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SIOP President-Elect, Financial Officer/Secretary, Publications Officer, and Membership Services Officer. Voting takes place November 1 - November 30, 2017


Dr. Georgia T. Chao
Dr. Eden B. King
Dr. Deirdre Knapp
Dr. Ronald S. Landis
Dr. Julie Olson-Buchanan

Financial Officer/Secretary:

Dr. Bradford Bell
Dr. Evan Sinar

Membership Services Officer:

Dr. Alexander Alonso
Dr. Margaret Brooks
Dr. Allan Church

Publications Officer:

Dr. Alexis Fink
Dr. Mo Wang

Voter Resources


Georgia T. Chao

I am a professor of Management at Michigan State University, with an adjunct position in Psychology. Educational background: BS in psychology from the University of Maryland; M.S. and Ph.D. in I/O psychology from Penn State.  I have published stuff, won awards for my research and received several grants.  However, I believe these factoids aren’t job requirements for SIOP governance. A good president should know how the organization works, what its members want, and where it is headed in the future.  I am honored to be nominated for President and trust that my SIOP service record and professional experiences will serve me well.

I have over 30 years of experience with SIOP. I chaired the Workshop Committee and served on additional committees including the Program Committee, Fellowship Committee, and SIOP Governance Task Force.  These positions gave me insights into how students, academics, consultants, and practitioners may differ in what they want, and what they get out of SIOP. 

I’ve been fortunate to have had member support to win 3 SIOP elections: once as Secretary; twice as APA Council Representative.  These positions taught me to be patient, respect differing views, and to be quietly assertive – in short, I believe I’ve learned how to play well with others. Perhaps this conclusion is supported when I was honored with SIOP’s Distinguished Service Award this year.

I’m an introvert, preferring to listen to others rather than hear the sound of my own voice.  Given what I’ve learned, I would like to implement the following goals.


My dedication and service to SIOP has endured because I strongly believe that SIOP is the best game in town to promote ourselves and our profession.  My goals are organized around three agricultural analogies (remember, I’m from MSU aka Moo U!).

Planting seeds.  A healthy organization grows with strong pipelines of students and young talent.  I’ve heard an APA Presidential candidate and SIOP Executive Board members advocate for more I/O content in introductory psychology textbooks and have already explored options for making this happen.  I would also like to attract more new graduates to consider SIOP as their professional home. 

Tending the field.   New members ought to be cultivated; SIOP should strive to meet differing needs of students, early career professionals, academics, practitioners, and consultants.  Furthermore, SIOP needs to be more inclusive and welcome diversity into its governance and its fellowship.  Significant contributions to the field can take many forms – all are good for sustained growth.

Selling what we produce; plan for future.  It’s imperative for SIOP to continue its outreach to individuals and organizations who use our science and practice. Furthermore, several pundits now forecast gamma changes in the future world of work.   We need to anticipate and adjust to these changes. 

Attention to future directions should naturally influence what seeds we plant; thus, these goals are interrelated.  As an organization, SIOP can guide the nurturance of our profession.  However, it also requires individual involvement. If my qualifications and goals appeal to you, I humbly ask for your support.

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Eden B. King

I am an Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Rice University (Go Owls!). In collaboration with graduate and undergraduate students, I am pursuing a program of scholarship that seeks to help individuals and organizations overcome barriers to equality. My research, which has yielded approximately 100 scholarly publications and has appeared in popular media outlets such as Good Morning America and the New York Times, builds understanding of the experiences of stigmatized individuals in the workplace and the strategies that can be used to improve these experiences. I am currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management and the Journal of Business and Psychology and am on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology. In addition to my scholarship, I have consulted with organizations on projects related to gender climate initiatives and diversity training programs, and I have worked as an employment discrimination consultant.

I am proud to have served SIOP in a number of roles. Most recently, I have had the privilege to serve on the Executive Board as the elected officer for the Conferences and Programs Portfolio. But my engagement with SIOP has been far more extensive and has included membership on the Education and Training, External Relations, Scientific Affairs, and Membership Committees, and service as a co-Chair of the SIOP committee on LGBT Issues. Perhaps my deepest service has been to the conference; I served as 2013 Program Chair and 2014-15 Conference Chair.


In my leadership roles for the Houston, Philadelphia, and Anaheim conferences, I witnessed the extraordinary culmination of thousands of SIOP members' volunteer hours. Like these members, my service to SIOP is driven by a genuine allegiance to the profession and enthusiasm for the work that we do together. It is my belief that these same motives can help to serve the goals of SIOP that include but extend beyond the conference.

The people make our place: We are an organization comprised of enthusiastic and dedicated members who together create knowledge, relationships and networks, and professional development opportunities where they would not otherwise exist. To maintain these extraordinary outcomes, the climate and culture of SIOP--like the organizations we serve and study—need to foster interconnectedness and inclusion. Drawing from careful analysis of a forthcoming membership survey, portfolio officers and committee chairs can develop, implement, and evaluate short- and long-term goals that address areas of opportunity for building inclusiveness. Promoting inclusiveness in our policies and practices will help SIOP go from great to even greater.

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Deirdre Knapp

Deirdre Knapp is a Vice President at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) where she has worked since 1987. In this role, she oversees and mentors a large staff of I-Os and other professionals. Her Ph.D. (1984) is from Bowling Green State University and she is a Fellow of SIOP, APA, and the Society of Military Psychology (APA Division 19). Deirdre has served multiple terms on the SIOP Executive Board as APA Council Representative (2006-2009, 2015-2017). She is currently organizing SIOP’s new Committee for the Advancement of Professional Ethics. As SIOP’s observer on the 2001 APA Ethics Code Revision Task Force, she was instrumental in incorporating language relevant to I-O. She served as chair and co-founder of SIOP’s External Relations Committee and convened the first SIOP Strategic Planning and Policy Ad Hoc Committee. She has served as president of APA Division 19 and the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington. Her professional expertise lies primarily in the area of performance measurement. She is an active presenter on matters ranging from technical measurement issues to professional issues critical to current directions in organizational research and practice (e.g., ethics, advocacy). She makes presentations to educate both technical and lay audiences about best practices in testing. She has authored several book chapters, IOP articles, and many technical reports. She provided I-O expertise on two National Academy of Sciences committees, one evaluating the impact of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification and another related to assessing 21st century skills in education.


SIOP is devoted to the advancement of the science and practice of the psychology of work. As a strong, active organization, we have found many ways to achieve this overarching goal. SIOP has evolved as we have increasingly recognized that we will fail to achieve this goal if we are too inwardly focused. We must be outward-focused, even as we address the internal mechanisms that facilitate our ability to reach out to the rest of the world with our knowledge and values.

My goals include the following:

  • Promote outward focus by doing more to encourage and recognize SIOP members who take our message to employers, the public, and other professional organizations (e.g., APA)
  • Enable better use of volunteer time and more consistent decision-making by improving systems (e.g., documented procedures, job aids) that support our governance and committee work
  • Maintain momentum behind key initiatives introduced by previous SIOP leaders
  • Promote SIOP as a learning organization, recognizing that we don’t have all the answers, and work with other stakeholders to improve the science and practice of the psychology of work

It is the nature of a healthy organization that we will have continuing debate about issues we face. It is from respectful dialogue that we broaden each other’s perspectives and reach better decisions. I will work with the Executive Board to foster an environment that encourages open dialogue and frank introspection while reinforcing the need to truly listen to those whose perspectives differ from our own as we navigate toward our future.

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Ronald S. Landis

Ronald S. Landis (PhD, Michigan State University) is Nambury S. Raju Endowed Professor in the Department of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology and also serves as Deputy Vice Provost for Research and Academic Affairs. Prior to this, Dr. Landis was Professor of Psychology and founding Director of the University of Memphis Center for Organizational Research and Effectiveness (UMCORE) at University of Memphis and was a faculty member at Tulane University where he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching. He is a Fellow of both SIOP and APA, and has served SIOP as the Chair for the ad hoc Minority Teaching Institute committee, a member of the Scientific Affairs committee, and, most recently, as a member and Chair for the Fellowship Committee.

Dr. Landis has primary research interests in the areas of structural equation modeling, multiple regression, philosophy and practice of science, recruitment, and performance. He also recently served as principal investigator (PI) on a $1.3M grant awarded by the National Science Foundation aimed at examining the roles of emotion, cognition, and meta-cognition in learning. In addition to his scholarly work, he has served as consultant for a number of private and public sector organizations.

Dr. Landis’s work has been published in several leading journals including Organizational Research Methods, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Applied Psychology. He is currently an Associate Editor of Journal of Business and Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of several other prominent journals. 


I am honored to be nominated to serve as SIOP President and excited to think about the prospect of working in service for an organization that has provided me with a tremendous sense of professional identity and pride. The positive impact of our recent presidents and officers has been noteworthy. If elected, my energy will be devoted toward continuing these efforts toward building the visibility of our field, encouraging the rigor and relevance of our work, engaging our membership, and enriching the opportunities for all SIOP members.

As I look at the contexts in which our members work and the expectations that employers have for our students, it is clear to me that our core strengths are well-suited for our ever-increasingly multidisciplinary world. Quite simply, we have value that is in demand by modern organizations. The future, in many ways, indeed looks bright for our field. If we hope to maintain our relevance, however, I believe that we must actively engage with professionals from other fields without losing our own identity. In my view, these issues require coordination between how we educate students and how we conduct our work (both science and practice).

If I am fortunate to serve as President, I will work closely with the executive board and committee chairs to nurture the positive aspects of SIOP with the ultimate goal of ensuring SIOP’s vitality and relevance as the primary professional association for industrial-organizational psychologists.

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Julie Olson-Buchanan

Julie Olson-Buchanan has served SIOP in a variety of significant leadership roles including Program Chair, Conference Chair, 3 Day Conference Taskforce Chair, and Advance Charter Chair. She has also served as a member of the Strategic Conference Planning Committee, several Awards committees, and Strategic Planning Committees. She was elected to the SIOP Executive Board as Conference and Programs Portfolio Officer. Julie currently serves as Chair of both the United Nations Committee and Conference Site Selection Committee.  She received SIOP’s Distinguished Service Award in 2011.
Julie received her Ph.D. in I-O psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is a professor and past Department Chair of Management, Craig School of Business, California State University, Fresno.

Julie is a Scientist-Practitioner working in the areas of conflict/mistreatment in organizations, technology-based selection, work-life balance, and humanitarian work psychology. She has provided consultation, training, and expert witness testimony in these areas, with her work featured in media outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post.  Her research has been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Management. She has authored numerous chapters in scholarly books, as well as edited and authored several books.

Julie has received several awards for her research and community service, and the top teaching award from her university.  She has been an Associate Editor at the Journal of Business and Psychology for 8 years. Julie is a Fellow of SIOP and APA.


I love SIOP.  SIOP would not be what it is - intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding – without its exceptionally dedicated and enthusiastic members, volunteers, and staff.  I’m humbled and deeply honored to be nominated and considered for the position of SIOP president.

I have two main goals if elected SIOP President:

  1. Building a framework for the future.

    With nearly 10,000 current members, SIOP is growing rapidly, and we are likely to see even more growth in the immediate future.  How do we plan for this growth – in our governance, our annual conference, our outreach activities -- in a way that ensures SIOP will have the qualities and capacity to meet the diverse needs of continuing and new members, both academics and practitioners?  How do we build SIOP and its brand for the future? I would create a strategic task force (with broad member input) to examine these issues and identify possible solutions (e.g., infrastructure) to ensure we continue our successes into the future.
  2. Broadening our scope, skills, and influence.

    We have a lot to offer and a lot to learn.  As our field’s focus has expanded to include prosocial concerns, it is clear that our science and practice can be applied to address significant societal issues.  Yet the avenues to make contributions and expand our influence in this arena are not always clear.  If elected, I would strengthen our current outreach efforts (e.g., United Nations, Advocacy) by identifying and enhancing SIOP members’ opportunities for participation in prosocial endeavors.

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Financial Officer/Secretary

Bradford Bell

Bradford S. Bell is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies in the ILR School at Cornell University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University.  His research interests include training and development and team development and effectiveness and his work has appeared in a number of journals, including Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Applied Psychology, as well as in numerous edited volumes. He is a SIOP Fellow, recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award from the HR Division of the Academy of Management, and a former Editor of Personnel Psychology.  Within SIOP, he has served on the Scientific Affairs Committee, the S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award Committee, the William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award Committee, and as a regular reviewer for the conference scholarly program.  He has also served on the Executive Committee of the HR Division of the Academy of Management as well as on a number of other committees within the Division.  At Cornell, he serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Advanced Human Resources Studies and he serves as the Director of ILR Executive Education.  In both roles he provides input into and oversight of the organizations’ annual budgets.


As Financial Officer/Secretary, my overarching objective will be to serve as a steward of SIOP’s financial resources.  This includes ensuring that our financial resources are allocated to activities that are aligned with SIOP’s strategic priorities and consistent with the Society’s values, working to find ways to reduce costs and increase revenues, and maintaining sufficient operating reserves at all times. In terms of more specific goals, I intend to focus on several financial issues that have recently received attention within the Executive Board.  We need to make sure that our registration fees for the Annual Conference and LEC cover rising expenses while remaining affordable for all of our members. We also need to reexamine the current model of conference workshops, as workshop attendance relative to conference attendance has declined in recent years. SIOP can realize additional revenue by making the workshops more attractive and feasible for conferees to attend.  Finally, we need to continue to search for ways to grow income through booths/sponsorship, JobNet, and other sources while simultaneously managing costs through negotiations with hotels and conference venues.

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Evan Sinar

At Development Dimensions International (DDI), I’m Chief Scientist and Vice President in our Leadership Reach Center. I have three sets of responsibilities: first, to work with DDI colleagues – often our financial analysts – to diagnose and make decisions about new market opportunities toward the goal of continued profitable, sustained revenue growth. Second, to plan and execute analytics initiatives linking our clients’ leadership programs to business objectives. And third, to produce – often using data visualization techniques to detect patterns and convey complex concepts - contemporary, prescriptive thought leadership about emerging talent trends and research-grounded people practices.

Within SIOP, I have served in a series of roles including Program Chair (2014) and on the Executive Board as Conferences and Programs Officer from 2014 to 2017. Though my time on the Executive Board, I’ve gained deep experience partnering with other SIOP officers to understand and advance the “business of SIOP.” I was honored to be recognized as a SIOP Fellow in 2017 for my contributions to the field.

I believe that I will be able to draw on each of my recent experiences if elected to provide executive oversight of SIOP’s financial activities as Financial Officer/Secretary: to gauge and proactively target new market and income opportunities for the society, to analyze the links between SIOP programs and business outcomes, and to compellingly communicate with the SIOP Executive Board and the SIOP membership about financial trends and associated actions.


I have three goals if elected as SIOP’s Financial Officer/Secretary: Data-Driven Decision-Making, Matching Investment Allocations to Membership Trends, and Foundation Collaboration. With I/O Psychology’s steep growth trajectory comes an urgent need to strengthen our base for further progress. This will be fueled by adeptly channeling society income back to value for members in both the short-term (e.g., professional development events and publications, career services) and the long-term (e.g., government advocacy, equities/cash investments).

Goal 1: Data-Driven Decision Making -  I will use my background in analytics and data visualization to review, detect, and communicate trends in SIOP financial information to inform data-driven decision making within the Executive Board, working with the SIOP Administrative Office.

Goal 2: Matching Investment Allocations to Membership Trends – SIOP’s membership is incredibly diverse – spanning a wide range of affiliations, geographies, and interest areas – and becoming more so as broader business trends reshape our field. These changes will require us to regularly confirm that our allocation of member dues tracks with where our member populations and interests are concentrated, adjusting as needed.

Goal 3: Foundation Collaboration – In addition to being an Executive Board member, the Financial Officer serves as an Ex Officio member of the SIOP Foundation’s Board of Trustees. I plan to work closely with the Foundation on its charter to advance the field of I-O Psychology through its vital program of awards, scholarships, and grants.

Thank you for your consideration – I hope we have the opportunity to work together on our mutual goals.

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Membership Services Officer

Alexander Alonso

Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP is SHRM's senior vice president for knowledge development and certification including leading examination development and operations for SHRM’s professional certifications, SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP, the world’s fastest-growing credentialing program for HR professionals. He is responsible for all research activities, including development & validation of the SHRM Competency Model and the launch of the SHRM Research Fellowship for I-O Psychologists, a post-doctoral program designed to accelerate science-to-practice translation for HR professionals. During his career, he has led numerous global research programs with the aim of enhancing professional development and learning. Dr. Alonso has been honored by APA and SIOP for his contributions to applied psychology and workforce research. He is a prolific writer on the topic of HR professional development and trends and has published works in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, People and Strategy, Personality and Individual Differences, Quality and Safety in Health Care, The Industrial Psychologist, & Human Resources Management Review. Dr. Alonso serves as one of the leading association executives leading shaping strategic components of SHRM’s membership value proposition.  In prior roles, he has also served the I-O community as the 2014-17 SIOP Communications Portfolio Officer and past president of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington. In every role, Alex has strived to meet objectives by enhancing the value of membership through increased transparency, diversity, and inclusion. Dr. Alonso received his doctorate in industrial organizational psychology from Florida International University in 2003.


I would be honored to serve YOU (not just scientists or practitioners, but all of you) as SIOP Membership Portfolio Officer.  Just as I do in my role as an association executive, I bring an intense passion for supporting I-O psychologists and our shared mission to change the world.  I have strived to serve I-Os through various service roles over my career.  Whether working on client projects, supporting research for a larger profession, or building bridges with international associations, my career has been devoted to innovative practice and significant improvement for the lives of others.  Serving as Membership Portfolio Officer would be an extension of my passion to serve SIOP members in the development of greater membership benefits, as well as driving greater transparency in all member programs including awards and Fellow selection. As your membership officer, my mission would not be to further existing agendas or drive a wedge between practitioner and researcher interests.  Rather my mission would be to reflect the perspectives of all I-O psychologists while thinking of the broader social responsibilities germane to all psychologists. I seek to advance the interests of applied psychologists by collaborating with other portfolios to drive a greater member value proposition and respond more efficiently to member needs. Key areas of focus include tackling scientist-practitioners needs through alignment of existing membership initiatives, driving more opportunities for member networking and recognition, and improving opportunities for practitioners to leverage SIOP resources in support of their career development. #vote4alex

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Margaret Brooks

Margaret (Maggie) Brooks is an associate professor at Bowling Green State University with a dual appointment in management and I-O psychology. Prior to her position at Bowling Green State University, Maggie was a member of the I-O psychology faculty at Wayne State University.

Maggie’s research focuses on:

  • How people form judgments about and perceptions of companies, and how these judgments and perceptions affect corporate reputation and candidate attraction to the job and organization.
  • How to present validity information such that the value of our research (and its usefulness for practice) can be appreciated by a wider audience.

Her work has been published in top journals in the field including the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Management. She also serves on the editorial board of Personnel Assessment and Decisions.

Maggie teaches in the areas of I-O psychology, organization development, and human resource management, in the doctoral program in I-O psychology and the executive masters and undergraduate programs in the College of Business. In addition to SIOP, Maggie is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2004 from Bowling Green State University.


I think committee goals should be set with the committee, but I see this group of committees as contributing to three overarching goals, and would work with committees to think about how to promote these in their work:

Be welcoming and inclusive.
It is critical to focus on retention. I want SIOP membership to be a lifelong priority for our members. To achieve this, we need to understand and communicate how SIOP can add value at every career stage and in every career path. We should also continue to focus on understanding how to appeal to members with diverse goals, needs, and interests. We need to work to make everyone feel valued, included and welcomed.

Facilitate connections among our members.
Many of the committees in the membership services portfolio have a direct or indirect purpose of connecting people. Whether we’re connecting student affiliates with organizations, or members with common interests and pursuits, connection is a big part of what makes people return to SIOP every year.  

Celebrate our successes.
We need to continue to celebrate SIOP – its history, our newest successes, and contributions made over a career to SIOP and the field of I-O psychology. We need to continue to promote awareness of SIOP’s many awards, and to broadly share our history, our value, and our successes.

I would be excited to partner with and support chairs and their committees to understand their vision, and to do what I can to help committees make real progress on their important work.

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Allan Church

Allan H. Church is the Senior Vice President of Global Talent Assessment and Development at PepsiCo.  He is responsible for setting the enterprise talent strategy for high-potential identification and development, and strengthening the leadership pipeline via the talent review process.  Previously he held a number of positions in the talent management and OD areas at PepsiCo during his 17 years with the company.  Prior to PepsiCo he spent nine years as an external OD consultant working for W. Warner Burke Associates and several years at IBM.  On the side he has served in various external professional leadership roles including Chair of the Mayflower Group, SIOP Publications Officer, TIP Editor, and SIOP Professional Practice Book Series Co-Editor.  Currently he is on the Executive Committee of the Conference Board’s Council of Talent Management and on the Board of Directors for HRPS the Executive Network of SHRM.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and sits on the editorial boards of several academic and practitioner publications including Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Consulting Psychology Journal, Journal of Social Psychology, the Journal of Business and Psychology, and the OD Practitioner.  He has authored several books, over 35 book chapters, and over 150 practitioner and scholarly articles.  Allan received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is a SIOP, APA and APS Fellow.


Ever since I joined SIOP as a student member I have been passionate about the field, and in particular, how we as scientist-practitioners can make an impact on organizations.  Having been active in SIOP these past 25 plus years I have seen the society flourish and grow.  I believe one of the keys to this is the strength and vibrancy of our membership.  Membership is not just about who joins though; it reflects the culture we have and want to have as an organization.  How inclusive do we want to be as a society?  What criteria do we believe should be used for recognizing fantastic contributions to the field?  How do we help our members (both in academia and in organizations or consulting) feel welcomed and supported in their career aspirations?  What learning and development are we providing (regardless of background)?  These are the types of questions that interest me, and where I’d like to make a difference in the role of Membership Services Officer.  As the external landscape evolves, SIOP needs to continually revisit our membership models.  We need to have a well-reasoned perspective and process for ensuring the integrity, quality and science of I-O practice in the workplace.  We also need to take a hard look at the value of our offerings and services available to existing members in every category to ensure we are living up to our brand promise as the home of “Science for a Smarter Workplace.”  These are where I would focus my efforts.

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Publications Officer

Alexis Fink

I am proudly a scientist-practitioner.  Over the last decade, I have had the privilege of directing talent analytics functions at Intel and Microsoft, which have included initiatives in employee engagement, leadership, management, diversity, and selection.  Across the spectrum of research areas, I have worked to keep my teams at the leading edge of science and practice by staying close to the literature and active engagement in practitioner groups.

I have prioritized service to SIOP and the broader field of I/O psychology through leadership of 2 Leading Edge Consortiums (first on the committee and then as chair), as well as chairing the Visibility Committee and, most recently, the SIOP Futures Task Force.  Additionally, I’ve delivered 5 SIOP pre-conference workshops across several topics.  Outside of SIOP, I’ve supported scientific practices applied to work through service as vice chair and then chair of a science-practice industry consortium, through frequent speaking to industry groups, and through occasional publishing.  I am currently editing a volume on employee sensing in the SIOP Professional Practice series.

Throughout my career, I have enjoyed leadership roles where I have had the privilege of stewarding organizations through periods of transition and growth.  I’ve been able to effectively partner with colleagues to identify strategic opportunities and get things done.  I am excited about the potential to transmit great practice and great science through service as the Portfolio Officer for Publications.


We are in a transformative period.  SIOP has an opportunity to accelerate the influence of workforce science as governments, industries, organizations and people grapple with the fourth industrial revolution.  Our portfolio of publications is an essential component of an effective strategy to ensure continued relevance and influence for I/O psychology in a changing world.

SIOP has an enviable portfolio of publications, built on a long history of academic insights and outstanding practice.  Our publications address leading edge science through the Organizational Frontiers Series, expert application through the Professional Practice Series, and active engagement of our community through IOP.

I have three key goals to evolve and extend the impact of our publications strategy, leveraging our key publications assets and in partnership with related SIOP committees:

  1. Support a greater I/O voice in emerging issues around work and working
  2. Increase the penetration of thinking from adjacent professions into I/O science and practice
  3. Increase opportunities for practitioners to appropriately share applied research and insights

This role also carries responsibility for stewarding SIOP overall, as a member of the Executive Board.  As an active scientist-practitioner, I would help bring a strong practice perspective and balance to the SIOP Executive Board. I am excited and honored by the opportunity to ensure we conserve what is unique about SIOP, and evolve to retain our position of relevance in a dynamic world.

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Mo Wang

Dr. Mo Wang (PhD, Bowling Green State University) is Professor and Lanzilotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair at the Warrington College of Business at University of Florida.  He started his work on SIOP committees in 2008, serving as SIOP Membership Service Portfolio Officer (2015-present) and member of the SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series editorial board (2013-present).  He also served as SIOP Membership Committee Chair (2012-2013).  Dr. Wang is familiar with journal operations, currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for Work, Aging and Retirement and an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Psychology.  He has also accumulated considerable experience working and negotiating with publishers in founding two journals, Work, Aging and Retirement (Oxford University Press) and Occupational Health Science (Springer), and in publishing several books (e.g., Routledge/Psychology Press and Oxford University Press).  To date, Dr. Wang has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than two dozen book chapters.  He has received numerous awards for his papers, such as Academy of Management’s HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), Careers Division Best Paper Award (2009), Emerald Group’s Outstanding Author Contribution Awards (2013 and 2014), and SIOP’s William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award (2016).  He also received the Cummings Mid-Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management’s OB Division (2017) and six Early Career Contribution/Achievement Awards from the American Psychological Association (2013); the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2013); SIOP (2012); the Academy of Management’s HR Division (2011) and Research Methods Division (2011); and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2009).


I am familiar with the responsibilities of the SIOP Publications Portfolio Officer: I have served on the SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series editorial board since 2013, and I have worked closely with the Editor of the Organizational Frontiers Series (Richard Klimoski) and Publications Portfolio Officer (Deborah Rupp).  I have also gained experience from serving on the SIOP Executive Board discussing SIOP publication-related affairs. 

Based on these experiences, if elected, I would have the following goals:

  • Work closely with editorial teams of SIOP journals and book series to continue high-quality publications.
  • Support the editorial team of the SIOP Professional Practice Series to achieve a successful start with our new publishing partner, Oxford University Press.
  • Coordinate with the SIOP office and portfolio officers to identify and develop new publication initiatives to serve the many stakeholders impacted by I-O related knowledge.
  • Facilitate and coordinate marketing and integration efforts across different SIOP publication outlets by strategically managing renewals and renegotiations with publishers.
  • Collaborate with the SIOP Communications Portfolio Officer to develop more integrated digital marketing strategies to strengthen the impact of SIOP’s publications.

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Voting takes place November 1 - November 30, 2017