From the Editor:
A Fond Farewell
Debra A. Major
Old Dominion University
Have I really been doing this for 3 years? Indeed I have. I guess whether thats a short or a long length of time depends on how you mark it. When I began editing
TIP, my son, Brian, was barely 2 years old; hes now preparing to start kindergarten in the fall. From that perspective, it has definitely been a long time! However, when I think about how much Ive learned and how much Ive enjoyed working on TIP, it certainly seems that the time has flown.
It has been a great experience, in large part because Ive had the opportunity to work with an outstanding group of people. Given that this is my last column, I want to make sure they know how much theyre appreciated. I have to start with the folks at the Administrative Office (AO). In my estimation, Lee Hakel is the soul of SIOP. Her institutional memory is remarkable. For me, she has been an unfalteringly reliable source of SIOP and
TIP history. Her support and counsel have been invaluable.
Julie Allison and Lori Peake literally put TIP together; they make the book happen. Julie and Lori format each article, design the layout, and work with the printer for each issue. They also make
TIP available on the Web. Reading the final proof of TIP is always a team effort at the AO, involving Lee, Julie, Lori, and Esther Benitez. Gail Nader designed the
TIP cover weve enjoyed for the last 3 years. The AO staff have made it possible for me to focus on the fun part of editing
TIP, secure in the knowledge that all the important details are being handled.
During the past 3 years, Ive been fortunate in working with some terrific columnists. Some retired along the way, including
Matt Barney (Macro, Meso, Micro), Lori Foster Thompson and
Dawn Riddle (Early Careers), Mark Griffin and Boris Kabanoff
(Global Vision), and Marcus Butts, Eyal Grauer and
Nancy Yanchus (TIP-TOPics). Others final columns appear in this issue,
Bernardo Ferdman and Martin Davidson (A Matter of
Difference) and Peter Bachiochi (On the Horizon). A great many will continue their work as
Laura Koppes assumes the editorship: Andi Brinley, Jaime Durley, and
Corey Muoz (TIP-TOPics), Michelle Donovan (Local
Spotlight), Art Gutman (On the Legal Front), Michael Harris (Practice Network), Neil Hauenstein (Education & Training in I-O Psychology), Bill Macey (The I-O Ethicist), Lynn McFarland (The Career Column), Paul Muchinsky (The High Society), David Pollack (Conferences & Meetings), and
Jay Weiss (Leading Edge). No doubt we all have our favorites. (As Ive told Paul many times, my 90 year-old grandmother is a devoted fan of
The High Society.)
Issue after issue, these dedicated columnists inform, enlighten, and amuse us. Its important to understand that these columns dont get written during free time. Instead, theyre written at the sacrifice of other important things. To all of the columnists, you have been a dream to work with; thank you for sacrificing the time. SIOP surveys consistently show that
TIP is one of the benefits of membership that people value most. Im confident that high quality regular columns are, in large part, responsible.
TIP relies on the support of the SIOP Executive Committee. During my tenure, Ive had the pleasure of working with three outstanding SIOP presidents:
Bill Macey (since recruited to be a regular columnist!), Ann Marie Ryan, and
Mike Burke. Thank you for valuing TIP and for your assistance with the sensitive issues that arose from time to time.
I also need to thank my wonderful department chair, Barbara Winstead, for valuing my work on
TIP and providing me with resources to do my day job while editing
TIP. (Barbara really is an incredible chair, and Id be willing to say that 100 more times if shed stay in the position forever!) My graduate assistants,
Rebekah Cardenas and Lisa Germano, have been tremendous assets, assisting with initial editing, coauthoring
IOTAS, and helping me proof the final copy. I hope you know that I appreciate you both for your work on
TIP and for the myriad of other ways you help carry the load.
Finally, Id like to thank my son, Brian Garber, for his patience during TIP deadline weeks and for growing into a delightful, inquisitive, remarkable prekindergartener, even though he has a busy working mommy.
Whats in This Issue of TIP for Me?
By now, you know whats in this issuesomething for everyone, of course. Thank you for your attention, feedback, and support these past 3 years. See you in Chicago!
SIOP President Mike Burkes Message
Letters to the Editor
The Value of Book Reviews
Final Thoughts About Inclusion
Whats Still Hot in I-O
Chicagos I-O Group
Finding WorkFamily Balance
Using Excel Forms
Stories of Experience
Humor: Clich Origins
LGBT Visibility in SIOP
SIOP Members in the News
Whats New With SIOP Members
Upcoming Conferences and Meetings
SIOP Award Nominations
SIOP Small Grant Program
Calls and Announcements
New SIOP Members
For Students and Academicians
Seeking NSF Funding
SIOPs Institute for Teaching
Use of Scenarios in Undergraduate Education
TIP-TOPics for Students
Chicago Doctoral Consortium
Perspectives on Practice
Understanding Survey Data Through Variance
Court Ruling Supports Sub-Group Norming
Ethical Dilemma in Consulting
SIOPs Program at APA
Collaboration Across APA Divisions
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