Dana serves as Director of Assessment and Development at Performance Insight, overseeing survey and assessment solutions and developing and deploying new products, materials, and resources. Dana also facilitates manager training and leadership development programs and conducts one-on-one coaching for clients. You can also read her regular contributions on Performance Insight’s blog, where she shares insights on current leadership and management topics.
Dana has nearly two decades of experience working in the field of organizational development. Before joining the team, Dana worked as an independent contractor and consultant on more technical projects, including large-scale studies of employee turnover and test development and validation. At Virginia Tech, Dana was the associate director of a writing and communications program in the College of Engineering and taught undergraduate cognitive psychology courses. She also supported the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, which offers workshops and resources to instructional faculty across the university. Prior to pursuing graduate work, Dana worked in the training area of a Fortune 500 transportation company.
Dana holds a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and completed her coach-specific training through Erickson International’s ICF-accredited program. Dana has conducted research in a variety of areas, including training effectiveness, adverse impact in employment selection, personality measurement, and employee perceptions of fairness and justice. Dana maintains active membership with both the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
In her personal time, Dana enjoys spending time with her husband, Trevor, and their three kids. She also enjoys running, reading, and writing.