A bit about me

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour Department in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. I'm a life-long student and love learning for the sake of learning. I'm always looking for new challenges and enjoy finding new problems to solve. Feel free to look around and learn a bit about me.

Background

I earned both my Business and Computer Science degrees in 2015 from Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo respectively. My broad interests in my undergraduate pursuits spilled over into my graduate studies, where I have explored a wide variety of different research areas. Through the co-op program in my undergrad I was able to explore a variety of industries, including health food retail, automobile manufacturing, and commercial insurance; but it wasn't until I spent a term working as a full-time research assistant that I found my true calling and decided to pursue academic research.

The OB-CS crossover

As it turns out, my background in both Computer Science (or, more importantly, software development) and Organizational Behaviour has lead me to an interesting position as a researcher. I have been able to facilitate a number of otherwise monotonous tasks that go hand-in-hand with my research, as well as develop customized software for experimental data collections (check out my Research Tools). Furthermore, my interests in the fast-paced, male-dominated world of software development have helped to guide the direction my research has taken. The underlying question behind all of my research is: How can we most effectively leverage technology to pick the right person for the job, while avoiding natural, human biases? Obviously there is no single answer to this question, and it has led me to branch off into a variety of different research areas including personality, cognitive ability, diversity, and recruitment.