Graduate Students

Sydnie Cunninghamcunningham

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hometown: Baltimore, MD

program: Ph.D. I/O Psychology, Fifth Year

lab affiliation: Fall 2013 – Present

Sydnie’s interests include traveling, baking and spending time with friends.


Sylvia Luuluu

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hometown: Amherst, OH

program: Ph.D. I/O Psychology, Fourth Year

lab affiliation: Fall 2014 – Present

Sylvia is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in I-O Psychology and her research focus is primarily in motivation and teams. After graduation, she hopes to continue her research in motivation and individual differences, but is still considering both academic and applied options.

For fun, Sylvia enjoys spending time with friends and family, music, baking, and watching movies.


Josh Royes

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hometown: West Bend, WI

program: Ph.D. I/O Psychology, Second Year

lab affiliation: Fall 2016 – Present

Josh’s educational goal is to get his PhD and publish throughout the process.  After graduation, he wants to do something data/statistics related, and do consulting work.

Josh enjoys reading, playing videogames, and off-roading when he is not busy with schoolwork.


Bret Arnold

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hometown: Fayetteville, AR

program: Ph.D. I/O Psychology, Second Year

lab affiliation: 2017 – Present

Bret is currently pursuing his doctorate degree with hopes to one day balance professorship and part time consulting. Undergraduate interests have included self-regulation, competition, and moral cognition but his focus is now turned to burnout, personality, and team dynamics.

Beyond psychology, Bret enjoys philosophy, creative writing, and their inevitable convergence. He’s a published poet and performed lead in an absurdist one act play.


Thomas Ayres

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hometown: Pryor, OK

program: Ph.D. I/O Psychology, First Year

lab affiliation: Fall 2017 – Present

Thomas’s goals currently include completing the course work for the Doctoral I/O Psychology program while gaining a wide range of experience conducting and presenting research.

For fun, Thomas enjoys playing sports. Mainly basketball, golf, disc golf, and Tennis. He also enjoys producing art (primarily via water colors) and ballroom dancing.


Alexander Diep

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hometown: Tulsa, OK

program: Psychology

lab affiliation: 2015-Present

Alexander is a first year Masters student and completed a bachelors degree at the University of Tulsa.

Alexander enjoys Video games, reading and participated in Team Interactions Study as researcher/session runner.