Announcement of New SIOP Fellows
University of Toronto
Eight SIOP members were honored at the Dallas conference with the distinction of Fellow. They are the following:
Michael T. Brannick
Dr. Brannick is a star in research methods. He has contributed to our knowledge of how to conduct and interpret a meta-analysis, the application of factor analysis to the multitrait–multimethod matrix, and the incorporation of nonlinear combinations of cues in decision making by developing a method to specify importance weights. In addition, his work increased our understanding of how people combine information before making a decision.
Stephen W. Gilliland
Dr. Gilliland’s research shows that perceptions of fairness have more to do with what a manager has done wrong than with what the person has done right. This research revealed how the notion of fairness varies from nation to nation. He developed a model for enhancing distributive, procedural, and interactional justice on pre- and post-hiring decisions. Published in 1993, his model has been cited over 175 times. More than half of his consulting work is devoted to putting his research findings into practice by doing pro bono work for nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Eisenberger developed organizational support theory, which holds that (a) employees form general beliefs concerning how much the organization values their contributions and (b) based on the norm of reciprocity, employees reciprocate such support with emotional commitment to the organization, work effort, and extra-role performance such as innovative problem solving. His learned industriousness theory states that if an individual is rewarded for putting a large amount of cognitive or physical effort into an activity, the sensation of high effort takes on secondary reward properties that lessen effort’s general aversiveness.
John P. Meyer
Dr. Meyer is the world’s foremost expert on the antecedents and consequences of organizational commitment. His ground breaking research, which has been cited over 2,500 times, reflects a rare interplay between cogent theoretical development and rigorous empirical research. In addition, his measures of organizational commitment are used by scholars worldwide.
Robert F. Silzer
Dr. Silzer’s leadership has significantly advanced the practice of I-O psychology through his presidency of the Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology, editorship of SIOP’s “The 21st Century Executive: Innovative Practices of Building Leadership at the Top,” co-chairing the first SIOP Leading Edge Consortium on Executive Leadership workshops conducted for SIOP, and his selection and development programs for blue-chip companies in the U.S.
Donald M. Truxillo
Dr. Truxillo has conducted ground-breaking research on applicant reactions to selection, drug testing, and banding methods with regard to affirmative action. His work has shown the theoretical basis of justice perceptions in bringing about favorable reactions to these work practices. His longitudinal study of the relationships among selection information, applicant continuation in the selection process, and subsequent employee turnover is a “first” and has been deemed a “classic” by our peers.
Dr. Ashkanasy is one of a very small group of scholars who has developed theoretical models and conducted empirical research so effectively on emotions in the workplace that this topic has moved within the past decade from obscurity to mainstream research in I-O psychology. His annual book series on this topic is responsible in part for what is now being called in our field the “affective revolution.”
Dr. Aguinis has advanced our knowledge of categorical moderators and validity generalization. His book Regression Analysis for Categorical Moderators is a highly important methodological contribution to our field. He developed an alternative method to the controversial practice of banding in selection for increasing the probability that members of minority groups will be hired.
SIOP thanks the Fellowship Committee members—David Campbell, Michael Campion, Michael Frese, George Hollenbeck, Gary Johns, Lise Saari, and Howard Weiss—for their thoughtful contributions.
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