Megan Church-Nally

Megan Church Church-Nally

Assistant Professor- Educator

Edwards Center

5140C EDWARDS 1

A&S Psychology - 0376

University of Cincinnati
Edwards Bldg, Suite 4130
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

Professional Summary

Dr. Megan Church-Nally is an Assistant Professor- Educator in the Department in Psychology. She holds a Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Xavier University and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development with Concentration in Human Resources from University of Louisville. Her research interests include occupational stress and job satisfaction, graduate school well-being and persistence, and bettering the employee-employer experience in non profit realm. She has served as a methodologist on variety of studies ranging from entrepreneurship, safety, and franchising.

Dr. Church-Nally worked outside of academia for five year as a compensation consultant for five years at Mercer. She was the research associate on the Bridging the Talent Gap initiative in 2015, which sought to minimize the gap between employers’ needs and employee’s skill set in numerous cities. She has served as a statistical consultant for numerous dissertations and theses. She previously taught as an adjunct at Bellarmine University, St. Catherine College, Spalding University, and University of Louisville. Dr. Church-Nally also taught for the U.S Army in the University of Louisville and US Army partnership, where she earned a ROTC medal of Excellence.  She also conducted several site visits of military universities during this time.

Education

PhD, University of Louisville Louisville, KY, 2014 (Educational Leadership and Organizational Development with Human Resource Concentration )

MS, Xavier University Cincinnati, OH, 2007 ( Industrial-Organizational Psychology)

BA, Bellarmine University Louisville, KY, 2005 (Psychology and Sociology )

Positions and Work Experience

08-2016 -12-2016 Instructor, Cadre and Faculty Development Course (CFDC) Classes taught: Fall Clinicals Four topic areas: Higher Education in Practice, Instructional Technology, Helping Skills, and Capstone Coached 33 ROTC instructors in this unique course that put theory into practice Networked students with professionals in preparation for several impending Army retirements Oversaw and supervised students implementation of theoretical knowledge through work they naturally do as a part of their roles as instructors and administrators of ROTC Graded and provide feedback on: individual papers, teaching demonstration, instructional technologies, and weekly assignments Served as Professional Development Partner for previous student Conducted three site visits: Marion Military Institute, Norwich University, and Central State University , U.S. Army and University of Louisville Partnership , University of Louisville

07-2016 -08-2016 Instructor, Cadre and Faculty Development Course (CFDC) • Classes Taught: Teaching and Learning • Lectured to two undergraduate cohorts of instructors and professors of military science in ROTC program • Taught technological tools and techniques to use in ROTC classes • Graded and provide feedback on: group projects, individual papers, presentations, and numerous daily assignments , U.S. Army and University of Louisville Partnership , Fort Knox

08-2015 -05-2017 Lecturer, Lecturer, Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development • Classes Taught: Project Management (Online, traditional, and 8 week class) • Lectured on Project Management principles • Supervised applied group projects for a hypothetical organization • Graded and provided feedback on: applied group projects, individual project management papers, and numerous reflective pieces , University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

01-2008 -05-2017 Adjunct Professor, • Classes Taught: Organizational Behavior and Leadership; Introductory Psychology; Psychology of Learning; Human Resources Management, Lifespan Development; Social Psychology; and Practicum • Lectured on topics of selection, stress, performance appraisal, best HR practices and assessments, training, ethics, etc. • Served on two students’ thesis committees • Supervised two undergraduates’ research studies (Practicum) • Mentored and advised students on appropriate classes to take and professionals to shadow to help determine career goals , Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

08-2014 -05-2015 Instructor, • Classes Taught: Introductory Psychology; Introduction to Professional Psychology; Psychology of Learning; Practicum; and Organizational Behavior and Leadership • Developed lectures, exams, and application assignments • Mentored and advised students on appropriate classes to take and professionals to shadow to help determine career goals , Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

05-2013 -04-2017 Adjunct Assistant Professor, • Classes taught: Abnormal Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology; Experimental Procedures; Applied Developmental Psychology (Graduate; Undergraduate; Online); and Introductory Psychology • Lectured on major schools and theories of psychology, psychological disorders, disorder classification, sound research methodologies, and treatment • Developed lectures, exams, and application assignments , Spalding University, Louisville, KY

08-2012 -12-2013 Adjunct Professor, • Classes Taught: Introductory Psychology; Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology; Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Social Psychology; and Social Statistics • Lectured on major schools of psychology, personality, social psychology, statistical techniques and statistical tests • Taught students how to do statistical tests and graphs in both Excel and SPSS , St.Catherine College, St. Catherine, KY

02-2016 -01-2017 Research Associate, • Grant funded research that investigated the gap between employees’ skill sets and employer’s need in this multi-city study • Developed and coded the research dataset • Exported data for the Data Dashboard and reports • Manipulated data and perform statistical analysis based on organizational size, industry, and additional factors • Initial planning stages of several empirical studies based on our findings , Bridging the Talent Gap, Louisville, KY

05-2007 -08-2012 Project Management/Survey Analyst, Mercer Benchmark Database Team, • Process data for Mercer Benchmark Survey, Insurance Survey, Consumer Goods, Total Remuneration, Information Technology Compensation and Policies and Practices Survey, and Financial Operations Survey • Performed Regression Analysis on Total Remuneration Surveys • Adhere to established standards and procedures in conducting compensation/benefits surveys • Manipulate data and perform statistical analysis • Process data, ensure proper population of survey data files and accuracy of the data • Trained Summer interns on processes • Served as a peer guide to new employees and conducted on-the-job training , Mercer, Louisville, KY

08-2017 - Assistant Professor- Educator, Classes taught: Foundations of Nonprofit Leadership Compensation and Benefits Assessment and Evaluation Introduction to I/O Psychology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Research and Practice Interests

My research interests include: occupational stress and job satisfaction, graduate school well-being and persistence,workplace safety, technology's impact on professional relationships, and bettering the employee-employer experience in non profit realm. I have also served as a methodologist on variety of studies ranging from entrepreneurship, safety, and franchising.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kerrick, S., Cumberland, D., Church-Nally, M., & Kemelgor, B. (2014. )Military veterans marching towards entrepreneurship: An exploratory mixed methods study .The International Journal of Management Education, ,12 ,469

Kerrick, S., Cumberland, D., Church-Nally, M., & Kemelgor, B (2015. )Military veterans marching towards entrepreneurship: An exploratory mixed methods study. Syracuse University: Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Research Brief., ,

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Cumberland, D., D’Mello, J., Shuck, B. Ghosh, R., & Church-Nally, M. (2017. )Franchisee associations: How mentoring programs impact psychological capital and franchisee engagement. .International Society of Franchising Conference, , Atlanta, GA. Conference. .Level:International

Keim, A. C., Brown, J., Church- Nally, M., Earnest, D. R., Mackay, K., & Sanders, A. M.F. ( (2017. )What practitioners want: Job readiness through high-impact I-O Classes .Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL. Professional Meeting. .Level:National

Cumberland, D. Church-Nally, M., Kerrick, S., & Martin, W. (2017. )The hidden danger: When workers do not voice safety concerns. Small Business Institute Conference, San Diego, CA. Conference. .Level:National

Costa, S., Cumberland, D., Tome, E., & Church-Nally, M (2016. )Exploring Workplace Word Phobias a comparative study between the USA and Portugal [Working Paper] .Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK. Conference. .Level:International

Cumberland, D. M., Herd, A., Church-Nally, M., Mattingly, R (2015. )Exploring word phobias in the workplace [Working Paper] .Conference of the University Forum for Human Resource Development, University College Cork, Ireland.. Conference. .Level:International

Kerrick, S., Cumberland, D., Kemelgor, B., & Church-Nally, M (2014. )Military veterans marching toward entrepreneurship: An exploratory mixed methods study. Presentation at Small Business Institute, Las Vegas, NV. Conference. .Level:National

Poster Presentations

Church, M. K., & Nagy, M.S. (2011. )Emotional Intelligence as the Moderator Between Job Satisfaction and Occupational Stress in Mental Health Professionals .Kentucky Psychological Association, Louisville, KY. .Conference. .Level:Regional

Honors and Awards

ROTC Medal of Excellence

Faculty Favorite Nomination 2016-2017 (University of Louisville)

McGowan Medal

Phi Mu Favorite Professor Nominations 2012, 2014 - 2016 (Bellarmine University)

Bieliauskas Award for Academic Achievement in Psychology

Quatman Award for Excellence in Statistics

Nomination for Best thesis of the year

Salutatorian Bellarmine University

In Veritatis Amore Award for Outstanding Female Graduate as voted by the faculty, Bellarmine University

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati
Edwards Bldg, Suite 4130
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: 513-556-5543
Fax: 513-556-4168
nallymc@ucmail.uc.edu