Current Members

Jon Willford

Jon received his B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University where he became interested in I-O psychology after taking an intro course.  Between completing his Bachelor’s degree and joining the program at GWU in the Fall of 2013, Jon worked at Go Daddy where he became interested in web-based technology.  This led to research interests in the use of technology in organizations, especially in regards to selection, training, and recruitment.


Dave Tomczak

Michael CoxDave joined the WAVE lab in 2015. He grew up in the suburban areas of Detroit and graduated from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While attending GVSU, he was initially drawn to the I-O field by theories of leadership and motivation, specifically how management styles may relate to employee engagement and intrinsic motivation. His interests now sprawl amongst several topics including person-environment fit, occupational health psychology, and corporate social responsibility. Additionally, Dave is a craft beer connoisseur and home-brewer, as well as a concert junkie. He also enjoys reading and writing poetry and non-fiction whenever he has free time. 


Dan Ravid

IMG_2874Dan joined the WAVE lab in 2017. He grew up in Long Beach, California and earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, San Diego. Dan’s research interests include stress and general well being in the workplace, including technology related stress. In his free time, Dan enjoys rock climbing, playing soccer, walking his dog, and watching Lakers games.



Jerod White

Michael CoxJerod joined the WAVE lab in 2017 after graduating from Penn State with a B.S. in Psychology. Jerod’s research interests focus on three general areas: personnel selection, age-related differences, and workplace technology. He is particularly interested in test development/validation and the role that technology plays in measuring individual differences. Jerod is originally from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (home of Groundhog Day), and he enjoys hiking, photography, and attending concerts in his free time.



Brad Pitcher

Brad joined the WAVE lab in 2018. He grew up in the suburbs of New York City before receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wheaton College in the suburbs of Chicago. The summer following his junior year, Brad had a Human Resources internship with Make-A-Wish America, which was the experience that drew him to the field of I-O. Here he gained an interest in topics like occupational health psychology, organizational citizenship behavior, occupational stress, and employee motivation and satisfaction—all of these within the specific context of nonprofit organizations. In his free time Brad loves being outdoors, specifically skiing and hiking. Additionally, he loves reading history, watching sports, and attending concerts.


Gayatri Menon

Michael CoxGayatri joined the WAVE lab in August of 2017 and is in the process of acquiring her Bachelors degree in Economics and Psychology at The George Washington University. Outside of class she is involved in student organizations on campus that focus on cultural integration and awareness. After graduating in 2019, she hopes to pursue an MBA and explore the fields of Behavioral Economics and Development.



Lili Greenstein

Michael CoxLili joined the WAVE lab in September of 2017 and is part of the GWU Class of 2018 majoring in Organizational Sciences and minoring in both Communications and Business administration. Outside of class she is involved in various student organization that focus on philanthropy, civic engagement and multicultural integration on campus. In the future, she hope to acquire an MBA and continue to explore leader-follower and group dynamics in the workplace.



Ian Siderits

Ian joined the WAVE lab in January of 2018 and is part of the GWU Class of 2019 majoring in Psychology and minoring in Organizational Sciences. Outside of class he is an executive board member for the GWU Residence Hall Association, an Army ROTC Cadet, and an avid lover of learning out of the ordinary skills. After graduating in 2019, he hopes to pursue an MA and continue to explore stress, relationships, and personnel functionality within high-security environments.



Sarah Zarsky

Sarah joined the WAVE lab in January of 2018 and is part of the GWU Class of 2019 majoring in Psychology. Outside of class she she is a member of organizations focused on philanthropy and community service. In the future, she hopes to pursue an M.A. and to continue studying stress and group dynamics.

Affiliated Researcher

Alex Gloss

AlexAlex is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow who conducts applied research in the cross-disciplinary realm of international skills development. Alex’s specific research interests include the influence of socioeconomic development on the nature of work, the workplace empowerment of disadvantaged populations, and the potential of information technologies to promote skills development in lower-income countries – especially in the informal economy.