Katie is a quantitative methodologist and assistant professor of psychology at Grand Valley State University. Her personality and social psychology research seeks to understand motivational differences between individuals. Katie also has active research interests that intersect with the open science and reproducibility in science movements. Together with others in the community (see improvingpsych.org), she is working to build and support structures that improve methods and practices in psychology. She also has a particular interest in meta-analysis and cumulative knowledge building.