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Ronald S. Landis

Ronald S. Landis, Ph.D.

Nambury S. Raju Professor of Psychology
Affiliate Professor, Stuart School of Business
Deputy Vice Provost for Research and Academic Affairs







Life Sciences Building, Room 246B


Ph.D., Michigan State University (1995)

Research Interests 

Quantitative research methods
Philosophy of science
Personnel selection
Individual and team performance


Ronald S. Landis, Ph.D., is the Nambury S. Raju Professor of Psychology. He was formerly a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Psychology at University of Memphis where he also was the founding Director of the University of Memphis Center for Organizational and Research Effectiveness (UMCORE). Landis has primary research interests in the areas of structural equation modeling, multiple regression, and other issues associated with measurement and the prediction of performance. His work has been published in top-tier journals including Organizational Research Methods, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Applied Psychology. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Business and Psychology and is on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Management, Human Performance andJournal of Applied Psychology. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) for a three-year NSF-funded study ($1.3 M) examining the roles of emotion, cognition, and meta-cognition in learning science. Landis has also served as a consultant for a number of public and private sector organizations.

Selected Publications 

McAbee, S.T., Landis, R.S., & Burke, M.I. (in press). Inductive reasoning: The promise of big data. Human Resource Management Review.
Burke, M.I., Landis, R.S., & Burke, M.J. (in press). Estimating group-level relationships: General recommendations and considerations for the use of intraclass correlation coefficients. Journal of Business and Psychology.
Banks, G. C., Rogelberg, S. G., Woznyj, H. M., Landis, R. S., & Rupp, D. E. (in press). Evidence on questionable research practices: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Journal of Business and Psychology.
Mackay, M.M. Allen, J., & Landis, R.S. (2016). Is employee engagement a redundant construct? A meta-analytic path analysis. Human Resource Management Review.
Harley, J.M., Carter, C.K., Papaionnou, N., Bouchet, F., Azevedo, R., Landis, R.S., & Karabachian, L.R. (2016). Examining the predictive relationship between personality and emotion traits and students’ agent-directed emotions: Towards emotionally-adaptive agent-based learning environments. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 26, 177-219. doi: 10.1007/s11257-016-9169-7 
Guzzo, R.A., Fink, A., King, E., Tonidandel, S., & Landis, R.S. (2015). Big data recommendations for industrial-organizational psychology. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8, 491-508.
Burke, M.J., Landis, R.S., & Burke, M.I. (2014). .80 and beyond: Recommendations for disattenuating correlations. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, 531-535.
Landis, R.S. & Cortina, J.M. (2014).  Is ours a hard science (and do we care)?  In C. E. Lance & R. J. Vandenberg (Eds.), Statistical and methodological myths and urban legends part 2. New York: Routledge.

Keim, A.C., Landis, R.S., Pierce, C.A., & Earnest, D.R. (2014).  Why do employees worry about their jobs? A meta-analytic review of predictors of job insecurity.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19, 269-290.
Landis, R.S., James, L.R., Lance, C.E., Pierce, C.A., & Rogelberg, S.G. (2014).  When is nothing something? Editorial for the null results special issue of Journal of Business and Psychology. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 163-167.
Earnest, D.R. & Landis, R.S. (2014).  The importance of applicant perceptions when recruiting employees to teams.  International Journal of Business and Social Science, 5, 81-91.
Kosyluk, K.A., Corrigan, P.W., & Landis, R.S. (2014).  Employer stigma as a mediator between past and future hiring behavior.  Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 57, 102-108.
Landis, R.S. Earnest, D.R., & Allen, D.G. (2013). Recruitment: The role of realistic job previews. In D. Cable & T. Yu (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Recruitment. Oxford University Press.

Petschonek, S., Burlison, J., Cross, C., Martin, K., Laver, J., Landis, R.S., & Hoffman, J.M. (2013).  Development of the just culture assessment tool (JCAT): Measuring the perceptions of health-care professionals in hospitals.  Journal of Patient Safety, 9, 190-197.
Landis, R.S. & Rogelberg, S.G. (2013).  Our scholarly practices are derailing our progress: The importance of “nothing” in the organizational sciences.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 6, 299-302.

Landis, R.S. (2013).  Successfully combining meta-analysis and structural equation modeling: Recommendations and strategies.  Journal of Business and Psychology, 28, 251-261.

Cortina, J.M. & Landis, R.S. (Eds.) (2013). Modern research methods for the study of behavior in organizations. New York: Routledge.

Cortina, J.M. & Landis, R.S. (2013). Introduction: Transforming our field by transforming its methods.