SIOP Conversation Series
Get to know the minds shaping the way we think about work
Join us virtually as thought leaders in academia and industry participate in an “Ask Me Anything” style conversation about their work. Listeners will have the opportunity to ask real-time questions and interact with the speaker.
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A Conversation with André Martin, Ph.D.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 10:30am (CDT)
André Martin, PhD is currently a Managing Director at Accenture leading a practice dedicated to CEO Development and Purpose. Prior to Accenture, André held key senior leadership roles dedicated to employee engagement and culture in some of the biggest consumer brands in the world including Target, Nike, Mars Incorporated, and Disney. Whether his teams were unleashing the potential of Target’s 350,000 employees by helping to build a more purpose-driven culture, activating a consumer-focused digital transformation at Nike by delivering a more value-driven, leader-led culture, or building a principle-led culture at Mars that resulted in five consecutive Gallup Great Place to Work awards, André’s mission has always been to help make make growth companies as engaging as the consumer brands they create. When he isn’t helping companies thrive, Andre is a guest lecturer at top universities on design thinking and innovation, a committed husband and father of two wonderful children, an owner of a sustainable mushroom farm in the Ozark Mountains, and can otherwise be found hiking the rain-soaked trails around Portland with his two english labs (Bode and the Fonz). Register soon because space is limited. We hope you’re able to join us!
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A Conversation with Richard Landers, Ph.D. (July 28, 2021)
Dr. Richard Landers is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and holds the John P. Campbell Distinguished Professorship of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. His research concerns the use of innovative technologies in psychometric assessment, employee selection, adult learning, and research methods, and his recent focus has been on game-based assessment, gamification, artificial intelligence, unproctored Internet-based testing, mobile devices, virtual reality, and online social media. His work has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior, and Psychological Methods, among numerous others, and his work has been featured in popular outlets such as Forbes, Business Insider, and Popular Science. In addition to his associate editorships at various journals, he is also author of a statistics textbook and has developed two edited volumes, including the 2019 Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior. He is also a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
A Conversation with Evan Sinar, Ph.D. (May 26, 2021)
Evan Sinar, Ph.D., is Head of Assessments at BetterUp, where he designs a strategic system of diagnostic whole-person assessments centered on and fueling BetterUp’s model for personal transformation through guided behavior change. Evan creates assessments with a development-first approach, which in turn informs insight-rich coaching conversations, tailoring of personalized learning tracks, and optimized routes to flourishing employee well-being and peak effectiveness. He is a thought leader and frequent author on topics such as AI, future of work, HR analytics, leadership development, and technology-enabled assessment. Evan is a fellow of SIOP and has served terms on the SIOP Executive Board as Financial Officer and Conferences & Programs Officer. He has authored dozens of professional presentations and publications and has served on the editorial board of several journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Evan has been recognized as a top worldwide influencer in leadership development, HR analytics, internet of things, big data, and data visualization.
A Conversation with Dana Born, Ph.D. (March 31, 2021)
Dana H. Born is the Faculty Chair, Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program, Faculty Advisor for the Black Family Graduate Fellowship, and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) of Government, having previously served as the Co-Director for the HKS’s Center for Public Leadership and Faculty Advisor for the National Security Fellows. Dr. Born is a retired Brigadier General with thirty years of service in the United States Air Force (USAF) having served as a military commander in times of peace, conflict and crises. Prior to Harvard she served nine years at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) as the Dean of the Faculty leading a 750 member faculty and staff with a $350 M annual budget. Previously, Dr. Born served as the Commander of the 11th Mission Support Squadron, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. In that role she served as an on-scene Commander during the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. Other assignments included: Aide, Speechwriter and Policy Analyst to two Secretaries of the Air Force; Exchange Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force and in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A Conversation with Eden King, Ph.D. (Jan. 27, 2021)
Dr. Eden King is the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Rice University. She is pursuing a program of research that aims to make work better for everyone. This research– which has yielded over 100 scholarly products and has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times, Good Morning America, and Harvard Business Review – addresses three primary themes:
1) current manifestations of discrimination and barriers to work-life balance in organizations,
2) consequences of such challenges for its targets and their workplaces, and
3) individual and organizational strategies for reducing discrimination and increasing support for families.
In addition to her scholarship, Dr. King has partnered with organizations to improve diversity climate, increase fairness in selection systems, and to design and implement diversity training programs. She is currently co-Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology and the immediate past-President of the Society for I-O Psychology.
A Conversation with Steven Rogelberg, Ph.D. (Nov. 11, 2020)
Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions. He is a Professor of Organizational Science, Psychology, and Management as well as the Director of Organizational Science. He has over 100 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work, and organizational research methods. He is the Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology and Associate Editor of IOP. Dr. Rogelberg has received over $2,500,000 of external grant funding including from the National Science Foundation.
Awards and honors include receiving the 2017 Humboldt Award, the 2019 recipient of the First Citizens Bank Scholar Award, being the inaugural winner of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Humanitarian Award, receiving the SIOP Distinguished Service Award, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Master Teacher Award, BGSU Psi Chi Professor of the Year Award, Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and serving as the 2000 BGSU graduation commencement speaker.
He is currently President-elect of SIOP and the elected Secretary General of the Alliance for Organizational Psychology. He served SIOP in a host of additional roles including Executive Board Member, Research & Science Officer, Chair of Education & Training, and Program Chair.
Dr. Rogelberg’s newest book, The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance (Oxford), was recently released and has been on over 25 “best of” lists including being recognized by the Washington Post as the #1 leadership book to watch for in 2019 and Business Insider as one of the “Top 14 business books everyone will be reading in 2019.”
He and his research has been profiled on television (CBS This Morning, BBC world), radio (e.g., NPR, CBC, CBS), newspapers (e.g., Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, London Guardian) and magazines (e.g., National Geographic, Forbes, Scientific American Mind).
A Conversation with Rose Mueller-Hanson, Ph.D. (Sept. 30, 2020)
For over 20 years, Rose has dedicated her career to helping improve individual and organizational performance through better talent management. A strong advocate for creating more effective and engaging approaches to career development and performance management, she is the co-author of several recent articles on the topic, and the book Transforming Performance Management to Drive Performance.
Rose is a co-recipient of the M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace (with colleagues from PDRI), awarded by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). In 2014, she was elected a Fellow in SIOP where she previously served as the chair of the Continuing Education Committee. She has presented her work at numerous national conferences and in a variety of publications. She is the past president of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington DC.
She is currently the Associate Director/CFO of Community Interface Services, a non-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities. Prior to joining Community Interface Services, Rose was a Director of Talent Solutions at PDRI, a CEB Company, and served in the U.S. Air Force. She received her Doctorate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University.
A Conversation with Derek Avery (Aug. 19, 2020)
Dr. Derek Avery is the C. T. Bauer Chair of Inclusive Leadership in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He received his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Rice University in 2001. His primary research interests are in workforce diversity (including, but not limited to racioethnicity, sex, age, experience, religion, and culture) and employee input mechanisms. He is perhaps best known for his work on diversity climates, which has established them as: (a) instrumental in reducing demographic differences in employee engagement, absenteeism, turnover, and individual performance; and (b) key drivers of unit-level customer satisfaction and sales growth.
Avery is an active member of the Academy of Management and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology and Association for Psychological Science. Presently, he is an associate editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology and has served on editorial boards of numerous top tier journals in recent years. His publications total more than 90 articles and chapters and this research, which has earned commendation from the Academy of Management, has appeared in various outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Management, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
A Conversation with Wayne Cascio (July 22, 2020)
Wayne Cascio (PhD., University of Rochester) is a distinguished university professor at the University of Colorado, and he holds the Robert H. Rreynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He has served as chair of the Society for Human Resource Management foundation and the Human Resources division of the Academy of Management, president of the society for industrial and organizational psychology, and as a member of the Academy of Management's board of governors. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Australian Human Resource Institute.
Professor Cascio received the Distinguished Career award from the HR division of the Academy of Management in 1999; an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva, Wwitzerland, in 2004; and the Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research award from the Society for Human Resource Management in 2010. in 2013, he received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and in 2016, by a vote of 90 countries, he received the George Petitpas [lifetime achievement] award from the World Federation of People Management Associations.
Currently, he serves as an editor of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), and from 2007 to 2014 he served as a senior editor of the Journal of World Business. He has consulted with a wide variety of private- and public-sector organizations on six continents, and periodically he testifies as an expert witness in employment discrimination cases. Professor Cascio is an active researcher, writer, and speaker. he has published more than 200 articles and book chapters, and 33 books, including Managing Human Resources (11th ed., 2019), Investing in People (with John Boudreau and Alexis Fink, 3rd ed., 2019), Applied Psychology in Talent Management (with Herman Aguinis, 8th ed., 2019), and Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management (with John Boudreau, 2012). He has delivered more than 750 presentations to professional and business audiences worldwide.
A Conversation with Dr. Alexis Fink (Feb. 24, 2020)
Alexis Fink has spent more than 2 decades leading talent analytics, workforce strategy, talent management, and large-scale organizational change teams at leading global organizations, including Facebook, Microsoft, and Intel. She has done extensive work in organizational transformation, organizational culture, leadership assessment, and the application of advanced analytical methods to human capital problems.
She is an author of a comprehensive book on people analytics, Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives, co-edited the forthcoming book on employee surveys, Employee Surveys and Sensing: Challenges and Opportunities , and has contributed numerous other book chapters and articles throughout her career.
Alexis is a Fellow of SIOP, was recipient of SIOP's distinguished service award in 2019, is an affiliated research scientist at USC's center for effective organizations, and was chair of the it survey group, an industry consortium dedicated to employee surveys. Alexis earned her PhD in industrial/organizational psychology at old dominion university. Alexis also serves as the practice editor for Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.
A Conversation with Dr. John Boudreau (Dec. 20, 2019)
Recognized worldwide as one of the leading evidence-based visionaries on the future of work and organization, through breakthrough research on the bridge between work, superior human capital, leadership, and sustainable competitive advantage, John Boudreau is much sought after by organizations, businesses, and the academic world for his insight and innovation in the fields of human resources, human capital management, and executive development.
Dr. Boudreau is research director for USC's center for effective organizations and professor of management and organization at Marshall school of business. His large-scale research studies and focused field research addresses the future of work and the global HR profession, work automation, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development. He is also a strategic advisor to a range of well-known organizations, including early stage companies, global corporations, government and military agencies, and nonprofits.
A Conversation with Paul Sackett (October 23, 2019)
Paul R. Sackett is the Beverly and Richard Fink Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD. In industrial and organizational psychology at The Ohio State University in 1979. His research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, military, and educational settings. His work on issues of fairness and bias in testing includes frequently cited 1994, 2001, and 2008 American Psychologist articles. He has long been active in the area of the assessment of honesty and integrity in the workplace. He also publishes extensively on the assessment of managerial potential and methodological issues in employee selection.
Paul served as founding editor of the society for industrial and organizational psychology’s (SIOP) journal Industrial And Organizational Psychology: Perspectives On Science And Practice, and editor of Personnel Psychology. He has served as president of SIOP, as co-chair of the joint committee on the standards for educational and psychological testing, as a member of the National Research Council's board on testing and assessment, as chair of APA's committee on psychological tests and assessments, and as chair of APA’s board of scientific affairs.
A Conversation with Nancy Tippins (August 21, 2019)
Nancy Tippins is a principal of the Nancy T. Tippins Group, LLC, where she brings more than 30 years of experience to the company. She manages teams that develop talent acquisition strategies related to work force planning, sourcing, acquisition, selection, competency identification, succession planning, and employee and leadership development.
She is a past president of SIOP (2000-2001), served on the ad hoc committee on the revision of The Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (1999), co-chaired the committee for the 2018 revision of the Principles, and served on the joint committee to revise the Standards for Educations and Psychological Tests (2014). Dr. Tippins also authored numerous articles on tests and assessments.
A Conversation with Ann Marie Ryan (May 15, 2019)
Currently, Ann Marie Ryan is a professor of organizational psychology at Michigan State University. Her research interests involve improving the quality and fairness of employee selection methods, and topics related to diversity and justice in the workplace. Along with publishing extensively in these areas, she regularly consults with organizations on improving assessment processes.
She is a past president of SIOP, past editor of the journal Personnel Psychology, and former associate editor of American Psychology. Ann Marie has an extensive record of professional service on professional association and federal committees.
In 2011, she received the distinguished university professor award from MSU. In 2013, she received SIOP’s Distinguished Teaching Contributions award and the Academy of Management’s Sage award for outstanding scholarly contributions to the study of diversity.
Ann Marie received her BS with a double major in psychology and management from Xavier University, Ohio, and her MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
A Conversation with Robert Eichinger (March 5, 2019)
Bob is currently president of Teamtelligent, LLC and senior director of solutions for Matrixinsights. Both organizations are engaged in the creation of web applications for talent development. Previously Bob was the vice chairman of the Korn/Ferry Institute for Korn/Ferry International. Also as co-founder and CEO of Lominger international, bob brings more than 5 decades of experience working, teaching, consulting, and coaching. He holds a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota. Since 2006, he has spent most of his time studying neuroleadership with the goal of developing tools for managers and executives to manage their brain resources more effectively.
A Conversation with Talya Bauer (January 30, 2019)
Talya N. Bauer (PhD, Purdue University) is an award winning teacher and researcher who conducts research about relationships at work including new hire onboarding, recruitment, reactions to selection, overqualification, mentoring, and leadership published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Personnel Psychology. She is a past president and Fellow of SIOP.
A Conversation with Elaine Pulakos (December 5, 2018)
Elaine is the CEO of PDRI. She has spent her career working with organizations to design and implement talent management systems and processes in the areas of performance management, leader and employee development, staffing, complex behavior change, and adaptability. She also has extensive experience in organizational development and culture change. Elaine has written numerous articles and books, including: Performance Management: A New Approach for Driving Business Results; Implementing Organizational Interventions: Steps, Processes, And Best Practices; and The Changing Nature of Performance: Implications for Staffing, Personnel Actions, and Employee Development. She also authored three best-practice volumes on performance management, driving a high performance culture, and staffing for the Society for Human Resources Management (shrm).
A Conversation with Fred Oswald (October 10, 2018)
Fred Oswald is a SIOP Fellow and past president of the Society. Fred is a professor at Rice University. His research publications, projects, and collaborations address the challenges of personnel selection, college admissions, military selection and classification, and school-to-work transitions. He also publishes statistical work in the areas of big data, meta-analysis, adverse impact, measure development, and psychometrics. Currently, Fred is a senior associate editor of Journal of Management, and an associate editor of Psychological Methods, Advances in Methods and Practice in Psychological Science, and Journal of Research in Personality. He is a member of the Board of Human Systems Integration (BOHSI) of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of SIOP, APA (Divs. 5, 8, 14), and APS. Fred earned his PhD from the University of Minnesota.
A Conversation with David Peterson (August 15, 2018)
David Peterson, PhD, is director, Center of Expertise, Leadership Development & Executive Coaching at Google. David is responsible for innovative, high-impact approaches to develop Google leaders to meet current, emergent, and disruptive challenges. In addition, he coaches senior leaders, leads strategy for Google's executive coaching programs, and supports other leadership and organization development initiatives, including leading a team on agile organization design for Google's future needs. Read Dr. Peterson's bio here.
A Conversation with Bill Byham (June 27, 2018)
Have your morning coffee over a live conversation with Dr. Bill Byham, founder and executive chairman of DDI, an internationally renowned human resource training and consulting company. An industrial-organizational psychologist, he has developed many significant human resource technologies over the course of his career. These technologies have been described in 28 books and more than 300 monographs and articles. In addition, he has appeared on numerous radio and tv programs through the world. Dr. Byham earned his PhD. In I-O psychology from Purdue University and his master's degree from Ohio University. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (apa) and Society for Industrial and Oorganizational Osychology (SIOP) and has authored and coauthored numerous books on teams, multirater feedback, and expatriate work. Additionally, he has received more than 100 awards from organizations around the world. Read a complete biography here.
A Conversation with Quinetta Roberson (May 2, 2018)
Dr. Quinetta Roberson is the Fred J. Springer endowed chair in business leadership in the School of Business at Villanova University. In the fifth conversation of this series, we talked with this prominent management professor and SIOP fellow about her background, work, and insights on the field. Dr. Roberson’s research interests focus on developing organizational capability and enhancing effectiveness through the strategic management of people, particularly diverse work teams. She has over 18 years of experience teaching courses and workshops globally on leadership, talent management and diversity. Her research and teaching are informed by her background in finance, having worked as a financial analyst and small business development consultant prior to obtaining her doctorate. Read a complete biography of dr. Roberson here.
A Conversation with Amy Grubb (March 14, 2018)
Amy Grubb, PhD is the senior I-O psychologist at the FBI. In this role, she has been responsible for the implementation of a number of change initiatives, from serving as a leader on the post-9/11 enterprise-wide transformation of the FBI to a balanced national security and law enforcement mission to implementing HR systems and processes at all levels. Additionally, Dr. Grubb instituted the first corporate-wide FBI annual employee survey and has extensively integrated it with organizational processes and operational programs. She also advises executive leaders on risk from the human capital perspective regarding organizational performance, policy decisions, and change initiatives. Because of her success in these endeavors, dr. Grubb has received the 2010 and 2012 FBI director's award for excellence and the 2014 SIOP/SHRM HRM Impact Award for her work on leadership promotion. She earned her PhD and MA. In I-O psychology from the University of Houston, earning her bachelor's degree from Villanova University. Read a complete biography of dr. Grubb here!
A Conversation with Erica Desrosiers (January 17, 2018)
Desrosiers has worked in the talent space for multiple fortune 50 companies throughout her career. She is currently the head of accelerated development at Johnson and Johnson. In this role, she is responsible for development of the enterprise-wide strategy that ensures high potential talent have a diverse portfolio of experiences and are prepared to assume positions of increasing complexity and scale. She is also accountable for driving investment in differentiated development opportunities that provide increased capability, visibility, and enterprise leadership development. Erica was previously senior director of global talent management at Walmart and held roles in the talent management space at PepsiCo, Applied Systems, Saville and Holdsworth, Ltd., and Eli Lilly & Company. She earned her PhD. In I-O psychology from Purdue University, specializing in areas such as leadership development, competency modeling, and performance management. Read more about Erica’s background and accomplishments here!
A Conversation with Bob Hogan and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (November 1, 2017)
Bob Hogan is the founder and president of Hogan assessments. He earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in personality assessment. He is an international authority on personality assessment, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. To learn more about Dr. Hogan, click here.
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is the CEO of Hogan assessments. He earned his PhD from the University College London, specializing in personality and intellectual competence. In addition to being a professor of business psychology at University College London, Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority on psychological profiling, consumer analytics, and talent management. To learn more about Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic, click here.
A Conversation with Adam Grant (July 26, 2017)
In the first conversation in this series, SIOP visibility committee members speak to one of the most prominent I-O psychologists in the public eye today about his background, work, and insights on the field.
Adam Grant is a SIOP member and winner of several recent SIOP awards, including the Distinguished Early Career Contributions award in science in 2011 (see a list of all of SIOP's award winners online here!). He is the New York Times bestselling author of “Option B, Give and Take, and Originals.”
Adam earned his PhD in organizational psychology from the university of Michigan and is currently a professor of management at Wharton. His research focuses on how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives. To learn more about Adam, visit http://www.adamgrant.net/bio.