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2015 (Inaugural Year) Winner - Frank L. Schmidt

It is only fitting that the first Dunnette Prize be awarded to Dr. Frank Schmidt. The award is designed to “honor living individuals whose work has significantly expanded knowledge of the causal significance of individual differences through advanced research, development, and/or application.” These criteria define Dr. Schmidt. After receiving his PhD in Industrial Psychology from Purdue University in 1970, he began a career that spanned over 40 years and numerous employment sectors, from academia to government to business. Dr. Schmidt’s list of publications is astounding and includes seven books, over 200 studies, and over 300 presentations. Perhaps most impressive is that these publications have nearly 36,000 citations and that his current H Index is 77. His honors are too numerous for an exhaustive list to be provided here, but they include the APA Foundation Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement Award for Applications of Psychology, the APA Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, and the APS James McKeen Cattell Award for Scientific Contributions to Applied Psychology. Dr. Schmidt has remained active in I-O research. Since his retirement in 2012, he has published four research articles and the third edition of his meta-analysis book, and he currently has four research papers under review. He also continues to serve on a number of editorial boards.

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