Conducts research and analyses on the measurement of aptitudes and performance of individuals to improve the Army's selection, classification, promotion, and reassignment of officers and enlisted Soldiers.  Conducts research on leadership, organizational change, family, and career factors in Soldier readiness and retention.


Ashley Hamilton-Johnson

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School:
Marymount University

Degree Program:
M.A., Psychology

As a Consortium Research Fellow with ARI, I work with Dr. Rabiah Muhammad on a variety projects. I have recently worked on a literature review on the influence of hazing and discrimination in the Army. I have written a literature review that contributed to research focusing on recruiter irregularities in the Army. I am currently assisting with data collections, data analysis, and contributing to other simultaneous projects.


Kayla Pomeranz

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School:
George Mason University

Degree Program:
M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology

As a Consortium Research Fellow I work with Dr. Leonard White on evaluating non-cognitive performance measures and personality assessment of enlisted personnel. I also am preparing AVID data for analysis.


Kristin M. Repchick

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School:
George Mason University

Degree Program:
M.A., Psychology (Industrial/Organizational)

At the U.S. Army Research Institute, I work with Dr. Bob Kilcullen in PARU developing a fake-resistant temperament test that will predict high-performance and career continuance of Army officers. I have also been involved in a project linking a measure of convergent and divergent thinking to leadership performance. My duties for both projects have included coding, rating and entering data, editing and writing reports, assisting with data collection by preparing test materials and assisting with scale creation.

Publications
Gluszek, A., Brady, M., Kilcullen, R., Legree, P., Daza, A. & Repchick, K. (2013, August). Creativity as a predictor of U.S. Army ROTC cadet performance. Paper presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Kilcullen, R., Gluszek, A., Legree, P., Repchick, K., Daza, A. & Brady, M. (2013, August). New approaches to creating fake-resistant temperament measures. Paper presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Repchick, K. M., Daza, A., Kilcullen, R., Tetrick, L. E. & Busz, A. (2014, August). Person-environment fit: Exploring negative implications for safety in hazardous jobs. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Elizabeth Salmon

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School:
University of Maryland

Degree Program:
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology

As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in PARU, I focus primarily on assessing gender integration in initial military training and developing new measures of enlisted Soldier performance. For the gender integration project, I track monthly survey completion rates and analyze data to monitor Soldier performance and attitudes. My performance measurement project is concentrated on the development of self-report and peer rating scales of organizational citizenship behaviors and counterproductive work behaviors.


Avery Sandridge

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School:
George Mason University

Degree Program:
M.A., Psychology (Industrial/Organizational)

I am currently working with Drs. Elizabeth Rupprecht and Rabiah Muhammad on several different projects. I am helping to prepare surveys and handle data collected through the Gender Integration project. I am also working on the beginning stages of an adaptive performance and fluid intelligence research project, and performing literature reviews on relevant subjects.


Stephen Tyler

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School:
George Mason University

Degree Program:
M.A., Psychology (Industrial/Organizational)

Currently my research focuses on improving personnel selection, placement, and retention within the Army. These goals involve a multitude of procedures including personality test development, validation, distribution, and analysis. By taking a quantitatively-focused approach, the research unit I’m a part of explores ways to identify high potential recruits and Soldiers. Under the guidance of Dr. Heather Wolters, I’m currently working on a new project to identify early signs of leadership potential to thereby improve classification of vital Army personnel.


Karyn Warner

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School:
George Mason University

Degree Program:
M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Currently, I work with Dr. Mark Young on a large longitudinal research program involving a non-cognitive biodata assessment measure called the Cadet Background and Experience Form (CBEF) which will be used operationally to select ROTC scholarship awardees on a national basis. My specific role includes supporting ARI’s ongoing evaluation of the CBEF, and efforts to improve this measure and expand its use for other applications to address emerging Army needs.


James Wilcox

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School:
George Mason University

Degree Program:
M.A., Psychology (Industrial/Organizational)

At the U.S. Army Research Institute, I work with Drs. Bob Kilcullen & Mark Young in PARU on several different projects concerning the measurement and validation of non-cognitive predictors of Soldier performance and career continuance. Additionally, I am assisting in an effort to develop an anti-faking instrument that could improve validities of current measures. My duties for the projects I am involved in include assisting in survey item creation, coding and interpretation of qualitative data, formatting and preparation of paper-pencil test materials, and performing literature reviews.


Jonathan Willford

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School:
The George Washington University

Degree Program:
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Currently I am assisting Drs. Alex Wind and Kris Canali on several projects focused on developing and validating assessments that are predictive of success the area of cybersecurity. Additionally, I am exploring how personality measurement can improve the match between Soldiers and cyber-related jobs in the Army. For these projects I am responsible for evaluating early versions of these assessments, literature review, data analysis, and the preparation of test materials used for data collection.