Dr. Dorothy R. Carter (Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology), is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on leadership and teamwork in organizations. Dr. Carter is the director of the Leadership, Innovation, Networks, and Collaboration (LINC) Laboratory at UGA. The LINC lab seeks to uncover the factors that enable teams and larger collectives to tackle complex challenges in contexts such as the military, medicine, scientific collaboration, and long-duration space exploration. More specific research questions under investigation in the LINC lab include: what are the drivers of leadership emergence within and between teams? how can organizations leverage social network approaches to enhance leadership development? how and why do relationships like trust, shared understanding, and teamwork arise between members of organizations? and what are optimal interventions to enhance coordination and collaboration processes across interdependent systems comprised of multiple teams?
Dr. Carter's current research is supported by funding from the National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her research has appeared in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, American Psychologist, Journal of Management, The Leadership Quarterly, Group and Organization Management, Human Resource Management Review, The Oxford Handbook of Leadership, and The Handbook of Industrial, Work, and Organizational Psychology.
Brian Frost is currently the Director of the Professional Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master’s Program (IOMP) where he both teaches and manages the administrative responsibilities of the program. He joined the faculty of the Psychology Department at the University of Georgia in 2015 after spending the previous twelve years as a talent strategy consultant and consulting manager.
Brian’s consulting experience encompasses nearly every industry and covers every area of strategic talent management. Most recently, Brian was the Manager of Leadership Solutions Consulting on the Smarter Workforce team at IBM. The Smarter Workforce team specializes in utilizing predictive analytics to develop metrics-driven assessments and diagnostic solutions that help organizations optimize their human capital and leadership capabilities. In his role, Dr. Frost led a team of senior consultants in developing and deploying a comprehensive package of best-in-class leadership consulting products and services designed to accommodate the diverse needs of a global market. During that time, Dr. Frost also managed assessment solutions for a client portfolio consisting of national and multi-national organizations in the telecommunications, energy, retail, hospitality, and healthcare industries.
Prior to IBM, Brian was in charge of survey and 360 feedback solutions for a boutique consulting firm, he worked as an internal consultant on the Organizational Effectiveness team at The Home Depot, and he delivered managerial and executive assessments centers as part of a small team of assessment consultants. Dr. Frost has presented numerous webinars on assessment and leadership development best practices and spoken at conferences, trade shows, and summits about his consulting work. He has also shared his expertise at the University of the Rockies where he taught doctoral seminars in Leadership and Organizational Development.
Brian holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The University of Tennessee Business School and a B.S. from The University of Georgia. His academic work has been published in Organizational Research Methods, International Journal of Manpower, and the Journal of Applied Psychology.