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Blacks in I/O Psychology

Emerging Professionals in an Emerging Workforce

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • https://blacksinio.webex.com/meet/blacksiniopsych


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Emerging Professionals in an Emerging Workforce

MEETING LINK: https://blacksinio.webex.com/meet/blacksiniopsych

Date: 10/26/22

Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM ET

Speaker: Valyn Beasley and Dr. Jenn Rineer

The purpose of this event is to give students an understanding of current trends, career options, and what to expect as they begin to enter into the workforce and become the future leaders of the I/O industry.

Target Audience: Students

Event Type: Panel discussion


Jenn Rineer is an expert in the health, well-being, and performance of employees and organizations. As a program manager and research psychologist in RTI International’s Center for Policing Research and Investigative Science, she applies her academic and applied experience in organizational psychology and occupational health to workplace and workforce surveys, qualitative studies, employee trainings, evaluations, and experimental research in criminal legal contexts. Her research focuses on worker health, job-related stress, diversity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness, and related topics.

Currently, Dr. Rineer leads two NIJ-funded projects: From Research to Reality: Recruiting More Women into the Policing Profession and Understanding Work-Related Stress among Medicolegal Death Investigators [MDIs]: A National Survey and Mixed-Methods Impact Study. She is also the principal investigator for a COPS Office project to develop programs to reduce stress for law-enforcement officers across the United States and leads RTI’s evaluation of a training program to improve officer wellness through family-supportive supervisor training, an initiative funded by a COPS Office Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act grant.

Dr. Rineer joined RTI in 2015. Her professional background includes several positions conducting research on employment-related issues for the Center for Parental Leave Leadership, Catalyst, Inc., and the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. She obtained her masters and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Portland State University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Val Beasley has a background in Human Resources, Project Management, and Education & Training and is the owner of Guided Professionals Staffing Network.  She has combined her love for mentoring and developing others by providing resume and interview assistance or helping them find the best job opportunities. She received her Bachelors in Human Resources from Creighton University, as well as her MBA. Val has always had a passion for helping others and has learned to strategically help people where their strengths can benefit them and their organization. Val is an avid leader and mentor and is a retired Officer in the United States Air Force. She is currently enrolled in an Organizational Leadership PhD to enhance her leadership knowledge and skills. 

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