Tracy C. McCausland

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Behavioral/Social Scientist
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology, George Mason; M.A. in industrial-organizational psychology, George Mason; B.S. in psychology, Davidson College

Overview

Tracy C. McCausland is a behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation working primarily on military manpower and personnel topics. Her research at RAND frequently focuses on enhancing individual- and organizational-level performance through systematically examining work role requirements to include work activities and worker attributes. Recent projects include developing methods to improve entry-level recruiting, screening and development for Air Force special operations and combat support specialties; determining effective strategies to reduce time burdens placed on Army company-level leaders; and attempting to bridge the military-nonmilitary employment divide by creating materials for both enlisted veterans and civilian employers that identify and describe nontechnical skills veterans likely acquire in the military. Her past research and consulting experiences have focused on topics such as leadership, teamwork, diversity, selection, training, retention, organizational culture, and program evaluation. McCausland has a B.S. in psychology from Davidson College and a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from George Mason University.

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