2004 Graduate Student Scholarship Winner
Lori Anderson Snyder earned her doctorate in August from Colorado State University where her major professor was George Thornton, who, she says, helped nurture her enthusiasm for a career in I-O.
This fall, she began teaching as an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Oklahoma.
For Snyder, the goal was always a doctorate. As an undergraduate at Earlham College she took a course in I-O and received exposure to the field while working in a hospital HR department.
She gained additional experience performing 360 appraisals with a consulting firm in Boulder, CO and later, while at Colorado State, held an internship with Becca Anhalt Borden, an I-O psychologist with Sun Microsystems, helping to conduct job analyses and develop selection tests.
"I did consider joining an organization, but wanted to pursue my research interests in feedback and appraisals as well as occupational health psychology. I enjoy teaching and working with students," she said.
"I also find science very appealing," she added, "and aim to find solutions that can be put into practice within organizations."
She is looking forward to making contacts with applied I-O practitioners in Oklahoma and developing relationships with SIOP colleagues.
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