Current Members

Jon Willford

JonJon 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

DaveDave 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

DanDan 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

JerodJerod 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 exercising 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 Illinois. The summer following his junior year, Brad had a Human Resources/Organizational Development 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. Currently, Brad’s research interests involve new technologies like virtual reality as training media and other questions related to the future of work. In his free time Brad loves being outdoors, specifically skiing and hiking. He also loves reading history, watching sports, and attending concerts.



Peter Mancarella


Peter joined the WAVE lab in 2019. He grew up in the suburbs of Rochester, New York, before earning a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Oswego. Peter’s research interests include technology in the workplace, with a specific focus on social media use. In his free time Peter enjoys watching and playing sports, reading non-fiction, and traveling.





Ahleah Miles

Ahleah joined the WAVE lab in 2019. She grew up in York, PA and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Ahleah’s interest in I/O psychology began shortly after graduating from high school, and she pursued research in workplace incivility while attending WCUPA. Her research interests have extended to high potential leadership and nontraditional or insecure work. Additionally, Ahleah enjoys trying new recipes and meal-prepping in her free time as well as the occasional game night with friends.

Yuzhen (Valerie) Guo

Valerie joined the WAVE lab in 2019 as part of the GWU class of 2021 majoring in Organizational Science and Psychology and minoring in Art History. She is a big fan of the visual arts, especially theatre and arts between 1850-1950. She hopes to pursue a master’s degree related to I/O psychology and to explore the possibilities of taking what she learns to the art industry.





Jisup Kim

Jisup joined the WAVE lab in 2019 and is part of the GWSB Class of 2020 pursuing a B.B.A. degree with a dual concentration in International Business and Human Resources. Outside of class he has been involved in various student organizations ranging from international culture to business. In the future, he is interested in exploring the field of human resources management and is actively searching different methods of being part of it.




Noa Leiter

Noa joined the WAVE lab in 2019. She grew up in Newton, MA and is part of the GWU class of 2020, pursuing a dual degree in Psychology and Organizational Sciences with a minor in Spanish & Latin American Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Outside of the classroom, she is passionate about sustainability and is the current Senior Advisor for Green GW, a student org on campus. In addition, Noa loves traveling, hiking, photography and volleyball. In the future, she hopes to teach abroad in Latin America before pursuing further education in I/O or clinical psychology.


Swetha Ramesh

Swetha joined the WAVE Lab in 2019 as a senior undergraduate Organizational Sciences major and Sociology minor. They are interested in exploring how technological change in the workplace can influence social stratification. Outside of class they are involved in a community service sorority and a business fraternity, and enjoy trips to the farmers market. In the future, Swetha hopes to pursue a graduate degree program that allows them to better understand the impacts of technology on public policy.


Affiliated Researcher

Alex Glosenberg

AlexAlex is an Assistant Professor of Management at Loyola Marymount University 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.