Tara S. Behrend’s research interests center around understanding and resolving barriers to computer-mediated work effectiveness, especially in the areas of training, recruitment, and selection. She is also interested in career decision-making, specifically relating to STEM fields; her work in this area is funded by a research grant from the National Science Foundation. She provides psychometric consulting for the American Council on Education and has consulted for a wide range of public and private organizations in the areas of training, skills development and selection. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and has presented nearly fifty papers at conferences for these organizations. She directs the WAVE Lab at GWU: wave-lab.org.
The George Washington University