Current Doctoral Students
Richard Douglass, M.S. (Began program 2014): Rich is interested in topics in both vocational and positive psychology, namely how people find and live out their callings, and also how individuals utilize their strengths to live happier lives.
Jessica England, M.S. (Began program 2015): Jessica is starting her first year at the University of Florida after completing her degrees and teaching in Maryland. She is interested in research on topics within the intersection of positive psychology and social psychology.
Nicholas Gensmer, B.S. (Began program 2017): Nick earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida, and he is happy to be back at UF for graduate school. His research interests include education and career outcomes of marginalized populations, and how economic barriers influence access to education, finding a career, and having a calling.
Haram Julia Kim, M.A. (Began program 2018): Haram graduated with a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Yonsei University, Korea. Her research interests include examining how contextual factors influence individuals’ career particularly among the underrepresented population, how people develop calling over their life course, and how work experiences influence individuals’ well-being.
Former Doctoral Students
- Alex Jadidian, PhD (Graduated, 2014): Currently a psychologist at Salisbury, NC, VA
- Carrie Torrey, PhD (Graduated, 2014): Currently a psychologist at Asheville, NC, VA
- Liza Bott, PhD (Graduated, 2015): Currently a psychologist at Lake City, FL, VA
- Blake Allan, PhD (Graduated, 2015): Currently an associate professor at Purdue University
- Kelsey Autin, PhD (Graduated, 2018): Currently an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee