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Debra A. Major
Old Dominion University

People on the Move

Gilad Chen is Georgias Tech newest assistant professor. This fall he will be joining SIOP Fellows Ruth Kanfer and Jack Feldman and SIOP Member Todd Maurer in the School of Psychology.

Pete Hudson has left SHL and joined PDI as a senior consultant in their Houston office. He can now be reached at pete.hudson@pdi-corp.com.

Dave Jones is no longer head of Aon Consultings Human Resources Consulting Group. He has taken the chairman and CEO position with Crazy Eddie, the Internet-based home electronics retailer: www.crazyeddie.com. The company is a revival of the 197080s business that served as a model for low-price, crazy advertising, and customer-first selling. Dave also is part of Momentum Equity Group, a Dallas-based private equity group involved in mergers, acquisitions, and capital formation for mid-stage start-ups: www.momentumequitygroup.com.

Vicki Magley, currently at DePaul University, will head east this fall to join SIOP members Janet Barnes-Farrell, Jim Holzworth, and Steven Mellor in the I-O program at the University of Connecticut.

Andy Miner is joining the joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in the Industrial Relations Center this fall. Other SIOP members on faculty in the IRC include Rich Arvey (Fellow), Theresa Glomb, and Connie Wanberg. 

Books and Things 

SIOP Member Steven Flannes (flannes4@aol.com) has just published a book that helps technical leaders and managers address the often-messy and complex people issues in the world of work. The book, People Issues for Project Managers, coauthored with project management professional Ginger Levin, DPA., describes tangible skills and resources in subject areas such as interpersonal communication, building successful teams, resolving conflicts, motivating, and stress and career management. The book is available through www.managementconcepts.com and is an ideal resource for the technical leader who needs or desires assistance in developing more skills in the soft areas of leadership.

Howard Klein launched a Web site called The Human Resources Instructional eXchange (HRIX). HRIX provides a forum and clearinghouse for the exchange of ideas, resources, and materials used in teaching human resource management and related topics. While designed primarily for instructors, the HRIX is also of value to practitioners looking to refresh or expand their knowledge base. This forum for cataloging, sharing, and recognizing people for their teaching innovations is made possible through the sponsorship of The Society for Human Resource Management and Ohio States Fisher College of Business. The site can be found at: http://fisher.osu.edu/mhr/hrix. Howard can be reached directly at klein_12@cob.osu.edu.

Other Items of Interest

Milt Hakel has recently been elected chairman of the US National Committee for the International Union for Psychological Science. This committee encourages research collaboration and organizes the involvement of United States psychologists in international congresses. A congress is planned in 2002 in Singapore, 2004 in Bejing, and 2006 in Athens.

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