The Center for Research and Service (CRS) employs a staff of full-time consulting professionals as well as faculty and graduate students in the areas of industrial-organizational, clinical, and rehabilitation psychology.
George M. Langlois, Ph.D.
George Langlois’ areas of specialization include strategic planning, test validation, employee engagement surveys, action planning, change management, and executive assessment and coaching. Prior to joining CRS in 2012, George founded two nationally-recognized consulting firms that helped organizations achieve corporate objectives through the strategic alignment of human resources, practices, and processes. His consulting clients have included Bank of Montreal, Bridgestone-Firestone, Capitol One, Dean Foods, Kraft, Motorola, Tennessee Valley Authority, United Airlines, universities and colleges, municipal governments, trade associations, food manufacturers, healthcare systems, and scientific equipment manufacturers. George received his Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Rodney Vallejo, Ph.D.
Rodney Vallejo specializes in organizational survey administration and analysis, providing leadership development feedback to senior employees, communicating assessment results to senior executives, assessment center development and implementation, and preparing and presenting executive presentations. Rodney’s consulting clients include the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Equity Residential, kCura, the Hawaii Employers Council, and banks and credit unions from across the country. Rodney earned a Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Barry University and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Illinois Tech.
Leadership Academy Program Manager
Meghan Picket began her tenure as the M. A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy's program manager in 2018 and oversees all operations related to the Leadership Academy. She develops, implements, and analyzes various events hosted by the academy including leadership development retreats, interactive seminars, and networking events exclusive to Academy Scholars. Additionally, she acts as a mentor to the Leadership Academy Scholars. Meghan completed her Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Illinois Tech, where she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Her I-O psychology experience includes survey design, administration, and analysis; test validation; assessment center development and implementation; team-building development; and providing developmental feedback.
CPS Program Manager
Cyndee Langley's experience is in community mental health management and training. She's worked in a variety of roles where she was able to create and develop programs, while overseeing staff and the day to day operations. She values providing all people with equal access to services. She understands the importance of training students and is passionate about ensuring that they receive the training that they deserve, while also providing the best service possible. She also works as a clinical psychologist and specializes in seeing clients with a history of trauma. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Jose Alba is in his second year in the master’s program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Before coming to IIT, he served as a Consultant establishing coaching, mentoring, and training practices for new and upcoming leaders in mental health. His work experience includes program development, team building, and leadership especially from the position of an agency acquiring or expanding. He has also led developers on innovative user interface enhancements to electronic medical records designed for increased productivity and efficiency in administrative duties and psychiatric reporting. His research interests are in physician leadership, cultural intelligence, and boundary management interfaced with technology. Jose received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Arizona State University.
Frank Antonio Manibusan
Frank Antonio Manibusan specializes in creating, administering, and analyzing organizational surveys. His experience includes organizational change management, organizational development, database management, and preparing and presenting executive presentations. Frank’s research interests include organizational change, cross-cultural mediating variables, psychometrics, research methodologies, and measurement development. Frank received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Business from the University of Puget Sound, and is currently pursuing a PhD. in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Margaret Burke’s experience includes creating, administering, and analyzing organizational surveys, preparing and presenting executive presentations, and database management. Her research interests include employee engagement, research methodology, and employee burnout. Margaret earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and in Public Health at Tulane University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Illinois Tech.
Office and Budget Coordinator
Roxanne Martin is responsible for managing the administrative aspects of the center, including purchases, payments, and producing financial reports. Her experience includes 15 years of processing and administrative service at Illinois Tech’s Office of Graduate Admission in various positions, most recent as the Events Liaison and Budget Manager. Roxanne earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Sciences from DePaul University.
Zachery Peterson’s experience includes creating, administering, and analyzing organizational surveys in addition to database management and presenting research results. His research interests include personnel selection, psychometrics, employee engagement, and adverse impact. Zachery earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Brigham Young University-Idaho and is currently working towards his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Illinois Tech.
Arash Shokri's experience includes creating, administering and analyzing employee surveys and 360-degree feedback surveys, thematic analysis of survey comments, preparing executive presentations and database management. His research interests include impression management in interviews, improvement of latent personality measures, employee engagement and job performance. Arash received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at SCU of Iran and is currently in in the Ph.D. program within the same specialization at Illinois Tech.