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Debra A. Major and Rebekah Cardenas
Old Dominion University

Awards and Honors

SIOP Fellow, Edwin A. Fleishman, who is now Emeritus Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at George Mason University, and a past president of SIOP, was recently awarded the 2002 Distinguished International Alumnus Award from the University of Maryland. The award is presented annually to the graduate who has achieved international recognition for excellence in his profession.

Professor of Organizational Behavior and SIOP member David Herold was recently appointed to the Gary T. and Elizabeth R. Jones Chair in Management of the DuPree College of Management at Georgia Tech. Harold has been a member of the Organizational Behavior faculty for 29 years and has served as area coordinator since 1985. In addition, he serves as management consultant to major corporations and public-sector organizations.

HumRRO has awarded Jessica B. Foster of Rice University the 2002
2003 Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship in I-O psychology. This $10,000 annual fellowship recognizes an outstanding graduate student with high potential for significant contributions to research. Jessicas research focuses on broad issues concerning the interaction of work and family.

New Affiliations and Appointments

Joseph J. Martocchio has joined Gerald R. Ferris as a co-editor of Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management. During the editorial transition, Ferris and Martocchio will co-edit Volumes 21 and 22 (20022003). After 21 years as editor, Ferris is stepping down in 2003. RPHRM will continue to publish monograph-length conceptual pieces on important issues in human resources management. Direct any questions to Joe at martocch@uiuc.edu or (217) 244-4098.

SIOP member Mark J. Schmit has recently been appointed as the new executive director of the Employee Stakeholder Business Unit at Gantz Wiley Research. Prior to joining Gantz Wiley Research, Schmit led the human capital measurement products and consulting services business at Personnel Decisions International (PDI), a division that recently merged with ePredix.

Steve Jex of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has accepted a position at Bowling Green State University and will join SIOP members Milt Hakel, Scott Highhouse, Steven Rogelberg, Carlla Smith, and Mike Zickar on the I-O faculty.

Carl I. Greenberg, senior vice-president of Aon Consulting, was recently installed as president of the Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM) at its annual meeting in San Diego. Greenberg leads Aon Consultings Management Consulting Group office in St. Louis, MO. SPIM was formed in 1984 to facilitate the growth and development of psychologists who work as managers, or whose primary focus is the application of psychology to management.

Rosemary Hays-Thomas, professor of psychology at the University of West Florida, has accepted a part-time position as administrative officer for the Southeastern Psychological Association. She will be responsible for supervising SEPAs administrative office, managing arrangements for the annual conference in March, and implementing policy as set by SEPAs elected officers. The Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans March 2629, 2003.

The I-O program at George Mason University offers a belated welcome to Rob Ployhart. (Jos Cortina says, We wanted to make sure he worked out before we welcomed him.) Rob joins SIOP members Lou Buffardi, Jos Cortina, Ted Gessner, Rich Klimoski, Lynn McFarland, and Steve Zaccaro.

Books and Resources

SIOP Fellow and Harvard professor J. Richard Hackman has recently completed a new book entitled Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performance. The book presents 2 decades of research into identifying how to make work teams more effective. More specifically, Leading Teams outlines five organizational conditions that foster team effectiveness and the right times to establish them. The book is published by the Harvard Business School Press.

Steven Flannes of Flannes Associates, and Ginger Levin have been told that their book, People Skills for Project Managers (2001), will be translated into Russian and will be published in Moscow in the next 9 or 10 months. The translation was prompted by an increased interest among Russian technical leaders for information dealing with the soft skills required for managing complex projects.

Fred Frank and Chris Mulligan have founded TalentKeepers. TalentKeepers provides Web-enabled products and services that focus on leaders to reduce turnover. Fred was president and a founder of ESS as well as ADI, which were acquired by The Thomson Corporation and Wilson Learning respectively. Fred can be reached at ffrank@talentkeepers.com, and Chris at cmulligan@talentkeepers.com or (407) 660-6041, Suite 225, 2400 Maitland Center Parkway, Maitland, FL 32751.

 

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