The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) has awarded Dr. Tomika Greer the 2011 Dissertation Award for An Investigation of Role Salience and Linkages to Work-Family Conflict. Each year ASTD recognizes one outstanding dissertation that holds major implications for practitioners of workplace learning and development. Dr. Greer is Visiting Assistant Professor and Program Manager for the Human Resource Development Program in the Department of Human Development & Consumer Science. "I am excited about the contribution that my research makes to advancing knowledge of employee well-being and say organizational effectiveness", said Dr. Greer.
Dr. Greer earned a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University in May 2011. She has previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology from Texas Tech University. Dr. Greer's professional background includes experience as a Human Performance Analyst, an Instructional Technology & Distance Learning Specialist, and a Software Trainer. Her research interests include the role of individual differences in predicting work-family conflict, implementation and outcomes of "family-friendly" organizational policies and programs, trends, and challenges associated with maternal employment. Most recently, Dr. Greer has presented her work in these areas at research conferences sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development and the Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology.
In May 2012, she will receive the 2011 ASTD Dissertation Award at the American Society for Training and Development's International Conference and Exposition in Denver, CO. For more information: astdconference.org