Debra A. Major, Professor and Eminent Scholar at Old Dominion University (ODU), earned her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on broadening participation in STEM. She is particularly interested in barriers encountered by women and ethnic minorities in college and in the workforce. Her work has received continuous funding from the National Science Foundation for over 15 years, and she has led numerous multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research teams. Dr. Major is fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Society for the Psychology of Women.
Seterra is a doctoral student at Old Dominion University. She works as a graduate research assistant and conducts research with Dr. Debra A. Major to identify barriers, such as work-family conflict, for women and minority populations in STEM and ways to keep people motivated to continue pursuing a STEM profession. In 2013, she graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in psychology and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology.
Xiaoxiao Hu is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Old Dominion University. She received her PhD in Industrial/Organizational psychology from George Mason University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Management, and the International Association for Chinese Management Research. She served as the chair of the Psychology Section for Virginia Academy of Science in 2013. Her primary research areas are on affective experience and relational dynamics in the workplace. She also does research on psychometric and measurement issues as well as cross-cultural comparisons between the East and the West. Her work has appeared in journals including Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Managerial Psychology. She currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Business and Psychology.
Dr. Kristi J. Shryock is the Frank and Jean Raymond Foundation Inc. Endowed Instructional Associate Professor and Associate Department Head in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. She also serves as Director of the Craig and Galen Brown Engineering Honors Program. She received her BS, MS, and PhD from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M. Kristi works to improve the undergraduate engineering experience through evaluating preparation in areas, such as mathematics and physics, evaluating engineering identity and its impact on retention, incorporating non-traditional teaching methods into the classroom, and engaging her students with interactive methods.
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