Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership M.A. Program Chair, School of Psychology
Ph.D., I/O Psychology, Florida Tech, 2013
M.S., I/O Psychology, Florida Tech, 2010
B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 2006
Research Analyst, Human Resources Technologies 2014-2016
Work entailed survey research and development, researching analytical techniques, analyzing and reporting data related to command climate surveys for the Department of Defense (DoD), researching organizational climate-related topics for DoD strategic initiatives.
Human Performance Analyst, General Dynamics Information Technology 2010-2014
Worked on the development of computer-based trainings and training support products for Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Conducted job and task analyses, developed training assessments including job performance measures, conducted training evaluations.
*Some publications under maiden name, "Piccone"
Converse, P. D., Moon, N., Merlini, K. P., & Vaghef, K. M. (revise and resubmit). The role of off-task thoughts and behaviors in linking self-control with achievement-related and well-being outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality.
Merlini, K. P., Bupp, C. P., Merlini, P. G., & Garza, M. M. (in press). Inclusion and intent to leave in the military: The mediating role of burnout. Military Psychology.
Merlini, K. P., Albowicz, C., Merlini, P. G. (2019). A transformational and an authentic leader walk into a bar: Who feels included? Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 16(3), 96-108.
Nguyen, D., & Merlini, K. P. (2019, July). Beyond simply managing diversity: What is inclusion and how is it fostered? HR Florida Review, 7-9.
Converse, P. D., Ponto, S., Piccone, K., Thackray, M., Desai, P., Tocci, M., & Beverage, M. (2018). Task type and resource allocation patterns in multiple-task self-regulation. Applied Psychology: An International Review.
Converse, P. D., Thackray, M., Piccone, K., Sudduth, M., Miloslavic, S., & Tocci, M. (2016). Attractiveness, ability, and control: Implications for career success. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
Converse, P. D., Piccone, K., & Tocci, M. (2014). Childhood self-control, adolescent behavior, and career success: A longitudinal study and individual differences. Personality and Individual Differences, 59, 65-70.
Converse, P. D., Piccone, K., Lockamy, C., Miloslavic, S., Mysiak, K., & Pathak, J. (2014). The influence of perceived accountability and outcome interdependence on goals and effort. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 210-219.
Converse, P. D., Miloslavic, S. A., Lockamy, C., Sudduth, M. M., Piccone, K., Pathak, J., DePaul-Haddock, A. M. (2013). Within-person variability in goal content and goal frame: Amount, patterns, antecedents, and consequences of variation in goal orientation over timeframes. Human Performance, 26, 374-389.