Richard Griffith, Ph.D.
Dr. Griffith is a Professor in the Industrial Organizational Psychology program and the Director of The Institute for Cross Cultural Management at the Florida Institute of Technology. He received his doctoral degree in I/O Psychology from The University of Akron in 1997. He is the author of over 75 publications and presentations in the area of personnel selection and is the editor and author of several books, chapters, and journals on the topic. He has conducted funded research for the Department of Defense examining the measurement and training of cross-cultural competence and the development of region specific cultural databases. Dr. Griffith provides coaching in global leadership and executive presentations, specializing in presentations conducted abroad. He is currently the Associate Editor of the European Journal of Psychological Assessment and the co-editor of the books "The Age of Internationalization" and "Leading Global Teams: Translating the Multidisciplinary Science to Practice". His work has been featured in Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
Lori Foster Thompson, Ph.D.
Dr. Lori Foster Thompson is an Associate Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University. Her area of specialization lies at the intersection of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychology and technology, with a notable proportion of her work dealing with global issues, such as the application of technology and I-O to humanitarian work within and outside of developing countries. She currently leads a task force on Humanitarian Work Psychology for the International Association of Applied Psychology, Division 1. She is also a member of the Society for I-O Psychology's (SIOP's) Executive Board where she oversees three committees, including International Affairs. Lori has taught graduate I-O courses domestically and abroad and has traveled to various countries including Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, and Mexico. She is founder and editor of the "Spotlight on Global I-O" column for SIOP's quarterly publication, TIP.
Brigitte Armon, Ph. D. candidate
Brigitte Armon is a Ph. D. candidate in the International I/O Psychology program at the Florida Institute of Technology where she also works as the Assistance Coordinator in the International Student Services Office. She is a research scientist with the Institute for Cross-Cultural Management (ICCM), where she conducted funded research on the development of regional cultural databases. Brigitte is the author of several articles and chapters discussing the internationalization of the organizational psychology curriculum. Ms. Armon graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with B.S. in Psychology in 2007.
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