Carrie Picardi, Ph.D.
Dr. Picardi has been teaching as a full-time professor since 2008, and joined Sacred Heart University in 2011. Prior to teaching, she worked for 12 years in a variety of corporate and applied settings, in Human Resource Management positions as well as an organizational consultant and research analyst. She successfully led organizational initiatives and research projects in the areas of group dynamics and team building, job satisfaction, employee motivation, job analysis, employee selection, performance management, training and professional development, conflict resolution, and management coaching.
During her time as a business practitioner, Dr. Picardi also taught for several colleges and universities as an adjunct professor, and decided that entering academia to teach psychology full-time was her calling. She finds teaching and sharing her applied experiences with students to be a very rewarding endeavor, and she invites anyone to ask questions about how to prepare for entering the job market in any field, as well as questions about the Industrial/Organizational Psychology discipline.
Degrees and Certifications
- Ph.D., Applied Organizational Psychology, Hofstra University, 2010
- M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of New Haven, 1995
- B.A., Psychology, The College of New Jersey, 1993
- Thinking Critically About Psychological Science
- Research Methods
- Organizational Behavior
- Training and Development
Dr. Picardi teaches courses both on-campus and online, including:
In addition to teaching, Dr. Picardi advises graduate students on their capstone and thesis research projects.
Research Interests & Grants
Dr. Picardi has presented her research findings at conferences of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). She is currently researching the area of performance management, and the impact that different rater and contextual variables have on the accuracy of a job incumbent’s performance ratings which may affect such outcomes as salary increases, training and development needs, promotion, and termination. Dr. Picardi is also researching the impact that variables such as organizational culture, training, and individual personality characteristics have on ethical decision making.
In addition, Dr. Picardi is excited to be co-authoring a graduate-level textbook in Applied Research Methods, to be published in 2013 by a major academic publishing house.