Speaking Engagements, Presentations & Publications

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

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
Additional Honors & Awards

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


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



Six Sigma


Certified Professional Life Coach

ACE Group Fitness Instructor 

American Red Cross CPR/First- Aid/Lifeguard 

Minister Credentials from Logos Global Network 

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


Computer Skills


Pro Tools


Microsoft Office





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