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Jeffrey Olenick

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Assistant Professor
Industrial-Organizational Program

Dr. Jeffrey Olenick joined the UGA faculty in Fall 2023 after earning his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2020 and a subsequent stint as an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University. Dr. Olenick is broadly interested in the developmental processes of individuals and groups, and the application of computational models to the study of organizational phenomena. He applies these interests to study important topics including training and trasfer, teamwork in extreme environments, diversity and inclusion, and the role of organizational processes in the production of inequality. 


Ph.D. - Organizational Psychology - Michigan State University - 2020

M.A. - Organizational Psychology - Michigan State University - 2017

M.A. - Social Sciences - University of Chicago - 2014

B.S. - Psychology - Michigan State University - 2013

B.A. - History - Michigan State University - 2013


Research Interests:

Learning, training, and development; teamwork, especially in extreme environments; diversity and inclusion; the role of organizations in systems of inequality

Selected Publications:

Somaraju, A., Griffin, D. J., Olenick, J., Chang, C-H., & Kozlowski, S. W. J. (in press). An investigation of team conflict dynamics. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Olenick, J. & Somaraju, A. (in press). Questionable assumptions and the study of emergent diversity effects. Academy of Management Perspectives.

Olenick, J., & Dishop, C. (2022). Clarifying dynamics for organizational research and interventions: A diversity example. Organizational Psychology Review, 12(4), 365-386. 

Somaraju, A., Nye, C., & Olenick, J. (2022). A review of measurement equivalence in organizational research: What's old, what's new, what's next? Organizational Research Methods, 25(4), 741-785.

Somaraju, A., Griffin, D. J., Olenick, J., Chang, C-H., & Kozlowski, S. W. J. (2022). The dynamic nature of interpersonal conflict and psychological distress in extreme work settings. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 27(1), 53-73. 

Olenick, J., Blume, B., & Ford, J. K. (2020). Advancing training and transfer research through the application of nonlinear dynamics. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 29(4), 541-555

Nye, C., Bradburn, J., Olenick, J., Bialko, C., & Drasgow, F. (2019). How big are my effects? Examining the magnitude of effect sizes in organizational studies of measurement equivalence. Organizational Research Methods, 22(3), 678-709. 

Blume, B., Ford, J. K., Surface, E., & Olenick, J. (2019) A dynamic model of training transfer. Human Resource Management Review, 29, 270-283.

Olenick, J., Bhatia, S., & Ryan, A. M. (2016). The effects of g-loading and time-lag in retesting. The International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 24(4), 324-336. 

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