Career Development & Technology Research Team

Career Development and Technology Research Team

 

The Career Development & Technology Research Team, housed within the College of Education at Florida State University, provides opportunities for master’s and doctoral students who have interests in research projects related to career development and/or the use of technology in career counseling. The team supports the individual as well as collective research projects to inform career theory and practice. Learn more about our research, publications, and presentations below.

Current Research Team Members

Deb Osborn, Ph.D., NCC

Dr. Osborn is a Professor and Co-director of Training in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University. She received her PhD in Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology from Florida State University in 1998. She also co-directs the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is both a Fellow and Past President of the National Career Development Association. Dr. Osborn’s program of research includes: identify predictors of and best practices for increasing positive career outcomes and decreasing negative outcomes; applying career-related theory (especially Cognitive Information Processing theory) in research and practice; designing and using assessments in career services; and exploring the role technology can play in enhancing and extending services. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and quilting.  Dr. Osborn’s CV

 

V. Casey Dozier, Ph.D., NCC
Dr. Dozier is the Program Director of Instruction, Research, and Evaluation at the Florida State University Career Center, Teaching Faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University, and Co-Director of The Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development (Tech Center). She earned her PhD in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University, and her professional qualifications include being a Licensed Psychologist (State of Florida) and a National Certified Counselor (NBCC). Her publications include refereed journal articles, book chapters, and national presentations. Dr. Dozier has provided clinical interventions in a variety of settings, with an emphasis on personal and career counseling to assist college students of all ages. Her professional passions are supervision and training, underserved populations, work-life balance, and integrating theory, research, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Dozier’s CV

 

Tristen Hyatt, Ph.D., NCC, LPC

Dr. Hyatt completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Auburn University. She is a teaching faculty member and program coordinator for FSU’s Career Counseling program. She holds a master's degree from Troy University in Counseling and Psychology with a focus in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Columbus State University. She began working in mental health and substance abuse in 2010. She has worked in numerous roles since then, including: residential case manager, community support individual, outpatient therapist, crisis counselor, group counselor, intake coordinator in a psychiatric hospital, career counselor, and she has worked providing individual, couples, and career counseling services to the college population for four years at a college counseling center. Her research interests relate to the intersectionality of career and mental health, including decreasing stigma through education, awareness and community engagement; and counselor preparedness and self-efficacy as it relates to working with specific populations (i.e., career counseling, college counseling, and the intersection of mental health and career). Dr. Hyatt's CV

 

Laura Reid Marks, Ph.D.

Dr. Marks is an Assistant Professor in the APA-accredited Combined Counseling and School Psychology doctoral program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as her Master of Arts in Education and Education Specialist in School Counseling from the University of Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University after completing her pre-doctoral internship at Arizona State University Counseling Services. She spent four years as an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Memphis before beginning her position at Florida State University. Her program of research is focused on the influence of overt discrimination and microaggressions on mental health, health behaviors, and career development in marginalized groups. Dr. Marks' CV

 

Graduate Students

 

Caitlyn Brown, M.S.
Caitlyn is a doctoral student in the combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. Caitlyn has a Master of Science degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from Valdosta State University, where she also earned her two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Philosophy and Religious Studies. Caitlyn has experience teaching at the undergraduate level in psychology and did her master’s practicum at the VSU University Counseling Center. She is currently working as a Career Advisor at the FSU Career Center. Her research interests include: the utilizing technology in mental health services, working with rural or underserved populations, assessments in clinical work, and exploring the intersection between personality, mental health, and career development. In her free time, Caitlyn can often be found either hanging out with her dog Levi, reading Harry Potter, exploring Tallahassee and north FL/south GA, or spending time with friends.

 

Qualandria S. Brookens, M.S.

Qualandria S. Brookens is a doctoral student in the combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. Qualandria has a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Bethune-Cookman University. Qualandria also earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and minor in French from Bethune-Cookman University. Qualandria has experience teaching K-12 level and career coaching emerging adults. Qualandria is currently working as a graduate assistant in the Human Service Clinic and teacher assistant for SSDS 3340: Introduction to Career Development. Her research interests include: research and program evaluation of career development programs, working with underserve, minorities, and/ or international population, exploring the intersection between mental health and career development, purpose as a career, impact of fatalistic on career development, identity development in adolescent and emerging adulthood. In her free time, Qualandria enjoys hanging with family and friends, journaling, mentoring, traveling and exploring the world, engaging in thrill-seeking activities and reading self-help books.

Ivey Burbrink, Ed.S.

Ivey is a first-year graduate student in the combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Ph.D. program at Florida State University. She currently works as an Instructional Specialist for the undergraduate SDS 3340 Introduction to Career Development course that is offered through the FSU Career Center. Her jobs include organizing five course sections, ensuring that teaching material and course content is properly applied across all five sections, as well as teaching two section of the course each semester. Ivey’s research interests include the connection between mental health and career development within college students, with a particular interest in collegiate student athletes. Ivey plans to continue her education and training with the goal of becoming a licensed counseling and sport psychologist. Outside of academics, Ivey enjoys cooking, exercising, spending time with her family and friends, and attending FSU sporting events.

Michael J. Morgan, Jr., M.S.

Michael J. Morgan, Jr.  is a Nationally Certified Counselor. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Counseling and School Psychology at Florida State University.  He received a MS in Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University, a MS in Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Psychology from Georgia State University. Michael has a passion for research and enjoys using his skills to conduct research at the intersection of vocational psychology and technological intervention. Michael enjoys spending his free time with his two dogs and his wife.

 

Kelechi Nnaji, B.S.

Kelechi Nnaji is a graduate student in the School Psychology M.S./Ed.S. program at Florida State University. She also works as a career advisor in the FSU Career Center. Kelechi graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and minor in French and Francophone studies. She has had diverse work experiences including positions in Social Work, Behavior Therapy and Childcare. Her research interests include options knowledge in high school students and career outcomes for students with learning disabilities. As a triplet, Kelechi spends most of her spare time relaxing with her siblings or chasing after her puppy, Canon. 

Carley Peace, M.A.

Carley Peace is a doctoral student in the combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Ph.D. program at Florida State University. She currently works in the FSU Career Center as a career advisor and also co-instructs an undergraduate career development course. She has an interdisciplinary background, having earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in English from Georgia State University. In addition, she previously taught middle school with Teach For America. Her research interests include the intersection of career concerns, mental health, and personality. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing the cello, traveling, hiking, and reading.

Bobbi Villarreal, M.S.

Bobbi is a first-year doctoral student in the Combined Counseling and School Psychology Ph.D. program at Florida State University. She earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University. She is currently working at the FSU Career Center as a Career Advisor. Her research interests include career transitions of student-athlete, military, and law enforcement populations and the intersection between career and mental health. Bobbi enjoys spending time with loved ones, watching sporting events, and exploring new places to eat.

Research Publications

Current and past graduate student co-authors and presenters are indicated in bold.

 

Current Research Projects

  • Development of a virtual card sort
  • Evaluating the impact of the career planning course on dysfunctional career thinking
  • Development and Validation of career-related inventories
  • Career research and student athletes
  • Relationship of trauma and career interests
  • PWT theory

Refereed Journal Articles

2020

Brookens, Q. S., Verma, K., & Orijoke, O. (submitted). Career development a solution for urbanization sustainability: An examination of career development in low-income and low-middle income countries through the CIP theory. Career Planning Adult Development Journal. Manuscript submitted for publication, 16 pages.

Garis, J. W., Peace, C. S., & Milligan, J. A. (2020). Applications of cognitive information processing theory in the Philippines. Career Planning Adult Development Journal, 35(4), 66-81.

Hayden, S. C. W., Osborn, D. S., Peace, C., & Lange, R. (in press). Enhancing agency in career development via cognitive information processing theory. British Journal of Guidance and Counseling. Manuscript submitted for publication, 29 pages.

Kronholz, J., & Osborn, D. S. (submitted). Dysfunctional career thoughts, interest profile elevation, and RIASEC skills of career counseling clients. Journal of Employment Counseling. Manuscript submitted for publication, 24 pages.

Morgan, M. J., & Osborn, D. S. (submitted). A New Tool to Assess the Influence of Metacognition on Career Development. Journal of Career Assessment. Manuscript submitted for publication, 26 pages.

Nsubguga, H., & Ivins, T. (2020). Case study: Application of CIP theory at Makerere University. Career Planning Adult Development Journal, 35(4), 97-108.

Nsubuga, H., Osborn, D. S., & Brookens, Q. S. (submitted). Meeting Ugandan University Students' Career Needs Using Cognitive Information Processing Model. African Journal of Career Development. Manuscript submitted for publication, 25 pages.

Morgan, M. J., Jr., Wilkinson, R. T., & Osborn, D. (2020). Barriers to computerized career interventions in community outreach centers. Journal of Employment Counseling, 57(2), 85-96. doi:10.1002/joec.12139

Osborn, D. S., Brown, C., & Morgan, M. (in press). Expectations, experiences and career-related outcomes of computer-assisted career guidance systems. Journal of Employment Counseling, 27 pages.

Osborn, D. S., Hayden, S. C. W., & Brown, C. (2020). Cognitive Information Processing Theory:  International Applications. Career Planning Adult Development Journal, 35(4), 4-16. Retrieved from https://files.constantcontact.com/56f4bf3f301/4f571e70-512d-4e69-a6fe-a58e31f179a0.pdf

Osborn, D., Sides, R. D., & Brown, C. B. (2020). Comparing career development outcomes for undergraduate CIP-based courses versus human relations courses. Career Development Quarterly, 68, 32-47. doi:10.1002/cdq.12211; http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556414861_35981ada

2019

Dozier, V. C., Osborn, D. S., Kronholz, J., Peterson, G. W., & Reardon, R. C. (2019). The effect of an online Self-Directed Search on the career decision state. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 18(2), 48-62. Retrieved from http://cjcdonline.ca/download/the-effects-of-the-online-self-directed-search-on-the-career-decision-state/; http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1601473930_b90c9759

Finklea, J. T., & Osborn, D. (2019). Understanding relationships between commitment anxiety and career tension. Journal of Employment Counseling, 56, 117-126. doi:10.1002/joec.12126

2018

Dozier, V. C., & Osborn, D. (2018). Cognitive information processing theory: Applications in research and practice. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counseling41, 39-48.

Hou, P. C., Osborn, D. S., & Sampson, J. P. (2018). Predicting the Vocational Identity of International and Domestic College Students. Career Development Quarterly66, 344-357. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1545150345_1a5bdb0d; doi:10.1002/cdq.12155

Miller, A., Osborn, D., Sampson, J. P., Peterson, G. W., & Reardon, R. C. (2018). The impact of a college career course on students' career decision state. Career Development Quarterly66, 344-357. doi:10.1002/cdq.12157

Osborn, D., & Belle, J. G. (2018). Preparing Juvenile Offenders for College and Career Readiness: A Cognitive Information Processing Approach. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation28 (3), 36. doi:10.1080/10474412.2018.14

Osborn, D., Murphy, D., Burbrink, I., & Hoover, M. (2018). Florida State University Career Center. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal: Special Issue, Effective Practices in College and University Career Services34(2), 7-19.

Sampson J. P., Jr., Osborn, D., Kettunen, J., Hou, P-C., Miller, A. K., & Makela, J. P. (2018). The validity of socially-constructed career information. Career Development Quarterly66 (2), 121-134. doi:10.1002/cdq.12127; http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1521225668_d3959a6c

2016

Kronholz, J., & Osborn, D. (2016). The impact of study abroad on vocational identity among college students. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 27, 70-84.

Osborn, D., Belle, J.Gonzalez, A., & McCain, S. (2016). Linking Career and Mental Health Concerns Through Technology. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal32, 151-160. Retrieved from http://fsu.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fsu%3A543800

Osborn, D., Miller, A.McCain, S., & Belle, J. G. (2016). Using Social Media for Personal Online Reputation Management. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal32 (2), 136-145. Retrieved from http://fsu.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fsu%3A543792

2015

Osborn, D., Finklea, J. T., & Belle, J. G. (2015). Integrating Assessments into the Career Decision-Making Conversation. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 30 (4), 144-155.

2014

Osborn, D., Kronholz, J. F.Finklea, J. T., & Cantonis, A. M. (2014). Technology-Savvy Career Counselling. Canadian Psychology55 (4), 258-265. doi:10.1037/a0038160

 

 

Book Chapters

Osborn, D. S., Carr, D., McClain, M. C., Sides, R., Lumsden, J., & Sampson, J. P. (contract). Computer-Assisted Career Assessment. Manuscript under contract for publication, Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association.

Osborn, D. S., Kronholz, J. F., & Finklea, J. T. (2015). Card Sorts. In M. McMahon, & M. Watson (Eds.), Career Assessment: Qualitative Approaches (pp. 81-88). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/career-development-series/career-assessment/

 

Non-refereed Articles

Peace, C., Osborn, D. S. (2020). Our Lives with A Theory: Reflections on John Holland's New Autobiography. Career Convergence. National Career Development Association.

Osborn, D., McCain, S., & Miller, A. (2016). Careers & Mental Health. Career Developments, Fall, 6-10.

 

Guest Editors

McCain, S., & Beard, Z. (2017). Why we work.  [Special Edition]. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 33.

Conference Presentations

2021 (submitted)

Lenz, J., Sampson, J., Villarreal, D. (Accepted). Connecting career theory & critical ingredients in delivering career interventions for diverse client needs. National Career Development Association, Atlanta, Ga. (National)

Makela, J. P., Villarreal, D. (Accepted). Writing Effective Personal Statements: Improving Practice with Rubrics. National Career Development Association, Atlanta, Ga. (National)

Makela, J. P., Brookens, Q. S., & Yi, J. (Accepted). Engaging in equity-minded program assessment in career services. National Career Development Association, Atlanta, GA. ( National)

Morgan, M. J.,Osborn, D. S. (Accepted). The COMS: An exciting new assessment of metacognition. National Career Development Association, Atlanta, Ga. (National)

Venable, M., Osborn, D. S. (Accepted). Engage and inspire! Tips and tricks that take your online classes to the next level. National Career Development Association, Atlanta, Ga. (National)

Verma, K., Marks, L., Osborn, D. S. (Accepted). Applying psychology of working theory (PWT) constructs to career counseling with undergraduate students. National Career Development Association, Atlanta, Ga. (National)

 

2020

Peterson, G. W., Osborn, D. S., & Ivins, T. (accepted, but canceled due to COVID-19). Philosophy, Theory, and Experience of the Vocational Meaning Survey (VMS). Presentation to be given at the National Career Development Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Peace, C., & Burbrink, I. (2020). College Career Course Outcome Research and Recommendations.  Presentation given at the National Career Development Association, virtual conference.

Peace, C., & Osborn, D. S., & Burbrink, I.  (2020). Person-Environment Friendly Career Counseling: Differentiating Approach and Intervention by RIASEC Type.  Presentation given at the National Career Development Association, virtual conference.

 

2019

Brown, C., & Miller, M. (2019). Making Sense of Career Concerns through Integration of Cognitive Information Processing and other Career Theories. Roundtable presentation to be given at National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

Dozier, V. C., Lenz, J., Murphy, D. H., & Peace, C. (2019). Effective career course interventions to navigate lifelong career decisions. Roundtable presentation to be given at National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

Hayden, S. C., & Osborn, D. (2019). Integrating Emotions and Thoughts in Career Services via Cognitive Information Processing Theory. Presentation to be given at the National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

Morgan, M.J., & Seybold, M. (2019). How to help when they’re hopeless: Career-counseling with suicidal clients. Roundtable presentation to be given at the 2019 Annual Conference of the National Career Development Association. Houston, TX. (National)

Osborn, D., Brown, C., & Morgan, M. (2019). Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems: Student Expectations, Experiences, and Career-Related Outcomes. Presentation to be given at the National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

Venable, M., & Osborn, D. (2019). Share and Share Alike: Peer-Recommended Tech Tools that Bridge the Distance in Career Development. Presentation to be given at the National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

Sides, R., & Brown C. (2019). May the course be with you. Utilizing career education to guide undergraduates through obstacles. Roundtable presentation to be given at National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

Sides, R., & Peace C. (2019). Home field advantage: Emphasizing cultural strengths in student-athletes. Roundtable presentation to be given at National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

 

2018

Belle, J., & Burbrink, I. (2018). Integrating CIP theory and career services with collegiate student-athletes. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

Dozier, V. C., Lenz, J. G., Sampson, J. S., Jr. & Murphy, D. H. (2018). Effective Strategies for Integrating Theory, Research, & Practice: 30-Years of Successful Collaboration. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

Jones, N., & Gagnon, S. (2018). Integrating Cognitive Information Processing theory with high school students. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

Miller, A. K. , & Konen, M. (2018). School’s in Session: The effectiveness of a CIP-Based Career Course. ROUNDTABLE. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

Murphy, D. H., & Miller, A. K. (2018). Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice through Collaborative Motivational Interviewing (MI). NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

Peterson, G. W., Osborn, D., & Brown, C. (2018). Vocational Meaning Survey (VMS): A Theory-based Approach. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona

Sides, R. (2018). Man up! Male athletes' stigma towards career development. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

Stallings, E., & Brown, C. (2018). Career thoughts and first-year college students: Effects of the career counseling working alliance and CIP elements. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

 

2017

Dieujuste, M., Freeman, V. F., Nelson, B., & Beard, Z. (2017, June). Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering an Inclusive Environment in the Workplace. Roundtable presentation at the National Career Development Association Global Conference, Orlando, FL.

Dozier, C., Osborn, D., Sibbet, L., McCain, S., & Sides, R. (presented 2017, June). Theory in Action: Join us for a live demonstration of Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) Theory. Presentation at Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Orlando, FL. (National)

Hou, P.C. & Harshner, J. (2017, June). Improving vocational identity of domestic and international college students. Roundtable Presentation at the National Career Development Association Global Conference, Orlando, FL.

Sides, R., & Miller. A. (2017, June). Becoming positive after not making the cut: Cultural considerations when advising professional baseball athletes. Roundtable presentation at the National Career Development Association Global Conference, Orlando

 

2016

Dozier, V. C., Osborn, D. S., & Kronholz, J. (presented 2016, May). The impact of a counselor-free intervention using the Self-Directed Search. 2016 Biennial Conference, Society for Vocational Psychology, Tallahassee, FL. (National)

Osborn, D., Belle, J., & McCain, S. (presented 2016, March). Career Development and Mental Health. 2016 Annual Conference, American Counseling Association, Montreal, CA. (National)

Sampson, J. P., Osborn, D., Kettunen, J., Hou, P. C., & Miller, A. K. (presented 2016, July). The validity of socially constructed career information. Presentation at Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Chicago, IL. (National)

 

2015

Cantonis, A., Kronholz, J., Osborn, D. S., Finklea, T., & Belle, J. (presented 2015, March). Discover Your APPtitude: Exploring New Technologies to Enhance Counseling Services. Poster presentation at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL. (National)

Kronholz, J. F., Pawley, E. K., & Hou, P.C. (presented 2015, June).  Celebrating success through creative career counseling.  Presentation at the National Career Development Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO.  (National)

Osborn, D. S., Finklea, J. T., Kronholz, J. F., & Cantonis, A. M. (presented 2014, March). Tech Savvy Career Counseling. Presentation at American Counseling Association 2014 Annual Conference, American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI. (National)

Contact

Dr. Deb Osborn
Dr. Casey Dozier
Florida State University College of Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems
3210 Stone Building
1114 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4301