A Name for Yourself

Connected to Our Founders

All the way back to the start of psychology.

At ODU, you'll be connected directly to the father of European psychology, Wilhelm Wundt, and to the father of American Psychology, William James. Each of our faculty has their own unique academic history and intellectual heritage, providing a clear place for you in the I/O family tree. Wouldn't you like to be Wilhelm Wundt's great-great-great-great-great-grandadvisee?

Student Publications

Get your name in print.

Research is the core of your graduate school experience. At ODU, the research training you receive will lead to formal recognition of your work in print while you're still a student! With guidance and help from research-productive professors, you will showcase your work in highly-respected outlets. The interesting research done by ODU students and faculty has been published in various prominent journals and books, including:

  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Accident Analysis and Prevention
  • Psychology of Workplace Technology
  • The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations
  • The Nature of Work: Advanced in Psychological Theory, Methods, and Practice

Student Presentations

Travel the world and talk about your work.

At ODU, graduate students present their research ever year at national and international conferences. By presenting your work to a big audience, you will not only be able to build a name for yourself but also receive valuable feedback and insight from experts in the field. In addition, you will have numerous opportunities to connect with other scholars with similar interests, as well as practitioners from world-renowned consulting companies. Some conferences that ODU students have attended recently include (along with their locations over the past few years):

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology annual conference (Philadelpiha, Honolulu, New York City)
  • American Psychological Association annual convention (San Diego, Washington DC, Orlando)
  • Association for Psychological Science annual convention (San Francisco, Chicago, Boston)
  • The International Congress of Applied Psychology (Paris, Tokyo, Melbourne)
  • The International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations (Granada, Vancouver, Cape Town)