Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Employee well-being, emotions at work, job attitudes, within-person and qualitative methodologies, and individual and team performance in teams and multi-team systems
Amber is a doctoral candidate in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychology. She earned both her M.A. and B.S. in Psychology from George Mason University. She has served as a research lead and project manager on a large-scale government project that entailed understanding the individual and collective tasks involved in cyber security incident response teams (CSIRTs). This multi-year project culminated in a scholarly book chapter, an applied handbook of recommendations for improving the skills, dynamics, and effectiveness of CSIRTs, and training workshops on various topics covered in the handbook. She has also been engaged in other research projects that have included employee emotions, employee attitudes, workplace well-being interventions, resilience, personality consistency, and team and multi-team system communication patterns.
Prior to attending George Mason University, she worked in business development and operations for an engineering design consulting firm for approximately ten years. While working for this firm, she served as a publicity director and a board member for a military engineering association and led many corporate volunteer and civic efforts.