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Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology

Walden University


Completed all coursework except final class and residency as well as dissertation


Master of Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Magna Cum Laude

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Graduation; May 2006

GPA: 3.93


Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology,  Cum Laude

The University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Graduation; May 2003

GPA: 3.87

Activities & Professional Organizations

Cobb Associations of REALTORS®, member


Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, member


Society for Human Resources Management; Vice-President (UTC Chapter)


Junior League of Atlanta; member


The University of Georgia Women’s Glee Club

Kappa Delta Sorority; Philanthropy Chair, Washboard Band Member

Speaking Engagements, Presentations & Publications

Sited for the following research project:

Biderman, M., & Nguyen, N. (2011). Measuring response distortion using structural equation models. Paper presented at the conference, New Directions in Psychological Measurement with Model-Based Approaches. February 17, 2006. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.


Wrensen, L. B. (2020). Salt Water: A Memoir of Remembrance. Alpharetta, GA. 


Wrensen, L.B., Potrafka, K., & Gilabert, M. (2011). The Importance of Obtaining Business Impact and Return on Investment. Paper presented for a roundtable discussion at the 26th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Chicago, Il.


Wrensen, L. B., Biderman, M., Davison, H. K., Swartout, K., & Newsome, M. (2006). Selecting for retention:  Using pre-employment factors to predict turnover.  Paper submitted for the 19th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dallas, TX


Wrensen, L. B., & Biderman, M. D. (2005).  Factors related to faking ability:  A structural equation model application.  Paper presented at the 20th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Los Angeles, CA.


Research assistant for the following book:

Thomas, K. M. (in press). Diversity Dynamics in the Workplace. San Fransisco: Wadsworth.


Paper presented at The University of Georgia’s annual Psi Chi Conference, 2003

Speaker for The Prevent Child Abuse Conference; 2014 & 2016

Various speaking engagements as an an advocate against human trafficking

Academic Honors & Awards

Dan Mack Scholarship Award, 2006: An annual award given to one exceptional student excelling within academia and relevant workforce


Graduate Assistantship scholarship provided for Master’s degree


Psi Chi Psychology National Honors Society


UGA Presidential Scholar recipient; 2 semesters


UGA Dean’s Scholar recipient; 7 semesters


Additional Honors & Awards

Ms. America Pageant; 4th runner up (represented as Ms. Southern States)

Contestant in Ms. US Globe Pageant (represented as Ms. Georgia)

Ms. Panarama; winner

Jezebel Magazine (2008) Most Eligible Bachelorette

Various Spokesmodel and Fitness Competitions





Six Sigma


Certified Professional Life Coach

Certified Professional Career Coach

Minister Credentials from Logos Global Network 

Computer Skills


Pro Tools


Microsoft Office





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