Researchers and Research Assistants
Thomas V. Frederick, PhD, is the head of this lab. Dr. Frederick has been researching spirituality, differentiation of self, religious coping and burnout. Research from this lab has culminated in two journal articles and a book chapter. There is currently a theoretical book in process on the foundational role differentiation plays in coping with burnout co-authored with Dr. Scott Dunbar.
Scott E. Dunbar, DBA, has been researching burnout, differentiation of self, spirituality, mindfulness, quizzes in higher education, and utilizing sources outside of textbooks in higher education. Research from this lab has culminated in two journal articles and a book chapter as well as two peer-reviewed presentations on quizzes and non-textbook sources. There is currently a theoretical book in process on the foundational role differentiation plays in coping with burnout co-authored with Dr. Thomas Frederick.
Yvonne Thai, PhD, is the chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences for the Online and Professional Studies Division and associate professor of sociology. Dr. Thai’s research interests are in identity, morality, emotions and religion.
Cammy Purper, PhD, is currently working as a co-investigator on a study examining lawyers' experience of burnout. With a background in education, her research interests focus on the identification of evidence-based interventions that improve people’s lives.
Kenneth Minesinger joined the lab recently and assisted with developing a current research project on the burnout experience of attorneys.
Julie Browning has more than 20 years of experience in various roles within accounting, finance and higher education. Some of Dr. Browning’s research interests in burnout include areas specifically related to those professionals working within servant leadership roles as well as professionals working in careers that are high stress by nature.
Rick Ardito is an assistant professor of accounting. He has presented research on higher education best practices.
Kristen E. Sandberg is a research assistant.