PhD in Psychology

Elisa Torres

Elisa Torres, 2023

PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Elisa Torres' dissertation was the first in the Industrial-Organizational program to use computational modeling to study complex system phenomena. While a student at Mason, Elisa co-authored 15 journal articles, one book chapter, and 21 conference presentations. She received the Leonard P. Gollobin Award from the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).

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Karin Pedemonte

Karin Pedemonte, 2021

PhD in Psychology

Pedemonte has performed extensive research into the role of young blood plasma in reducing neurocognitive impairments resulting from Alzheimer's disease.

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Fallon Goodman

Fallon Goodman, 2019

Fallon is studying clinical psychology as a research assistant in Dr. Todd Kashdan's lab, with research interests in emotion regulation and well-being.

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Tanya Tavassolie

Tanya Tavassolie, 2018

Tanya studied applied developmental psychology in Dr. Adam Winsler's lab, with research interests including policies for education, children and families.

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Afra S. Ahmad

Afra S. Ahmad, 2016

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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Evan Kleiman

Evan Kleiman, 2014

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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Elizabeth Malouf

Elizabeth Malouf, 2014

Serving returning veterans

Elizabeth Malouf coordinates the Services for Returning Veterans - Mental Health at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

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Katherine Zinsser

Katherine Zinsser, 2013

Furthering her research at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Katherine Zinsser was prepared by Mason to take on a competitive R1 research university and she is now teaching and researching in a field that fascinates her.

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Sean Marsh

Sean Marsh, 2005

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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