Industrial - Organizational Psychology - Careers

The job market for Ph.D.s in I-O psychology has been and continues to be extremely healthy. For example, in the last five years, every one of our Purdue graduates has found an excellent job. Approximately half of the students have gone into academic jobs in either psychology departments or business schools. The other half have taken jobs in industry, government, or consulting firms.

Recent I-O Psychology Graduates

Many prominent I-O Psychologists received their PhD from Purdue. Purdue I-O Psychology alumni are lifetime members of PAGSIP (Purdue Association of Graduate Students in Industrial Psychology). Below is a list of our most recent graduates and their current positions. Please see the PAGSIP page for more information about this Purdue graduate student and alumni organization.


  • Louis Hickman, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nicole (Schulz) Strah, Post-Doctoral Researcher, George Mason University


  • Andrew Jebb, The Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma-Norman


  • Melissa Keith, Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University
  • Cassie Batz-Barbarich, Assistant Professor, Lake Forest College
  • Vincent Ng, Assistant Professor, University of Houston
  • Rachel Saef, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University


  • Scott Parrigon, Quantitative User Experience Researcher, Google


  • Drew Mallory, Professor of Management, Sasin School of Management, Thailand


  • Brett Guidry, PayPal
  • Caitlin Porter, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis


  • Lauren Kuykendall, Assistant Professor, George Mason University
  • Meghan Thornton, Assistant Professor, University of Akron


  • Kelly Scherer, Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates


  • Mahima Saxena, Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology


  • Stefanie Plemmons, Research Psychologist, U.S. Army Research Institute


  • Michael Baysinger, Senior Scientist, Kronos, Inc.
  • Dina Krasikova, Associate Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Donald Lustenberger, Consultant, Development Dimensions International, Inc.


  • Irini Kokkinou, Professor, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Jane Wu, Managing Consultant, IBM/Kenexa


  • Rustin Meyer, Assistant Professor, Penn State University
  • Lisa Schultz Teeter, Adjunct faculty, University of Phoenix


  • Eric Welch, Head, Talent Management and Organizational Development, NATO


  • Silvia Bonaccio, Ian Telfer Professor of Workplace Psychology, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
  • Holly Lam, Senior Consultant, Talent Solutions, Corporate Executive Board (CEB)



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