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.

Affiliated Researchers

Jenna McChesney

Jenna joined the WAVE lab in 2021 and is a doctoral student in the I-O Psychology program at North Carolina State University. Before moving to North Carolina, she earned her B.A. in Psychology from Radford University and her M.A. in I-O Psychology from Minnesota State University. Broadly, her research interests lie at the intersection of workplace technology, sustainable development, and psychology. Her research has focused on career aspirations, corporate social responsibility, attitudes toward gamified assessments, and the spread of misinformation online. 



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.