Meet Our Team

Staff Writers
Editor and Senior Writer  Ben Sher is a trailblazing PhD Candidate at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and has written numerous articles for ioatwork prior to adding editorial duties. Also an experienced teacher and tutor, he is passionate about helping bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners, and will neither confirm nor deny that “be the next Malcolm Gladwell” is on his bucket list. He has trained in Organizational Behavior Management (OBM), which uses behavioral psychology principles to improve workplaces, and his current research program is focused on fairness in personnel selection. In his spare time, Ben enjoys online speed chess, photography, and getting really frustrated over the Minnesota Vikings. He has clearly defied expectations by his penchant for dispensing homemade baked goods, despite being told that he is “not the kind of guy who you’d think would bake cookies”.
Neil Morelli, M.S. is a doctoral student in I-O psychology at the University of Georgia. He is primarily interested in technology and talent management, decision-making, psychometrics, and organizational attitudes. Neil also works as an HR consultant with experience in job analysis, selection, assessment development, and litigation support. Neil holds a Master of Science degree in I-O psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, Georgia. When not working as a consultant, researcher, or blogger, Neil enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and golf, reading history books, and watching movies. Follow him on Twitter @NeilMorelli.
Alexandra (Alex) Rechlin, M.S. is a doctoral student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Colorado State University (CSU). She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Music, and she received her Master of Science degree in I/O Psychology from CSU in 2009. Alex is primarily interested in training, learning, and development (including mentoring and leadership development), as well as assessment and selection. In her free time, Alex enjoys hiking and playing trumpet in a wide variety of local music groups.
Contributing Writers
Nupur Deshpande, M.S. has a degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology.Guided by the singular goal of making people’s lives better by addressing work-related concerns, Nupur is attracted to Cross – Cultural , Diversity, Emotions and Global Leadership issues and their utilization and application in Training and Development programs. Nupur loves being in the spotlight presenting to audiences large and small while making an impact through her voice, personality and knowledge. Being a citizen of the world, she can easily wear several different gloves (she’s lived in Saudi Arabia, India and now the United States…and speaks Hindi, Marathi and French while working on her Spanish). Acutely aware of cultural nuances and norms, she is seeking opportunities to hold expatriate/ repatriate, cross-cultural sensitivity and, global leadership trainings. Her eventual goal is to graduate to the position of an Executive Coach where she combines her penchant for creative expression, organization and life management. Nupur has applied experience in both the ‘I’ and the ‘O’ sides of I/O Psychology such as Job Analysis, Test Creation and Validation, Personnel Selection on one hand while Organizational Change, Team Building and Emotions/Motivation on the other. She has worn several different hats – that of a client point of contact, team member, adjunct faculty, contracted assessor, organizational development intervention intern, intern program coordinator, HR Manager – and now is looking for a new one!

Susan Rosengarten is a Masters student in the I/O Psychology program at NYU. Susan received her BA in Psychology and Business from Queens College, CUNY, where she served as a research assistant in the CUNY Graduate Center’s Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) lab. For the past year she’s been rockin’ to the tune of Warner Music Group’s HR department, assisting with organizational development, staffing, leadership development and succession planning. Her interests include personality, emotional intelligence and decision-making research. In her spare time you’ll find her with her running shoes on, jogging around the park or breaking a sweat at the gym.

Liz Brashier is currently working on her PhD in I/O at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Liz’s research interests currently include emotional affect, the subjective work experience, mindwandering, and communication and satisfaction in sexual relationships. Also an avid musician, Liz plays and teaches the oboe and piano. When she’s not working on the site, Liz enjoys running, baking delicious pastries, and spending quality time with her cat, Jeaux. Liz joined the I/O at Work team in February 2010.
Support Team
Social Media Strategist/Web AdministratorMary Gabbett serves as the Social Media Strategist/Web Administrator for I/O at Work. Mary Gabbett has 10 years working with organizational leaders using Five-Factor & Hogan-type assessments. She has used her expertise to provide management insights to VPs of Sales, Regional Business Directors and Business Owners in a wide range of organizations, including insurance companies, healthcare, retail, restaurants, technology, financial institutions and call centers. In 2010, Mary’s passion for ecotourism, wildlife conservation, and the preservation of indigenous cultures motivated her to co-found one of the largest independently owned online ecotourism magazines, Green Global Travel When Mary is not developing social media strategies, you can find her exploring the Peruvian Amazon or jumping in the Southern Ocean in Antarctica.