Current Members

Dave Tomczak

Dave joined WAVE lab in 2015. He grew up in the Detroit area and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. His research interests include technology in the workplace, employee stress and well-being, individual differences, and vocational interests. In addition to a number of personnel selection internships, he has worked as a Research Assistant for the GWU Survey Research Office and a Product and Portfolio Consultant for Aon’s Assessment Solutions. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, video games, and staying active, as well as exploring new music, live shows, and craft beer.

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. Currently, Brad’s research interests involve understanding the experiences of workers performing “dirty jobs”, the best ways to use new technologies like virtual reality as a job training tool, 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.

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.

Hunter Spalding

Hunter joined the WAVE lab in Spring 2022. He is a junior studying Psychological Sciences. He joined WAVE Lab because he wants to get hands-on experience in I-O psychology, as well as apply knowledge from courses and personal interests to the work that he is looking forward to being a part of.

Katelyn Wasson

Katelyn joined the WAVE lab in Spring 2022. She is a sophomore majoring in Applied Statistics and Brain & Behavioral Sciences. She joined the WAVE Lab because she is interested in attending graduate school and wants to learn more about research in the field of I-O psychology.

Rachel Qi

Rachel joined the WAVE lab in Spring 2022. She is a sophomore majoring in Psychology. She decided to join WAVE Lab because she is interested in I-O psychology and wants to learn about how psychological research is conducted.

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.