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Anna L. Sackett
University at Albany

Awards & Recognition

Robert M. Guion was honored by the Foundation for the Advancement of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) for significant contributions to the theory and practice of industrial and organizational psychology. Guion joins a distinguished list of scientific honorees; FABBS honors scientists who make important and lasting contributions to the behavioral and brain sciences.

Rob Ployhart was honored with a 2009 APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology.


Transitions, Appointments, and New Affiliations

Milton Hakel was elected as the new president of the SIOP Foundation. He will take over from Paul Thayer who was president of the Foundation for the past 6 years; Thayer will remain on the Foundation Board.

Judith Blanton, senior consultant and director of professional affairs for RHR, was recently elected to the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Professional Affairs. The nine members of the board develop recommendations for and monitor the implementation of APA policy, standards, and guidelines for the profession of psychology.

Jennifer E. Yugo has accepted an appointment at Oakland University’s School of Business Administration beginning the 2009–2010 academic year. Yugo will be joining the OB/HRM faculty Howard Schwartz, Lizabeth Barclay, Kenneth York, and Karen Markel in the Department of Management and Marketing.


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