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I-O Psychology Guest Speakers Series

Students in our Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I-O) concentration are exposed to a variety of professionals who work in various areas related to I-O psychology across multiple domains. We host international and national guest speakers from other universities, industry, federal and state agencies, independent consulting businesses and large consulting firms. Topics range from state-of-the-art applied research to professional issues and contemporary practices in the workplace, thus creating another bridge between students’ academic experiences and the field.

Upcoming Guests

Past Guests

Fall 2017

  • Sept. 27: Kristi Grimes, M.S. '14, Deloitte

  • Sept. 13: Greg Kowalewski, M.S. '14, senior manager, and Joe Ranzau, manager - Baltimore Region at Grant Thornton, LLC

Spring 2017

  • May 10: Will Haller, M.S. '16, consultant at Federal Management Partners, Inc. (download the PPT Presentation)
  • May 3: Erica Merritt, M.S. '10, senior manager, Talent Development at Under Armour, Inc.

Fall 2016

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

  • Nov. 30: "Creating Value and Future of Organizational Consulting"
    Matthew Ruble, M.S. '07, senior manager and Jennifer Morelli, experience manager, Grant Thornton, LLC

  • Nov. 23: "Global Clients; Reducing Involvement and Termination"
    David Hamill,
    VP, global talent acquisition , Mariott, Int'l

  • Nov. 16: "Consulting to Public, Non-Profit Sectors"
    Sam Walters, managing director & practice lead, IMPAQ International; Susan White, Ph.D. 

  • Nov. 9: "Giving, Managing, and Implementing"
    Torrey Owens, CEO and founder, Strategic Development Associates

  • Nov. 2: "Consultant: Client Relationship and the Clients' Views"
    Ken Ridgley, vice president, Test Development, Prometric

  • Oct. 26: "Change Management and Resistance"
    Rich Cober, vice president - Brand, Marketing, Sales, and Consumer Services HR, Marriott, Int'l

  • Oct. 19: "Legal and Ethical Issues"
    Elliot Lasson, human capital consultant, Lasson Talent Solutions; and adjunct professor, University of Baltimore 

  • Oct. 12: " Discovery, Framing, and Gathering Data "
    Peter Leeds, research psychologist, United States Merit Systems Protection Board;and adjunct professor, University of Baltimore

  • Oct. 5: "Contracting and Proposal Writing"
    Michelle Deneau, director, HR Business Intelligence, Intuit

  • Sept. 28: "Contracting and Proposal Writing"
    Heather Doggett, director, Visitor Programs and Staff Training, National Aquarium

  • Sept. 21: "Consultants: Types, Skills and Values"
    Todd Walther, global talent development leader, Merkle, Inc

International Guests

  • April 2015: "Establishing university-to-university cooperation"
    Barbara Kozusznik , University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland; Jeanne-Pierre Neveu, University of Pau-Bayonnes, France; Jose Maria Peiro , University of Valencia, Spain

  • Oct. 2014: "Independent and interdependent construal of self"
    Benjamin Voyer , ESCP Europe Business School, London, UK

  • Oct. 2013: "Leadership and work stress"
    Rita Berger , University of Barcelona, Spain

  • Oct. 2011: "Development and validation of the Valencia Eustress-Distress Appraisal Scale (VEDAS)"
    Malgorzata Kozusznik , University of Valencia, Spain