Some of what I have in this website will certainly tag me as an academic, and I won’t refute that I have an interest in academia. But I am also very interested in how research can be applied in practical real world settings. I have a strong belief that research of any sort needs to have application, otherwise the value from it starts to lose meaning. If there aren’t tangible benefits, then why was it done?
In January of 2012, I worked with some business partners to launch a new company at TCEP 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Basically, the company’s mission is to help ER physicians own and operate their one independently owned emergency rooms, hence the company motto of OwnYourOwnER™ . Until recently, I’d been serving as Director of HR for ConciER™ FSED Franchising LLC. However, I’ve taken the company as far as I can in that role and am now exploring other opportunities.
I help businesses effect needed changes through training, selection, leadership, turnover analysis, performance management, and organizational design while insuring and providing evidence of success using psychometric and multivariate statistics processes. Prior to beginning my degree training in I-O psychology, I worked with a number of companies in industries ranging from textiles millwork to information technology to industrial film processing. During the 12 years I spent in management, I worked at many different levels from first-line supervisory capacity to production and plant management. I’ve also worked directly with C-level officers as well as alongside first-line employees. So, I’m comfortable with a boardroom or a factory floor.
While attaining B.A. degrees in Psychology and English, and continuing on into my M.A. work in Psychology, I worked for Intulogy, Inc. as Director of Research. I used my knowledge of research methods to assist in training program development, post-training evaluation, and client-facing project management. During this time, I developed and began testing of my training post-evaluation model with research data supplied by Fortune 500 companies. Results of this model have been very promising and I continue to acquire more data.
Today, I have a wide range of experiences and expertise designed to streamline human resources and organizational practices at all business levels. I use evidence-based methods to suggest the best ways for businesses to maximize employee potential, and statistical methods to inform decision-makers.
In my blog, you’ll find my latest insights, research, and other ideas. Please check it out!