Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Frank D. Golom, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 221H
Telephone: 410-617-2738
Email: debetz@loyola.edu


  • B.A. (Psychology, summa cum laude), Loyola College in Maryland
  • M.A., (Organizational Psychology), Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ph.D., (Social-Organizational Psychology), Teachers College, Columbia Univeristy

Scholarly Interests:

Trained as an organizational psychologist and scholar-practitioner, I am generally interested in applying theories and frameworks from industrial-organizational, social and counseling psychology (e.g., social cognition, social identity, identity development) to help understand and improve the experiences of individuals in group and organizational settings. My specific area of research focuses on empirically examining the perceptual, attitudinal and group process implications of sociodemographic differences in the workplace, particularly differences related to sexual orientation, and I have expertise in workplace diversity and demography issues more broadly (e.g., gender, age, race). On a more macro level, I am interested in the processes by which organizations change and develop and the impact of resistance to change on organizational transformation efforts. I also write about the practice of organizational psychology, including the ways in which classroom and organizational environments can be designed to optimize learning and transformation, especially in executive education.

As an instructor, my primary area of expertise is in basic and applied research methods, including the design and evaluation of social science research and the application of research methods principles to real-world organizational challenges. I have also taught survey courses covering topics in industrial-organizational psychology, human resource management and organizational behavior.

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Course Offerings:

PY291: Research Methods I
PY292: Research Methods II
PY101: Introduction to Psychology