Gonzalo Ferro, Ph.D.

George Mason University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Doctoral Graduate

I recently (2014) completed my doctoral dissertation titled "An Empirical Examination of Knowledge and Skill Predictors of Cultural Adaptive Performance". Dr. Jose Cortina was my dissertation advisor, and Dr. Steve Zaccaro and David Kravitz comprised the rest of committee.
I currently work at PDRI a CEB Company, as a Research Scientist. I've been at PDRI for over 10 years conducting basic and applied research studies, mostly in military settings.

I received my master's degree in I/O psychology from George Mason back in 2003. In 2007 I decided to come back to Mason to continue my studies in the doctoral program. 

Over the past 10 years I've managed, led, or contributed to a number of projects in the areas of: training adaptability skills, selection, cross-cultural performance, assessment, and training, and measuring field performance of U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) Soldiers. 

In addition to my adaptability-related research, I am also interested in diversity related issues. While working on my master's degree, I worked as a graduate research assistant at the Office of Diversity Programs and Services, I was a founding member of the Psychology Student Diversity Affairs Committee, and was the graduate student representative in the Psychology Department's Diversity Affairs Committee.

On a personal note, I was born in Boston, MA, grew up in Bogota, Colombia, and Ottawa, Canada. I received my Honours B.A. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo. I am married to another Mason I/O Ph.D. graduate, Meredith (Cracraft) Ferro (2011). We have two beautiful boys. If you have any questions about George Mason's I/O program, or my research, please feel free to email me at gferro(at)masonlive.gmu.edu [replace "(at)" with "@"].