Matt received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in Industrial/ Organizational (I/O) Psychology in 2016. His research and consulting addresses a wide range of questions focused on the psychology of work, including resiliency, employee selection, teamwork, cognitive ability and personality, and quantitative methods.
Please see his curriculum vitae for more details.

Undergraduate Research Assistants


Jenna Duronio

Jenna Duronio is currently a junior at Oakland University. She is double majoring in Psychology and Writing & Rhetoric. Jenna joined the Resiliency at Work Lab because of her interest in resilience research. In particular, Jenna is interested in enhancing psychological resilience through the development of training programs. Upon graduation from Oakland University, she plans to pursue graduate studies in Psychology with the ultimate goal of establishing a career in research. Jenna can be reached at


Tasnia Khan

Tasnia Khan is currently a junior at Oakland University, majoring in Psychology with minors in Human Resources Management and Japanese. Her research interests include motivation, personality, teams, cross-cultural differences, and most recently, mindfulness. After graduation, her plans are to pursue a career in industrial and organizational psychology. Tasnia joined the Resiliency and Work lab in order to gain more insight and experience with industrial and organizational psychology.


Aubrey Mercer

Aubrey is a third year student pursuing a double-major in Psychology and Spanish Language and Literature. Her primary research interests include employee motivation, biases in performance appraisals, and workplace diversity, or more specifically, the effects of stereotypes in the workplace and improving efficiency in a multilingual work environment. She is determined to obtain a graduate degree in I/O psychology and enter into a professional consulting career. In addition to her research involvement, she is currently serving as the President of Oakland University's chapter of Psi Chi and volunteers as a tutor for Hispanic elementary students needing additional assistance in their native language.