Loyola University Maryland


Frank D. Golom, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of PsychologyDr. Francis Golom smiling at the camera.

Department Chair

Office: FC 213
Telephone: 410-617-2241
Email: FGolom@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 University

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.

Representative Publications:

Golom, F. D. (2018). Reframing the dominant diversity discourse: Alternate conversations for creating whole system change. Metropolitan Universities, 29(1), 11-17.

Golom, F. D. & Schreck, J. S. (2018). The journey to interprofessional collaborative practice: Are we there yet? Pediatric Clinics of North America, 65(1), 1-12.

Cramer, R. J., Golom, F. D., Burke, A. C., Stroud, C. H. & Graham, J. (2017). The lesbian, gay, and bisexual identity scale: Factor analytic evidence and associations with health and well-being. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 50(1-2), 71-88.

Perry, E. L., Golom, F. D., Catenacci, L., Ingraham, M. E., Covais, E. M., & Molina, J. J. (2017). Talkin’ ‘bout your generation: The impact of applicant age and generation on hiring-related perceptions and outcomes. Work, Aging and Retirement, 3(2), 186-199.

Carlucci, M. E. & Golom, F. D. (2016). Juror perceptions of female-female sexual harassment: Do sexual orientation and type of harassment matter? Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 8(4), 238-246.

Liberman, B. E. & Golom, F. D. (2015). Think manager, think male? Heterosexuals’ stereotypes of gay and lesbian managers. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 34(7), 566-578.

Perry, E. L., Golom, F. D. & McCarthy, J. A. (2015). Generational differences: Let’s not throw the baby boomer out with the bathwater. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8(3), 376-382.

Golom, F. D. (2015). Creating systemic change around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues: A case analysis and recommendations. In J. C. Hawley (Ed.), Expanding the circle: Creating an inclusive environment in higher education for LGBTQ students and studies (pp. 107-126). Albany, NY: State University of New York (SUNY) Press.

Golom, F. D. & Noumair, D. A. (2014). No add-ons necessary: Cultural and pedagogical implications of a competency-based approach to training I/O psychologists. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7(1), 18-21.

Perry, E. L., Dokko, G., & Golom, F. D. (2012). The aging worker and person-environment fit. In J. W. Hedge and W. C. Borman (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of work and aging (pp. 187-212). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

*denotes undergraduate student author

Course Offerings:

PY262: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PY291: Research Methods I
PY292: Research Methods II
PY418/419: Psychological Perspectives on Workplace Diversity
PY746: Research Methods in Psychology
PY840: Consultation Theory and Practice

Carolyn Barry

Carolyn Barry, Ph.D.

For Carolyn Barry, Ph.D., professor of psychology and associate dean of social sciences and graduate programs within Loyola College, her goal is to engage students the moment they walk on campus