Shanique Brown

Shanique Brown

Assistant Professor


313-577-7636 (fax)

5057 Woodward Avenue, 
RM. 8402.23


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Shanique Brown

Dr. Shanique G. Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program at Wayne State University. She directs the Work and Organizational Research on Cognition (WORC) Lab and maintains a research program that seeks to discover and develop strategies and interventions that support the information processing demands of modern-day organizations.

Dr. Brown received her B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of the West Indies, her M.A. from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and her Ph.D. from DePaul University.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Dr. Brown's research program prioritizes the application of cognition to explore work-related behaviors and outcomes. In particular, she focuses on cognitive processes (e.g., judgment, decision making, cognitive complexity), individual differences (e.g., working memory, decision making styles, cognitive styles), and states (e.g., mental models) that impact workplace behaviors and outcomes. Currently, Dr. Brown is especially curious about how cognitive processes function within teams, composed of members with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, to support integrated knowledge and novel outcomes. Dr. Brown utilizes diverse methods in her research, relying on quantitative, qualitative, and simulated data to address empirical and theoretical questions.


  • B.Sc., Psychology, University of the West Indies (Mona)
  • M.A., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
  • Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Awards and grants

  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Science (CLAS) Teaching Award (Wayne State University)

  •  University Research Grant (Wayne State University)

  •  DUOS Fellowship (DePaul University)

  •  Mini-Grant Award (DePaul University)

  •  Robert A. Daugherty Memorial Award (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville)

Selected publications

Brown, S. G., Hill, N. S., & Lorinkova, N. (in press). Leadership and virtual team performance: A meta-analytic investigation. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Brown, S. G. & Stuhlmacher, A. F. (2020). Affect and workplace judgment and decision-making. L. Q. Yang, R. Cropanzano, C. S. Daus, & V, Martinez-Tur (Ed). The Cambridge handbook of workplace affect (pp. 174-184). Cambridge, UK. Cambridge Printing House.

Brown, S. G., Tenbrink, A. P., & LaMarre, G. (2019). Performance while distracted: The effect of cognitive styles and working memory. Personality and Individual Differences, 138, 380-384.

Bell, S. T., Brown., S. G., Colaneri, A., & Outland, N. (2018). Team composition and the ABCs of Teamwork. American Psychologist, 73, 349-362.

Bell, S. T., Fisher, D., Brown, S. G., & Mann, K. (2018). An approach for conducting actionable research with extreme teams. Journal of Management, 44, 2740-2765

Brown, S. G. & Daus, C. S. (2015). Avoidant but not avoiding: The mediational role of anticipated regret in police decision-making. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 31, 238-249.

Brown, S. G. & Daus, C. S. (2015). The influence of police officers’ decision-making style and anger control on responses to work scenarios. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 4, 294-302.

Currently teaching

  • PSY 2100 - Psychology in the Workplace
  •  PSY 7570 - Industrial Motivation and Morale

Courses taught


PSY 2100 - Psychology in the Workplace

PSY 2020 - Research Methods in Psychology


PSY 7570 - Industrial Motivation and Morale

PSY 8500 - Work Groups and Teams

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