Stacie Furst-Holloway

Dr. Stacie Furst-Holloway

Stacie Furst Holloway, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the BA in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource programs. Stacie is interested in the impact of technology on individual and team-based work behaviors as well as the implications of balancing work and home demands in the virtual workplace. Her teaching interests include leadership, organizational behavior, human resource management, and HR analytics.

Dr. Holloway received her doctorate in Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 and has more than 15 years of industry and consulting experience working in the areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Development.   Her research has appeared in leading management journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Academy of Management Executive, and Human Resource Management.

In addition to her research and teaching activities, Stacie frequently works as a consultant with organizations in the areas of virtual teaming, compliance management, retention, and HR assessment and evaluation. Her past and current clients include GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Ernst and Young, Virtual Global Technologies, and the VHA National Center for Organizational Development.

Graduate Students

Felicia Swafford

Felicia is a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati Psychology department. Her mentors are Dr. Lindsey Johnson and Dr. Stacie Furst- Holloway. Previously, Felicia did research in Public Health at Georgetown University. She collaborated with SAMSHA to help develop and implement outcome and process measures for drug abuse treatment programs for women and their children. Felicia has presented her research at several biomedical conferences and was recognized for her extraordinary work. Felicia was also an intern for the American Psychological Association in the public Interest department. She worked on the presidential task force on Immigration with vital assistance in background research and editing. After undergraduate school, Felicia decided to pursue her graduate education at The George Washington University in Organizational Sciences. After receiving her Masters from George Washington University, Felicia conducted research at GW studying women in leadership and how they negotiate in the workplace. Currently she is working on a project to increase women in Stem fields, especially in academia. She is also interested in work/life balance among couples who are dual-career. On her down time, she loves traveling, swimming, wine tasting, and enjoying quality time with friends and family. 


Domenic is a doctoral student and has also completed the Master in Psychology Program (MAP) at the University of Cincinnati. He received his undergraduate degree at UC; a B.S. in Psychology and minor in Spanish in 2016. His work experience has included internships in psychology, work in various psychology research labs, and a recent human resources summer internship in 2016. He currently works as a staff member in a mental health facility and is a GA for the MAP program. His area of interest in the MAP program is industrial-organizational psychology. He has chosen to pursue this route because he enjoys research and through his experiences has realized how important the workplace is to an individual's mental and physical well-being. In this program, he hopes to explore this further through research in role identity, stress in the workplace, and turnover. 

Undergraduate Students

Alexandra Myers

Alexandra is an undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati. She is a psychology major with a minor in organizational leadership. She chose to join the lab in order to gain experience and knowledge in the field of psychology. Once she graduates, Alexandra plans on getting a masters degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Sierra is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology. After graduation, she plans to pursue her Master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati in Applied Psychology. She became a research assistant in the lab in order to gain experience in the Industrial/Organizational side of Psychology. This is Sierra’s third year working as a research assistant in this lab. She loves being a part of the HRWE Lab! Sierra has recently accepted admission into the Master of Psychology program at UC.


Morgan is a second-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and Communications. After graduation, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She became an assistant in the lab to learn more about research and to explore other areas of psychology. Morgan is a teaching assistant in Rhetorical Theory and a member of Kappa Delta - Omega Xi. Morgan is incredibly excited to learn and participate in the HRWE Lab!



"Tyra is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology with a minor in Organizational Leadership. Her focus is unknown at the moment, but she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology after graduation. Tyra became a research assistant in the HRWE lab to gain a greater understanding of I/O Psychology, as well as gaining much needed research experiences with a group of researchers. She is also currently involved in the Social Inclusion and Diversity lab on campus as a research assistant. Tyra is very excited to be apart of the HRWE lab and can't wait to conduct research that is closely connected to her future career goal!" Tyra has recently accepted admission into the doctoral program in experimental psychology at UC.


I'm Veronica Ruiz Petraitis, a second year student at UC double majoring in Psychology and Spanish with a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I'm proud to be a Darwin T. Turner scholar and mentor, as well as a member of the campus club called Latinos en Acción (Latinos in Action). Additionally, I am a volunteer at Hughes High School with the After Hours in the Tower program that helps students develop and strengthen learning methods while doing homework. In the future, I hope my career can be in a Human Resources department of a corporate company so that I can help others, facilitate work relations, and increase efficiency in a tolerant and understanding work environment. I'm excited to be a part of the HRWE Lab so that I can learn and develop research skills in a laboratory and collaborate with others on projects. 


Kristen is a second-year majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice and Organizational Leadership. She found her love for psychology at a Pre-Medical conference at Johns Hopkins University for the National Youth Leadership Foundation and hopes to join the Military as an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist. She joined the lab because of her vast interest in I/O psychology and is very excited to continue learning about the field. 


Hello, My name is Craig Wilson a 5th year student at the University of Cincinnati majoring in psychology with a minor in marketing and currently working on gaining a human resource certificate. Previously I had been involved with Children’s Cognitive Research Lab doing various data collect for children’s learning in math. I plan to graduate spring 2018 and move out west to Oregon where I hope to pursue a career in HR.  



Daniele is a doctoral candidate in the University of Cincinnati Psychology department. He is currently working as a Manager of Global Selection, Testing and Assessments at Procter and Gamble. After receiving his Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Xavier University, Daniele began a Research Assistantship position in Dr. Stacie Holloway's Human Resources and Workplace Effectiveness laboratory, studying individual and workgroup behavior and performance. Daniele's research interests included employee engagement, internal resource recovery (break taking) at work, as well as the impact of developments in technology on human capital related workplace factors. Currently he is working on investigating the impact of demand and resource congruence on personal well-being as well as how technology impacts perceived job control, work-life balance, break taking behaviors, and other employee factors through a grant from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Indiana State University and has over six years of management and/or management consulting experience.


Jeremy Hoffman

Jeremy is a third year undergraduate student majoring in both Psychology and Cognitive Studies. After graduation he plans on pursuing his Ph.D. in order to become a scholar of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Jeremy feels privileged to be involved with the HRWE lab and seeks a greater understanding of how to improve workplace environments for a more satisfied and effective workforce. Currently Jeremy is involved with another research lab (Social Identity and Diversity), Psi-Chi, Psych Club, and is active in multiple courses as a teaching assistant. 



I am a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Psychology. I plan to go to graduate school to earn my masters degree in either School Psychology or Industrial-Organizational Psychology. This is my first experience in a research lab so I’m grateful and excited to learn a lot about how to conduct research and be apart of a team of researchers. 


Paige is a fourth year psychology major and communication minor. She plans to attend graduate school in order to obtain a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational psychology. Her experience with the Human Resources and Workplace Effectiveness Lab has inspired her interest in I-O consulting work, with a focus on improving work-life balance in order to increase organizational productivity. Paige is graduating in December 2016, with the honor of Phi Beta Kappa.

Tara Watters

Tara is a fourth year psychology major and marketing minor. After graduation she plans to attend graduate school, where she hopes to obtain my PhD in Industrial Organization psychology. Her area of focus is unknown at the moment, but she hopes that with experience in the Human Resources and Effectiveness Lab, she can further pinpoint in which direction she would like to go. She is involved in a lot of different organizations around campus including Cats for Cause, Rally Cats, Psi Chi & Psychology Club, and she is also a McNair Scholar.

Charlene Tan

Charlene is a second year student at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Information Systems. This is her first semester in the HRWE lab. Currently, she is working on two studies in the lab; including a field study on engaging leadership practices as well as a Social Network Analysis of academic management journals. Charlene feels very excited about learning different skills and gaining experience from working in the lab. She is very interested in I/O Psychology and the Human resources field, but she is still not sure which area specifically she wants to focus on in the future. She is looking forward to finding out her true interest through working in the HRWE lab. 

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