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Maureen McCusker

Maureen McCusker

Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
Graduate Student, Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Maureen McCusker is currently in her fifth year in Virginia Tech’s I/O Psychology graduate program. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and French from Georgetown University in 2010 and a M.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2015.

Her primary research interest lies in studying and modeling leadership as a relational process, though she is also conducts research on training processes and individual self-regulation.

Background

  • 2010 B.A., Psychology, French, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • 2015 M.S., Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Interests

  • Leadership as a relational process
  • Micro-level processes underlying the perceptions of leaders and followers
  • Leader-follower dyads
  • Informal leadership in (extreme action) teams
  • Behavioral measures of relational processes & interaction analysis
  • Social network analysis
  • Multi-level theory applied to leadership and teams
  • Person-oriented approaches
  • Team diversity and interdisciplinarity

Courses Taught

  • PSYCH 2004: Introduction to Psychology (recitation)

Publications

  • Foti, R. J & McCusker, M. E. (in press). Person-oriented approaches to leadership: A roadmap forward. In B. Schyns, R. Hall & P. Neves (Eds.), Handbook of Methods in Leadership Research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Hauenstein, N. M. A. & McCusker, M. E. (in press). What is More Important? Rater Training Content or Practice Ratings and Practice Ratings Feedback. International Journal of Selection and Assessment.
  • Shah, Y., McCusker, M. E., Foti, R. J., Finney, J. W. (in press). A win-win for engineering: Improving both gender and disciplinary diversity in applicant pools. Anticipated: Frontiers in Psychology, Section Organizational Psychology.
  • Meiksins, P., Layne, P., Beddoes, K., McCusker, M. E., Rideau, R & Shah, Y. (2016). Women and Engineering: 2015 Literature Review. Society of Women Engineers Magazine.
  • McCusker, M. E., Boyd, K. B., Roediger, M., Taylor, M. R., Finney, J. W. & Foti, R. J. (2015). An assessment of the impact of university cluster hiring initiatives: Phase 1. Technical Report. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.
  • Meiksins, P., Layne, P., Beddoes, K., McCusker, M. E., Camargo, E., Boyd, K. B. (2015). Women and Engineering: 2014 Literature Review. Society of Women Engineers Magazine, Spring, 40-59.