Charles Calderwood has been named as an assistant professor of industrial and organizational psychology in the Department of Psychology, part of the Virginia Tech College of Science.

Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Calderwood was an assistant professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. His research focuses on investigating how employees perceive, respond to, and recover from work stress.

He also looks at how individual and work characteristics contribute to the integration of work with other areas of life, with a recent emphasis on understanding how supervisors influence their subordinates’ efforts to recover from work stress. He also looks at the role of information and communication technology devices, such as smartphones and laptops, etc., in employee stress and recovery processes.

Calderwood earned a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in 2006, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Georgia Tech in 2009 and 2012, respectively, all in psychology.

Calderwood is one of 22 tenured and tenure-track faculty members to join the College of Science and the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience this year.

Written by Mari Botha, of Ashburn, Virginia, a junior double majoring in Economics and English.