Murray State student awarded summer internship with Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute


Murray State student awarded summer internship with Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

MURRAY, Ky. — David Crittendon, a graduate student in general experimental psychology at Murray State University, has been selected for a summer internship with the Office of Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program.

Crittendon will be interning at the Hope Research Center for Human Relations, which is part of the Research, Development and Strategic Initiatives Directorate at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), located at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The Institute works in direct relation with the Department of Defense (DOD) by advising the DOD and other organizations on equal opportunity issues and serving as a clearinghouse to monitor and disseminate research findings to interested agencies.

The Hope Research Center includes sophisticated simulation testing and development systems and mobile training and testing systems. For his internship, Crittendon will be working with Lt. Erica Harris, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Dr. Ben Farmer on research projects with applications to leadership and equal opportunity, such as the effects of mobile technology on training and education and the use of virtual reality to promote diversity management and training among senior leaders.

About Murray State University: Murray State University provides an “Opportunity Afforded” for more than 10,000 students through a high-quality education with experiential learning, academic and personal growth and the ability to secure a lifetime of success. Since 1922, the true value of higher education has been found at Murray State University, where our commitment is to afford endless opportunities for developing leaders in the community, the country and the world. The University’s main campus is located in Murray, Ky. and includes five regional campuses. For more information on Murray State University, please visit


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