The alumni of the MSIO Psychology program have been successful in securing a variety of positions. Many of these positions are with organizations located in the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. Below is a sample of these positions and organizations.
Program Evaluation Director, Achievers YMCA- YMCA OF GREATER CINCINNATI
I evaluate the impact of the YMCA Achievers program in our youth by implementing measurable outcomes, developing test and surveys, conducting focus groups, analyzing data, and creating reports to improve strategic programming. I am also adventuring myself in becoming a YMCA trainer to facilitate courses such as ‘Leading Others’ and ‘Diversity & Inclusion’.
Director of Training- St. Aloysius Orphanage in Cincinnati, Ohio.
I provide new employee training for all incoming employees who will be working in our alternate education setting or in our partial hospitalization program. We serve children ages 5-15 who display extreme behavioral difficulties due to emotional disturbances, likely resulting from chronic, unmitigated trauma in their early years. I have been employed here since 2003 and also apply the information I learned from MS I-O Psychology degree to improve processes, enhance my training skills and empower employees.
Ph.D. Candidate in Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement- University of Tennessee
I'm working on my dissertation "Student Persistence in Career and Technical Education: A Multi-Sample, Mixed-Method Evaluation of Student Services." I'm working with the Tennessee Board of Regents (one of the largest statewide higher education system in the country) and the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology to complete this project. I am currently employed by the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at the University of Tennessee where I coordinate assessment efforts that are mandated by the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. I also serve as a member of our assessment team where we work with other departments to develop and implement their own assessment plans.
Compensation Analyst, Stores Human Resources- Macy’s, Inc.
I develop, analyze, and regularly review the Compensation Programs that are utilized in all Macy’s stores. More specifically, I work on our Stores Commission Compensation team where I am the subject matter expert on Commission Compensation of our Cosmetics and Furniture businesses. I routinely review sales data to ensure our programs align with the strategy of the company and cost the impact of Compensation program change recommendations. Prior to working for Macy’s, Inc. I was doing Compensation Analyst work for a small Financial Services company in Cincinnati where I implemented annual Merit Increases and Incentives for executive level employees.
Analyst, Research Sciences- ORC International
I work in the Research Sciences division at ORC International, helping client organizations conduct custom research. This includes concept and product testing, customer segmentation, and employee research. I especially enjoy the opportunity to research employee engagement and link employee attitudes to HR and business outcomes. My daily tasks include survey review, running statistical analyses, and consulting with both internal and external clients on research design and results.
Organizational Development Consultant- Lucky Oak Consulting, LLC
I am a consultant serving clients in many industries. My work employs psychological principles and methodologies to achieve measurable results. Partnering with company leaders, I improve individuals, groups, and organizations through assessment, change management, competency modeling, and employee selection and training.
Quality Analyst- Meyer Tool Inc.
My role at Meyer Tool, which manufactures jet engine components for both commercial and military aircrafts, is to facilitate and implement quality assurance practices and monitor compliance to customer specification requirements. I also complete quality metrics, statistical analysis, and apply Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma principles to address quality issues.
Quality Manager-Waterjet Division- Meyer Tool, Inc.
In the aviation industry, quality is the number one priority. As the Quality Manager of the Waterjet division, I create the processes and manage the team that ensures each engine component meets or exceeds the technical specifications of each industry-leading client. I also conduct statistical analyses to proactively detect potential deviations of parts in process.
Evaluation Project Manager- Google (London, England)
I am responsible for evaluating the effectiveness and organizational impact of global training and learning initiatives such as key onboarding training. My research focuses on the intersection between technology and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. My publications include topics that cover adaptive training, interoperable performance assessment and advancing the state of training instruction. I also write a TIP column that focuses on the impact technology and social media have within the workplace. Additionally, I serve as a member of SIOP’s Electronic Communication Committee and Human Systems Engineering (HSE) Subcommittee for one of the world's largest training and simulation conferences, Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).
Talent Acquisition Director - Fidelity Investments
I have spent the last sixteen years in human resources with several large companies while progressively growing my knowledge base and experiences. My degrees from NKU (associate, undergraduate and graduate) helped align my education and experience and I’m very thankful for those opportunities.
Director of Technical Staffing Services- Pomeroy IT Solutions
I lead a team of IT staffing professionals, and I am responsible for organizational design, strategy and growth of the IT staffing division. With a broad background in technical consulting in both leadership and sales, I have been instrumental in establishing Pomeroy Staffing as a top-ranked staffing provider and a thought leader in the industry. As a graduate of the MSIO program in 2008, I have been able to utilize the competencies I developed as a student to help advance my career, while creating a productive, engaged work environment for the employees of our organization.
Research Psychologist- Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (DHHS/CDC/NIOSH)
I engage in federal activities to advance workplace safety and health and worker well-being. My portfolio includes research projects that: 1) investigate the impact of job design on worker health and productivity; 2) explore health disparities and needs in special worker groups; and 3) develop new work organization research instruments and tools. In addition to conducting research, I am also the Assistant Coordinator for the work organization and workplace stress elements of the National Occupational Research Agenda.