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Amber B. Raley

Education

PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Rice University, Houston, TX
Expected 2010

Advisor: Daniel J. Beal

Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Graduate Certificate Program
Rice University, Houston, TX
Expected 2010

MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Rice University, Houston, TX
Expected 2007

Study Abroad
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
May-June 2003

BA in Psychology, Minor in English
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
May 2002
“Fifth Year Free” Scholar (AY 2002-2003)
Advisor: Jennifer L. Lucas

 

Fellowships and Awards
Agnes Scott College Anne Register Jones Alumnae Leadership Conference Travel Grant (Summer 2006).

Rice University Graduate Fellowship (Fall 2004-Spring 2007).

Rice University Travel Grant (Spring 2005).

  • Awarded for travel to present at the April 2005 Southeastern Psychological Association conference in Nashville, TN.

Agnes Scott College Ayşe Ilgaz Carden Psychology Award (Spring 2003).

  • One award given each spring to a graduating senior or recent graduate who is pursuing graduate studies in Psychology and shows great promise in advancing the field.

Agnes Scott College Dean's Honor List (Fall 2002, Spring 2001, Fall 2001).

Agnes Scott College Honor List (Fall 2000).

 

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Psychology 202: Social Psychology
Rice University
Fall 2004, Fall 2005

  • Served as Lead TA and primary contact for students.

  • Coordinated students’ Daily Diary Projects.

  • Generated items for tests and examinations.

  • Graded papers and exams.

  • Attended all classes and held weekly office hours.

Teaching Workshop Certificate Program
Rice University
Fall 2004-Present

  • Why I Love My Job; Dr. Mikki Hebl.

  • TA’s Are Also Teachers; Dr. Jose Aranda.

  • Tips for Successful Teaching; Dr. Don Johnson.

  • Teaching Large Classes: Successes and Failures; Dr. Michael Gustin.

  • Techniques for Teaching Well; Dr. Stephen Klineberg.

  • Teaching as a Graduate Student: Turning Challenges into Opportunities; Alejandro Chaoul.

Teaching with Technology Workshops
Rice University
Fall 2005-Present

  • Emerging Technologies and Education; Dr. Cyprien Lomas.

  • Teaching with the Internet; Dr. Siva Kumari.

  • Introduction to Sakai and OwlSpace for Classroom Management and Collaboration; Dr. Carlos Solis.

Psychology Department, Student Advisor Aide
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
August 2001-May 2003 Academic Years

  • Assisted with academic advising to first-year and sophomore psychology majors and minors.

  • Mentored underclasswomen in psychology.

Psychology Tutor
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
August 2000-May 2002 Academic Years

  • Lead instruction for Psychology Statistics Lab.

  • Tutored students in statistical analysis including use of SPSS (three classes).

  • Tutored students in research design and methods (two classes).

  • Edited student research papers and provided feedback.

  • Attended all classes.

 

Publications

Blazek, M. A., Lucas, J. L., Raley, A. B., & Washington, C. (in press). The coverage of community psychology in introductory psychology textbooks. Journal of Community Psychology.

Lucas, J. L., Raley, A. B., Washington, C., & Blazek, M. A. (in press). Where are the less-traditional applied areas of psychology in introductory psychology textbooks? North American Journal of Psychology.

Raley, A. B., & Lucas, J. L. (in press). Stereotype or success? Prime time television’s portrayals of gay male, lesbian, and bisexual characters. Journal of Homosexuality.

Lucas, J. L., Blazek, M. A., Raley, A. B., & Washington, C. (2005). The lack of representation of educational and school psychology in introductory psychology textbooks. Educational Psychology, 25, 347-351.

Blazek, M. A., Lucas, J. L., Raley, A. B., & Washington, C. (2004). The coverage of community psychology in introductory psychology textbooks. The Community Psychologist, 37, 42-43.

Raley, A. B., Lucas, J. L., & Blazek, M. A. (2003). Representation of industrial/organizational psychology in introductory psychology textbooks. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 41, 62-68.

Manuscripts Submitted for Publication

Raley, A. B., Lucas, J. L., Blazek, M. A., & Washington, C. (2006). Representation of engineering, ergonomics, and human factors psychology in introductory psychology textbooks. Manuscript submitted to Ergonomics in Design: The Magazine of Human Factors Applications.

Raley, A. B., Lucas, J. L., Blazek, M. A., & Washington, C. (2006). Analyzing introductory psychology textbooks for sport psychology content. Manuscript submitted to The Sport Psychologist.

 

Current Research

Beal, D. J., Raley, A. B., & Corey, D. M. (2006). Evaluation of the SAMD-z statistic for detecting outliers in meta-analysis.

Lucas, J. L., Matthews, G., Raley, A. B., & Gewin, A. G. (2006). The psychological and physiological stress of automobile, subway, and vanpool commuters.

Beal, D. J., & Raley, A. B., (2006). Foundational elements of rumination: Off task thinking and performance.

Raley, A. B., Beier, M. E., Papakonstantinou, A. (2006). Help seeking behavior in teacher training.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations and Posters

Beal, D. J., Raley, A. B., & Corey, D. M. (2006, May). Evaluation of the SAMD-z statistic for detecting outliers in meta-analysis. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.

Raley, A. B., Lucas, J. L., Washington, C., & Blazek, M. A.. (2005, May). Representation of engineering, ergonomics, and human factors psychology in introductory psychology textbooks. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Houston Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Houston, TX.

Lucas, J. L., Raley, A. B., Washington, C., & Blazek, M. A. (2005, April). Where are the less-traditional applied areas of psychology in introductory psychology textbooks? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.

Raley, A. B., Lucas, J. L., Blazek, M. A., & Washington, C. (2005, April). Analyzing introductory psychology textbooks for sport psychology content. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.

Washington, C., Lucas, J. L., Raley, A. B., & Blazek, M. A. (2005, April). Analyzing introductory psychology textbooks: The textbooks with the most health psychology content. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.

Lucas, J. L., Rupp, D., Knight, P. A., Raley, A. B., & Hays-Thomas, R. (2004, April). Faculty strategies that help undergraduates gain research experience. Panelist in education, teaching, and learning symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Raley, A. B., Lucas, J. L., & Crawford, J. (2004, March). Job satisfaction and commute dissatisfaction after a corporate relocation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Washington, C., Lucas, J. L., Raley, A. B., & Blazek, M. A. (2004, March). Representation of forensic psychology in introductory psychology textbooks. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Blazek, M., Raley, A. B., & Lucas, J. L. (2003, March).
Industrial/organizational psychology’s representation in introductory psychology textbooks. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Kachelski, R. A., Raley, A. B., Buttram, L. A., Reed, O., & Tate, S. (2003, March). Does stereotype threat affect women’s memory for object locations? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Lucas, J. L., Raley, A. B., & Challender, C. D. (2003, March). The reactions of drivers and passengers to motor vehicle accidents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Lucas, J. L., Patrick, M. N., Williams, M. C., & Raley, A. B. (2001, March). A comparison of women’s work-family experiences from women of different generations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Agnes Scott College’s Spring Annual Research Conference (SpARC)

Lucas, J. L., Raley, A. B., Washington, C., & Blazek, M. A. (2004, April). Where are the less-traditional applied areas of psychology in introductory psychology? Poster presented at the Spring Annual Research Conference, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

Raley, A. B., Lucas, J. L., Blazek, M. A., & Washington, C. (2004, April). Analyzing introductory psychology textbooks for sport psychology content. Poster presented at the Spring Annual Research Conference, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

Washington, C., Lucas, J. L., Raley, A. B., & Blazek, M. A. (2004, April). Representation of forensic psychology in introductory psychology textbooks. Poster presented at the Spring Annual Research Conference, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

Blazek, M., Raley, A. B., & Lucas, J. L. (2003, April). Industrial/organizational psychology’s representation in introductory psychology textbooks. Poster presented at the Spring Annual Research Conference, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

Davis, C., Raley, A. B., Jaffe, M. E., & Lucas, J. L. (2003, April). Differences in sexual risks, menstruation attitudes, and sexual knowledge between heterosexual women and lesbian or bisexual women. Poster presented at the Spring Annual Research Conference, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

Kachelski, R. A., Raley, A. B., Buttram, L. A., Reed, O., & Tate, S. (2003, April). Does stereotype threat affect women’s memory for object locations? Poster presented at the Spring Annual Research Conference, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

Raley, A. B., Lucas, J. L., & Challender, C. D. (2003, April). The psychological effects of automobile accidents. Poster presented at the Spring Annual Research Conference, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

Raley, A. B., & Lucas, J. L. (2002, April). Stereotype or success? Prime time television’s portrayals of Gays and Lesbians. Poster presented at the Spring Annual Research Conference, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

Lucas, J. L., Patrick, M. N., Williams, M. C., & Raley, A. B. (2001, April). A comparison of women’s work-family experiences from women of different generations. Poster presented at the Spring Annual Research Conference, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

Invited Talks and Guest Lectures

Raley, A. B. (2006, March). Graduate School in Psychology. Presentation given to psychology club and Psi Chi chapter, Agnes Scott College, Decatur GA.

Raley, A. B. (2006, March). Graduate School in Psychology. Presentations (three) given to industrial/organizational psychology, senior seminar, and research methods classes, Morehouse College, Atlanta GA.
Raley, A. B. (2006, March). Graduate School in Psychology. Presentation given to Psi Chi chapter, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta GA.

Raley, A. B. (2006, March). Graduate School in Psychology. Presentation given to junior honors thesis psychology class, Spelman College, Atlanta GA.

Raley, A. B. (2006, February). Emotions at work: Stress. Presentation given to graduate organizational psychology class, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Raley, A. B. (2005, November). Prejudice. Guest lecture given to undergraduate social psychology class, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Raley, A. B. (2005, October). The psychological and physiological stress of commuters. Presentation given at the industrial/organizational psychology research seminar, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Raley, A. B. (2005, June). The changing nature of work. Guest lecture given to undergraduate industrial/organizational psychology class, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Raley, A. B. (2005, February). Predictions of goal actions based on secondary goal importance and goal proximity. Presentation given at the industrial/organizational psychology research seminar, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Raley, A. B. (2004, October). Gender, genes, & culture. Guest lecture given to undergraduate social psychology class, Rice University, Houston, TX.

 

Applied Experience

Student Research Assistant
Rice University School Mathematics Project
February 2005-present

  • Assisted with item development for teacher survey.

  • Coauthor on SEDL technical report.

  • Teacher Quality Grants Program researcher.

  • Observed teacher participants and evaluated program effectiveness.

  • Participated in research meetings.

Administrative Assistant
Corporate Insights & Development, Atlanta, Georgia
August 2003-July 2004

  • Worked closely with I/O Psychology PhD consultants on a variety of projects.

  • High level of client interaction.

  • Analyzed 16PF and created reports.

  • Utilized SPSS in test of predictors for client’s selection study.

  • Project coordinator for major client’s year-end 360º review process.

  • Administered and scored assessments including: Watson-Glaser, NEO, and NMT4.

  • Designed online surveys and reports for client multi-rater feedback process.

Intern
Brantley Neiner & Associates, Atlanta, Georgia
August 2003-January 2004

  • Analyzed Birkman and 16PF scores using SPSS.

  • Received Birkman and 16PF reports for my personal and professional development.

Assistant Head of Swimming
The Westminster Schools Summer Day Camp, Atlanta, Georgia
May-July 2003

  • Created schedule and assignments for swim staff.

  • Designed lesson plans for all swimming classes and levels.

  • Independently managed up to 14 employees.

  • Taught lessons to children ages 4-13.

  • Designated first responder for CPR, AED, and emergency weather events.

Learning Center Administrator
Human Resources Assistant
BioLab, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, Decatur/Lawrenceville, Georgia
February 2001-May 2003      September-October 2003 (as contract consultant)

  • Led blended learning instruction of Office software as well as scheduled and administered in-house training.

  • Served on the Relocation Committee and assisted with employee survey of relocation efforts.

  • Created internship program for the Human Resources department.

  • Managed the internship program and up to two interns without supervision.

  • Received instruction as a DDI-Certified Trainer through “Train the Trainer” workshop.

  • Key member of Dealer Development Manager (DDM) team, an interdepartmental project analyzing the role and job functions of the DDM position as well as strategies to improve effectiveness.

  • Designed training programs and presented online learning system for National Sales Meeting.

  • Developed and administered surveys for various constituents throughout the organization.

  • Prepared content for presentations for Director of Human Resources.

  • Project leader for Human Resources Review (HRR) company-wide year-end performance appraisal.

  • Created Human Resources Portal on the company intranet and maintained the site by using HTML.

  • Recipient of Well Done Fund andBreak the Surface Awards for exceptional work on DDM Project team and HR Portal.

Intern
Development Dimensions International, Atlanta, Georgia
May-August 2001

  • Conducted statistical analysis using SPSS.

  • Summarized results and wrote reports.

Observed and assisted with assessment center activities.

 

Service

Rice University
GATHER, At-Large Student Representative, Pride Liaison (2005-Present)
Graduate Student Association, Treasurer-elect (2006-Present)
Honor Council, Elected Graduate Student Representative (2005-Present)
KTRU 90.1 FM Rice Radio, Disc Jockey, Public Service Announcement Director (2004-Present)
Psychology Department, Diversity Recruiting Committee (Spring 2006)
Psychology Department, Graduate Student Assistant to Colloquium Committee (2004-2005)
Psychology Department, Prospectives’ Weekend, Graduate Student Planning Committee (Spring 2006)
Rice Ally, Training Participant (Fall 2005), Panelist (Fall 2005)
Rice Vegetarian Club, Graduate Liaison (2005-Present)
Rice Women’s Resource Center, Volunteer (2005-Present)

Agnes Scott College
Anne Register Jones Alumnae Leadership Conference (Summer 2006)
Alumnae Admissions Volunteer (2004-Present)
Houston Alumnae Chapter, Active Member (2004-Present)

Other Service

Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Conference Volunteer (Fall 2004)

 

Memberships & Conferences

Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association, Student Member (2006-Present)
Houston Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Student Member (2005-Present)

  • Attend meetings on a quarterly basis and the yearly conference.

Houston Area Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, Student Member (2004-Present)

  • Attend meetings on a monthly basis.

Atlanta Society of Applied Psychologists, Student Member (2001-2004)

  • Attended meetings on a quarterly basis (2001-2004).

Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Student Member (2001-Present)

  • Poster presentation at the conference, Dallas, TX (May, 2006).

  • Attended the conference, Los Angeles, CA (April, 2005).

  • Symposium panelist at the conference, Chicago, IL (April, 2004).

  • Attended the conference, Orlando, FL (April, 2003).

  • Attended the conference, San Diego, CA (April, 2001).

Southeastern Psychological Association, Student Member (2000-2006)

  • Attended the conference, Atlanta, GA (March, 2006).

  • Presented at the conference, Nashville, TN (April, 2005).

  • Presented at the conference, Atlanta, GA (March, 2004).

  • Presented at the conference, New Orleans, LA (March, 2003).

  • Presented at the conference, Atlanta, GA (March, 2001).

  • Attended the conference, New Orleans, LA (March, 2000).

Community Organizations

Blaffer Gallery, Member (2005-Present)
Houston Area Road Runners Association, Member (2004-Present)Houston Striders, Member (2005-Present)