Dr. Gavan O’Shea primary areas of expertise are leadership assessment and development, 360-degree feedback, employee selection, job analysis, and validation. Gavan recently led an effort to develop and implement a 360-degree feedback system for senior leaders across the U. S. Intelligence Community. He has also created online, rich media simulation assessments for both developmental and administrative purposes for clients including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Department of Defense.
Gavan has also provided feedback facilitation to senior government leaders who are participating in the Office of Personnel Management’s Leadership 360™ program, and he is a certified coach. His work has been published in journals including Leadership, Military Psychology, the Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Journal of Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech, and an M.S. in General/Experimental Psychology from Villanova University.