Andrea L Irish

Title
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Email
Department
Behavioral & Social Sciences Dept
College
College of Arts & Sciences

Office Hours

M/W/F: 1:00-3:00 PM; T/TH: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational laws & discrimination
  • Hiring processes & Selection
  • Training & Development
  • Crew Resource Management (Aviation)

Dr. Andrea Irish teaches a wide variety of courses in psychology and is currently developing and creating a course in Aviation Psychology. Her interest and expertise fall under the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  Her research is in organizational laws, discrimination, hiring processes and selection, training and development, and crew resource management in Aviation. Dr. Irish has been teaching at ERAU's Prescott Campus since August 2016. Dr. Irish's office is located in the Academic Complex 1 (Bldg. 74) in room 307.

Andrea received her MBA from University of Phoenix and her Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Grand Canyon University.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology: Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Grand Canyon University
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, University of Phoenix-Arizona
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Phoenix-Arizona

  • PSY 320: Aviation Psychology
  • PSY 471: Forensic Psy Capstone II
  • PSY 470: Forensic Psychology Capstone I
  • PSY 222: Intro to Ind/Org Psychology
  • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 401: Psychology of Leadership
  • PSY 345: Training and Development

PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology

PSY 222 - Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology 

PSY 345 – Training & Development

PSY 350 – Social Psychology

PSY 365 – Abnormal Psychology

PSY 401- Psychology of Leadership 

PSY 410- Personnel Assessment & Selection 

PSY 470- Forensic Psychology Capstone I 

  • Assisted teaching in the following courses for 1 or more sessions:
    • PSY 326- Group & Team Dynamics (Spring 2021)
    • AS 207- Introduction to Aviation Research Methods (Fall, 2018)
    • PSY 322 – Research Design (Fall, 2018)
    • SF 420 – Analysis of Observational Data (Fall, 2018)
    • BA 311- Marketing  (Summer A, 2018)
    • AS 402 – Airline Operations (Summer A, 2018)
    • AS 387 – Crew Resource Management (Summer B, 2018)


Irish, A. L. (2020). Qualitative study of the antecedents and consequences of appearance-based discrimination described by flight attendants. Available from ProQuest One Academic.

Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, August 2021-Present

Instructor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, August 2019- May 2021

Adjunct Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, August 2016- May 2019


American Psychological Association: Member

Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Member



Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology, October 2015

Delta Mu Delta, International Honor Society in Business, May 2014