MA in Psychology

Joseph Boyle

Joseph Boyle, 2023

Accelerated MA in Psychology (with a Concentration in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience)

Joseph was an accelerated MA student in the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience program working under the mentorship of Dr. Allison Jack. Joseph was also a 2022-2023 NSF NRT summer Fellow through the Center for Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interactions (CASBBI).

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Kayla Herrera

Kayla Herrera, 2023

MA in Psychology (concentration in Human Factors and Applied Cognition)

During her time at Mason, Herrera served as the vice-president of the Human Factors and Applied Ergonomics student chapter as well as student liaison for the graduate committee.

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Ami Patel

Ami Patel, 2023

MA in Psychology (with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology)

Ami Patel was the Director of Mason's chapter of the Volunteer Program Assessment (VPA), our in-house consulting firm that provides free consulting services to nonprofits while providing consulting experience to our industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology graduate students. Under Ami's stewardship, VPA has tackled several important initiatives, including mentoring students and faculty from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor, 2023

MA in Psychology (concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology)

Having completed an internship with Navy Federal during her time at Mason, Ashley plans to enter a role focused on personnel selection, organizational design, research and analysis, and more.

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Laura Stokes

Laura Stokes, 2017

Laura is studying applied developmental psychology as a research assistant in Dr. Tim Curby's lab, with research interests including structure and influence of education systems.

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Afra S. Ahmad

Afra S. Ahmad, 2012

2019 Distinguished Alumni - Psychology

Afra is the Program Director of Mason’s new online Master of Professional Studies in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She received her BA in Psychology (2008), MA (2008) and PhD (2016) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from George Mason University.

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Afra S. Ahmad

Afra S. Ahmad, 2012

2023 Distinguished Alumni - Faculty

Afra Saeed Ahmad, BA Psychology '08, MA '12, PhD '16, is currently the director of the online master of professional studies in applied industrial and organizational psychology.

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Evan Kleiman

Evan Kleiman, 2010

Developing novel interventions for suicide risk reduction

Evan Kleiman is continuing to study suicide prevention strategies as a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

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Andrew Emery, PhD

Andrew Emery, PhD, 2007

2018 Distinguished Alumni - Psychology

Emery's work has been widely published in journals such as Molecular Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology and Journal of Biological Chemistry and he has numerous abstracts and conference proceedings. In addition, he has collaborated with scientists worldwide. His professional affiliations included the Catecholamine Society, ASPET, and the Society for Neuroscience.

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Sean Marsh

Sean Marsh, 1999

2021 Distinguished Alumni - Psychology

Sean Marsh, is a Mason industrial-organizational psychology graduate (2005), and is the founder and chairman of Fors Marsh Group (FMG). Since its founding in 2002, FMG has applied research and strategy influencing positive behavior change and improving programs in public and private organizations.

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