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Our Leadership

Dr. Richard Griffith

Richard Griffith is a tenured Professor in the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology Program and the Executive Director of The Institute for Culture, Collaboration, and Management at the Florida Institute of Technology, a partner in the Erasmus Mundus Work and Organizational Psychology consortium. Dr. Griffith also serves as the Culture Research Portfolio Manager. Dr. Griffith provides more than 20 years of expertise in talent management research and consulting. He is the author of over 150 publications, presentations, and book chapters and has conducted funded research for the Department of Defense examining the assessment and development of cross-cultural competence.

Dr. Griffith is the founder of the Ph.D. program at Florida Tech, including the international concentration, the first in the U.S. In addition, he is the editor of the books Internationalizing the Organizational Psychology Curriculum, Critical Issues in Cross Cultural Management, and Leading Global Teams. He has served as a guest editor of the journals Human Performance and Organizational Development and associate editor of the European Journal of Psychological Assessment. He has been recognized as a Fellow by the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and as a Senior Research Fellow by the Army Research Institute. His work has been featured in Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Amanda Thayer

Amanda L. Thayer, PhD, is a tenured Associate Professor in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at the Florida Institute of Technology, as well as the Director of Growth and Development and Portfolio Manager for Collaboration and Teams Research at the Institute for Culture, Collaboration, and Management (ICCM). Dr. Thayer's research on teams and collaboration has produced more than 85 publications, invited talks, and national and international conference presentations, including outlets such as American Psychologist, Human Resource Management Review, and Organizational Psychology Review, among others.

Dr. Thayer’s current research is focused on team selection, staffing, and composition; trust violation and repair; team cohesion, adaptation, and resilience; neurodiversity in teams; and measurement and methodologies for studying interpersonal relationships and team- and system-level dynamics. Her research spans across a variety of contexts, including military units, NASA crews, volunteer non-profit teams, human-agent teams, and virtual teams, among others. To date, she has secured over $7 million in external funding from partners such as the U.S. Army Research Institute (ARI), NASA, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Her current funded research efforts include a large cooperative agreement with ARI aimed at developing a novel experimental paradigm and unobtrusive measurement toolkit for assessing teamwork and team performance, as well as an interdisciplinary effort funded by AFOSR to investigate trust violation and repair in human-agent teams.

Dr. Jessica Wildman

Jessica L. Wildman, PhD, is a tenured Associate Professor in the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology program at the Florida Institute of Technology and also serves as the Research Director of the Institute for Culture, Collaboration, and Management. Additionally. Dr. Wildman is the Portfolio Manager to ICCM’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Portfolio. To date, she has co-authored 22 book chapters, 15 journal articles, and presented over 70 national and international conference presentations on topics including team processes and emergent states, team cognition, team performance measurement, global virtual teams, trust development and repair, and cultural competence. Dr. Wildman is the co-editor of the 2014 book “Leading Global Teams: Translating Multidisciplinary Science to Practice” and the 2016 book “Critical Issues in Cross Cultural Management.”

Dr. Wildman has been associated with over $2.5 million in funded research for clients including the U.S. Office of Naval Research, Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division, U.S. Army Research Institute, NASA, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and large multinational companies. Exemplar projects include an operational assessment and scientific literature review on team self-maintenance for NASA, developing measures of multiteam system performance for the Navy, and research examining predictors of inclusion within another Fortune 500 company. Current research interests include diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), culture, and teams in the workplace. 

Our Research Scientist

Mina Milosevic, M.S., MPA

Mina Milosevic, M.S., MPA, is the Research Scientist at the Institute for Culture, Collaboration, and Management and an adjunct faculty at the Florida Institute of Technology. She has an extensive background in behavioral analysis and public administration and has over 20 years of experience in the human services industry where she worked on numerous initiatives as a consultant, project manager, operations manager, and in an executive leadership role. In her role as a research scientist, Ms. Milosevic has supported a wide range of ICCM’s research efforts and partnerships and has successfully oversaw government, military, and corporate grants and projects.