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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Allison Traylor

Assistant Professor

Office: Brackett Hall 321B

Phone: (864)656-8576


Educational Background

2021 Rice University Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology

2019 Rice University M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology

2017 Northeastern University B.S. Political Science & Business Administration

Courses Taught

Teamwork Dynamics: Teams in the 21st Century (Undergraduate)
Industrial Psychology (Undergraduate)
Diversity and Discrimination in Organizations (Graduate)


Dr. Traylor may be accepting a graduate student in the 2023-2024 application cycle.

Research Interests

Dr. Traylor's research interests include teamwork, diversity and inclusion, and training in the workplace.

Research Publications

Wolf, A., Traylor, A., Shuffler, M. & Wiper, D. (In press). Bringing a multiteam systems perspective to the perioperative context: Considerations for future research of perioperative handoffs. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Santos, M., Luna, M., Reyes, D. L., Traylor, A., Lacerenza, C. N., & Salas, E. (2022). How to be an inclusive leader for gender-diverse teams. Organizational Dynamics.

Begerowski, S., Traylor, A., Shuffler, M., & Salas, E. (In press). An integrative review and practical guide to team process interventions for transdisciplinary science teams: One size does not fit all. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.

Traylor, A. M., †Schweissing, E., †di Bonaventura, C., & Salas, E. (2021). Training transdisciplinary health promotion teams: Opportunities and challenges from team science. American Journal of Health Promotion, 35(5), 740-744.

Bisbey, T. M., Traylor, A. M., & Salas, E. (2021). Transforming teams of experts into expert teams: Eight principles of expert team performance. Journal of Expertise, 4(2), 190-207.

Dinh, J. V., Schweissing, E. J., Venkatesh, A., Traylor, A. M., Kilcullen, M. P., Perez, J. A., & Salas, E. (2021). The study of teamwork processes in the dynamic domains of healthcare: A systematic and taxonomic review. Frontiers in Communication, Online first publication.

Traylor, A. M., Tannenbaum, S. A., Thomas, E. J., & Salas, E. (2021). Helping healthcare teams save lives during COVID-19: Insights and countermeasures from team science. American Psychologist, 76(1), 1-13.

Tannenbaum, S. I., Traylor, A. M., Thomas, E. J., & Salas, E. (2021). Managing teamwork in the face of pandemic: Evidence-based tips. BMJ Quality & Safety, 30, 59-63.

Traylor, A. M., Reyes, D. L., & Holladay, C. (2021). Do we practice what we preach?: Investigating the use of soft skills in leader performance evaluation. Current Psychology, Online first publication.

Traylor, A. M., Thomas, E. J., & Salas, E. (2020). Measuring collaboration in health care: Insights from the science of teamwork. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 46(12), 661-663.

Traylor, A. M., Ng, L., Corrington, A., Skorinko, J., & Hebl, M. (2020). Women at work across the world: Ten blind spots in western spectacles. Journal of Social Issues, 76(3), 744-772.

Traylor, A. M., Stahr, E., & Salas, E. (2020). Team coaching: Three questions and a look ahead. International Coaching Psychology Review, 15(2), 29-42.

Traylor, A. M., Wettergreen, M., Woods, G., Oden, M. & Salas, E. (2020). Ten teamwork findings from student design teams. International Journal of Engineering Education, 36(1B), 378-387.

Dinh, J. V., Traylor, A. M., Kilcullen, M. P., †Perez, J. A., †Schweissing, E. J., †Venkatesh, A., & Salas, E. (2020). Cross-disciplinary care: A systematic review on teamwork processes in healthcare. Small Group Research, 51(1), 125-166.

Salas, E., Bisbey, T., Traylor, A., & Rosen, M. (2020). Can teamwork promote safety in organizations? Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 7, 283-313.

Traylor, A. M. & Caligiuri, P.M. (2019). The study buddy effect: Studying abroad with a close friend and the development of cultural agility. Research in Comparative and International Education, 14(4), 466-476.

Cheng, S. K., Ng, L. C., Traylor, A. M. & King, E. B. (2019). Helping or hurting? Understanding women’s perceptions of male allies. Personnel Assessment and Decisions, 5(2), 44-54.

Bisbey, T., Reyes, D., Traylor, A., & Salas, E. (2019). Teams of psychologists helping teams: Contributions from the science of team training. American Psychologist, 74(3), 278-289.

Caligiuri, P., Mencin, A., Jayne, B. & Traylor, A. (2019). Developing cross-cultural competencies through international volunteerism programs. Journal of World Business, 54(1), 14-23.

Cheng, S., Corrington, A., Dinh, J., Hebl, M., King, E., Ng, L., Reyes, D., Salas, E., & Traylor, A. (2019). Challenging diversity training myths: Changing the conversation about diversity training to shape science and practice. Organizational Dynamics, 48(4), 100678.


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