meredith wells-lepley, ph.d.
Director of Research & Consulting
Meredith Wells-Lepley, Ph.D. is iwinís Director of Research and Consulting. In her research role, Dr. Wells-Lepley is responsible for iwin's research agenda including current funded projects on workplace flexibility and the multigenerational workforce. She also oversees iwinís Innovative Employer Assessment and all employee surveys conducted for Kentucky employers. In her consulting role, Dr. Wells-Lepley is iwinís lead consultant conducting workshops and trainings on change management, leadership, workplace communication, organizational culture, and customer service.
Dr. Wells-Lepley holds a B.A. in liberal arts/psychology from Randolph-Macon Womanís College and a Ph.D. in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. She served as a tenured associate professor of psychology at Eastern Kentucky University where she taught undergraduate students, honors students, as well as graduate students in EKUís masterís degree program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
An environmental psychologist specializing in the study of office environments, Dr. Wells-Lepley has conducted research studies examining the aging workforce, workspace personalization, pets in the workplace, and worksite health promotion. Her work has been published in several academic journals including The Journal of Environmental Psychology, Environment and Behavior, and The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Furthermore, her work has been noticed by popular media outlets including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, SELF Magazine, Psychology Today as well as newspapers and radio programs in the United States, England, and Canada. She was the previous editor of the work-life column of Business Lexington.
Having won the EKU National Alumni Association Award for Teaching Excellence in 2000 and the EKU College of Arts and Sciences Research Award in 2003, Dr. Wells-Lepley is well-suited for her current position which incorporates both research and teaching.