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Nambury S. Raju Lecture Series

The Nambury S. Raju Lecture Series honors the late Nambury S. Raju, former distinguished professor in Illinois Tech’s industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology program. Raju was an influential scholar in the area of research methodology and his impact has had a lasting effect on the field of I-O psychology. Hosted by Ron Landis, the Nambury S. Raju Professor of Psychology, the goal of the Raju series is to bring to Illinois Tech's campus researchers and practitioners who are studying important phenomena using cutting-edge techniques in the area of I-O psychology.

Spring 2017 Event

200+ Years of Occupational Safety: The Contributions of Applied Psychologists

Friday, March 24, 2017, 3:30-5 p.m.
McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Auditorium, 3201 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60616

Following the presentation, a reception will be held in the MTCC Ballroom.

Please RSVP to Sonia Rivas at or 312.567.3501.

Michael J. Burke

Michael BurkeMichael J. Burke (Ph.D. PSYC ’82) is the Lawrence Martin Chair in Business at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business and holds an adjunct appointment in the university's Department of Psychology.  Presently, his research and practice efforts are focused in the areas of workplace safety and organizational research methodology. In 2006, he was awarded the Decade of Behavior Research Award for his research on workplace safety from a federation of professional scientific associations and, he has served, by appointment of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, on the Safety and Occupational Health Study Section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Burke is a past president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and former editor of Personnel Psychology. Also, he is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and an elected member of the Society of Organizational Behavior.

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Interested in learning about past events? Visit the past speakers page.