications, personnel selection, as well as intergroup contact. Currently, my primary focus on UTA is the development of partnerships with organizations in the Dallas Metroplex for giving students the invaluable opportunity of applied experience during their time at UTA. In addition, I serve as the graduate advisor to the I/O Master's Program.
Dr. Paul Paulus, Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Dr. Paulus has done extensive research on group and team creativity and innovation. He has conducted a number of workshops on these issues and can facilitate applied projects with organizations in these areas. He is also an expert on environmental design. He has consulted in the past with a number of national and international organizations on both environmental design and innovation processes.
Primary Research Areas:
• Creativity and innovation
• Group processes