New Faculty 2016 - 2017: Shanique Brown and Samuele Zilioli

Shanique Brown

I joined the department as an assistant professor of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology in
August, 2016. I completed my doctoral training in I-O psychology at DePaul University in
Chicago. My research focuses on two domains that are central to organizational behavior. My
first area of research focuses on judgment and decision making with the goal of understanding factors related to effective decision making and, ultimately, job performance.

My previous research looking at decision making has explored individual differences (i.e., decision-making styles, working memory) as factors influencing decision behaviors in the workplace. My second
major research area is team effectiveness, with a special focus on team composition and shared
cognition. The goal of my line of research on team effectiveness is to identify interventions to
help teams, which are often composed of members with diverse backgrounds and expertise, to
better integrate ideas and capitalize on their collective strengths.

I am grateful to be a member of the Wayne State psychology department, which is home to many
esteemed scholars and students eager to learn. I am very committed to further developing my
research program and look forward to collaborating with members of the department in pursuit
of my research goals. I also look forward to helping our diverse student body to succeed and
engaging with the community.


Samuele Zilioli

I joined the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University as an assistant professor in August 2016, after spending two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the same department. Before joining Wayne State University, I was at Simon Fraser University, where I completed my PhD. My training is in biological and health psychology, with specific knowledge and expertise in the relationships between psychosocial and physiological stress. My work specifically focuses on the consequences of interpersonal stressful interactions and relationships on endocrine and immune function, posing particular attention on socioeconomic status and racial/ethnic health disparities. 
I am thrilled to be part of the Department of Psychology. I particularly enjoy being surrounded by brilliant and helpful colleagues and motivated students. I am also excited about the collaborative and supportive climate in the department, and the university makes it an ideal research environment for junior faculty like myself. I look forward to training new graduate students in the Biopsychosocial Health Lab and expanding my contribution to the educational mission of the department by teaching to undergraduate students.
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