I am so happy to join the psychology department at George Mason University! I am originally from South Korea. I earned my Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of South Florida in 2016. I worked at South Dakota State University IO psychology program for the last two years. I am very happy to move to Fairfax with my family (wife and two kids).
My hobby is playing tennis and traveling. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to enjoy them since my two babies were born. I look forward to getting back into tennis within the coming year(s).
No, I actually double-majored in business and literature in college. However, I was very interested in quantitative modeling and psychometrics. This interest led me to the psychology area. I came to the US to study the quantitative psychology, but I switched my major to the industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology because I wanted to apply the psychometrics to the practical problems of I-O settings.
My research focuses on
I look forward to continue working on these topics in my new home within the psychology department!
Coming up with new ideas and discussing them with students and colleagues!
My ultimate goal is to develop and apply modern psychometric techniques to the new multidimensional forced choice assessments and technology-based personnel assessments (e.g., game-based assessment or virtual reality-based assessment). Also, my research will keep investigating psychometric issues about faking responses of noncognitive assessments in personnel selection settings.