Malissa A. Clark, Ph.D.
Visit Malissa Clark's Research Gate page for full-text copies of many of her publications.
Hello, my name is Malissa Clark, and I am an Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. I have been at the University of Georgia since 2013. I earned my B.A. at the University of Michigan in 2002, and my Ph.D. at Wayne State University in 2010. Broadly, my program of research focuses on employee well-being, workaholism, and the intersection of work and family domains. Outside of research, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.
Skylar Oney - Lab Manager
My name is Skylar, and I was born in Champaign, IL, but I have lived in Clermont, FL for most of my life. I graduated in 2021 from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL, where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. My current research interests include organizational citizenship behaviors, counterproductive work behaviors, citizenship pressure, and employee well-being. I'm immensely excited to have the opportunity to continue my academic career at UGA!
My name is Rebecca, and I am originally from Mobile, AL. I attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where I studied Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies. Since graduating, I have done a year of service through the Episcopal Service Corps and worked in the Youth Development Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am currently a fourth-year graduate student, and my research interests include workaholism and burnout, especially in underrepresented groups and nonprofit settings.
Hi, I'm Nick. I'm a fifth year PhD candidate in the I-O Psychology program at UGA. My research interests include positive and negative forms of hard work (e.g., work passion, workaholism), organizational culture and climate, and employee health and well-being. I also love learning and applying new research methods to projects I'm on. A research accomplishment I'm most proud of is being selected for this year's George C. Thurstone, III scholarship from SIOP. Winning this scholarship means a lot to me not only because it is from my "home" professional association, but because it validates my goal to balance good science with evidence-based practice. A fun fact about me is that I've recently gotten into woodworking, saving money and building my skills by making some of our furniture. A bonus fun fact related to saving money is that I have been referred to as a "finance wizard" by friends for my ability to combine several sources together to get really, really good deals!
My name is Katelyn Sanders and I am a current PhD student at UGA. I received my Bachelor’s from UGA in 2016 and have been a member of the WAFER Lab since my sophomore year of college. Broadly speaking, my research interests focus on diversity and inclusion in the workplace and experiences of minorities at work. Additionally, I am interested in the work-family interface and how organizations can better support employees’ needs to balance these two domains. I’m really proud that during my time as a PhD student, I have received the Richard L. Marsh mentoring award as well as the Dan Mack Memorial Award. My go-to fun fact is that I’m one of six kids!
My name is Karli Guice and I am currently in my gap year! I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from UGA in 2021. I have been a member of the WAFER Lab since 2021 and I am proud of my research on how workaholism was affected by COVID-19. I am also a member of the Leadership and Performance Dynamics at UGA. Broadly speaking, my research interests focus on leadership and role selection in the workplace and work-life balance. I am very excited to start applying to graduate school!
Hello! My name is Anam Fatima and I am a sophomore here at UGA! I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Nutritional Science. My research interests include female workplace psychology and teenage mental health. After college, I plan to become a psychiatrist. Some things that I could spend hours talking about is books and TV shows!
Hello! My name is Lara Bramel, and I received my Bachelor’s from UGA in 2019. I received my Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Georgia State University in 2021 and am currently serving as a school counselor in Atlanta, GA. My research interests include diversity and inclusion in the workplace, employee well-being, and burnout, specifically in helping professions. Outside of work and research, I enjoy long distance running and exploring new places!
Hello! My name is Cora Romick and I am a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology at UGA. My research interests include female workplace psychology and equity in the workplace. After college, I plan to pursue a master's degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Some things I enjoy doing are hiking and biking on the weekends.
My name is Danyal Ahmad, and I am a second-year undergraduate student majoring in psychology. My research interests include the effects of work on mental health and work-life balance. I am planning on either pursuing research after college or going into medicine. Aside from school, I like playing and am currently learning how to play the guitar and am also working towards my entrepreneurship endeavors. A fun fact about me is that I grew up in Lahore, Pakistan!
Hello! My name is Maddie Moore, I am from Marietta, Georgia. I am currently a fourth year at UGA, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. After college, I plan to go onto graduate school with hopes to become a Clinical Psychologist to help others with their mental health and disorders. My research interests include how work impacts the individuals’ mental health, as well as the impact on the families’ mental health. I am also interested in how the stereotypes of women impact their experience in the workforce. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, binging psychological thrillers, and spending time with friends, family, and my pets!
Hi everyone! My name is Lexie Goldman, and I am a 2nd year undergraduate student at UGA. I am majoring in Psychology and Communication Studies. My general research interests include organizational psychology and school psychology- specifically how work life impacts parent and child relationships. A fun fact about me is that I was a dancer for 10 years!
Hey! My name is Josie Clinton and I'm a 3rd year at UGA. I'm pursuing a major in psychology and a minor in cognitive science. My specific research interests are coping mechanisms, burnout, and diversity in the workplace. In the future, I want to pursue a master's in I/O psychology. In my free time, I like to read, crochet, and hike.
Hello everyone! My name is Rithvick Kumar, and I am a 2nd-year undergraduate student. I am currently majoring in psychology with a pre-med intent. My plans after college are to go to medical school and ultimately become a doctor. Something to know about me is that I love sports, especially basketball.
Hello! My name is Lilli Watson, and I'm a third-year transfer student at UGA majoring in Psychology. My research interests pertain to I/O Psychology, specifically relating to employee-wellbeing and employer-placement and how the understanding of both can impact a company's retention rate. In my free time, I love to binge movies, and I'm always down to go hiking!
Hello! My name is Faaris Rashid, and I am a second-year undergraduate student. My major is Psychology, with a concentration in neuroscience. My research interests include the effects of work on mental health and work-life balance. After college, I plan to pursue medicine and continue research. Aside from school, I like working on cars and spending time with family and friends. A fun fact about me is that I kept corals for five years!
Hello, my name is Angela Vo! I am from Duluth, GA. I am currently a fourth-year psychology student. My career goal is to become a clinical psychologist specializing in working with kids and adolescents. My research topics of interest include mood disorders, generational traumas and resiliency, workaholism, and the connection to employees' emotions, health, and well-being in the workplace. I'm interested in how certain personal factors such as generational traumas can influence workaholism and emotions in the workplace and how to best mitigate them for a positive outcome on employees' health and well-being. In my free time, I like to watch Netflix, dance, karaoke, and coffee shop hop!
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Former Undergraduate RAs have gone on to:
• I/O Ph.D. program at University of Houston (Olivia Childers, 2012 graduate)
• I/O Ph.D. program at Wayne State University (Daniel Krenn, 2012 graduate)
• I/O M.A. program at Middle Tennessee State University (Kallie Revels, 2013 graduate)
• I/O M.S. program at University of Tennessee Chattanooga (Christopher Morgan, 2014 graduate)
• I/O Ph.D. program at University of South Florida (Ben Listyg, 2016 graduate)
• Organizational Behavior Ph.D. program at University of Central Florida (Lauren Locklear, 2016 graduate)
• I/O Ph.D. program at Central Michigan University (Ian Armstrong, 2016 graduate)
• Clinical Medical Psychology Ph.D. program at Mercer University (Selin Odman, 2017 graduate)
• Human Development Counseling M.A. program at Vanderbilt University (Kailey Orkin, 2017 graduate)
• Public Health in Epidemiology M.A. program at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health (Amita Joshua, 2017 graduate)
• MD program at the Medical College of Georgia (Dillon Patel, 2018 graduate)
• I/O Ph.D. program at the University of Oklahoma (Divya Patel, 2018 graduate)
•I/O M.A. program at George Mason University (Ivey McCartney, 2018 graduate)
•MSc in International Public Health at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Fransuave Moore, 2019 graduate)
•MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Enterprise Development at the University of Westminster (Emily Moody, 2019 graduate)
•I/O Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech (Cooper Drose, 2019 graduate)
•I/O M.S. program at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (Monica Cheung, 2019 graduate)
•MEd program in Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development at the University of Georgia (Jessica Keever, 2019 graduate)
Former Graduate RAs have gone on to work at:
• Globoforce (Gregory Stevens, 2014 graduate)
• Purdue University (Melissa Robertson, 2017 graduate )
• Johnson & Johnson (Lauren Zimmerman, 2018 graduate)
• Assistant Professor of I/O Psychology, Louisiana State University (Rachel Williamson Smith, 2018 graduate)
• Assistant Professor of Management at University of New Mexico (Andrea Hetrick, 2018 graduate)
• ENTRE Institute (Angela Beiler May, 2022 graduate)
Note: These are their first jobs upon graduating from our PhD program- many have since moved on to different positions