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Tatiana Toumbeva

Tatiana Toumbeva

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Tatiana specializes in the areas of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, assessment development and validation, training evaluation, and occupational health. At the core of her work is applying learning principles and systems design to develop adaptive training capabilities in complex instructional settings. Her expertise also includes leveraging measurement theory to develop and evaluate assessment tools within dynamic contexts. Prior to joining Aptima, Tatiana gained internal consulting experience at Verizon Communications where she spearheaded and successfully implemented large-scale national talent acquisition initiatives.

Tatiana completed her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University. She also holds a M.A. degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston University, and a B.S. in Biology from the University of South Florida. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Society for Occupational Health Psychology, and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.


Notable Publications

Toumbeva, T. H., Diedrich, F. J., Flanagan, S. M., Tucker, J. S., Uhl, E. R., Naber, A., Reynolds, K., Ratwani, K. L., Ubillus, G., Nocker, C., & Gerard, C. M. (2018, November). Assessing Character in Army Initial Entry Training. In Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry, Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Orlando, FL.

Walsh, B. M., Matthews, R. A., Toumbeva, T. H., Kabat-Farr, D., Philbrick, J., & Pavisic, I. (2018). Failing to be family supportive: Implications for supervisors. Journal of Management. DOI: 10.1177/014920631877462

Kiehl, Z., Toumbeva, T., Brown, T., Wiggins, S., & Maxwell, D. (2018). An immersive approach to providing mishap awareness scenario training for ensuring readiness (MASTER). In Proceedings of the MODSIM World Conference, Norfolk, VA.

Toumbeva, T. H., Ratwani, K. L., Diedrich, F. J., Flanagan, S. M., & Uhl, E. R. (2018). Development of a behaviorally anchored rating scale for leadership (ARI Research Product 2018-06). Fort Belvoir, VA: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. (DTIC No. AD 1048729)

Uhl, E. R., Toumbeva, T. H., Knott, C., McCormack, R., Diedrich, F., Flanagan, S., & Stuhlman, M. (2018). Sociometric indicators of leadership: An exploratory analysis (ARI Research Report 2015). Fort Belvoir, VA: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. (DTIC No. AD 1045469)

Toumbeva, T. H., Ratwani, K. L., Diedrich, F. J., Flanagan, S. M., Murphy, J., & Miller, L. C. (2017, November). Adaptive facilitation skills for Army instructors. In Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry, Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Orlando, FL.

Uhl, E. R., Toumbeva, T. H., Knott, C. C., McCormack, R. K., Flanagan, S., & Diedrich, F. (2017, August). Sociometric indicators of leadership: The limitations and the potential. Poster presented at the 125th American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Toumbeva, T. H., Ratwani, K. L., Diedrich, F. J., Flanagan, S., Murphy, J., Oster, E., & Miller, L. C. (2017). Adaptive facilitation skills for Army instructors (ARI Technical Report number pending). Ft. Belvoir, VA:  U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Manuscript under review.

Sprung, J. M., Toumbeva, T. H., & Matthews, R. A. (2015). Family-friendly organizational benefits and practices through the gender lens. In M. Mills (Ed), Gender and the work-family experience: An intersection of two domains (pp. 227-249). New York: Springer.

Matthews, R. A., & Toumbeva, T. H. (2015). Lagged effects of family-supportive organization perceptions and supervisor behaviors in relation to generalized work-related resources. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20, 301-313.

Matthews, R. A., & Toumbeva, T.H. (2014, August). Lagged effects between family-specific and generalized work-related resources. Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Toumbeva, T. H., Britton, A. R., & Matthews, R. A. (2013, May). Examining the enrichment process that links family-supportive supervisor behaviors to individual and work outcomes. Paper presented at the 10th Occupational Stress & Health International Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Toumbeva, T. H., & Matthews, R. A. (2012, April). Development of family embeddedness measure: Links to work-family enhancement. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Toumbeva, T. H., Booth, S., & Matthews, R. A. (2011, May). Examining the mediational contributions of work-family conflict pressures in the stressor-strain process. Paper presented at the 9th Occupational Stress & Health International Conference, Orlando, FL.

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


Additional Publications

Toumbeva, T. H., Chang, C. S., & Matthews, R. A. (2013, May). Contextualizing work-family enrichment: Do age, locus of control, and children living at home matter? Poster presentation at the 10th International Conference on Occupational Stress & Health, Los Angeles, CA.

Toumbeva, T. H., & Matthews, R. A. (2012, April). Development of family embeddedness measure: Links to work-family enhancement. Paper presentation at the 27th Annual Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

McLarty, B. D., Whitman, D. S., Samples, T. R., & Toumbeva, T. H. (2012, April). The role of disposition on applicant behavioral intentions. Paper presentation at the 27th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Toumbeva, T. H., Booth, S., & Matthews, R. A. (2011, May). Examining the mediational contributions of work-family conflict pressures in the stressor-strain process. Paper presentation at the 9th International Conference on Occupational Stress & Health, Orlando, FL.

Toumbeva, T., Matthews, R. A., Thomas, J. A., Hamilton, T., & Cherry, K. E. (2011, February). Assessment of needs of elderly citizens in rural and urban Louisiana. Poster presentation at the 8th Life Course and Aging Center Poster Session, Baton Rouge, LA.

Cherry, K. E., Toumbeva, T. H., & Matthews, R. A. (2011). AOA Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Delivery System Grant: Summary of Findings from the Legal Needs Assessment 2010. Unpublished technical report prepared for the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs.

Toumbeva, T., Matthews, R. A., Thomas, J. A., Hamilton, T., & Cherry, K. E. (2011, February). Assessment of needs of elderly citizens in rural and urban Louisiana. Poster presentation at Catholic Charities USA Annual Board of Supervisors Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA.

Johnson, R. E., Rosen, C. C., Toumbeva, T., & Djurdjevic, E. (2010, April). Controlling for common method variance using statistical remedies. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Johnson, R. E., Rosen, C. C., Toumbeva, T., & Djurdjevic, E. (2010, April). Does “CSE” mean core self-evaluations or common source effects? Poster presented at the 25th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA.