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Announcement of New SIOP Fellows

Walter C. Borman

We are delighted to announce that 23 SIOP members were honored at the San Diego conference with the distinction of Fellow. 

FYI: The 2012 Fellow nominations process goes online on July 1.  Visit the SIOP Web site for the process.  Here are the new Fellows:

Peter A. Bamberger, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Bamberger is well known for increasing understanding of the role of mesolevel contextual factors as moderators of relations between workplace characteristics and individual attitudes, cognitions, and behavior. His work emphasizes the incorporation of contextual factors into organizational models. This is important in showing how these factors may vary depending upon the nature of the social units within which actors are nested.  Accordingly, across these various domains of interest, his primary contribution to the I-O literature has been shedding light on how peer norms and support climates moderate the links between organizational structures and processes on the one hand and both negative (i.e., substance misuse/abuse, absenteeism) and positive (helping, help-seeking, voicing) employee behaviors on the other. Dr. Bamberger has published his research extensively in some of the best scientific journals.

Joan P. Brannick, Brannick Human Resource Connections
As a practitioner with academic and service contributions, Dr. Brannick is recognized for her significant and unique efforts in increasing the visibility of I-O psychology.  Through her consulting, articles, workshops, presentations, and teaching, she has educated thousands of HR professionals and business leaders about the science and practice of our field.  She coauthored the highly regarded book, Finding and Keeping Great Employees, and her work has been frequently cited in many outlets including Fortune Magazine, HR Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.  She has also given unstinting and significant service to SIOP, including chairing three committees: Awards, Professional Practice, and Workshop.  She currently serves on the SIOP Executive Board as the Professional Practice Officer. In that role, she has been instrumental in addressing numerous practitioner needs and interests within SIOP, APA, and ASPPB.

Laura Koppes Bryan, University of West Florida
Dr. Koppes Bryan, U.S. Fulbright Scholar, is perhaps best known as the primary historian of SIOP and I-O psychology. She wrote the first articles on women in I-O, was SIOP’s first historian, wrote the first history of SIOP, was editor of the only scholarly text of I-O history, and served on history committees for SIOP, APA, and Division 26 of APA. She has made significant contributions to SIOP, received the 2007 Distinguished Service Award, and led the creation of the Distinguished Teaching Award. From 2004-2007 she was editor of TIP. At the University of West Florida, she has elevated psychology’s reputation as an effective ambassador by, among other endeavors, creating a Center for Applied Psychology and serving on special work groups. Her efforts have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Florida State University System Board of Governors.

Gilad Chen, University of Maryland
Dr. Chen has made important contributions primarily in the areas of employee and team motivation, employee adaptation, and multilevel research methodology. His research on team motivation has led to better understanding of motivational processes across levels and how team leaders can motivate members to contribute to both individual and collective outcomes. His research has also informed organizational practices directed at enhancing employee adaptation in new jobs and during international work assignments. He has published widely in leading I-O psychology journals and his research has been widely cited. He was the recipient of the Cummings Scholar Award for early-to mid-career scholarly achievement and SIOP’s Early Career Contributions Award. Dr. Chen has also served as chair of SIOP’s Scientific Affairs Committee and as associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Kenneth P. De Meuse, Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting
Dr. De Meuse is an outstanding exemplar of a scientist–practitioner. He has varied research interests, but his predominant contribution is applying rigorous methodology to systematically studying organizational downsizing and learning agility. He has shared his expertise with the field by publishing more than 60 journal articles and book chapters and delivering some 70 conference presentations. He edited a book for the SIOP Professional Practice Series summarizing the science and practice of organizational restructuring and produced a chapter on downsizing, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances for the APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is an advocate for research-based practice and has made several career transitions between the academic and business worlds, including his own consulting business as well as leadership roles in large talent management firms. He excels at translating science into practice.

Richard P. DeShon, Michigan State University
Dr. DeShon has made significant contributions in two primary areas: regulatory dynamics and measurement theory and practice. In the former, he has developed and evaluated dynamic models of the process of regulating individual and collective behavior to maximize performance on multiple goals over time. In the measurement arena, his work focuses on the conceptualization and modeling of measurement error as well as the use of measurement error information to enhance scientific inference and practical decision making. He has published papers in many of the leading psychological journals, and he is currently associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and winner of the Ernst J. McCormick award for early career contributions to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 

Michelle K. Duffy, University of Minnesota
Dr. Duffy’s research has focused on understanding the drivers of well-being in organizational settings, often through an examination of the “dark-side” behaviors that damage the well-being of workers. Her research record includes 26 journal publications, many in top-tier I-O and management publications; 5 book chapters; and more than 50 conference presentations. She is regarded as a foremost expert in two of her primary fields of study: envy and social undermining, a topic she pioneered. Her social undermining construct is an important element of workplace deviance, which has become a “hot” topic in organizational behavior. She has also been an important contributor to understanding abusive supervision. She is currently associate editor for the Journal of Management and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Ronald S. Landis, Illinois Institute of Technology
Dr. Landis has made outstanding contributions to methodology in the science and practice of I-O psychology. Within this realm, he and his colleagues’ work on the use of item parcels in applications of structural equation modeling has had a major impact on the conduct and testing of causal models in psychology and the social sciences. This work has provided strong recommendations and guidance for researchers to test causal/path models in the social sciences in situations where such applications were not always clear. Dr. Landis has also had an impressive teaching record and in 2004 was the recipient of Tulane University’s President’s Award in Graduate and Professional Teaching. Finally, he is currently an associate editor of Journal of Business and Psychology and currently serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals in psychology and management.

Debra A. Major, Old Dominion University
Dr. Major has distinguished herself by making considerable contributions to understanding career development issues, including organizational newcomer socialization, working effectively in teams, employee self-development, work group inclusion, work–family conflict and coping, and most recently underrepresentation of women and minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. Her research has been impactful in all of these areas, but perhaps strongest in newcomer socialization, teamwork, and work–family issues. Her work focuses on important societal issues, and she has received more than $3 million to support her research from the National Science Foundation and other agencies. Her research and finding have received prominent media attention, including USA Today and Chicago Tribune. She presently serves on the editorial boards for five journals. She has also made important service contributions to SIOP and currently is representing SIOP on the APA Council.

Fred Oswald, Rice University
Dr. Oswald has been a major contributor in the areas of psychological measurement and the modeling of individual differences in employment and educational contexts. He has focused on personnel selection issues, particularly understanding and predicting multiple dimensions of job performance and improving the conceptualization and application of person–job fit. His statistical work in test development and meta-analysis has also made a significant contribution to organizational research. He is an active practitioner, consulting with organizations such as the US Navy and the College Board, and has advanced I-O psychology through 49 articles in peer-reviewed publications, 14 book chapters, and 17 technical reports. In addition, he has received research funding of more than $1 million. Dr. Oswald is currently the associate editor of the Journal of Business and  Psychology and Journal of Management, and he serves on seven editorial boards.

Marian N. Ruderman, Center for Creative Leadership
In her various leadership roles at the Center for Creative Leadership, Dr. Ruderman has brought the highest degree of methodological rigor and academic integrity to her research projects. Her work has greatly influenced the theoretical understanding of leadership development, inclusion, and gender issues in the workplace. Her books and journal publications have been instrumental in advancing views of the types of developmental experiences nontraditional leaders need to be successful in increasingly diverse workplaces. In addition, her research on job-related opportunities for leader development led to the creation of the Job Challenge Profile, which measures the degree of development offered by a particular assignment. Finally, she and her colleagues produced groundbreaking work about the benefits of multiple roles for female managers, suggesting that roles outside the workplace may facilitate the development of work skills.

Deborah E. Rupp, Purdue University
Dr. Rupp’s largest contributions have been in two areas. The first is employee justice, behavioral ethics, and corporate social responsibility. Her work has highlighted the complex role justice plays in employees’ emotions, attitudes and behaviors. The second is the assessment center method. Her laboratory has conducted systematic investigations of behavioral assessment for developmental purposes, as well as both cross-cultural and technological issues inherent to assessment centers. Her work in this area has been cited in U.S. Supreme Court proceedings. Dr. Rupp is the current editor of the Journal of Management and serves on many editorial boards. She has also served SIOP as program chair, APS I-O program chair, and, most recently, SIOP representative to the United Nations. In sum, she is being honored for the quality, quantity, and variety of her work coupled with her involvement with myriad organizations worldwide.

Christina E. Shalley, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Shalley is an internationally acclaimed scholar who has concentrated her research in the area of creativity, in particular on the social and contextual factors that shape the creativity of individuals at work. In the past few years, she has extended her research and focused on the processes that enhance the creativity of teams in the workplace. She is widely respected for the careful and methodologically sound approach she employs. For example, her early research was the first to connect goals to creativity. There is little question that Dr. Shalley has had a significant impact on the field. In addition, she has achieved considerable visibility and respect via the editorial responsibilities she has accepted. These include serving as coeditor of the Handbook of Organizational Creativity and serving on the editorial boards of several major journals.

Kimberly A. Smith-Jentsch, University of Central Florida
Dr. Smith-Jentsch is the consummate scientist–practitioner. She is a thought leader in the areas of teams, training, and simulation-based performance measurement. Her research has been published and widely cited in top tier journals. Notably, her work on training and measuring team mental models has had a major impact on both science and practice. She is a past recipient of SIOP’s M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research and has developed, tested, and disseminated numerous practical tools and strategies to scientists and practitioners in the U.S. and Europe. Most prominent among these is a debriefing strategy, Team Dimensional Training (TDT), which has been used by thousands of teams including aircrews, command-and-control, nuclear power, law enforcement, firefighting, and medical teams. Currently, she is working with NASA to develop and test training strategies, including TDT, for astronauts going to Mars.

Greg L. Stewart, University of Iowa
Dr. Stewart is best known for his research on self-leadership, personality, and teams with a focus on improving work productivity and employee satisfaction. One of his major research contributions is demonstrating how personality traits affect work behavior and performance. His studies of workplace teams show the importance of properly designing teams by group composition, task design, and leadership to make them effective. His more than 35 published articles, many of them in top regarded journals, and two widely used textbooks he has coauthored are an indication of the significant impact he has had upon the field. Dr. Stewart’s research has been widely cited in the literature. He recently concluded his service as an associate editor of the Journal of Management and he continues to help advance the I-O profession by serving on the editorial boards of several leading journals.

Lori Foster Thompson, North Carolina State University
Dr. Thompson’s research has had an impact both nationally and internationally. Perhaps her most dominant theme is contributing to the understanding of technology’s role in the workplace. Her scholarship has focused on the work-related implications of familiar technologies such as web-based surveys as well as emerging innovations including avatars and intelligent agents. She is also helping to expand I-O psychology’s boundaries by facilitating the development of a new subdiscipline, humanitarian work psychology, which focuses on how I-O psychology can enhance the quality of life for those in the world’s impoverished regions. Her work has been published in major journals, and she is currently coediting two SIOP Frontiers Series books entitled The Psychology of Workplace Technology and Using I-O Psychology for the Greater Good. She serves on SIOP’s Executive Board and oversees the Visibility, External Relations, and International Affairs committees.

Suzanne Tsacoumis, Human Resources Research
Organization (HumRRO)
Dr. Tsacoumis has had a major impact on I-O practice through her research, development, and implementation of personnel assessment and human capital systems, particularly for federal law enforcement agencies. Her work has measurably improved new-hire supervisory and managerial quality among thousands of agents that represent some of the country’s most critical front-line national security personnel. She has also been a contributor to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network (O*Net) by designing a valid and reliable methodology for collecting occupational data and by leading several critical special studies. One current stream of work involves designing and developing online simulations being used as high-stakes promotional assessments, as well as self-development tools, with an eye toward improving the measurement qualities. She has been extensively involved in the leadership of SIOP including serving as an officer on the Executive Board.

Chad H. Van Iddekinge, The Florida State University
Dr. Van Iddekinge is one of the leading scholars in the area of human resources staffing and has developed an impressive record for someone who has been in the field just over 10 years. He has published 25 articles, most in top journals, as well as some 75 conference papers, technical reports, and book chapters. His work has helped advance knowledge in areas such as the construct validity of selection interviews, the consequences of applicant retesting, and effects of staffing procedures on unit-level outcomes. He currently serves as an associate editor of Personnel Psychology and he has served on the editorial boards of Human Performance, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management. Prior to joining Florida State, Dr. Van Iddekinge spent 4 years at HumRRO where he helped develop and validate staffing systems for the U.S. government and military. 

Jeffrey B. Vancouver, Ohio University
Dr. Vancouver is well known and regarded as an authority on control theories in applied motivation and cognitive decision processes. His research has been programmatic and integrated using innovative computational models to examine complex psychological phenomena associated with goal-based motivational processes. His publications provide consistent exemplars of how computational modeling should be done, and they illustrate how this methodology can specify and refine theory as well as generate testable and unique hypotheses. His work also includes the use of longitudinal data generated through creative within-person, empirical studies. He has contributed to I-O scholarship with 41 published articles, many in top journals, and he is sole author of 31 of them. In 2006, Dr. Vancouver was selected to membership in the Society of Organizational Behavior, a specialized group of about 50 scientists considered the top researchers in organizational behavior.

Ruth Wageman, Harvard University
Dr. Wageman’s scholarly work has fundamentally altered the understanding of team processes, performance, and leadership. She has shown how task design, reward systems, and personal values interactively shape and sustain effective collaboration at work. More recently, she led an ambitious study of 120 international senior leadership teams that resulted in the well-received book, Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes to Make Them Great, as well as numerous presentations at professional meetings. Because her contributions move so seamlessly and informatively between scholarship and practice, she is frequently invited to share her expertise with practitioners who want to do a better job of designing, supporting, and leading teams within organizations. She is serving as director of research for the Rippel Foundation’s “ReThink Health” program, an initiative to help communities find ways of providing higher quality health care.

Jeff A. Weekley, Kenexa Corporation
Dr. Weekley’s work focuses on the development and implementation of employee selection systems, performance management systems, and employee development, but perhaps he is best known for his pioneering research in developing situational judgment tests. His paper “Video-Based Situational Testing” was the first high-tech implementation of situational judgment testing. He has also made substantial contributions in strategic human capital, which have enhanced the visibility and strategic value of selection and assessment to organizational decision makers. Though his work is in the practitioner domain, he has contributed much to the science of I-O as evidenced by his 23 publications in scholarly peer-reviewed journals, a major book in the Frontiers Series, and 41 papers or other presentations. He is an influential practitioner who has significantly helped build Kenexa’s assessment business.

Mina Westman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Westman’s research has been on stress, specifically, work–family issues and a particular focus that has brought her growing attention in recent years is her work on crossover. She has taken the lead in developing and refining theory and empirical research on the effects that stress and strain endured in the workplace emanate to the home and family sphere and how family relations and stress affect work experience. She was one of the first researchers to investigate how the work experiences of one partner affect the other. She has also demonstrated that positive experiences cross over as well. Another stream of research is centered on preventive stress management and how people recover from stress. Her work includes about 50 published papers, and she has been invited to make presentations at professional meetings throughout the world.

Michael J. Zickar, Bowling Green State University
Dr. Zickar has made major accomplishments in two primary areas. First, he has contributed significantly to the development and evaluation of methods to detect faking in personality measures. Secondly, his work on personality measurement was among the first that extended the use of appropriateness measurement to items scored in a continuous fashion. This work, published in several respected outlets, has been cited frequently and has had tremendous influence on the work of others interested in personality assessment in general and the issue of faking in particular. His work on mixed-model IRT is especially important because it addresses the longstanding belief that there are subgroups that interpret personality items differently. A more recent interest is represented by a series of historical papers that have relevance for the science and practice today.