Dr. Dorothy Carter, Ph.D.
Dr. Dorothy R. Carter (Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016) is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at the University of Georgia. Her research seeks to uncover the factors that enable teams and larger collectives to tackle complex challenges in contexts such as corporate organizations, the military, medicine, scientific collaboration, and long-duration space exploration. Dr. Carter's current research projects are supported by funding from the National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Army Research Institute (ARI), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her research on leadership and teams has appeared in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, American Psychologist, The Leadership Quarterly, and Group and Organization Management. Her dissertation research on the topic of leadership in multi-team systems was awarded the 2017 Alvah H. Chapman Outstanding Dissertation Award by the Center for Leadership at Florida International University and the Academy of Management’s Network of Leadership Scholars. She was awarded the 2019 “Rising Star” Award in the field of Leadership Research by the Exeter Centre for Leadership and the Network of Leadership Scholars.
Current Graduate Students
Current Graduate Students
Hayley H. Trainer, M.S.
Hayley is a third year doctoral student in the I-O Psychology Program at the University of Georgia. Her research interests involve the application of social network analysis to understand complex team and multiteam system processes, and she is particularly interested in the role of dynamic team changes on team- and individual-level outcomes. Hayley completed her B.A. in Psychology at Duke University and her M.S. in Social and Organizational Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is currently working in the Leadership, Innovation, Networks, and Collaboration (LINC) Lab under the direction of Dr. Dorothy Carter on research projects in collaboration with the NIH, NASA, and the Air Force Research Lab.
Jake G. Pendergraft
Jake Is a doctoral student in the I-O Psychology program at The University of Georgia. Jake’s research interests include the emergent phenomena that drive success and performance in teams and multiteam systems. In particular, he is interested in qualitative methodologies aimed at investigating the ways in which teams coordinate effectively in complex and challenging environments. Jake completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at The University of Georgia, where he worked with Dr. Dorothy Carter in the LINC Lab.
Justin M. Jones, M.S.
Justin is a doctoral student in the I-O Psychology program at the University of Georgia. Justin is primarily interested in research related to computational social science and quantitative research methodology. Justin’s research utilizes methods like computational modeling and social network analysis to explain the emergence of complex collective processes, states and behaviors within teams and multiteam systems. Justin holds a B.A. in psychology with a concentration in I-O psychology from Quinnipiac University and an M.S. in I-O Psychology from Western Kentucky University.
Young-Jae Kim, M.S.
Young-Jae is a Doctoral Candidate in the I-O Psychology program at the University of Georgia. Young-Jae's research interests include leadership in teams, behavioral assessments (Assessment Center), and computational modeling. In particular, his works include cascade model of leadership and interpersonal influences on leadership to investigate interconnected nature of leadership within the horizontal & hierarchical organizational structure. Additionally, he is interested in the use of advanced methods (e.g., simulation-based analysis, network analysis, and/or text mining) to the leadership studies. Young-Jae completed his bachelor's degree in psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his master's degree in organizational behavior at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Prior to joining the doctoral program, Young-Jae worked as a HR analyst in Korea.
Emily is a doctoral student in the I-O Psychology program at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include teamwork, technological influences on the workplace, leadership, and international I-O psychology. Emily completed her B.A. in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, MN.
LINC Lab Alumni
LINC Lab Alumni
Dr. Cynthia K. Maupin
Dr. Cynthia Maupin is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership for the School of Management at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2019. Cindy’s research advances understanding of leadership, leadership development, and teamwork processes across levels of analysis, often by leveraging advanced computational approaches such as network analysis, hidden Markov modeling, and computational modeling. She has collaborated with organizational partners including the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), the United Parcel Service (UPS), and the United Way. Her dissertation research and final year of graduate school was supported by the United States Army Research Institute’s (ARI) Doctoral Research Fellows program. Her work has been published in organizational journals including The Leadership Quarterly and Industrial and Organizational Psychology Perspectives on Science and Practice. Cindy is a Fellow for the Bernard M. & Ruth R. Bass Center for Leadership Studies.
Dr. Gouri Mohan
Dr. Mohan is currently working as a post-doctoral research associate at Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute For Leadership, Ivey Business School, Western University, Ontario. Dr. Mohan received her Ph.D. from the Managing People in Organizations Department at IESE Business School, University of Navarra in Spain. During her doctoral studies, she was a visiting scholar in the LINC Lab. Gouri’s research centers on leadership and collaboration in organizations. Specifically, she studies the evolving antecedents of leadership emergence across time, collective leadership in diverse, global teams, and the role of leadership processes across organizational levels (e.g., within middle-management and the upper echelons of organizations. Gouri employs an array of advanced analytic approaches like social network analysis, longitudinal latent growth models, path analysis, and faultline analysis to explore complex questions related to leadership and teams.