Department of Psychology

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Meet our Director

Dr. Debra Steele-Johnson

Dr. Steele-Johnson received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1988. She was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston prior to joining the Department of Psychology at Wright State University in 1995. She teaches graduate courses in training, motivation, leadership, teams, and research methods and is currently advising masters and doctoral level graduate students.

Meet our Associate Director

Kent Etherton

Kent EthertonKent is a graduate student in the HF/IO Ph.D. program at Wright State University. In 2015, he graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Kent chose to study Industrial and Organizational Psychology to better the lives of employees and employers alike through effective selection and assessment methods. Through VPA-WSU, Kent and other consultants assess organizational perceptions to provide high-quality, actionable feedback for nonprofit organizations. Contact Kent at

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