Dr. Joanne Broder Sumerson is a consultant and professor in research process and organization development. As a research psychologist, she specializes in organizational issues. She has been consulting for several different private and public organizations for over 11 years, helping people use data to reach their maximum potential. Her favorite research interests include team dynamics and emotional intelligence, as well as best practices in research and consulting processes. Joanne's professional background includes a working as a prison counselor, corporate human resources generalist, and research specialist. She blogs about how we can assist students finish graduate school through Psychology Today. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and on the executive board for the Division of Media Psychology.