Industrial/Organizational Psychology Students
Chelsea Hightower is a sixth-year Industrial/Organizational Psychology student working with Dr. Harman. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Central Florida. Her research interests include Diversity/Inclusion, Compensation/Pay Equity, and Organizational justice issues. Besides school, Chelsea has also worked in Affirmative Action Consulting and Human Resources. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys attending boxing classes, seeking new food experiences, and exploring New Orleans.
John-Luke McCord is a sixth-year student in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program at Louisiana State University under Dr. Harman. John-Luke received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Western Carolina University. His research encompasses aspects of personality, work motivation, and person-job fit as well as human judgment and decision making.
Michael Hay is a fifth-year graduate student in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program in Dr. Harman's lab. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from CUNY Queens College and his research interests include individual and organizational decision-making. Michael is currently working as an industrial psychologist for USPS improving its selection programs.
Sydney Green is a third-year industrial/organizational psychology student whose research interests center around identifying and reducing subtle forms of discriminatory treatment in the workplace and improving the occupational well-being of all marginalized populations. She received her honors undergraduate degree in psychology from Kent State University in 2018. After graduating from LSU, she plans to obtain a position as an assistant professor. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with family and doing projects at home.
Gino Howard is a third-year Industrial/organizational psychology student. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology with a concentration in I/O, and a master's Degree in I/O psychology at California State University, San Bernardino. His research interests broadly include occupational health psychology and understanding the workplace experience of marginalized populations, work-nonwork domains, and workaholism. When Gino isn't focusing on his studies, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, enjoying the musical arts, and exploring the great outdoors.
Hannah Perkins Stark is a second-year student in the I/O program. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from LSU in May of 2020. Her research interests include workaholism, burnout, and the work-family interface. Outside of school, she enjoys doing yoga, listening to the Crime Junkie podcast, and spending time with her husband and two cats.
Tyler Cowley is a second-year Industrial-Organizational Psychology student working with Dr. Zhang. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University in 2020. His research interests include loss aversion/risk-taking at work, mental health in work/burnout, and selection. He enjoys playing golf in his spare time, hiking, exploring the city, and watching sporting events.
Commitment to Diversity
We encourage applications from individuals with diverse racial, ethnic, and/or cultural backgrounds. Baton Rouge is a racially diverse city and our work in the greater Baton Rouge community allows us to provide clinical services to and conduct research with racially diverse individuals in our community. We take great pride in this diversity. Furthermore, our program is deeply committed to fostering a learning environment that supports cultural and individual differences and diversity. Additionally, “Diversity is fundamental to LSU's mission and the University is committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference. Cultural inclusion is of highest priority” (see entire LSU Diversity Statement)