Emily Rost

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

Emily Rost

SMCM Alum , Class of 2016


Dr. Emily Rost graduated from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2016, where she majored in Psychology and Spanish. After SMCM, Dr. Rost worked at Johns Hopkins University conducting neurology research. Dr. Rost started her graduate career at Virginia Tech in 2018 and graduated in May 2022 with a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Master's in Data Analysis and Applied Statistics. She currently works as a Research Scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Rost is so excited to come back to the SMCM and share her love of I/O Psychology!

Areas of Research Specialization

  • personnel selection
  • employee development
  • recovery
  • work-life balance
  • work performance

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • I/O Psychology


  • B.A. in Psychology & Spanish at St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2016
  • M.S. in I/O Psychology at Virginia Tech, 2020
  • M.A. in Data Analysis and Applied Statistics at Virginia Tech, 2021
  • Ph.D. in I/O Psychology at Virginia Tech, 2022