I am an Associate Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College (CUNY). I teach management and HR courses in the school’s undergraduate, doctoral, executive, and international programs. I am also the Academic Director of our SHRM-aligned Executive Master’s Program in Human Resource Management.

My research focuses on how personality, intelligence, and other human capital variables relate to employee performance and counterproductive work behaviors.

I spent my formative years in Germany, England, and France before going on to study psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin, taking courses in assessment from Hans Westmeyer and human development from Jacqui Smith, Paul Baltes, and Gerd Gigerenzer. I discovered my passion for human capital research (and its real-world applications) at the University of Minnesota, where I completed by Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology.

I believe that good HR practice must have a solid footing in research and that good scholarship should make empirical findings accessible to HR practitioners. To that end, I frequently consult with large multinationals, government agencies, and NGOs to help them design and implement fair and valid hiring systems.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment
    Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Early Career Award
    Eastern Academy of Management
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    Zicklin School of Business, CUNY
  • S. Rains Wallace Best Dissertation Award
    Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Best Dissertation Award
    University of Minnesota
  • James C. Johnson Paper Award
    International Personnel Assessment Council
  • Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship
    Human Resources Research Organization