Graduate Alumni "Where Are They Now"?


Hillary SchwarbResearch Scientist
Biomedical Imaging Center at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science
and Technology and Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. Graduate - Cognition and Brain Science, 2012
Faculty Advisor – Dr. Eric Schumacher

"The exceptional training and unique perspective instilled at Tech continues to have a tremendous impact on the way I approach science and life. The strong foundation in psychological theory coupled with the confidence and willingness to incorporate of state-of-the-art imaging techniques has shaped my career and opened tremendous opportunities in both basic and translational neuroscience. I am eternally grateful for the quality of my training (shout out to Eric!), the opportunities to present my work regularly to the faculty (always challenging me to think bigger), the push to productivity (publications and grants!), and the friendships forged in my time at the School of Psychology. Always look forward to coming back for a visit".  


Charles Calderwood - Assistant Professor of I/O Psychology, Virginia Tech
Ph.D. Graduate - Industrial Organizational Psychology, 2012
Faculty Advisor - Dr. Phillip Ackerman

"My experiences in the I/O program at Georgia Tech were really instrumental in laying the foundation for future success in my academic career. In particular, the caliber of the methodological and quantitative training I received while there has given me great flexibility in pursuing the topics that I want to investigate and adapting the approaches that I take to the needs of those topics in my research program. It has also been great remaining connected to the program since graduating, with a particular highlight being visiting to give a colloquium last spring that doubled as an opportunity to chat about ongoing and new collaborations that will keep me involved with the program in the future".