This lab consists of students and faculty interested in conducting research in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: The scientific study of human behavior in the workplace. Please explore our site and enjoy your visit! 


V.MishraVipanchi Mishra
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Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Albany, State University of New York

My primary areas of research interest include performance appraisal, investigating the influence of cultural values on workplace behaviors, effects of occupational stressors on health outcomes, and factors influencing participant reactions to selection tests and assessment center practices. My methodological interests cover topics such as meta-analysis, item-response theory, and structural equation modeling. In addition to teaching, I have also worked as a consultant for various organizations such as: The Professional Development Program at the Research Foundation of University at Albany on state level training development and evaluation, Leadership Research Institute on projects related to training evaluation, multi-source feedback and assessment of leadership effectiveness as well as a subject matter expert for Prometric for test content development. My areas of expertise include: employee selection and assessment, training and development and performance evaluation. I teach courses in Statistics, Industrial Psychology, Training and Development, and Organizational Psychology at West Chester University.


Stefani L. Yorges
Dr. Yorges' Faculty Page

Professor of Psychology, Ph.D., Purdue University

My primary areas of research interest include Employee engagement (or the opposite -- absenteeism, turnover, withdrawal behaviors), charismatic leadership, stress. My formal education is in the behavioral sciences, receiving my Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University in 1996. I have been teaching graduate courses at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years. I am an active leadership consultant who has engaged with over 100 clients from more than 30 organizations. I specialize in positive leadership strategies, strengths-based leadership, and transformational leadership models. I am a certified executive coach, accredited by the International Coaching Federation. I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Megan Nolan
Dr. Nolan's Faculy Page

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy consists of three main objectives. First, I try to foster a collaborative classroom because I believe that collaboration is critical to success in everyday life situations. Second, I aim to foster student growth and development through the incorporation of projects and activities that promote critical thinking, analysis, and application of class content. Third, I aim to create a classroom environment that encourages student and instructor accountability and dedication



WCU Psychology Department

5th Floor Wayne Hall

125 W. Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

Megan Nolan

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: 610-436-2748


Stefani Yorges, Ph.D.


Graduate Coordinator (Masters I/O and General Programs)

Phone: 610-436-3154


Vipanchi Mishra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - I/O Psychology

Phone: 610-430-5942


Bridgid Fitzgerald

Department Assistant - Graduate Programs

Phone: 610-436-2532



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