Kathryn Dalrymple Narciso

PhD student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Georgia Tech. PhD Graduation (expected) May 2018; MS in Psychology from Georgia Tech (Thesis Title: The assembly of product design teams: Do team assembly mechanisms shape team conflict and viability?); Research interests: Self-assembled teams, teams in the classroom and the process in which individuals learn how to work in a team. Personal interests: board games, cats, visiting the beach, and improving my teaching skills.

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Benjamin Jones

PhD student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Georgia Tech. PhD Graduation (expected) December 2018; MS (2016) from Georgia Tech (Thesis Title: The Newcomer Absorption Model: When are Newcomers Integrated into Teams?) Research interests: Newcomers and onboarding, Social identities, teams and multiteam systems, and leadership. Personal interests/hobbies include: weightlifting, traveling, and visiting family.

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Joe McDonald

PhD (2016), graduated from the Engineering Psychology program at Georgia Tech. His dissertation was entitled: Team Task Management: The Impact of Social and Technological Factors on Task Management Behavior. While a doctoral student, Joe was elected newsletter editor for the Macroergonomics Technical Group of HFES, elected associate membership in Sigma Xi: the Scientific Research Society and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and was awarded the HFES Student Member with Honors Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Discipline. Joe is currently Head of Business Development and Human Factors Researcher at Human Interfaces in Austin, TX.

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Raquel Asencio

PhD (2016), graduated from the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Georgia Tech. Her dissertation was entitled: How Multi-teaming Affects Individuals and Teams. Raquel was the recipient of the best publication by a PhD student in the School of Psychology in 2013; Awarded a Goizueta Fellowship in 2013; Leadership Fellow and team coach at Georgia Tech 2014-2015; Organizational Behavior Consortium Fellow in 2015; and Elected the Student Board Member of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research from 2011-2014. Professor Asencio is currently an Assistant Professor at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

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Dorothy Carter

PhD (2016), graduated from the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Georgia Tech. Her dissertation was entitled: The Motivational Drivers of Leadership Emergence in Multiteam Systems. Her thesis was entitled: The Impact of Leadership Network Structure on Multiteam System Innovation, part of which was published in the Best Paper Proceedings at the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting. Dorothy was the recipient of the best publication by a PhD student award in the School of Psychology in 2015,  was named a Digital Sciences & Social Technologies Fellow in 2013 and an Organizational Communication & Information Systems Consortium Fellow in 2013, and was the recipient of the Provost’s Graduate Student Fellowship from The University of Central Florida in 2010. Her research has appeared in outlets including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, and Group and Organization Management. Dr. Carter is currently Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA where she directs the Leadership, Innovation, Networks, and Collaboration (LINC) lab.

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Amy Wax

PhD (2015), graduated from the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Georgia Tech. Her dissertation was entitled: Self-Assembled Teams: Attraction, Composition, and Performance, and her thesis was entitled: Impact of Social and Informational Faultlines on Patterns of Trust and Coordination in Teams. Amy was the recipient of a 2014 National Science Foundation East Asia & Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship to conduct her Dissertation Research in Shanghai, China. Professor Wax is currently Assistant Professor of Psychology at California State University in Long Beach, CA.

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Peter Seely

PhD (2015), graduated from the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Georgia Tech. His dissertation was entitled: The Sociomateriality of Teamwork Processes, and his thesis was entitled: The Impact of Virtuality on Team Functioning: A Meta-Analytic Integration. Dr. Seely was the recipient of a Georgia Tech teaching award. He is currently Human Capital Consultant at Federal Management Partners in Washington, DC.

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Michael T. Braun

PhD (2012) was a postdoctoral researcher with the lab at Georgia Tech (2012-2013). He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at the University of South Florida.  His research interests are in the areas of team knowledge emergence and decision making, emergent leadership, team cohesion, and modeling multilevel dynamics.  His work currently appears in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and Psychological Methods, he is currently a co-investigator and consultant on grant funded projects through the Army Research Institute (ARI), as well as serves as a senior consortium fellow for ARI.  Dr. Braun currently serves on the Editorial Board of Organizational Research Methods and Journal of Business and Psychology and as a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, and the National Science Foundation.  He is a winner of the 2016 Emerald Group Publishing Citations of Excellence and is the recipient of the 2015 Owens Scholarly Achievement Award as well as the 2013 Organizational Research Method Best Paper Award for work integrating multilevel theory and computational modeling.  Dr. Braun received his B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University (2006, full honors) and his M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. with a concentration in Quantitative Methodology and Evaluation Science (2012) from Michigan State University.

Miliani Jimenez-Rodriguez

PhD (2011), graduated from the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at the University of Central Florida, and along with Toshio Murase, was one of the two graduate students who founded what has grown into the ATLAS lab. Dr. Jiménez is now a Research Psychologist for the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Fort Leavenworth Leader Development Research Unit. Dr. Jiménez obtained a B.A. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Jiménez has over ten years of experience conducting basic and applied research in the areas of team and organizational effectiveness. Her areas of expertise include team and leader effectiveness, multi-team systems, promoting positive organizational climates, and work-life balance. Some of her recent work has been helping military leaders understand how to foster positive climates in their units. This work has encompassed defining the construct space of inclusion in the military and the development of both a team and leader assessment that can provide leaders a pulse to assess how much of an inclusive climate exists in their units.  Her expertise in the area of inclusion has made her an integral member of the Sergeant Major of the Army’s Not In My Squad Initiative (NIMS). NIMS is a grassroots initiative seeking the perspective of Squad Leaders across the Army on how to foster a positive environment in the military. In addition, Dr. Jiménez’s research focused on teams included further understanding of both emergent states (team cognition, shared schema, and resilience) as well as processes (information sharing and backup behavior) that are essential for team functioning. Her recent work in resilience consisted of researching the behavioral markers necessary for creating unit resilience. Dr. Jiménez’s work in this area made her an integral member of the Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) G1 Unit Resilience Task Force, where the focus was to develop, beta test, and validate a measure of unit resilience to be included in the U.S. Army Command Climate Survey. Further, Dr. Jiménez has distinguished herself as a research scientist and received the 2014 APA Early Career Achievement Award; selected from an extraordinary pool of candidates based on achievements and demonstration of astute leadership in the field of psychology.

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Toshio Murase

PhD (2010), graduated from the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at the University of Central Florida, and along with Miliani Jimenez, was one of the two graduate students who founded what has grown into the ATLAS lab.  His dissertation was entitled: Measuring Multilevel Constructs: Theoretical and Methodological Features of Team Behavioral Process under Compilational Models. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher both at Northwestern and Georgia Tech, and then was Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology at Roosevelt. Professor Murase is currently Associate Professor in the School of Commerce at Waseda University, Japan.

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