Meeting of the Advisory Committee (AC) to the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) National Science Foundation (NSF)

Thursday, June 4, 2020 (all times EDT) via Zoom (see instructions below) Draft Agenda

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11:00 am – 11:10 am Welcome, Introductions, Approval of Previous AC Meeting Summary
Dr. Karen Cook, SBE AC Chair
11:10 am – Noon SBE Update
Dr. Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director (AD), SBE

Build and Broaden: Enabling New Social, Behavioral and Economic Science
Collaborations with Minority-Serving Institutions
Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson, Deputy AD, SBE

Strengthening American Infrastructure
Dr. Marc Sebrechts, Division Director (DD), SBE Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

Societal Experts Action Network
Dr. Daniel Goroff, DD, SBE Division of Social and Economic Sciences

Science and Engineering Indicators: Highlights
Ms. Emilda Rivers, DD, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
Noon – 12:15 pm National Institutes of Health (NIH) Activities related to COVID-19
Dr. William Riley, Director, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Exploring Collaboration between SBE and the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
(jointly with CISE AC)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 3:40 pm SBE AC Member Research Presentations
Dr. Willie Pearson, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Ravon Fouché, Purdue University
3:40 pm – 3:50 pm Break
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm Farewell to and Reflections from Outgoing SBE AC Chair
Dr. Arthur Lupia, AD, SBE
Dr. Karen Cook, SBE AC Chair
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm Wrap-up, Assignments, Closing Remarks
Dr. Arthur Lupia, AD, SBE
Dr. Karen Cook, SBE AC Chair
4:20 pm Adjourn

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Three New Reads

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Work may have changed, but it continues nonetheless. Three new white papers are now available to keep you up to date on the latest in I-O research.

The SIOP International Affairs Committee has produced the first paper, Be the Eyes: Training Employees to Recognize Industry-Relevant Indicators of Sex Trafficking. Authors Maura J. Mills, Leanne M. Tortez, and Robert Blanton discuss ways to teach employees how to identify critical signs of trafficking in their places of work. Despite advances in sexual harassment training, the training and resources for identifying and stopping sex trafficking have lagged behind. This white paper gives managers in the trucking, hospitality, convenience, and other industries a set of resources they can use to start the process.

I-O Science Advocacy for the Long Run

GREAT new handbook supports member efforts

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SIOP’s Government Relations Advocacy Team (GREAT) has just released a thoughtfully designed, concisely comprehensive guide summarizing SIOP’s approach to advocacy at the federal level and providing advice and resources for members who wish to pursue advocacy work.

This members-only benefit, the “Guide to Federal Outreach and Advocacy,” was created with assistance from SIOP’s advocacy partner, Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC, under the direction of GREAT Chair Alexander Alonso and Research and Science Officer Steve W. J. Kozlowski.

“SIOP has developed an active and robust advocacy effort spearheaded by GREAT and Lewis-Burke,” Steve Kozlowski said. “A really important adjunct to these efforts via SIOP leadership is to provide more active engagement in I-O advocacy by SIOP members. This guide is an important resource toward that desirable end.

Alex Alonso added, “Advocacy plays a vital role in making the science of work known; and helping SIOP members leverage advocacy to their benefit is the easiest way to make I-O relevant.  We are pleased to share this guide as a resource for members as they help grow our field.”

American Psychological Foundation/ The Trust Grant in Honor of Eric A. Harris, EdD, JD: $5,000

Extended Deadline: June 1, 2020 (11:45 pm HST/ Hawaii Time)

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APF/The Trust Grant in Honor of Eric A. Harris, EdD, JD, will support an early career psychologist or graduate student for research or projects in the area of ethics and risk management.

Online application portal:

Questions? Please contact APF's program coordinator, Julia, at

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  1. Innovative and potential impact qualities
  2. Quality, viability and promise of proposed work
  3. Clear and comprehensive methodology
  4. Practicality of budget

Eric Knudsen Wins SIOP’s #IOHaiku Contest

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Eric Knudsen has been named the winner of SIOP’s #IOHaiku contest, held on Twitter in April to celebrate National Poetry Month and the relaunch of SIOP’s Professional Practice book series with publisher Oxford University Press.

Thirty-four online poets contributed forty-seven short, structured verses on a wide range of I-O psychology related themes. According to the rules of the game, the post with the most “likes” and “retweets” would win a copy of the new book, Performance Management Transformation: Lessons Learned and Next Steps, co-edited by Elaine Pulakos (also the series editor) and Mariangela Battista.


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