Dr. Lana V. Ivanitskaya is an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist who applies rigor and methods of psychology to the scientific study of the workplace. She joined the Central Michigan University faculty in 2002 as an Associate Professor in CMU's Doctor of Health Administration Program. She was awarded early tenure (5th year, 2007) and the Excellence in Teaching Award (2012).
Dr. Ivanitskaya's work has been awarded competitive funding in part through grants by the State of Michigan and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She served as a Principal Investigator of a research study that validated an electronic health information literacy assessment for health pre-professionals. In addition, Dr. Ivanitskaya was a Co-Principal Investigator of a personnel allocation model for Michigan State Police. The model enabled leaders to make evidence-based decisions about minimum staffing needs and performance staffing needs taking into account unobligated time, geography and presence of other agencies, patrol intervals, and shift relief factors. This research was subsequently extended to nurse staffing and presented at the Academy of Management Conference.
In addition, Dr. Ivanitskaya consulted government and private organizations on executive coaching, resource allocation modeling, personnel training and development, organizational behavior, turnover, organizational culture, and strategic planning. Her research was published in high-impact journals such as Learning and Instruction (5-yr impact factor 3.7), Journal of Medical Internet Research (impact factor 4.7), and Journal of Organizational Behavior (impact factor 3.6). Dr. Ivanitskaya earned her Masters and a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from Central Michigan University (Best Thesis Award) and a B.A./Masters in Education from Moscow State Pedagogical University in Moscow, Russian Federation (Summa Cum Laude).
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