• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), (Industrial/Organizational) Psychology, Kansas State University
  • Master of Science (M.S.), Psychology, Kansas State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage


  • Organizational Psychology
  • Motivation and Performance Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Group Dynamics in Organizations
  • Psychological Research


Lesly R. Krome, Ph.D., is the Chair and Program Director and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology at St. Mary’s University. Krome earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology) from Kansas State University.

Krome teaches in the graduate I/O Psychology Master’s Program at St. Mary’s University, runs an I/O Psychology research lab and enjoys facilitating student-led research projects. She has seven peer-reviewed publications and 17 research conference presentations.

She has also worked on and subsequently been awarded multimillion-dollar grants for research. Her favorite subjects of research are recruitment and selection, social media, gender and generational differences, leadership and motivation. Krome is passionate about teaching and focuses on Biography-Driven Instruction and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.


Krome, L. R. (2022). The evolving role of female leaders: A closer look at Generation Z & Y’s perspectives. Emporia State Research Studies, 53(1), 44-54.

Nettelhorst, S. C., Chin, E., Krome, L. R., & Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2022) How did it go? A comparison of experience and outcome-focused online reviews on treatment expectations. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 26(1).

Yancey, G. B., & Krome, L. R. (2021). Organizational responses in 2020: Addressing COVID-19, the economic recession, and the Black Lives Matter movement. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 24(4), 250-273.

Krome, L. R. (2021). A review of Zoom utilization in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Education Thinking, 1(1), 11–26.

Nettelhorst, S. C., Chin, E., Krome, L. R., & Reynolds, D. J., Jr. (2019). Change my mind: The impact of online client ratings and reviews on perceptions of therapists. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 23(3), 227-248.

Culbertson, S. S., Krome, L. R., McHenry, B. J., Stetzer, M. W., & van Ittersum, K. (2013). Performance appraisals: Mend them, don’t end them. In M. Paludi (Ed.) The Psychology for Business Success. Praeger: Santa Barbara, CA.

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