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Faculty Fellow

Gina Ligon

Focus Areas
Civil & Government Systems
Health & Behavioral Health

Dr. Gina Ligon received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining University of Nebraska–Omaha, she was a full-time faculty member at Villanova University in the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development. She also worked as a Director of Performance Consulting at St. Louis-based Psychological Associates. Her research program focuses on the identification and development of high level talent; she has specific expertise in innovation and leadership, and has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these subjects. Organizational structures and leadership in non-normative organizations (e.g., violent ideological) are also of interest to her.


Ph.D., Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Minor: Quantitative Psychology), University of Oklahoma