I am in a wonderful position to share my knowledge and passion for my subject matter with students, and I treat this opportunity as a gift and a responsibility. My goal is not only to ensure that students have a solid understanding of Organizational Psychology, but also to provide my students with skills for continuous learning and professional development. Thus, I consider one of my most important tasks as an educator is to develop critical and independent thinking and problem solving skills in my students. To ensure that students leave this program with practical skills, I rely on experiential activities and assignments that challenge and require students to apply theoretical knowledge to real world situations. My perspective is that the relationship between a student and a teacher is a partnership: both parties must work together to accomplish a set of important goals. To facilitate mutual learning, I strive to create an environment in my classroom where students with diverse goals and backgrounds feel respected, motivated, and comfortable to express themselves.
One of my favorite aspects of the job is working with students on their research projects. I enjoy encouraging student to pursue questions and projects that ignite their curiosity. As part of their thesis, students learn that with applied research they are able to provide a scientifically-based understanding of and solutions to people issues in a work setting. My personal general research interests primarily focus on work-family issues, cross-cultural adjustment, and psychological climate in organization. As a consultant, I have worked on a number of applied projects with a wide range of organizations. Some of the work involved validation of selection tools and practices, construction of pre-screen questionnaires, job analysis, and statistical consultation.
I am very excited to be part of a growing and constantly evolving MAOP program at Adler’s Vancouver Campus, working alongside dedicated faculty members who are committed to training competent and socially responsible Organizational Psychology professionals.