I-O Program Photos
Kicking off a new semester, August 2011.
Here are a couple of shots from our Spring 2010 end-of-semester program party and SIOP 2010
In Fall 2009, some of our students were moved by the beauty of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River to make a positive environmental impact:
Brian, Bart, Chris, and Christie after her defense.
Here are some pics from SIOP 2009 in New Orleans, LA -- our program was very well represented! Can't wait for 2010 in Atlanta, GA!
Bumping into our students by chance on Bourbon Street -- what are the odds? (Mike could probably tell you...)
Primarly 2009 Second Years and the back of Chris' head -- Brian's in there too, can you find him? It's difficult when others are also wearing ties :-)
And these were some amazing oysters to celebrate the end of SIOP 2009 (Brian's hand in the background...)
Here are a couple of pics from the 2008 RCIO Conference that we hosted in Chattanooga. Many of our students presented their thesis projects, including the following members of the Class of '09.
Erik Smallwood, Jeremy Owens, Craig Reddock, Eliza Hegwood, Jennifer Hopkins, Laure Rodebaugh
Rhett Smith, Erik Smallwood, Jennifer Hopkins, Jeremy Owens, Laure Rodebaugh, Eliza Hegwood
Mike is the coordinator of the I-O program. Susan tells him what to do in all other aspects of his life, including which dogs to walk and when. This picture was taken by Research student Donna Plemons at the 2nd annual pre-final party held at the home of Susan and Mike. The home is located two blocks from Holt Hall. It was built in 1915 or so. They purchased it in 1993 and have been restoring it ever since. But don't ask Susan when the upstairs will be completely finished - it's a sore subject. The good news is that the house is big enough to hold the Bidermans and their seven dogs - Smidgen, Peter, Serendipity, Hannah, Maxine, Pepper, and the light of Susan's life, Katie Rose. All are foundlings. They are kind enough to let Mike and Susan share the house, although it's first-come, first-served when it comes to chairs, sofas, and the daybed in the master bedroom.
Class of 2006 students Chaleeta Arender, Lyndsay Wrensen, and Alison Brasher. Chaleeta came to us from Mississippi, thanks in part to her friend, Jennifer Sebren, a 2005 grad. Chaleeta worked as a graduate assistant for Dr. Karen Adsit, Director of the Walker Teaching Resource Center. Chaleeta had an internships at SI Corporation. Lyndsay graduated from Georgia and worked in Atlanta before deciding to go back to school. Lyndsay had a graduate assistantship with the Psychology Department and was in charge of administration of the Psych 101 gradebook. Alison had a graduate assistantship with Dr. David Sachsman, holder of the West Chair of Excellence and Professor of Communications.
Class of 2006 members Drew Neslin and Kristen Nowell.. Drew is from Georgia and worked as a graduate assistant at the University Center and for Dr. J.R. Clark, holder of the Probasco Chair and Director of the Center for Economic Education. Kristen is from Mississippi. She had a graduate assistantship with the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Institutional Research. After arriving in Chattanooga, she discovered that one of her former classmates was a recent graduate of the program and that a cousin of her former classmate is also a former graduate. Small world. By coincidence, Drew and Kristen both obtained internships for Summer 2005 at the same company, Absentys. And to make the world seem even smaller, three graduates of the program are also employed full-time at Absentys. Who says we don't take are of our own?.
Recent graduates Glory Mathew and Stephanie McDonnell. Glory graduated from the I-O program and headed back to Florida. She worked as a graduate assistant for the Center for Applied Social Research, putting her SPSS and other survey research skills to the test. Stephanie graduated from the Research Master's program where she worked with Dr. David Ross. Stephanie was also a graduate assistant for the Center for Economic Education.
Class of 2006 students Holly Vande Walle, Laura Yuenger, Alison Brasher, Chaleeta Arender, and I-O faculty member Brian O'Leary (looking more stunned than usual). Holly was originally going to live in a small city in Georgia and commute to Chattanooga, but during the drive around Chattanooga with Mike Biderman she decided that Chattanooga is too beautiful to be away from and now lives in the city. She was a graduate assistant for the Center for Applied Social Research, taking over from Glory Mathew. For a while, Laura had one of the most interesting part time jobs of any student in the program. She was a new car salesperson for a local high-end GM dealer. She moved on to an internship at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Brian has also had an interesting work history. He worked as a CPA for several years before deciding to go back to Tulane and complete his doctorate. He says he enjoys working at UTC in spite of the considerable reduction in pay from his previous job.
Rachel Hyde and Kristen Nowell. This picture was taken in Holt Hall. Yes it is often cold in the building, which is why Rachel is bundled up. Kristen had decided to rough it.
Class of 2006 members Ryan Picarella, Chaleeta Arender, Lyndsay Wrensen, and Alison Brasher. Ryan worked as a waiter at 212 Market, an upscale restaurant near the TN Aquarium before joining the program. He officially quit that job, although he admits to helping out occasionally. He then had an internship at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Chattanooga. One of his work assignments was to analyze turnover data. He commented that it was just like one of Mike's statistics assignments.
Lyndsay Wrensen in the summer of 2004 holding a draft of a paper that was to be submitted for the next SIOP convention. Lyndsay enrolled in the program in the spring of 2004, and asked to take an independent research course. Biderman assigned her the task of preparing a paper investigating the personal correlates of faking ability using a structural equation model. She performed the background research, created the necessary questionnaires, carried out the procedure, and wrote the paper. It was presented in Los Angeles in April 2005, before she had completed her first official year in the program. Not bad for starters.