SIOP Elections Candidates

Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Enrica Ruggs


My name is Enrica Ruggs, and I am an associate professor of management at the University of Houston. I received my Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Rice University, and my bachelor’s degrees from Prairie View A&M University. Broadly, my research focuses on workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). My research appears in academic and practitioner journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

SIOP Involvement

Most recently, I served as the SIOP Program Chair (2022-2023). I’ve been particularly involved with SIOP DEI efforts, including serving on many of the subcommittees within the Diversity and Inclusion Portfolio. My SIOP DEI-related efforts include:

  • Committee member: Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN), LGBTQIA+ Committee, and the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA)
  • Committee Chair: CEMA (2018-2020)
    • Developed and launched the first SIOP diversity climate survey in collaboration with WIN and LGBTQIA+ committee chairs (2019-2020)
    • Collaborated with WIN members to create the first SIOP-approved demographic survey items document that serves as a resource for being more inclusive when asking demographic survey items.  
  • Chair: Diversifying I-O Graduate Education Task Force that proposed and led to the implementation of SIOP’s Diversifying I-O Psychology (DIP) program (2021)
  • Member: SIOP advocacy working group on policing reform (2016-2017)
  • Committee member: Education & Training (E&T) Committee (2015-2017)
    • Served as the first E&T-CEMA liaison to ensure that racial and ethnic diversity issues were represented in SIOP E&T initiatives.
  • Committee chair (2018-2020) and member (2016-2017): James Outtz Grant Committee (graduate student award for diversity research)


Goals Statement:

If elected, I’ll aim to increase sustainability of SIOP’s DEI efforts and inclusiveness across portfolios by focusing on three primary DEI goals:

Deliver inclusive experiences and opportunities within SIOP. All members should feel a sense of belonging in SIOP. I’ll focus on ensuring that the interests of committees within the D&I portfolio, and the constituents they represent, are heard and enacted. Additionally, I’ll to work with the Program and Conference Committees to continue to improve inclusive conference initiatives. (aligned with SIOP’s Strategic Goal [SG] 2.3).

Expand accessibility of SIOP’s DEI resources and training initiatives. SIOP can be the go-to place for resources on best practices around improving workplace DEI practices. I’ll work with those overseeing website redesign to ensure the SIOP diversity resources are current and accessible. I’ll champion DEI resources to ensure practitioners, including non-IOs, have access to evidence-based DEI work and update the expert database to include more SIOP workplace DEI experts (SG 1.2; 2.4; 3.4). Additionally, I’ll work to ensure that the DIP program is sustainable. I’ll foster collaborations between D&I committees and E&T to discuss additional ways to increase D&I in other education and training initiatives (SG 4.1; 4.4).

Improve SIOP diversity metrics to improve our targeted D&I initiatives. I’ll support and expand the Membership Committee’s current efforts in this area. Additionally, I’ll plan to oversee an updated climate survey to ensure that SIOP continues to make improvements that help our members feel a sense of belongingness and accessibility in SIOP (SG 2.1).

Victoria Mattingly


Dr. Victoria Mattingly (Dr. V) is co-owner and CEO of Mattingly Solutions, a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consulting firm rooted in I-O psychology. Her mission is to use data and science to improve the human experience at work, especially for marginalized groups.

Dedicated to communicating the value of I-O psychology, Dr. V leverages her digital platform to not only amplify others but also translate our work into actionable, easy-to-consume content. She strives to bring more external visibility and awareness to SIOP and our field as a whole. A SIOP member since 2012 and volunteer since 2016, Dr. V is also passionate about improving our organization from the inside, holding leadership positions as the former Chair of the Electronics Communication Committee and as leader of the Events and HR/Business subcommittees within the Visibility Committee. She also helped to rejuvenate and currently hosts SIOP’s Conversation Series, amplifying the voices of accomplished SIOP members in our field.

Dr. V is an acclaimed public speaker, adjunct business school instructor, and co-author of the widely acclaimed book, Inclusalytics. She earned her PhD from Colorado State University, specializing the science of workplace behavior change with an emphasis on interpersonal skills such as emotional intelligence and allyship. Dr. V has provided program evaluation, learning & development, and DEI consulting services to Fortune 100 corporations, nonprofits, and academic institutions for over 10 years. Before founding Mattingly Solutions, she worked at DDI, Mind Gym, on Amazon’s talent assessment team, Kronos Talent Management, and Pacific Research & Evaluation. 


Goals Statement:

To best serve this portfolio, I spoke with all D&I Chairs about their Committee’s work, challenges, and wins. Informed by these data, I propose four objectives, aligned to SIOP’s Strategic Goals (SGs):

  1. Capture Diversity Data: Currently, we have no age or race/ethnicity data for 57.5% and 48.8% of members, respectively. We can’t effectively identify and recruit diverse talent (SG 2.2) without valid demographic data (SG 2.1). Could we leverage technology to ethically tie demographics to conference registration? Whatever the solution, we must do better.
  2. Deploy DEI Liaisons: Let’s train SIOP volunteers to swiftly identify and extinguish bias and discrimination. Imagine how future cohorts of Fellows, panelists, and award winners might look (SG 2.3) if liaisons held up a DEI lens to all big decisions?
  3. Inclusive Communication: As SIOP globalizes and diversifies, we must streamline communications to increase access, awareness, and involvement of members across all time zones and ability levels (SG 2.4). Whether live transcription, asynchronous meetings, or simply more conversations with conference reception planners (#IYKYK), inclusive communication practices and strategies will attract and support more diverse groups (SG 2.3).
  4. Ignite SIOP’s Allies: Research finds that DEI initiatives with allies are up to 2x more effective. Let’s infiltrate SIOP with allies to better serve marginalized groups (SG 4.4) AND give those not typically involved in DEI efforts a meaningful role in co-creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive SIOP. And it would be my honor to lead us there. Together.

Yours in partnership,

Dr. V

Rajanique Modeste


Dr. Rajanique Modeste is an Industrial and Organizational Psychologist, social justice advocate, and the CEO of Vestigia Organizational Strategies, a certified Black-and woman-owned small business. Her consulting firm provides DEIAB solutions, anti-racism training, cultural sensitivity training, focus groups, and climate and culture assessments to for-profit and non-profit businesses. Collectively, her work promotes a positive and inclusive organizational culture.

Dr. Modeste’s experience with DEIAB, organizational development and human capital management spans over 18 years within the government contracting and non-profit industries. Her expertise leverages both practical and evidence-based approaches by applying concepts and models from both a humanistic and positive psychology perspective. Her philosophy is rooted in understanding and developing individuals at every level of the organization and transforming organizations from a holistic view. She applies a people-centered approach when assessing organizational needs which has helped organizations become people-centered, culturally inclusive, and highly effective.

Dr. Modeste holds a doctoral degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Capella University. She has co-authored a SIOP White Paper and co-authored many other published articles in other journals.  Dr. Modeste is an adjunct professor at Purdue Global University and National University where she teaches in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and JFK School of Psychology to undergraduate and graduate level students. Currently, Dr. Modeste is conducting research on the experiences of Organizational Trauma among BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) professionals which will be published in the Journal of Organizational Development in January of 2024. 


Goals Statement:

At SIOP,  I've witnessed a disheartening lack of diversity, not only in leadership and board roles but throughout the organization as a whole. This void in representation, is a stark issue that calls for action. This role will assist me to continue to usher in a new era that envisions SIOP as a true reflection of the diverse communities, individuals, and organizations it serves.

My vision is simple: irrespective of one's identity, whether it's African American, Asian, Latiné, someone with a disability, or LGBTQIA+. It is important that they feel seen, and heard. Their unique experiences must inform our research, policies, and programs, fostering an inclusive atmosphere.

I will harness my personal and professional expertise to champion SIOP towards greater diversity while aligning with strategic objectives. This involves reimagining policies and processes that foster inclusion, accessibility, and a sense of belonging. Engage with leaders, communities, and policymakers through a DEIAB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging) lens to address real-world issues.

I'll actively participate in cross-functional teams, attend public forums, and initiate meaningful dialogues, strengthening our ability to gather and promote a sense of belonging while collaboratively addressing workplace challenges. Encourage mentorship programs, research grants, and scholarships to support emerging talents in our field. I will collaborate with academic institutions to shape curricula that align with the evolving needs of I-O psychology, preparing professionals to advance both science and practice. This approach will help SIOP transition into a more diverse and inclusive organization, where everyone is valued and heard.


Financial Officer/Secretary

Eric Heggestad


I have worked in both practice (U.S. Air Force, HumRRO, private consultant) and academic settings (Colorado State University, UNC Charlotte). I currently hold the positions of Professor of Psychological Science and Organizational Science at UNC Charlotte. I am a fellow of SIOP.

In terms of leadership, I had the privilege of leading our Industrial-Organizational Master's program for a decade and served a term as our Department Chair (2017-2022). For SIOP, I have served on the planning committee for the 2019 Leading Edge Consortium, the Strategic Planning Committee for the Annual Conference, as the Chair of the Education and Training committee, among other roles over the last 20 years. I previously served on the Executive Board as the Membership Services Officer (2012 – 2015) and am currently serving as the Financial Officer/Secretary (FO/S), a role that I have thoroughly enjoyed.

As the FO/S, I have worked to bring SIOP's budget back into balance following the pandemic, led the revision of our reserve policy, which allowed us to self-insure our contract liabilities and better defined the conditions for determining excess reserves, and introduced an improved system for reporting our financial status to the Executive Board, which allows the board to make better informed financial decisions.

As there is more that I would like to accomplish in this role, and to bring some stability to a time of transition (i.e., the changing of our CEO), I am seeking a second term as the Financial Officer/Secretary. Thank you for your support.  


Goals Statement:

Over my term as the Financial Officer/Secretary, the SIOP leadership team has maintained a focus on the SIOP Vision, Mission, and Values while seeking to enact the defined Goals and Objectives. If I am re-elected, I will endeavour to continue to support the Board’s focus on these strategic objectives. At the same time, I will work to ensure that we keep doing well what it is that we do well: deliver high-quality conferences, meetings, and programming and deliver outstanding publications.

Although many of the goals and objectives in the strategic plan have connections to SIOP’s finances, it is Strategic Goal 2, Objective 2.5 that has the most direct ties to the Financial Officer/Secretary role – “Reduce our fiscal dependence on in-person events by diversifying our revenue streams to ensure the society’s long term financial health.” A number of viable ideas for such revenue generating activities have been proposed and considered by the Execute Board. While some of these ideas have been enacted and have begun generating income, most are not viable in that they would require considerable effort for what would be limited financial return. Although SIOP is currently financially very healthy, we need to keep working to identify viable ideas that would allow us to diversify our revenue streams. I will continue to work on this important effort.

Most importantly, I will stay focused on working with the leadership team to steward SIOPs financial resources in a way that is consistent with our mission, vision, values and strategic plan.

Lorin Mueller


I am honored to be nominated to be SIOP’s Financial Officer. My day job is as the Managing Director of Assessment at the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy, where I oversee two national licensing exam programs. My work is very relevant to the Financial Officer role. I oversee a complex seven-figure budget that is similar to SIOP’s, consisting of support for hundreds of volunteers on committees each year, travel expenses, revenue-generating in-person and virtual events, software and corporate infrastructure development, and communications. I oversee a multi-disciplinary team that includes content experts, meeting facilitators, researchers, communications specialists, and quality assurance experts. Under my leadership, we have tripled non-exam revenue in 10 years without substantially raising prices.

I have also served a term as President of the Personnel Testing Council Metro Washington (PTCMW), perhaps the nation’s largest local I-O group, and served as the Recording Agent for the organization for several years, dealing with annual budgeting, event expenses, investments, and managing reserves. I also serve on several testing program advisory boards, often giving advice on the cost-benefit tradeoff of new endeavors.

More central to SIOP, I am a Fellow and have served on several committees, chairing two. At least two of these committees represent a vital source of revenue for SIOP: the Career Services Committee (2019 Co-Chair), and the Workshop Committee (2012-2014). I am keenly aware of the need to generate revenue by offering growth opportunities to SIOP members at all phases of their careers.


Goals Statement:

The Financial Officer position provides a unique, three year opportunity to support SIOP’s Strategic Plan. In overseeing the finances of a mission-driven non-profit like SIOP, I will take a long-term perspective to position SIOP to support our members now and in the future.

The Financial Officer needs to support our Executive Board and Committee Chairs, allowing them to focus on their roles as leaders, not accountants. In my day job, we have eliminated the need to track receipts for reasonable reimbursements and provided money up-front for some activities. This not only allows our volunteers (and staff) to use their time more directly to benefit the mission of the organization, but allows a broader, more diverse group of people to participate. As Financial Officer I will look for similar ways to increase access to the SIOP inner circle, in support of SIOPs strategic goal to promote diversity and inclusivity.

We’ve also found novel ways to assign impact metrics to our services and initiatives. As Financial Officer, I will take a similar approach to SIOP’s expenditures to see which efforts provide the most impact relative to cost. Lastly, we’ve expanded our notion of a “customer,” allowing us to expand revenues and introduce new product lines. I will work with the Executive Board to determine if there are additional products or services we could offer schools, students, government agencies, or members of the business community. Expanding our concept of our customers will have an impact across all our Strategic Goals.  

Christopher Nye


I am an Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology at Michigan State University and a Fellow of SIOP. I am currently serving as the Chair of SIOP’s Open Science and Practice Committee and the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI). As part of my work on the AI Task Force, I led the team that created SIOP’s statement on the use of AI for hiring and a separate document that provided more detailed recommendations for the validation and implementation of AI in employee selection settings. Both of these documents have been distributed to commissioners at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), members of congress, and other external stakeholders. My research, which has been funded by the U.S. Military and the National Science Foundation, focuses on three areas: employee selection and assessment, quantitative methods, and individual differences. For my research in these areas, I have received several awards including the Early Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management (AOM) Research Method Division (2018), the Innovations in Assessment Award from the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) (2020), and the M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace from SIOP (2015). In addition to being elected as a SIOP Fellow, I have also served as a Consortium Research Fellow for the Defense Manpower Data Center, a Senior Consortium Research Fellow for the U.S. Army Research Institute, and the Class of 1967 Leadership Research Fellow at the U.S. Naval Academy.  


Goals Statement:

The SIOP Financial Officer has an important role to play in ensuring that SIOP is a good steward of members’ funds. As Financial Officer, I will make sure that our investments are sound and that the budget is built responsibly.  At the same time, we cannot grow as an organization by cutting-- we need to invest in areas that will lead to new opportunities and capabilities as an organization. This includes finding new ways to responsibly fund and accomplish the goals outlined in our strategic plan, such as our goal to increase the diversity, inclusivity, and agility of our professional organization. Therefore, one of my priorities as Financial Officer will be to help identify new ways of diversifying and increasing our revenue streams to make SIOP less dependent on in-person events for revenue. The past few years have demonstrated that there are limitations to our reliance on in-person meetings for funding. Therefore, diversifying our revenue streams will help to address these limitations and provide additional income that can fund efforts to accomplish our strategic goals. Although SIOP’s current and past financial officers have ensured that SIOP is on a sound financial footing, continuing to use members’ funds responsibly and making sound financial decisions, while also expanding and strengthening the organization’s finances, will help to make SIOP a stronger, more impactful, and more sustainable organization. 

Membership Services Officer

Songqi Liu


I am currently a Full Professor at Georgia State University and Director of the Science of Organizations program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). I received my Ph.D in I-O Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and have been serving SIOP since 2008. My research, covering topics including newcomer onboarding and socialization, job search and employment, adaptive and maladaptive coping of individuals and teams, work-nonwork interface, and organizational interventions, has resulted in over 30 publications, many in premier journals such as Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. My scholarship has been widely recognized, as exemplified by two grant awards from NSF and the SIOP William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award. I am serving as Special-Issue Co-editor for Personnel Psychology, Consulting Editor for Work, Aging and Retirement and on editorial boards of five other journals. In addition to chairing the SIOP Membership Committee, I have chaired the Membership Committee of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology and the AOM Research Methods Division Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium.

I am proud to have served SIOP in multiple functions. Currently, I chair the SIOP Membership Committee, working to ensure timely review of membership applications, transparent reporting of membership and survey data, and continuous growth of international and affiliate membership. I also chaired the SIOP Friday Seminars Committee, successfully organizing sessions on careless survey responding, employee voice, and big data analytics. In serving these roles, I have accumulated valuable experience and understanding of the SIOP community and its governance.


Goals Statement:

I am familiar with the responsibilities of the Membership Services Officer because I serve as the chair of SIOP Membership Committee and am working collaboratively with the current Membership Service Officer and other committee chairs within the same portfolio. If elected, I will devote my work toward building a more open and inclusive membership basis for SIOP. I believe this is a critical strategy for growing SIOP’s visibility and influence, as well as for building the resources and sustainability for the society itself. I will also dedicate myself to improving SIOP’s data infrastructure and digital presence, which helps to drive insights on membership engagement and attract broader participation. As Membership Service Officer, I would focus on the following:

  • Strengthening the analytics capabilities of SIOP and leveraging membership and conference data to guide strategic decision making.
  • Encouraging diversity and inclusion within our profession by developing and implementing a talent plan for identifying, recruiting, and welcoming diverse members.
  • Better coordinating Awards, History, and Fellowship committees to celebrate SIOP members’ achievement and fund their professional growth.
  • Supporting Career Services committee to make sure that the committee continues to provide valuable placement service for SIOP members.
  • Facilitating outreach to students at undergraduate and graduate programs with particular emphasis on programs that serve diverse populations.  
  • Collaborating with Conference Portfolio Officer to improve networking experience of SIOP members, especially newcomers.
  • Researching and implementing succession planning to enhance SIOP leadership pipeline and the readiness of committee chairs and volunteers.

./Steven Toaddy


Other than having served on an awards committee this past year, I’ve never stepped foot into the Membership Services portfolio in my time volunteering for SIOP — but I have served in, collaborated with, or participated in the activities of nearly all of the other portfolios and many of their constituent committees. I have served in, chaired subcommittees in, and chaired committees; I have written in, reviewed for, and edited publications; I have coauthored guidelines and have built bridges both within SIOP and to the broader world.

Hooray for me — but I mention these because they indicate, to me, two things:

  1. I propose to collaborate across various portfolios and functions of SIOP, and I think that I have the experience and the disposition to succeed in initiating those collaborations.
  2. I know — because I have built some of them, because I have listened closely to the Society’s positions on building them, and because I have used a good number of them myself — what benefits membership in SIOP provides. I’m motivated, both selfishly and in the interest of paying back what SIOP has done for me, to get the Society to generate value for others like me and unlike me.

When not doing work as a volunteer for SIOP, I teach in and coordinate an application-focused PhD program that has trained dozens of individuals who are now both SIOP members and out there on the front lines of making a direct impact in the world through the application of I-O Psychology.


Goals Statement:

SIOP’s strategic goals all hinge, to greater and lesser degrees, on there being a robust and engaged membership of the Society, and the Membership Services portfolio is the one most clearly oriented towards recruiting and retaining individuals by demonstrating clear value of membership, building identity within SIOP, and remaining continuously attentive to the diverse needs of diverse groups in the wider world.

Everything that the constituent committees within this portfolio do fits within one or more of these three areas; the work of Career Services and Awards especially demonstrates value of membership. Fellowship, Awards, and History work to build, reflect upon, and communicate what it means to be a member of SIOP. Membership, through its analytics, applications, and survey subcommittees, keeps the Society accountable for constant attention on who calls the Society their professional home and who we have failed to include sufficiently.

Expertise to support these three areas also lives in other SIOP portfolios, and my plan as Membership Services Officer is to work to make as explicit and deliberate as possible collaborations between this portfolio and other SIOP committees. Specific examples include:

  • Working with Education and Training, with the SIOP foundation, and with Professional Practice to grow and to communicate (especially practitioner-related) membership benefits.
  • Working with Publications and Communications to encourage identity reflection and to align our understanding of identity across portfolios.
  • Working with the Diversity and Inclusion and with External Affairs to invite participation from all of those interested in Science for a Smarter Workplace.

President Elect

Scott Tannenbaum


I’m proud to be an I-O psychologist and have spent my career actively engaged in the practice, science, and teaching of I-O psychology. I’ve served as a tenured professor, led a consulting/research firm for 30 years, and trained students and practitioners in academia and industry. Collectively, I hope this has provided me with a balanced, inclusive view of our field.

I’ve been an active member of SIOP since its inception, and have served on the Fellowship Committee, the Program Committee, the Editorial Board of the Professional Practices series, and co-chaired a Leading Edge Consortium. I was elected and served a three-year term as SIOP’s Financial Officer. These experiences have equipped me with an understanding of the various aspects of SIOP.  

As a practitioner, I lead The Group for Organizational Effectiveness, a boutique consulting and research firm that has provided support, research, and tools to over 600 organizations in a broad range of industries, including more than 75 Fortune and Global 1000 companies. I’ve had the opportunity to train thousands of I/O, HR, and OD practitioners and I am a recipient of SIOP’s Distinguished Professional Contributions Award.

My scientific/academic accomplishments include over 90 publications and 100+ presentations.  My research has been cited 24,000 times and has been funded by agencies such as the DoD, the National Academies, and NASA. I was a tenured professor at the State University of New York at Albany, received six research/teaching awards, and was named a Fellow of SIOP and of the Association for Psychological Science.


Goals Statement:

Our field is founded on the interplay between practice, research, and teaching. We are strongest when a) our practice is guided by evidence, b) our research addresses real needs and c) our teaching is informed by both science and practice. This synergy, with a little healthy tension, is what can enable SIOP to fulfill our mission of enhancing human well-being and performance at work.

I’ve spent my career deeply engaged in all three areas. I’ve served as a tenured professor, led a consulting/research firm for 30 years, and trained thousands in academia and industry. I would bring a balanced perspective to my role as SIOP president, seeking ways to support the practice, research, and teaching of I/O. SIOP has a solid set of strategic goals. I’ll highlight what I consider to be three overarching points of emphasis.   

Connected and Involved: We need to continue to find ways to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences and avoid being overly siloed. We can only do that by creating inclusive, welcoming ways of bringing people together – both in person and digitally.

Externally Relevant: When people think of humans at work, we want them to think of SIOP. Our reputation is important because it influences the receptivity of leaders and policy makers, funding opportunities for our researchers, and the job market for all of us.

Internally Strong: Pragmatically, we need to make sound financial decisions, equip our administrative office to serve our members effectively, and diversify our revenue streams to remain financially stable.  

Satoris Howes


Satoris (Tori) Howes is a Toomey Faculty Fellow and Professor of Management in the College of Business at Oregon State University. Dr. Howes earned a Ph.D. in I-O psychology from Texas A&M University. At the end of her graduate studies, she worked as a consultant in the Chicago branch of Personnel Decisions International. She then transitioned back into academia, working for a year at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls before joining the faculty at Kansas State University and then Oregon State University. She has authored and coauthored numerous journal articles and chapters in edited volumes. She has presented her work nationally and internationally and is the coauthor (with the late Paul Muchinsky) of the I-O psychology textbook, Psychology Applied to Work. Dr. Howes is a SIOP Fellow, a Fellow of APA, and an active member of the Academy of Management and SHRM. She has received numerous university-level teaching, research, and service awards and was the 2016 recipient of SIOP’s Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award. Within SIOP, she has served in many capacities including as the Membership Chair, Editor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, volunteer coordinator for the SIOP conference, a columnist for The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP), and as a member of the Workshop, Career Services, SIOP Program, and Publications Board committees. Most notably, however, have been her stints as game show host for SIOP Family Feud and SIOP (Hollywood) Squares. Dr. Howes enjoys running, golfing, and spending quality time with her family.


Goals Statement:

Globally, an estimated 970 million people struggle with mental health or drug abuse (Dattani et al., 2023). Within the U.S. alone, a staggering one-fifth of adults experience a mental illness (Mental Health America, 2023). I believe I-O psychology should be doing more to help combat this mental health crisis. No doubt others have worthwhile areas on which they would focus if chosen to lead SIOP. Nevertheless, if elected, I would advocate for a focus on mental health that is broadly defined yet targeted and forceful enough to generate positive momentum. Calling for more work on mental health and well-being within the workplace and providing evidence-based solutions to improve individual and organizational well-being explicitly addresses SIOP’s espoused goal to confront real-world problems. This focus also speaks to SIOP’s goal related to diversity, inclusivity, and agility. We can bring together the thoughts and views of our diverse membership to generate support for our members and our members’ organizations. We should be creating the very support structures we advocate for within external organizations within our own professional space. Moreover, leveraging key relationships and sharing best practices from within and outside of our field is in line with SIOP’s goal to gather and energize for impact. Finally, these initiatives should generate advancements today and ensure a better tomorrow for our current and future members. Creating systems both internally and externally that will have a positive impact on mental health addresses SIOP’s goal to generate future I-O capacity.

William Shepherd


I received my PhD and MA in I-O from Bowling Green State University with a minor in Quantitative Psychology. I am a licensed psychologist and a Fellow of SIOP and APA.

Like many of us, I aspire to the scientist-practitioner model of I-O psychology dividing my time between applied work, teaching, and research.

I have 20+ years of SIOP committee experience, including twice as Chair - Professional Practice. I’ve twice been selected by the Executive Board to serve on the advisory committee for the selection of SIOP’s next Executive Director/CEO. I was also invited by the Executive Board to be part of the SIOP Election Campaign Behavior Policy Task Force.

My research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Journal of Occupational Health and Psychology on topics including strategic human capital, candidate experience, employee assessment, and well-being.

I have served as an instructor at multiple institutions including Ohio State since 2011. I also serve as Chair of the Corporate Advisory Council which provides advice and counsel to Ohio State’s business executive education program.

In addition to working multiple years in I-O consulting, I have held senior-level HR roles at Wendy’s and Huntington where my applied analytics work was twice awarded with the HR Management Impact Award, given jointly by SIOP and SHRM for best evidence-based HR practices, as well as SIOP’s Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace, and three times with SIOP’s Wiley Award for Excellence in Survey Research.


Goals Statement:

I love SIOP and am passionate about helping it evolve and grow. My goals:

  1. Human Capital Analytics: The field of I-O psychology is well positioned to become the leader in human capital analytics, including the use of artificial intelligence; however, we risk losing ground to other fields who are competing for our research dollars and clients. I would utilize SIOP’s communication channels and network to bring visibility to our field and help make it the leader in this space.
  2. Membership Inclusiveness: SIOP members share a common passion for I-O psychology, but there are meaningful differences in their work settings, locations, experiences, and training which reflect important differences in what they need from the organization. SIOP is currently researching these member personas. I would ensure the findings are leveraged so all member profiles receive the individualized benefits they need from SIOP.
  3. Changing Nature of Work: The rise in remote work has provided workers newfound flexibility and expanded job opportunities, but for many an increase in work-life stress and isolation. At the same time, employers are facing new challenges in managing remote workers, establishing strong hybrid organizational cultures, and incorporating artificial intelligence into job design. Both workers and organizations need new, evidence-based research and practices to help them thrive and excel in this changing workplace. I would be dedicated to leveraging SIOP’s platform to broadly communicate the unique suitability of I-O psychology for addressing this need, which would spur an increase in research funding, consulting opportunities, and industry influence.


Publications Officer

Chu-Hsiang (Daisy) Chang


Dr. Chu-Hsiang (Daisy) Chang is a tenured Full Professor at the Department of Psychology of Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from the University of Akron. She was the Program Director of the Science of Organizations program at National Science Foundation from 2016-2018. Daisy is a SIOP fellow, and her research focuses on occupational stress and employee health, safety, and well-being. She has published a textbook, and over 90 papers and chapters in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Psychological Bulletin. These publications have been cited more than 11,000 times. She served as the Associate Editor of Applied Psychology: An International Review (2013-2015), Journal of Organizational Behavior (2015-2016), and Journal of Applied Psychology (2015-2021). She is currently an Associate Editor for Journal of Business and Psychology, and has been a guest Associate Editor for Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and Work, Aging and Retirement. She is a co-editor of the Research in Occupational Stress and Well-Being book series, and serves on editorial boards for five journals. In terms of her service to SIOP, Daisy was a member of various subcommittees of SIOP’s Strategic Program Committee, and theGovernment Relations Advocacy Team (GREAT) committee. She was SIOP’s Conference Chair (2015-2018), and serves on the Site Selection Committee. She led the task force for the establishment of the Virtual Program for the Great China Region Committee in 2021, and is the current committee chair.


Goals Statement:

I am familiar with the responsibilities of the SIOP Publications Officer. My past experiences in the publications domain have prepared me for this role. I have extensive publishing and editorial experiences, which have provided me with opportunities to work closely with different publishers, to establish an understanding of the publication processes, to involve in discussion of the current trends and developments in publishing, and to utilize strategies to drive exposure and outreach of the published content.

If elected, I will:

  1. Work closely with the editorial teams of SIOP journals and book series to continue high-quality publications. This contributes to SIOP’s first strategic goal of bringing I-O experts, organizational leaders, and policy makers together to translate scientific knowledge to solutions for real-world problems related to organizational performance and employee well-being.
  2. Coordinate with the SIOP and other portfolio officers to develop new publication initiatives to serve the stakeholders impacted by I-O related knowledge. This contributes to SIOP’s first strategic goal of confronting real-world problems, and third strategic goal of energizing impact by facilitating interactions among I-O scholars and practitioners with experts from other fields. 
  3. Facilitate the marketing, delivery, and outreach of SIOP’s published content to a wide audience (e.g., international affiliates, student members, community partners) by coordinating with SIOP and other portfolio officers to develop digital communication campaigns, and negotiations with the publishers to generate access options. This contributes to SIOP’s first and third strategic goals, and also the second goal of enhancing SIOP’s diversity and inclusivity.

Juliette Nelson


Dr. Juliette Nelson is an Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychologist, Certified Diversity Executive (CDE®), published author, and entrepreneur with experience implementing solutions to foster employee psychological safety, engagement, and performance.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Mount Saint Mary College, as well as her Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from Capella University.

As a Personnel Research Psychologist for the federal government, she leads competency model studies to support employee learning and development. She applies evidence-based and data-driven strategies to support employee engagement, decrease turnover, and foster equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging.

Dr. Nelson is the Founder and CEO of JUNURI, a coaching/consulting company supporting students, professionals, and small business organizations in their development. Her publishing company, JUNURI Publishing, supports and empowers writers to share their voices and lenses. In her book, Sharing My Lens: The College Experience, she shares some of the gems that prove to be valuable in achieving an engaging academic experience throughout college. Her eyewear company, NURILENS, is a handcrafted wooden eyewear collection combining style, performance, and sustainability to foster an experience that encourages self-expression, impact, and improved eye health.

At SIOP, Dr. Nelson serves on the Disability, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DIAC) and Diversifying I-O Psychology (DIP) committees. She is also one of SIOP’s 2023 workplace champions on psychology safety.

Given her experiences, she is intentional about being an agent of motivation, inspiration, and encouragement to the world around her.


Goals Statement:

In my experience, I have noticed a recurring gap in which I-O psychology literature is generic but rarely considers the unique characteristics specific to employees across occupations, cultures, and backgrounds. Literature also does not often highlight the experiences of marginalized employees or the I-O practitioners advocating for them. As a child of Haitian immigrants and a practitioner focused on exploring the nuances of technical occupations through competency development, I believe there is a need for more emphasis on how we apply research and publish literature across cultures, occupations, and geographic borders.

As SIOP's Publications Officer, I want to address our strategic goals by championing efforts to move beyond surface-level topics and deep dive into those that champion healthier and more inclusive workplaces. I am committed to ensuring increased representation of I-O scholars in the literature with consideration of culture, ethnicity, differing abilities, and other identities. I want collaborate with SIOP's committees and external organizations to continue identifying and highlighting topics relevant to the populations that make up our workforce. I also want to empower underrepresented I-O students and practitioners to share their insights and research findings through SIOP's publications.

My life's work is to empower people to walk in their purpose and be impactful in different areas of their lives. If I have the honor of serving in this role, I will make it my duty to work towards amplifying research critical to how I-O practitioners from all backgrounds can impact the field.