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Tara Brown

Tara Brown

Learning and Training Systems

Scientist

Lead, Instructional Strategy & Support

Tara has experience spanning several areas of the organizational psychology domain, in both academic and applied private and public sectors. Specifically, she has expertise in the areas of training design, development, and evaluation; selection system evaluation; organizational survey development and implementation; and qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Her current work at Aptima is focused on utlilizing Aptima’s innovative training design, development, and evaluation methods with the goal of maximizing human performance.

Tara holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University and a B.S. in Psychology from Wright State University. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Notable Publications

Baard, S. K., Rench, T. A., & Kozlowski, S. W. J. (revise and resubmit). Adaptation: A theoretical review and integration. Journal of Management.

Grand, J. A., Pearce, M., Rench, T. A., Chao, G. T., Kozlowski, S. W. J., & Fernandez, R. (revise and resubmit). Going DEEP: Guidelines for Building Simulation-Based Team Training Assessments. BMJ Quality & Safety.

Kozlowski, S. W. J., DeShon, R. P., Biswas, S., Chang, D., Pearce, M., Braun, M. T., Rench, T. A., & Baard, S. K. (revise and resubmit). The dynamics of human interaction: Capturing team collaboration in real-time. Organizational Research Methods.

Baard, S. K., Kozlowski, S. W. J., DeShon, R. P., Biswas, S., Braun, M. T., Rench, T. A., Pearce, M., Bo, D., & Piolet, Y. (April, 2012). Assessing team process dynamics: An innovative methodology for team research. Symposium at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), San Diego, CA.

Pearce, M., Rench, T. A., Braun, M. T., Baard, S. K., DeShon, R. P., & Kozlowski, S. W. J. (April, 2012). Life on the ICE: Examining cohesion in Antarctic search teams. Symposium at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), San Diego, CA.

Pearce, M., Kozlowski, S. W. J., Chao, G. T., Fernandez, R., Grand, J., Rench, T. A., Huang, J. L., & Curran, P. (April, 2012). Enhancing emergency medical team performance via team process training. Symposium at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), San Diego, CA.

For more information about Ms. Rench’s publications, please contact aptima_info@aptima.com.