Is it weird to wax philosophical about industrial-organizational psychology while making cucumber guac? Or natter on about stress and leadership while feeding tortoises? I don’t think so. (Or rather, I hope not – because I do it pretty regularly.)
Professionally, I graduated with my PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (with a specialty in Occupational Health Psychology ) from Clemson in 2011. If you haven’t heard of it, I-O is the scientific study of all aspects of work – I want work to be better for everyone.
These days, I’m an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Organizational Leadership program at the University of Arizona South, which can be completed fully online. I’m constantly working to make sure our courses are a positive experience where our students gain knowledge they can apply in the workplace immediately. Communicating! Systems Thinking! Understanding Org. Behavior! I teach my students how to be great at these things.
Personally, I spend an inordinate amount of time cooing over my pets (dogs, cats, fish AND three desert tortoises) and exploring my newly discovered domestic abilities. Who knew sewing pillow covers and planting green things could be so gratifying?! (I did not.) I’m an early adopter to nearly every type of technology so I’ll happily spend hours exploring any new app/platform/program and then talking my friends’ collective ears off about how they should be using it, too.
I have a deep and abiding love for dabbling and lifehacking. I’ll try just about anything once (or three times) and tweaking tiny aspects of my life brings me great joy. I’ve experimented with nearly every digital to-do-list platform out there – and I can tell what works and what doesn’t. (Constantly experimenting with a new to-do-list-tools doesn’t. Like, not at all.)
This online home will be a space for me to explore ideas and share things I just don’t have another platform for. While I will talk about psychology or workplace logistics, it will probably not be in my academic or professional voice. Because that would be boring.
Keen to talk about teaching or psychology or share a really good avocado-based recipe? Drop me a line at brandyabrown [at] gmail.com or follow along with what I’m reading lately through LinkedIn or Twitter.
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