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Robert Brill

Robert BrillAssociate Professor of Psychology (1991)

Education
  • B.A., LaSalle University
  • M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Contact

Email: brillr@moravian.edu
Phone: 610-861-1561
Office: PPHAC, Room 225

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

Work-life challenges, professional development in the nursing industry, and outcome assessment and pedagogical research

Biography

Robert T. Brill, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Moravian College. He completed his undergraduate training at LaSalle University, and his graduate work from the Industrial / Organizational Psychology program at Virginia Tech. He has taught courses in industrial, organizational, and social psychology, statistics and research methodology, and introductory psychology. Some special topic courses he has offered include Organizational Stress and Occupational Health, Contemporary Work-Life Challenges, and a writing course for first year students: Transitions From Youth. Bob’s more recent research interests have been in work-life challenges and the professional development in the nursing industry. He has also engaged in pedagogical scholarship, including service learning and outcomes assessment which merges with the work he had done while serving as the Chair of Moravian’s College Assessment Committee for a decade. His most recent publication in this area appeared in the 2009 book, “Designing Effective Assessment” (Jossey-Bass Publishers). As a practitioner, he has undertaken many consulting projects and workshops in the areas of training, communication, performance and needs assessment, as well as employee well-being at a variety of organizations, including the American Red Cross, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Martin Guitars among others. Bob served as the PI and Research Director for a Wall Street West grant supported by the Department of Labor’s WIRED (Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development) initiatives. Bob oversaw a team of faculty conducting a multifaceted assessment of workforce and economic development efforts targeting the financial service industry in the northeastern Pennsylvania area. He is a member of SIOP and works on a SIOP subcommittee under the Education and Training Committee which focuses on undergraduate issues in Industrial / Organizational Psychology.

Recent Activites of Note:

2010

  • An op-ed, "U.S. Soccer Team's Resiliency Presents a Model for Our Lives," by Bob Brill, associate professor of psychology, appeared  in The Morning Call.
  • Bob Brill served as the PI and Research Director for a Wall Street West grant supported by the Department of Labor’s WIRED (Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development) initiatives. Bob oversaw a team of faculty conducting a multifaceted assessment of workforce and economic development efforts targeting the financial service industry in the northeastern Pennsylvania area.
  • Bob Brill, associate professor of psychology, recently collaborated with Dr. Nancy Stone (Missouri University of Science and Technology) and Dr. Sylvia Roch (SUNY, Albany). Their article, "Technology in the Classroom: Reflections and Lessons Learned," was published in the April 2010 issue of The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist.
  • Psychology professor Bob Brill participated in the symposium "The Data-Driven Classroom: Scholarly Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching" as part of the 25th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, held in Atlanta on April 10, 2010. Participating with colleagues from Cleveland State University, Eastern Connecticut University, and Roanoke College, Bob's contribution to the symposium was "Comparative Case Studies of I/O Psychology Service Learning Projects." Bob presented and compared assessment data from two service learning projects in two different course contexts, a general introductory course in I/O Psychology and an advanced seminar.
  • The PBS 39 program Tempo Public Square on "Defining the Middle Class"  included classroom footage and an interview with Robert Brill, associate professor of psychology. The program can be viewed online at http://www.wlvt.org/TEMPO/TSS/tempops.htm. In the segment that begin at the 4:15 minute mark, Brill explains that "middle class" is a state of mind that can be described as earned self-reliance.

2009

  • Robert Brill, associate professor of psychology, has contributed a chapter published in Designing Effective Assessment: Principles and Profiles of Good Practice, edited by Trudy Banta, Elizabeth Jones, and Karen Black for Jossey-Bass Publishers (July 2009). His chapter, "A Review and Feedback Process for Developing and Improving Assessment Plans" appears in the section on undergraduate academic majors profiles.