Industrial/Organizational Psychology Students

Chelsea Hightower

Chelsea Hightower is a third year Industrial/Organizational Psychology student working with Dr. Harman. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Central Florida and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology also at the University of Central Florida. Her research interests include job attitudes and emotions, workplace mistreatment and selection and training. Besides school, she enjoys attending boxing classes, seeking new food experiences and exploring Baton Rouge.

John-Luke McCord

John-Luke McCord is a third 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

 Michael Hay is a second year graduate student in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from CUNY Queens College. His research interests include individual and organizational decision making and adaptation. He hopes to one day work for the federal government as an I/O psychologist to help improve its decision making functions.

Aneeqa Thiele

Aneeqa Thiele is a first year I/O student working with Dr. Zhang.  She received her undergraduate degree in I/O psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.  She is interested in decision making, and training Research. She enjoys learning, and hopes to become a university professor after graduation. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, swimming, and running.

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)