November 28, 2017

Graduate Students

Emily Broksch

Before attending UCF, Emily received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Florida. While at UF, she served as lab manager for Dr. Mo Wang and interned at UF Advancement in the Talent Management department. Through her experiences, she found that she had a strong interest in I/O Psychology and the impact she can have on employee well-being. More specifically, her research interests include occupational health, implementation climate, and work stress.


Austin Carter

Austin graduated from the University of North Florida in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology. Before he joined the I/O psychology PhD program, Austin worked as a research assistant at the University of North Florida in the Person by Situation lab under Dr. Christopher Leone. After joining UCF’s I/O program, he spent a year working on measurement equivalence/invariance projects under Dr. Wei Wang in his Computational Psychology lab. Austin next worked on research with the Emerging Technology in Hiring and Organizational Sciences (ETHOS) lab under Dr. James Illingworth revolving around the role technology plays in pre-employment testing and assessment centers. Austin’s current research is with the Employee Health and Well-Being (EHWB) lab under Dr. Steve Jex investigating individual differences related to committing and perceiving incivility in the workplace.


Kristin Horan

Kristin graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Psychology and earned her M.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She is currently completing her dissertation at Bowling Green State University, which examines intervention methods in occupational health psychology that allow for participant preference and promote autonomy. In her current role as Research Associate at University of Central Florida, she directs Performance Solutions, the IO Psychology program’s applied research group and directs Career Readiness Solution, an developmental assessment center for undergraduate psychology majors at UCF. Her research interests relate to interventions in occupational health psychology, safety, health, and well-being in high-risk occupations, and understanding the interaction between work and health behaviors such as exercise, nutrition, and sleep.


Juseob Lee

Juseob is doctoral student in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology at University of Central Florida (UCF). Before coming to UCF, he completed the graduate program in Human Resources and Employment Relations at Pennsylvania State University (MS HRER; University Park, PA) and undergraduate program in Business Administration at University of Texas at Dallas (BS; Richardson, TX). His academic background in business and interests in understanding human mind have guided him to the field of industrial/organizational psychology and human resource management. He hopes to make contribution to designing a better workplace for both employees and employers. Upon completion of his current research training, where he gains a deeper knowledge in the field and refines research skills, he hopes to make a difference by serving as an educator and researcher.


Xin Peng

Xin is a third-year doctoral student in the I/O program at University of Central Florida. She completed my undergraduate degree at Jiangnan University, China and earned her Masters degree in I/O Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests revolve around applied psychometrics and occupational health psychology. Specifically, she is interested in apply psychometric and modeling techniques such as item response theory, structural equation modeling, and multilevel modeling to answer employee well-being questions. In her spare time, she likes running on the treadmill while watching Netflix.