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Master Tutorials

2 CE credits
Session 275: Legal Update: Ricci, OFCCP Enforcement and Implications for Selection

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Supreme Court ruling in Ricci vs. Destefano;
  • Apply lessons learned from the Ricci ruling to other personnel selection situations; 
  • Become familiar with recent Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforcement, with particular emphasis on personnel selection settlements;  
  • Consider strategies for managing an OFCCP audit that concentrates on a personnel selection procedure. 

Arthur Gutman is a professor of psychology and past chair of the I-O graduate program at Florida Institute of Technology.  He received his PhD from Syracuse University.  Dr. Gutman is author of EEO Law and Personnel Practices (Sage, 2000, 2nd ed.) and the originator of “On the Legal Front”, a column on workplace discrimination issues that appears quarterly in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP).  He has consulted with private and public employers-creating and validating tests, doing program evaluations, and working on legal issues relating to workplace discrimination, including functioning as an expert witness. His main teaching interests are personnel law, personnel selection, and statistics and research design.

Eric Dunleavy is a Senior Consultant at DCI Consulting Group, where he is involved in OFCCP audit and litigation consulting.  He received his doctorate in I-O psychology from the University of Houston.  He also serves on staff with the Center for Corporate Equality, a national nonprofit employer association with a mission to promote proactive affirmative action, equal employment regulatory compliance, and other human resource management strategies to create diverse organizations free from workplace bias. He is the current Vice President,  President Elect, and former legal chair of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., and on the editorial board of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist as co-author of the “On the Legal Front” column.  

1.5 CE credits
Session 13:  Measurement Decision Theory:  Theory, Validation, and Application
Patrick L. Wadlington, Lawrence Rudner, Stefan Bondorowicz, Eileen Talento-Miller, Fabian Elizondo, Catherine J. Ott-Holland

Presenter bios to come.

The learning objectives of this master tutorial are: 

  • to provide the theoretical foundation and key concepts of MDT model
  • to explain a step-by-step methodology for utilizing MDT, including access to free software
  • to compare validation evidence of MDT with other traditional approaches
  • to demonstrate the practical use of MDT via two applications in diverse settings
  • to discuss MDT’s limitations, practical considerations, and research inquires


1.5 CE credits
Session 73:  Applicant Faking Behavior:  Prevalence, Consequences, and Remedies

Upon completion of the tutorial participants will be able to provide cogent answers to four key questions:

     • What is applicant faking behavior?
     • What percentage of applicants engage in the behavior?  
     • Does applicant faking attenuate validity, and to what degree?
     • What are the costs and benefits of potential remedies to faking?

Richard L. Griffith is the Program Chair and Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Florida Tech.  He received his PhD in I-O psychology from University of Akron.  He is well versed on the topic of applicant faking and has contributed over 30 SIOP presentations, a number of publications, and several book chapters devoted to the topic.  In addition, he was the co-editor of the first book dedicated to the phenomenon, and his research has been discussed in Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal.  He also serves as a research advisor for two international selection firms, and has an understanding and appreciation of the practitioner’s viewpoint of the phenomenon.

1.5 CE credits
Session 114:  Global Mindset as a Key Competency for Global Leadership Effectiveness
David E. Bowen, Mansour Javidan, Mary Teagarden, Rachel Clapp-Smith

This tutorial will be guided by four learning objectives relative to understanding:

  • the definition of Global Mindset--- explaining the difference between leadership and global leadership, the attributes that comprise a global mindset, and the program of research that yielded this definition
  • measurement of global mindset via a survey assessment tool, the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI), its psychometric properties, and some of the research findings on the correlates of global mindset
  • how to develop a  global mindset
  • the ongoing applications of the global mindset construct in both global leadership theory and practice.

David E. Bowen is the G. Robert & Katherine Herberger Chair in Global Management, and former Academic Dean, at Thunderbird School of Global Management. David received his MBA and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His co-authored Academy of Management Review article on strength of the HRM system was selected as best HRM article of the year at the 2005 National Academy of Management; his 2007 co-authored article on organizational justice received the Academy of Management Perspectives Best Paper Award. He has co-authored or co-edited 9 books and published some forty articles. He is a member of APA and SIOP.

Mansour Javidan is Dean of Research and the Garvin Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Thunderbird Global Mindset Leadership Institute at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.  He received his MBA and PhD degrees in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.  Mansour is the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) Research Foundation.  He is a co-editor of the first GLOBE book which received the the 2005 M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace from SIOP.  His paper on global leadership received the 2007 Academy of Management Perspectives Best Paper Award.  He has published three books and over 40 articles.  Mansour is a consultant to several multinational corporations and is designated as "Expert" on Global Leadership by the U.S. Army and the World Bank.  He is on the Board of Directors of International Leadership Association, and a Fellow of the Pan Pacific Association.

Mary Teagarden is Professor of Global Strategy at Thunderbird School of Global Management.    She received her Ph.D. in Global Strategic Management from the University of Southern California.  Mary focuses on global capability building for multinational competitiveness, especially in emerging market economies.  She has contributed over 80 publications, international conference presentations, book chapters and case studies on this topic. In addition, Mary works with a wide variety of Fortune 100 multinational companies as a consultant and for executive development.  She has consulted to governments, and given numerous print and television interviews.  Mary is editor of Thunderbird International Business Review, sits on seven editorial boards, and serves as a Director or Advisor to eight global companies.

Rachel Clapp-Smith is an Assistant Professor of Leadership in the School of Management at Purdue University Calumet. She received her Ph.D in Organizational Behavior and Leadership at the University of Nebraska and MBA in International Management at Thunderbird, the School of Global Management. Dr. Clapp-Smith has devoted her research to Global Mindset and Global Leadership Development, publishing articles in journals such as the International Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Human Resource Management, and the Journal of Business Studies. She is also published a chapter in Global Mindset: Advances in International Management. Dr. Clapp-Smith has presented at a number of annual meeting of the Academy of Management.

1 CE credits
Session 151:  Using Surface Response Graphs to Visualize Interactions in Multi-Dimensional Data
David Scarborough, Mark Somers

David Scarborough holds dual employment with Kronos Hiring Solutions Group as Scientist at Large and is also an Associate Professor of Management at Black Hills State University.  He received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of North Texas in 1995.  David and his team at Kronos hold five patents related to employee selection data mining and decision support.  He is the author, with Mark Somers, of Neural Networks in Organizational Research: Applying Pattern Recognition to the Analysis of Organizational Behavior (APA Books, 2006).  This is Dave and Mark’s third Master Tutorial to be presented at a SIOP conference.

Mark Somers is a professor of management at New Jersey Institute of Technology and is a member of the doctoral faculty of the Rutgers Business School.  His research interests include nonlinear modeling, neural networks in organizational research, commitment process in organizations, job performance, and employee turnover.  Before coming to academia, Mark worked in research groups at DDB Worldwide and at Citibank.  He also served as dean of the School of Management at NJIT.

At the end of the session, participants should be able:

  • Have a practical understanding of the information value of surface response graphical tools
  • Set up their own research data using SRGs using the techniques identified
  • Have some experience in interpreting linear and nonlinear interactions between variables
  • Understand how SRGs and related tools can be used to effectively convey research findings that include interactions and curvilinear relationships