Dr. Behrend earned her B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University. She joined the faculty of GWU as an Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 2009. Her research interests center around understanding and resolving barriers to computer-mediated work effectiveness, especially with regard to training, recruiting, and selection. She also maintains an active interest in research methods and statistics. She has consulted for a variety of public and private organizations in the areas of job analysis, selection, and training evaluation.