Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Employee well-being; burnout; work-life balance; organizational work-life policies; leisure; meaningful work; career management and decision-making; gender and well-being.
Dr. Lauren Kuykendall (pronounced "KIRK-in-doll") is an Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She joined Mason after receiving her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Purdue University in 2015. Her research focuses on employee well-being, burnout, and work-nonwork balance. Current research projects in her lab focus on:
Dr. Kuykendall teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Psychology Department. She received the 2021 University Teaching Excellence Award with special recognition for High Impact Teaching.
Dr. Kuykendall occasionally provides guest lectures for undergraduate psychology students that do not have a faculty member with an Industrial-Organizational Psychology background in their department. Please send me an email if you're interested in me speaking to your students.
Feel free to reach out to Dr. Kuykendall to inquire about consulting or a research partnership, particularly for initiatives focused on improving employee well-being. Dr. Kuykendall occasionally provides pro bono consulting to non-profit organizations.
Melissa Hickin (Stiksma), Understanding the Antecedents of Supervisor Support for Recovery (2022)
Carol M. Wong, When Job Demands Undermine Recovery Experiences: Unpacking the Recovery Paradox (2022)