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SIOP President-Elect, Financial Officer/Secretary, Membership Services Officer, and Publications Officer, 2015-2016

President-Elect:

James Outtz

Financial Officer/Secretary:

Scott Tannenbaum

Membership Services Officer:

Mo Wang

Publications Officer:

Deborah Rupp


President-Elect

James Outtz

I hold a Ph.D in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Maryland. I am a fellow in SIOP, APA and the American Educational Research Association. I have served SIOP in various capacities including Instructional and Educational Officer, editor of the SIOP Frontiers volume “Adverse Impact: Implications for Organizational Staffing and High Stakes Selection” (2010); consulting editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology; Chair, M. Scott Meyers Award Committee; member, Distinguished Professional Contributions Award Committee, Ad Hoc Committee On Revision of the SIOP Principles, Program Committee, External Affairs Committee, the Diversity Committee and currently the Task Force on Contemporary Selection Practice Recommendations to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. My participation in the SIOP Annual Conference includes master tutorials, preconference workshops, panel discussions, symposia and debates as well as a reviewer of program submissions.

As President of Outtz and Associates, I develop employment-selection systems that focus on validity, but also enhance opportunities for workforce diversity and the inclusion of minorities and women. I have written about, researched and focused my practice on minimizing adverse impact through alternative methods of selection. I believe my work has significantly influenced best practices in reducing obstacles to equal employment opportunity. As an expert retained to advise courts and as an expert witness in complex, large-scale employment litigation, my objective has been to ensure that I-O psychology plays a significant role in influencing policy with regard to fair employment practices.

Goals

Student Training
I believe I-O programs do a good job of providing students the knowledge and skills to conduct top-notch scientific research. They do not however provide the practitioner skills necessary to effectively apply that research to real world situations. Students are not sufficiently prepared to engage in both the science and practice of I-O psychology. Our research is only as good as its application and the practice of I-O is only as good as the science upon which it is based. We should do more in the area interdisciplinary research and practice to better prepare those entering the profession for the complex issues that they will be asked to address.

Increased Societal Impact
SIOP members should seek to impact the quality of organizational decision-making and policy implementation as we move through this decade and beyond. We should strive to more effectively address areas such as employment selection, training, fair compensation, engagement, work-life balance and organizational climate/culture so that organizations can make maximum use of all segments of our society. I will work to keep SIOP forward-looking in these areas and ready to take on future organizational challenges.

Increased Participation by Minorities and other Affinity Groups
SIOP must do a better job embracing diversity by reaching out to the full spectrum of employee, and applicant groups (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, cultural and religious) to take advantage of the breadth of thought and experiences, research and practice models they can provide.


Financial Officer/Secretary

Scott Tannenbaum

During his 25+ years as a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Tannenbaum has served as a tenured professor and is currently a successful business leader.

As a practitioner, he founded and currently leads The Group for Organizational Effectiveness, Inc. (gOE), a boutique consulting firm that has provided organizational development and I-O psychology support, research, and tools to over 500 organizations, including one-third of the Fortune 100 and more than 75 Fortune and Global 1000 companies. He has also been the Principal Investigator for and managed millions of dollars of research grants and contracts with many agencies including the US Air Force, Navy, Army, and NASA.

As President of gOE, he helped create and oversees one of the first profitable web applications – gOEbase, an award-winning toolkit that provides resources and research to thousands of HR and OD professionals globally.

His scientific accomplishments include over 65 publications, 100+ presentations, and over 8000 citations. For ten years he was a professor in the business school at the State University of New York at Albany, during which time he received tenure. He has received five research/teaching awards, was named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and has reviewed for over 20 professional journals.

Scott has been an active member of SIOP since its inception, and has served on the Fellowship Committee, the Program Committee, the Editorial Board of the Professional Practices book series, and co-chaired one of its’ Leading Edge Consortium events.

Goals

I appreciate being considered for the position of Financial Officer/Secretary. The person in this role serves on SIOP’s Executive Board, monitors the Society’s financial well-being including our investments, and provides guidance to the Board. I believe my background is well-suited to fulfill that role for SIOP.

Part of what makes SIOP great is that we are a blend of scientists and practitioners. My intention would be to bring a balanced scientist-practitioner view to financial decisions for SIOP, as both groups are an essential part of SIOP’s essence. I was a tenured professor and also founded and have led a consulting and research firm that has supported over 500 organizations globally.

As President of gOE, I’m responsible for the well-being of our firm. I monitor our financials, oversee our retirement portfolio, negotiate contracts, and ensure that our expenses are in line with our revenues. I’ve managed millions of dollars of projects and research grants and have ensured that we’ve invested wisely in technology and in new products and services.  

I’ve been an active member of SIOP since its inception, serving on numerous committees. I would not enter this position with an agenda, but rather would do my best to ensure SIOP remains a financially stable organization that balances the short and long-term needs of its members, as any good organization must. In my work as a consultant, I’ve provided advice to many boards and leadership teams and would welcome the chance to bring that experience to SIOP.


Membership Services Officer

Mo Wang

Dr. Mo Wang is a tenured Professor at the Warrington College of Business Administration at University of Florida. He is also the Director of Human Resource Research Center at University of Florida. He served as the Chair of SIOP Membership Committee in 2012 and 2013. He specializes in research areas of retirement and older worker employment, expatriate and newcomer adjustment, occupational health psychology, leadership and team processes, and advanced quantitative methodologies.  He received Academy of Management HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), Careers Division Best Paper Award (2009), European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (2009), and Emerald Group’s Outstanding Author Contribution Awards (2013 and 2014) for his research in these areas.  He also received Early Career Contribution/Achievement Awards from American Psychological Association (2013), Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2013), Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2012), Academy of Management’s HR Division (2011) and Research Methods Division (2011), and Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2009). He was the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Retirement.  He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Work, Aging, and Retirement and an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Psychology.  He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of six other academic journals.  Dr. Wang is the President of Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2014-2015) and the Director for the Science of Organizations Program at National Science Foundation (2014-2015).

Goals

I am familiar with the responsibilities of the Membership Services Officer, because I served as the chair of SIOP membership committee in 2012 and 2013 and worked closely with the Membership Services Officer (Eric Heggestad) during my term. If elected, I will devote my work toward building a more open and inclusive membership basis for SIOP. I believe this is a critical strategy for growing SIOP’s visibility and influence, as well as for building the resources and sustainability for the society itself. To achieve this goal, I will solicit and implement coordinated strategies from the membership committee, the committee on ethnic & minority affairs, and the LGBT committee. Further, I will ensure that SIOP continues to do a good job recognizing our members’ achievement and funding our members’ professional growth. I will do so by working closely with the awards committee and the fellowship committee to further improve resources invested on our members. Finally, I will facilitate the smooth operation related to placement and JobNet, making sure that it continues to provide valuable service for SIOP members.

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Publications Officer

Deborah Rupp

Deborah E. Rupp is Professor and William C. Byham Chair in I-O Psychology at Purdue University. She received her PhD from Colorado State University, and was previously an Associate Professor of Psychology, Labor/Employment Relations, and Law at the University of Illinois. She has been a visiting professor at Singapore Management University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and Illinois Institute of Technology. She conducts research on organizational justice, behavioral ethics, corporate social responsibility, and humanitarian work psychology; as well as issues surrounding behavioral assessment, technology, bias, and the law. She is a two-time recipient of SIOP’s Douglas Bray/Ann Howard Award for research on leadership assessment and development, her research has been cited in U.S. Supreme Court proceedings, and she has worked with myriad organizations around the world (e.g., UNICEF, the Emirates Group, the South Korean government). Rupp is a SIOP, APA, and APS Fellow. She has published three books and over 80 papers and chapters, appearing in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Academy of Management Review, which have been cited over 6300 times. She currently sits on the editorial boards of six journals, and is the outgoing editor-in-chief of Journal of Management, which became the #1 ranked journal in applied psychology during her tenure. Within SIOP, she has served as Program Chair, APS Chair, Theme Track Chair, and member of numerous committees. She is currently serving on the Organizational Frontiers Series editorial board, and as SIOP Representative to the United Nations.

Goals

I have over a decade of experience within the publications domain, serving on editorial boards of both journals and book series, and in Associate Editor, Guest Editor, and Editor-in-Chief roles. During my time as JOM Editor, I facilitated solid relationships between editorial teams/boards, publishers, and their governing professional associations/societies. I have worked closely with a number of publishers and have first-hand experience with publication contracts, the recruitment/selection of editors, and the building of strong editorial boards. I am also keenly aware of the myriad ways in which publications are rated and ranked within our field, and the importance of marketing/social media in driving exposure to published content. Finally, I have been actively involved in discourse surrounding publication ethics (e.g., https://editorethics.uncc.edu/). As Publications Officer, I would focus on the following:

  • Working with the journal and book series editors to continue SIOP’s standards of quality and excellence.
  • Coordinating with the SIOP office/officers on an integrated visibility and impact plan, which would cut across SIOP’s publication outlets.
  • Innovating new ways to bring published content to SIOP members, including international affiliates and student members (e.g., early, enhanced, and/or discounted access).
  • Exploring both new portals for content delivery and content gaps (opportunities) not currently covered by existing outlets.
  • Getting the most out of our publishing agreements and strategically planning for renewals, renegotiations, and potential new publisher relationships.
  • Considering the relevance of our published insights to the many stakeholders impacted by IO-related work, and communicating our content to the public through press-releases, pod-casts, social media, etc.

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