In addition to her role as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Graduate Program in Human Resource Development at Villanova University, Dr. Ligon serves as Director of Performance Consulting: Psychological Associates. Her primary area of research is in aptitude treatment interaction, focusing on how organizational interventions can impact individuals’ knowledge, skills, abilities and personality characteristics. Dr. Ligon’s professional interests include the management of innovation as well as the development and early identification of ethical and destructive leadership. As an industrial and organizational researcher, she leads applied projects in creativity, leadership, integrity and workplace climate. She previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Ligon holds a PhD and an MS from the University of Oklahoma as well as a BS from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.