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Stephen Young
Florida Tech


Transitions, New Affiliations, Appointments

The I-O program at Purdue University is pleased to welcome two new faculty members, Deborah Rupp and Louis Tay. Deborah Rupp’s appointment began in August 2011 when she assumed the William C. Byham Chair in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Louis Tay’s appointment will begin in August 2012 when he joins the faculty as a new assistant professor. They will join the current faculty members Carolyn Jagacinski, James LeBreton, and Sang Woo. In addition, Howard Weiss was appointed professor emeritus in January 2012. The I-O program also maintains close connections to faculty in the Krannert Graduate School of Management, many of whom also hold appointments in psychology including Michael Campion, Deidra Schleicher, Christine Jackson, and Kelly Schwind-Wilson.

Roosevelt University (RU) would like to welcome Dr. Joe Mazzola to the I-O psychology faculty. Dr. Mazzola’s PhD was completed at the University of South Florida. He specializes in occupational health psychology. Dr. Mazolla will help welcome the first PhD students in the history of RU in Fall 2012. We look forward to his help in shaping the recently approved PhD program in I-O psychology.

Russell Matthews, who is currently at Louisiana State University, will be joining the faculty at the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University. He will be joining Scott Highhouse, Christopher Nye, Steve, Jex, Mike Zickar, and Bill Balzer in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology doctoral program. 

Honors and Awards

Gary Johns will receive the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The award, which is given every 4 or 5 years, will be presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association in Halifax, Nova Scotia in June.
Dianna Stone, University of Texas at San Antonio, received the 2012 Leading Editor Award from Emerald Publishing Company. The award was given in recognition of her accomplishments as editor of the Journal of Managerial Psychology (JMP). In the last 4 years she has moved the journal from a bottom 50% journal to a top 21% journal in applied and social psychology. JMP now has a 2.15 impact factor, and a 15% acceptance rate. The journal focuses on industrial and organizational psychology, organizational behavior, human resource management, and social issues. Dianna notes that her editorial team really deserves the award including Kay Wilkinson, Nancy Rolph, the associate editors, editoral review board members, editorial advisory board members, authors, and reviewers. 

Congratulations to all!

Keep your colleagues at SIOP up to date. Send items for IOTAS to Lisa Steelman at lsteelma@fit.edu.