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SIOP President-Elect and Officer Voting November 1-30, 2012

President-Elect: Jose Cortina

External Affairs Officer: Milt Hakel

Instructional & Educational Officer: Laura Koppes Bryan

Professional Practice Officer: Cristina Banks


Jose Cortina

Jose M. Cortina is a Professor in the I/O Psychology program at George Mason University.  Professor Cortina received his Ph.D. in 1994 from Michigan State University.  His recent research has involved topics in meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, significance testing, and philosophy of science as well as predictors and outcomes of emotions in the workplace.  His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Organizational Research Methods, and Psychological Methods.  He currently serves as Editor of Organizational Research Methods and is a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology.  Dr. Cortina was honored by SIOP with the 2001 Ernest J. McCormick Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions, by the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management with the 2004 Robert O. McDonald Best Paper Award and by the Organizational Research Methods Editorial Board with the 2012 Best Paper Award.  He was also honored by George Mason University with a 2010 Teaching Excellence Award and by SIOP with the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award.

I served two terms on the SIOP Executive Committee/Board.  First, I served as a Member at Large during which time I oversaw approximately one third of the SIOP committees.  Second, I served as an APA Council Representative.  As a offshoot of the latter, I was elected to the APA Membership Board, on which I served for three years. 
Other professional experience includes service to Division 5 of APA, the Research Methods Division of Academy of Management, and the Human Resources Division of Academy of Management.  I have also served as Editor of Organizational Research Methods, Associate Editor of JAP, and Editorial Board Member for many journals.

My overarching goal as President would be to make IO more competitive as a field.  Many of our best and brightest academics go to business schools, and who can blame them?  Many IO programs are under attack within their own departments because they don’t bring in the grant dollars that other areas bring in. I am fortunate to be in a department that values IO, but others aren’t so lucky.
If IO programs are being squeezed from within, and if we are losing many of our best to business schools, then who will train the next generation of IO practitioners and academics?  My hope is to use my time in office to develop alternative revenue models for IO programs and to facilitate collaboration with areas outside IO so that we expand our understanding of human behavior in the workplace while also increasing our access to funding sources.

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External Affairs Officer

Milton D. Hakel

Milt is Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor Emeritus at BGSU. He received his Ph.D. from Minnesota (1966), and served at Minnesota, OSU, and Houston before moving to BGSU (1991). He advised 79 students through the completion of their doctoral dissertations. He served as SIOP’s president in 1983-84. He is a fellow of SIOP, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

External Relations: Milt served on APA’s Council and Board of Professional Affairs.  He ran for APA’s presidency in the ‘80s, and then played key roles in the founding and growth of the Association for Psychological Science.  He received research support from the NSF, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Army, and private sector. He edited Personnel Psychology for a decade, and then was its publisher for 20 years.

International Affairs: A Fulbright-Hays Senior Research Scholar in Italy (1978), Milt chaired the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Psychological Science. He was a board member of the International Association for Applied Psychology. He is the president of the Alliance for Organizational Psychology, a new global federation of work, industrial, and organizational psychology associations.

Visibility: Milt served on the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council, chairing its Committee on the Evaluation of Advanced Teacher Certification. He chaired the Coordinating Committee for the Human Capital Initiative, a national venture to bring psychological science to government and private sector attention as a source of solutions to national problems.


External Relations: APA and APS are at present SIOP’s main affiliations.  That’s a good start, but more is needed.

International Affairs: American business started going global a century ago, and the pace accelerated dramatically over the past three decades.  SIOP’s international linkages and membership are growing, and need to grow more. The Alliance for Organizational Psychology is slowly gaining momentum.

Visibility: Visibility and ‘our place at the table’ has been vigorously studied and debated in SIOP for the past decade. Now is the time to just do it.

Our role in APA needs to be strengthened, and can become much stronger if we communicate better with SIOP members already serving there.  Likewise for APS, though it’s a much leaner organization. 

We need to be active in many more institutions: The Departments of Defense, Labor, and Education, the National Research Council, other divisions of APA, other fields of professional application, such as labor economics and organizational sociology, as well as university centers such as the new Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces at Berkeley.

Coming online soon will be the HRM Impact Award program, a joint initiative among SHRM, the SHRM Foundation, the SIOP Foundation, and SIOP.  It will recognize organizations that have implemented outstanding, evidence-based human resource management programs and practices.  SIOP’s work as a United Nations NGO is well started. 

I will support these initiatives as well as creation of a Government Relations staff function for SIOP.

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Instructional and Educational Officer

Laura Koppes Bryan

Laura Koppes Bryan is Dean of the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, University of Baltimore (UB), where she has administrative responsibility for undergraduate and graduate degree programs, academic policies and procedures, strategic planning and resource allocation, and faculty recruitment and retention.  Prior to UB, she was Director and Professor of the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, University of West Florida (UWF); before UWF, she directed graduate programs in I-O psychology, and in 2004, she was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to teach HR and OB  in the Czech Republic.  She is the editor of the only comprehensive scholarly text on the history of I-O psychology (Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology), co-author of the 3rd edition of EEO Law and Personnel Practices, and co-editor of the text, Using I-O Psychology for the Greater Good: Helping Those Who Help Others (SIOP Frontiers Series).  She was the recipient of UWF President’s Award for Leadership in Diversity, and the UWF Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activities Award.  Her projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the State University System of Florida Board of Governors. She is past-president of the professional College and University Work-Life-Family Association. She was the 2007 recipient of the SIOP Distinguished Service Award for her contributions as the chair of the SIOP Education and Training Committee, SIOP Historian, and TIP Editor.  Koppes Bryan received her PhD from The Ohio State University, and is a SIOP, APA, and APS Fellow. 


It would be a privilege and honor to serve as SIOP’s Instructional and Education Portfolio Officer.  With over 20 years of experience in higher education, I have devoted my career to facilitating the success of individuals through their educational experiences.  Dedicated to serving as an effective and strategic leader, I will make a genuine effort to lead the instructional and educational activities of the society, with specific attention to the initiatives of the Education and Training (E&T) and Continuing Education Committees.  Upon review of current policies and practices for instruction, training, and continuing education, I will partner with the committee chairs to identify strategies for enhancing these areas for SIOP members.  With the E&T Committee, we will review the results of the 2011 SIOP I-O Psychology Graduate Program Benchmarking Survey to determine any subsequent actions.  I will support the on-going high-quality continuing education and professional development opportunities.  I will coordinate with other board members to ensure that SIOP is fulfilling its strategic objectives.  For example, results from the Career Study of People with Advanced Degree in I-O Psychology (Professional Practice) may inform the master’s and/or doctoral program guidelines.  I am also interested in furthering the good work on identifying and developing international opportunities for I-O education.  In sum, I will do my best to further the strategic goals of SIOP generally and of instruction and education specifically.

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Professional Practice Officer

Cristina Banks

Dr. Banks is a former SIOP Professional Practice Officer appointed for one year in 2009.  She is President of Lamorinda Consulting, a firm specializing in employment and wage/hour litigation consulting, and previously founded Terranova Consulting.  She has consulted to over 100 businesses and organizations.  She also teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.  She is currently Director of the Center for Healthy Workplaces at UC Berkeley.  Dr. Banks has published several articles and chapters in the areas of performance management, organizational consulting, and wage and hour compliance.  She is a nationally recognized expert in the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws, and serves as an expert witness in employment and wage/hour cases.  Recently, she was awarded APA’s Presidential Citation for Innovative Practice, recognizing her work in new job analysis methodologies for properly classifying jobs as exempt and other purposes. 

Dr. Banks is a frequent contributor to SIOP, having served in many roles such as a member of the editorial board of Human Performance, member of several SIOP committees, symposia chair and presenter on various topics at the annual conference, and presenter of two master tutorials in wage and hour litigation, among other things.   She also served as the Division 14 Delegate to the APA Summit on the Future of Psychology Practice.

Having already served in the role of Professional Practice Officer for SIOP for one year, I know what the Executive Board needs as a strong advocate of SIOP practitioners and SIOP members in general.  SIOP is on the cusp of dramatic change as evidenced by focused efforts to integrate the “scientist-practitioner model” into SIOP’s major activities and by a growing interest on the part of the Society to create mutually beneficial relationships with professional organizations (e.g., SHRM), public entities (NIIOSH), and the public in general.  As Professional Practice Officer, I will help guide SIOP toward effective interaction with all relevant entities outside of SIOP with the purpose of promoting the science and practice of industrial-organizational psychology and increasing the visibility of the great contributions of SIOP members to critical issues facing organizations and our society.  For example, as Director of the newly established Center for Healthy Workplaces at UC Berkeley, I intend to integrate SIOP’s interests with the Center’s mission and activities to set SIOP’s visibility on a national and international stage, providing multiple opportunities for SIOP members to gain new sources of funding, new research colleagues from other disciplines (engineering, environmental design, nursing, public policy, sociology), and access to businesses interested in redesigning their organizational structures, processes and practices for the purpose of increasing employee health and well-being while improving the bottom-line.  I am a very experienced board member, and a highly dedicated advocate of industrial-organizational psychology.  I will support all efforts to promote SIOP practitioners.

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