I am a first year graduate student from Douglasville, Georgia with research interests in diversity and leadership in the workplace. With a B.S. in Psychology from UGA and a M.A. in I-O Psychology from UNC Charlotte, I am now back at home in Athens as a Double Dawg!
My broad research interests include military psychology, the work-family interface, and applied psychometrics. Regarding substantive research, I am currently conducting a study on the interplay between combat exposure and organizational characteristics on military veterans’ civilian workplace reintegration experience. Across research domains, I have a passion for applying latent variable modeling techniques (i.e., SEM and IRT) to examine issues relevant to workers and organizations. Reflecting this interest, I am currently involved in several diverse projects, ranging from examining the use of complex IRT models for personality assessment to uncovering latent profiles of work-family spillover.
B.A. Psychology, Azusa Pacific University
I'm primarily interested in various applications of network analysis, psychometrics, and enhancing the health and well-being of working individuals.
Postdoc, Northwestern University
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park (2012)
M.S., University of Maryland, College Park (2008)
B.A., Washington & Lee University (2006)
Family relationships; peer relationships; stress; social determinants of health; inflammation
My research focuses on how children's social experiences shape their mental and physical health. My colleagues and I utilize a variety of research methods to evaluate social and emotional functioning, including structured behavioral observations, clinical interviews, self-reports, and performance-based tasks. In addition, we incorporate a number of health assessments, including clinical health measures and indices of cellular function.
Ongoing research projects explore:
- Early life adversity and pro-inflammatory phenotypes in adolescence
- Chronic interpersonal stress and inflammatory activity
- Family functioning and inflammation in children with asthma
- Informant discrepancies about relationships
- Parent-adolescent, marital conflict, and adolescent risk-taking behavior
Ehrlich, K. B., Ross, K. M., Chen, E., & Miller, G. E. (2016). Testing the biological embedding hypothesis: Is early life adversity associated with a later proinflammatory phenotype? Development & Psychopathology, 28, 1273-1283.
Ehrlich, K. B., Miller, G. E., Scheide, T., Baveja, S., Weiland, R., Galvin, J., Mehta, J., & Penedo, F. (2016). Pre-transplant emotional support is associated with longer survival after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 51, 1594-1598.
Ehrlich, K. B., Richards, J., Lejuez, C. W., & Cassidy, J. (2016). When parents and adolescents disagree about disagreeing: Observed parent-adolescent communication predicts informant discrepancies. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26, 380-389.
Ehrlich, K. B., Miller, G. E., Rohleder, N., & Adam, E. K. (2016). Trajectories of relationship stress and inflammatory processes in adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 127-138.
Ehrlich, K. B., Miller, G. E., & Chen, E. (2015). Harsh parent-child conflict is associated with decreased anti-inflammatory gene expression and increased symptom severity in children with asthma. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 1547-1554.
* indicate current or previous graduate students
French, K.A., Dumani, S., Allen, T.D., & Shockley, K.M. (in press). A meta-analysis of work-family conflict and social support: Examining support source, support type, and national context. Psychological Bulletin.
Bradley, E., Albright, G., McMillan, J.*, & Shockley, K.M. (in press). Impact of a simulation on educator support of LGBTQ youth. Journal of LGBT Youth.
Albright, G., Bryan, B., Adam, C., McMillan, J.* & Shockley, K. (in press). Utilizing virtual patient simulations to prepare primary healthcare professionals to conduct substance use and mental health screening and brief intervention. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Shockley, K.M. & Allen, T.D. (2018). It’s not what I expected: The association between dual-earner couples’ met expectations for the division of paid and family labor and well-being. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 104, 240-260.
Shockley, K.M., Shen, W., Denunzio, M.M.*, Arvan, M.L., & Knudsen, E.A.* (2017). Disentangling the relationship between gender and work-family conflict: An integration of theoretical perspectives using meta-analytic methods. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102 (12), 1601-1635.
****Designated as a Journal of Applied Psychology Monograph
Shockley, K.M., Douek, J.*, Smith, C.R.*, Yu, P.P.*, Dumani, S., & French, K.A. (2017) Cross-cultural work and family research: A review of the literature. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 101, 1-20.
Schooreel, T., Shockley, K.M., & Verbruggen, M. (2017). What if people’s family factors constrained their career decisions? Examining the relationship between family-to-career-interference and career success. Career Development International, 22(2), 24-141.
Albright, G., Davidson, J.*, Goldman, R., Shockley, K.M., & Timmons-Mitchell, J. (2016). Development and validation of the Gatekeeper Behavior Scale: A tool to assess gatekeeper training for suicide prevention. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 37 (4), 271-280.
Eatough, E.M., Shockley, K.M., & Yu, P.* (2016). A review of ambulatory health data collection methods for employee daily diary research. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 65 (2), 322-354.
Shockley, K.M., Ureksoy, H.M., Rodopman, O.B., Poteat, L.F., & Dullaghan, T.R (2016). Re-conceptualizing subjective career success: A mixed methods study. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37(1), 128-153.
Allen, T.D., French, K. A., Dumani, S., & Shockley, K.M. (2015). Meta-analysis of work-family conflict mean differences. Does national context matter? Journal of Vocational Behavior, 90, 90-100.
Allen, T.D., Golden, T., Shockley, K.M. (2015). How effective is telecommuting? Assessing the status of our scientific findings. Psychological Science in the Public Interest. 16(2), 40-68.
Poteat, L.F., Shockley, K.M., & Allen, T.D. (2015). Attachment anxiety in mentoring relationships: The mediating role of commitment. Career Development International, 20(2), 119 - 132.
Shockley, K.M., & Allen, T.D. (2015). Deciding between work and family: An episodic approach. Personnel Psychology, 68(2), 235–461.
****Finalist (Top 5) for Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research
Interested undergradutes or potential graduate students should contact me via email to discuss research opportunities.
I received my Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of South Florida. My main area of research focuses on understanding the intersection of employees’ work and family lives. Specifically, I have conducted research aimed at understanding organizational initiatives to help employees managing competing life demands (i.e., flexible work arrangements); research that explores the relationship between work-family conflict and health outcomes, including eating behaviors and physiological indicators of health; research that addresses the theoretical foundations of work-family interactions; and research targeted at understanding how dual-earner couples balance work and family roles.
My secondary area of interest is in career development, with a specific focus on workplace and academic mentoring, people’s idiosyncratic definitions of career success, and the consequences of career compromise.
The psychology department would like to extend a huge congratulations to Dr. Dorothy Fragaszy, who was recently appointed as incoming editor for the Journal of Comparative Psychology. It's a tremendous honor for our department to have one of our faculty members named an editor of an APA journal. Great work, Dr. Fragaszy!
Peter VanAmburgh received a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University in 2003. He is the President of 1Mission Leadership LLC, a consulting, training and professional services company and Mission Systems, LLC a manufacturing and sales business both located in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA. In 2012, he retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel after 28 years of demanding leadership roles from company/team through brigade command in Long Range Surveillance, Special Forces and Intelligence units. He holds master’s degrees from Kennesaw State University and the U.S. Army War College, and is a graduate of a host of military schools including Special Forces, Ranger, Jumpmaster, HALO and the Counterintelligence Special Agent course. He has the benefit of possessing unique technical competencies as well as experience leading large organizations and highly skilled multinational teams in combat operations, humanitarian missions and other activities in over 15 countries around the world. In addition to his military service, he has three years of law enforcement, eight years in business, and over ten years of teaching experience at undergraduate through doctoral level.
Dr. VanAmburgh values integrity, loyalty, service and action. His work bridges the strategic to the tactical, and his teaching is as valuable for senior executives as to their first line supervisors. He is a master at strategic planning, deciphering culture, and developing action plans that deliver results. He is also a lifelong learner who lives his favorite mantra, “If you are not getting better – you must be getting worse.” Dr. VanAmburgh recently authored the book "One Mission to Africa, Leadership Lessons for a Lifetime: Strategies for effective teamwork in multicultural, multinational, multi-agency and multijurisdictional undertakings." He is also an inventor and holds two US Patents for a Jeep hitch mounted rack system. His passion is passing on the hard-learned lessons from the battlefield, boardroom, classroom and the street, to the next generation of global leaders.