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PsychLink Newsletter Winter 2002

Volume 5, Issue 2, Winter 2002
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From the College Director | From the Center Director | Alumni Notes | Donor Honor Roll | From the Board Chair | Faculty News | Publications & Presentations | PsychNite 2002 | Upcoming Events | A Conversation With...

Editorial Director: M. Ellen Mitchell, Ph.D.; Editor: Ken Modzelewski; Contributors: Olivia Anderson, Bryan Dunn, Bruce Fisher

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From the College Director

The fall semester at the College of Psychology is already winding down, with students wrestling with papers, tests and research.

For more than 75 years we have been transferring knowledge in a science-based, hands-on approach. From Drs. Shurrager to Dr. Vermillion to Dr. Aderman, we have had exceptional faculty throughout our history (see our faculty presentations, page six). From rehabilitation training to couples and cardiac health, our faculty continue to conduct important, vital research. From presidents of software companies to leaders in research and teaching, our students have gone on to become top minds, who go on to be industry and academic leaders (see the alumni update section, page seven). For these reasons I am proud to be a part of the College of Psychology.

Yet complacency is not part of our culture. We are always looking to move forward, to become better, to reach for more and to create better minds. Recent steps will ensure that we can continue to the next level as an college of research and higher learning. As a means of increasing national recognition, we are concentrating on a few objectives over the coming months that will help us become stronger, better recognized in the academic community, and more attractive to potential students. We will still have the same great small classes, personal attention and rigorous academic standards. These new objectives will only add to and enhance our programs and image.

First and foremost, we are working to endow two faculty chairs over the next few years. Please see the article from Bryan Dunn, the Chair of our Board of Overseers, for details on these wonderful projects. It will not be a quick process, but it will in the end be a necessary one for the continued vitality of our College. We will keep you apprised of our progress, and will look to you, our alumni, for guidance.

Luckily, we do not have to wait to add great new faculty to our family we have already done that. I would like for formally welcome Shreya Sarkar-Barney, Ph.D. as our latest I/O faculty member. Dr. Sarkar-Barney received her Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University and has experience in researching international I/O psychology, training and development, e-learning, and the impact of technology in the workplace.

As for creating bright minds for tomorrow's workplace, I have had a few opportunities recently to see the results of our work. In late August we hosted an informal event at this year's APA Conference in Chicago. The turnout was excellent, and it was a great opportunity to see what our alumni are up to. The rehabilitation specialists, business leaders, solo practitioners and researchers that came helped me see the fine talent that the College of Psychology produces. Another opportunity to meet some alumni was at PsychNite 2002, our annual alumni party. Everyone enjoyed an interactive mystery detective contest, as well as great food from one of the evening's sponsors, Hi Ricky Asia Noodle Shop and Satay Bar, which is owned by Psychology alumni Dr. & Mrs. Richard and Beth Katz and Andrea Fink, Ph.D. Please see the full description and pictures from the evening later in this newsletter.

The College of Psychology has a great history of helping students achieve their educational goals and move on to success in the work world. And we will continue to do so now and in the future. We will also continue to rely on the insight and assistance of the alumni and friends of Psychology to help move us forward. Have a happy and safe holiday season and please remember to keep in touch.

All the best,

--M. Ellen Mitchell, Ph.D., College Director

Progress at the Center for Research and Service

While many research and consulting firms have suffered in the wake of the economic downturn, the Center for Research and Service (Center) is once again having its best year yet. Fiscal year to date, we have enjoyed revenue growth in excess of 40%. We have also launched new product development areas that are already demonstrating their growth potential.

The Center has recently launched a survey administration and reporting tool that enables efficient web-based survey processing. The tool is flexible in that any survey can be easily adapted for use with the system. Surveys are administered through email invitation, with scheduled reminder emails sent to non-responders. Attractive tabular and graphical reports can be generated after the data collection period ends. So far, the tool has been used successfully with a large insurance company, a technology provider, and faculty here at IIT.

In collaboration with Dr. Vince Racioppo, President of the Center for Expert Performance, the Center is working to develop an assessment to identify and predict expert performance in various work domains (e.g., sales, service). Scheduled for pilot testing in early 2003, the assessment will identify individuals likely to use established strategies for developing expertise in their field, and consequently add significant value for their organizations.

Other substantial projects during this past year include:

  • Several large scale employee opinion surveys
  • Design and facilitation of off-site retreats to assist organizations with change management and teamwork issues
  • Individual assessment for management selection and development
  • Implementation of a flexible web-based 360-degree feedback system that can be readily adapted to the needs of different clients
  • Development of a competency model for leadership development
  • Design and implementation of leadership and team skills training programs

Once again, in conducting research and servicing our clients, we have relied heavily on student and faculty contributions. We have provided applied research and consulting experiences to over twenty students during this past year. This active partnership has become a cornerstone of the Center's identity - one that serves both our clients' goals and the Center's mission to support student development.

In closing, thanks to our faculty, students, Board members, administration, and corporate partners for your ongoing support and encouragement.

--Bruce Fisher, Ph.D., Director, Center for Research and Service

Alumni Notes

David Bishop, Ph.D.

David Bishop, Ph.D. (Class of '89), graduated with a Ph.D. in experimental psych. He was recently promoted to full professor at Luther College where he has been since 1986. He also serves as Acting Head of the psychology department, (and served as Head from 1996 to 2001) and faculty representative to the Board of Regents.

Ann Rochelle Cohn, Ph.D.

Ann Rochelle Cohn, Ph.D. (Class of '73), has been doing psychotherapy and management consulting in Portland, Maine for several years. She is seriously thinking about relocating to Chicago.

Bob Craig Ph.D.

Bob Craig Ph.D. (Class of '69), has diplomas in Clinical Psychology and in Administrative Psychology, is a Fellow both in APA (Division 50 - Substance Abuse) and in the Society for Personality Assessment and a Consulting Editor to the Journal of Personality Assessment. He is a recent recipient of the Martin Maymon award for "Distinguished Contributions to the Literature of Personality Assessment." Bob has been the Director of the Drug Abuse Program at VA Chicago Health Care System, West Side Division for 28 years and teaches part time at Roosevelt University and at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Patrick J. Devine, Ph.D.

Patrick J. Devine, Ph.D. (Class of '80), is the Professor and Interim Chair at the Department of Psychology at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. He and his wife Ann just had a new addition to their family, Paydn Helene Devine, "which brings the total to four girls, zero boys!" In August he became Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology at Kennesaw State University where he has taught since graduating from IIT. This October, he was recognized by NACADA, National Academic Advising Association as the Outstanding Faculty Advisor for 2002 at their annual conference in Salt Lake City.

Andrew N. Garman, Psy.D.

Andrew N. Garman, Psy.D., (Class of Œ00), along with his colleague J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FAAHC, won the American College of Healthcare Executives' 2002 Health Management Research Award for their study "360º Feedback for Leadership Development in Health Administration." They will receive $10,000 to support their research. The researchers will develop a 360-degree feedback instrument specifically designed for healthcare managers at various organizational and career levels. Once the instrument is finalized, it will be made freely available to the health administration community for noncommercial uses. The researchers hope that the availability of such a tool will enhance the accessibility of 360-degree development programs to a broader range of health administrators, and will facilitate outcomes-based research on leadership development programs.

To develop this instrument, the researchers will conduct interviews with senior healthcare executives and executive recruiters to identify the types of skills needed in healthcare management positions and to gather feedback on the relevance of two existing models of leadership effectiveness. The leadership competencies identified in these interviews will then be evaluated for relevance and breadth of scope by subject-matter experts; competencies most frequently endorsed as highly relevant will be used to construct the assessment.

ACHE introduced the Health Management Research Award in 1988 to enhance managerial effectiveness and/or career opportunities in health services administration. It is awarded annually through monies left to the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives by the late Foster G. McGaw, founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation. The award is granted to ACHE affiliates who are full-time faculty of health administration programs. Selections for the award are made by ACHE's 12-member Higher Education and Research Committee.

Garman is assistant professor in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University in Chicago. He is also a Faculty Associate of ACHE. Garman earned his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, and his master's degree in personnel/human resource development from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Tyler is president of Tyler and Company, a healthcare executive search firm based in Atlanta. He earned his master's degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow.

Andy Gersten, Ph.D.

Andy Gersten, Ph.D. (Class of '87), is working on a research project that is investigating the role of training on therapist intention. They are looking at several hypotheses including: 1) does training improve the cognitive complexity of therapists?, 2) does training result in less mismatches between therapist response and therapist intention?, and 3) does training result in greater use of client history and treatment planning for the basis of therapist intention? A proposal has been submitted to APA for paper presentation next August.

Steven Godin, Ph.D., MPH

Steven Godin, Ph.D., MPH, (Class of '89), is a Full Professor & Coordinator of the Community Health Education Program at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. In addition, in July 2002 Dr. Godin was appointed as Clinical Professor within the Psychology Department at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Godin's faculty appointment is within the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program where he teaches experimental design, univariate and multivariate statistics, and dissertation seminar. Steve resides in Lebanon, New Jersey with his wife Deirdre, and his two children Lindsay (age 10) and Ryan (age 6).

Stephen Guastello

Stephen Guastello, S. J. (Class of '82), was published recently. His book, Managing emergent phenomena: Nonlinear dynamics in work organizations, (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), is now available. The book presents an evolving theory and empirical studies on the role of attractors, bifurcations, chaos, and self-organization to organizational phenomena such as group problem solving, motivation and personnel selection, networks, team coordination, leadership emergence, work flow in hierarchies, strategic management, and some related economic phenomena. The organization is characterized as a complex adaptive system in which its creative problem solving capabilities are central to its well-being and efficiency. See:

He is currently associate professor of psychology at Marquette University. He lives in Delafield, WI with his wife Denise, daughter Andrea (age 12), and dog Pavlov.

Jaci Jarrett Masztal, Ph.D.

Jaci Jarrett Masztal, Ph.D., (Class of '88), is on the College of Psychology Board of Overseers, and is a vice president for Burke, Inc., where she serves as organizational and employee survey practice leader. Before attending IIT she received her B.A. from Marshall University and her master's degree from Florida Atlantic University. Jaci grew up in West Virginia, and now lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband, Michael.

Dr. Masztal recently coauthored a book that was published this year. Entitled Journey to the Top: Life Stories and Insights from Fifty Governors, the book is not about politics; it is about successful people. (From the publisher's website) "It is about what molds a person and gives him or her the confidence to try new and bigger things. It is about opportunity, challenge, vision, defeat, and ultimately, success. It is about possibilities. In this book you will find the life stories and insights of fifty people from varied backgrounds who became governor. Their stories start from the beginning, from the environments in which they were born and raised, to the influences and role models in their formative years, and all of the experiences in between that brought them to the top. They tell about adversity, overwhelming odds, learning from mistakes and achieving personal victories." You can find Dr. Masztal's book at several stores including Barnes and Noble's web site:

William McConochie, Ph.D.

William McConochie, Ph.D. (Class of '71), has worked both as a clinical and I/O psychologist, in private practice. In the I/O arena he specializes in building tests for screening job applicants and clinical applications. He has built a 58-item test (ARFV) that measures "at riskness" for violence and other criminal behavior. He recently documented that it also correlates with terrorism endorsement (persons with higher ARFV scores tend to endorse terrorist activities). He is hoping to find opportunities to help screen personnel where threats of terrorism are a concern.

Kathleen Philben, Ph.D.

Kathleen (Kate) Philben, Ph.D. (Class of '88), is working as a clinical psychologist and pastoral counselor at the Samaritan Institute in Wilmette. She was at APA recently.

Helene Pilnick

Helene Pilnick [maiden name: Yurk (Class of '94)] graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology. She moved with her family from North Carolina to Richland, MI in 2000. She and her husband, Gary, have two children, Emma and Ollie.

David Ruettiger

Mr. Ruettiger (Class of '75) graduated in Counseling and Guidance from IIT. At that time he worked for the State of Illinois as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. For the last six years he has worked as a massage therapist in private practice in Plainfield, IL (contact: 815-922-9191) and also teaches massage therapy at three local schools. Mr. Ruettiger was one of the generous raffle donors to PsychNite 2002, giving away a free massage therapy session to one lucky winner.

Jerry Saffer, Ph.D.

Jerry Saffer, (Class of '68), lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife Linda. He is retired from a private practice. Dr. Saffer recently published a book he coauthored titled Wednesday Evenings and Every Other Weekend: From Divorced Dad to Confident Co-Parent.

He explained that the book got written on Tootsie Roll breaks between patients. Every afternoon between appointment, he and his colleague Dan McClure would walk and talk. They realized that they both treated a great deal of kids from divorced parents, so they wrote the book together. Saffer describes it as an upbeat, positive, and very practical book. It has been reviewed by the Detroit Free Press, the Baltimore Sun, and described as "fearlessly prescriptive, a must read".

While at IIT Saffer was a grad assistant to Mary Vermillion. "She was wonderful," he said. After IIT Saffer was an intern at the old Michael Reese hospital in Chicago. He did his post doc in child psychology at the University of Rochester, and then went to University of Virginia were he became the head of child psychology in the psychiatry department from '70-'73. Then in '73 he went into private practice. He held his own private practice until two years ago, and now studies rabbinical law.

John Scott, Ph.D.

John Scott, Ph.D. (Class of '85), proudly reports that his 17 year-old son Jeremy played a concert with former Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut on October 19th, 2002. The performance, called "Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson" included music and storytelling. Jeremy released a solo album this year titled "Finally Unfinished;" information on his music is available at

Amy Wasserman

Amy Wasserman (Class of '95), started the I/O program in 1991 now is in "ABD (All But Dissertation) status." She enjoyed working with Professors Ayman and Raju in her time here at IIT. For the past four years she has been working in Boston at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as an Organizational Development Specialist. She got married last year to Stephen Dietz and is expecting a baby in January.

Mark J. Zerwic, Ph.D.

Mark J. Zerwic, Ph.D. (Class of '84), was recently named Lead Psychologist at the VA Chicago Health Care System. Mark is responsible for leading 21 psychologists at the West Side Medical Center (near Cook County Hospital and the University of Illinois Medical Center), the Lakeside Medical Center (near Northwestern University Medical Center), the Beverly Outpatient Clinic on Chicago's South Side, and the Crown Point, Indiana Outpatient Clinic. Last year the VA Chicago Health Care System provided services to over 40,000 veterans.

Mark is also Coordinator of the Addictions Assessment Clinic at the VA Chicago. He developed a fully computerized structured interview that is used for all patients seeking addictions treatment. Under his leadership, the waiting time for initial assessment went from seven to fourteen days to same-day service. The Addictions Program was identified as a Best Practice by the Great Lakes Region of the Veterans Health Administration.

Donor Honor Roll List

The College of Psychology would like to thank all of it's 2002 donors. Their kind generosity helped the College better serve its students through scholarships, fellowships, lab upkeep, and other necessary expenses that help keep the College vibrant and strong. Thank you to everyone!

Dr. David Anderson
Anonymous (2)
*Dr. Dennis Armstrong
Mr. Colonel Armstrong
+Dr. Roya Ayman
Dr. Judy Bakshy
Dr. Russell Barcelona
*Mr. William C. Bartholomay
Dr. John Behr
Dr. David Bishop
*Mr. Ron Bliwas
Ms. Barbara Bowman
Dr. Michael Burke
Mrs. Millicent Chrusciel
Dr. Iran Cohen
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce & Deborah Crown
Dr. Lawrence Dachowski
Dr. Russell Day
Dr. Julie Deisinger
Mrs. Felicia Dudek
Mr. Robert Dulski
*Mr. Bryan Dunn
Mr. Wolfgang Eschenlohr
Mr. Willard Eubanks
Dr. Patricia Farrell
Dr. Donald Ferrell
Dr. & Mrs. +Bruce & Laura Fisher
Dr. Catherine Flynn
Dr. Elizabeth Friedman
Mr. Robert Friend
Dr. Steve Frommelt
Mr. Andrew Garman
+Dr. Glen Geist
Mr. Robert Greitzer
Mr. Don Gordon
Dr. John Harris
Dr. Richard Hazlett
Dr. James Heisler
Dr. Robert Heller
Dr. David Hershenson
+Dr. John Hilburger
Ms. Sophie Karaitis
Dr. & Mrs. Richard & Beth Katz
Dr. Edward Kelleher III
Mr. Mathias Kerger
Mr. James Kiley
Mr. Rick King
Mr. Cory King
Mr. & Mrs. Dan & Karen Kolar
+Dr. Chow Lam
*Dr. George Langlois
Mr. Lawrence Levy
+Dr. Daniel Lezotte
*Dr. Linda Liang
Dr. Susan Lobonc
Mr. Francis MacDonald
*Ms. Apryl Major
Dr. Harvey Mandel
*Dr. Jaci Masztal
Dr. Carol McDonough
+Dr. M. Ellen Mitchell
Mr. Ken Modzelewski
+Dr. Scott Morris
Ms. Betsy Murphy
Dr. D. Murphy
Mr. Theodore Netzky
*Ms. Bridget Nowak
Dr. Steven Reppuhn
Mr. Steven Saraceno
Dr. William Schiemann
*Dr. Robert Schleser
*Dr. John Scott
Dr. Paul Sherman
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Dr. Maurice Solodky
Dr. Addison Somerville
*Dr. Stephen Steinhaus
Mrs. Peggy Tyler
*Mr. David Vitale
Dr. Anthony Vitiello
+Dr. Allen Wolach
Ms. Rebecca Zwolinski

+ = Faculty
* = Board Member

From the Board Chair

The College of Psychology has never shied away from big goals. We created several nationally ranked graduate programs, became an independent College, secured the largest grant to any single faculty member at IIT and helped create the first ever rehabilitation psychology program of its kind in Southeast Asia, to name but a few of our recent accomplishments.

We plan to continue this trend. The College is now beginning work on two key objectives with one single goal: to rise to the next tier of academic psychology programs in the nation. These endeavors will help propel us forward, and set us apart from peer institutions, by strengthening the research and teaching in our already first-rate graduate programs.

The College of Psychology is now beginning campaigns to create two endowed faculty chairs. Each of these will be first occupied by two of our distinguished professors, Nambury Raju, Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, and Chow S. Lam, Ph.D. in rehabilitation psychology. These will be the first endowed chairs in psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology, and are the next step in our pathway of significant goals and greater strength and vitality.

Both Dr. Raju and Dr. Lam have received wide recognition as outstanding professors in their respective areas, as well as acclaim for their research and teaching skills. Dr. Raju is known as a prominent figure in I/O psychology and has consulted on, researched and taught the subject at IIT for over 20 years. Dr. Lam is also a leader in his area of research, has published prolifically and has raised the bar for rehabilitation psychology as the program's director. An endowed chair for each position will ensure that their legacies can be carried on into the future and that each program will be in an even stronger position to teach young bright minds.

Endowing a chair means generating a pool of funds, usually through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, for which the principle would not be touched. The interest earned each year would be used for the professor's salary, benefits, research, conference travel and more. By not touching the principle of either account, they remain permanent funds and are therefore endowed.

We are already working towards both endowed chairs. Neither campaign will be easy, or short. Our goal is two million dollars each. These endowments are important as they will be the cornerstones the College in its move to the next level. The rehabilitation psychology campaign is moving along nicely, with some significant gifts already in and an investment of considerable size committed. More importantly, an IIT Trustee and member of the College of Psychology Board of Overseers, Mr. William C. Bartholomay, agreed to chair the rehabilitation endowed chair campaign. His experience as a leader in the insurance industry and his presence and expertise are great assets in us meeting this considerable objective.

Mr. Bartholomay knows the importance of rehabilitation psychology to the field of rehabilitation, and he is impressed by the contributions from the College. Distinguished Professor Lam is widely known in the field, and has extensive international ties as well. It was Dr. Lam, while on sabbatical last year, who helped establish Hong Kong's first Masters Program in Vocational Rehabilitation.

The campaign for the industrial/organizational psychology chair will look quite a bit different than that for rehabilitation. The network of alumni is different, the field is different, and the committees, principle players and investments will be different. But the goal is the same: endow a chair in industrial/organizational psychology. A committee will convene soon to continue and progress the work of endowing the I/O chair. Additionally, we are working on a presentation package to highlight the program and the work of Distinguished Professor Raju, who is internationally known and respected for his research and consulting in test development and more. This presentation package can be given to corporations, individuals and community foundations to show them the importance of his work at the College of Psychology.

These two endowed chairs will help garner national attention for the College and will help further strengthen these two programs that already have national recognition. The funds that are created can be used for important research, research equipment, money to attend conferences, and other needs at the College. The College of Psychology is a great research and teaching institution that offers a top education and attracts great minds. Soon we will be able to offer even more, to faculty, to students, and to the field itself.

--Bryan R. Dunn, President & CEO, Kinship Corp. Chair, College of Psychology Board of Overseers

Faculty News

Shreya Sarkar-Barney

PsychLink caught up with the College of Psychology's newest faculty member, Shreya Sarkar-Barney, Ph.D., and got the scoop on her research work and interests in I/O Psychology. Dr. Sarkar-Barney knew early on what she wanted to do with her career.

"I knew that I wanted to be an I/O psychologist when I was 16 or 17," Sarkar-Barney said. She even studied psychology at a high school age, while in India. She came to the College of Psychology this year with extensive research and teaching experience, and has picked up from there. This semester she is teaching two undergraduate courses, Statistics and Behavioral Sciences and Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She is enjoying those and also concentrating on her research interests, which include international I/O psychology.

Sarkar-Barney grew up in India and got a masters degree in Industrial Psychology. She came to the U.S. to further her education. She says "I noticed one problem with psychology research conducted in the U.S., it is culture specific. That is, can we really say that the findings based on US samples generalize to other cultures?" She continued, "My focus is to see how universal our theories are."

Sarkar-Barney's dissertation was on training of employees, and it contained participants from 39 different countries. It showed that people don't use training similarly. "This led me to ask the questions I am currently researching, 'Do people process information similarly across nationalities?'" she said. "Previous research has shown that Asians, for instance, tend to think more holistically than Americans." Therefore one may need to use different strategies to deliver training to Asian workers compared to American workers.

So is she trying to change the way Americans think and work? Not really, but she is trying to change the way her undergraduates think, even if they are not psych majors. "There are a great deal of non-psych students in my undergrad classes. For all students I have an agenda: to make people consumers of our research! The purpose of research is to guide practice, i.e. the interventions that organizations use to manage people. My goal is to show the students that there are effective ways of managing people such that they lead to increased performance," she said. As an advocate of the College's, and other research, Shreya Sarkar-Barney is constantly pressing upon her students to seek out the research that is already available; to learn from it and to use it to broaden their horizons. At the very least, to use the research to be better at whatever task the research covers.

Dr. Sarkar-Barney's mission is to make at least one element of I/O Psychology universal: good work.

Faculty, Student, & Alumni Publications & Presentations

*Adams, S., Roch, S., & Ayman, R. (2002, April). Communication medium and member familiarity: Effects on time and accuracy. Paper presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Ayman, R. (in press). Contingency model of leadership effectiveness: Challenges and achievements. In L. Neider & C. Schriesheim (eds.), Research in Management, Vol. 2. Information Age Publishing.

Ayman, R. (2000). Leadership. In E. F. Borgatta & R. J. V. Montgomery (eds.), Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition, volume 3 (1563-1575). NY: Macmillan Reference U.S.A.

Ayman, R., *Adams, S., *Hartman, E. & *Fisher, B. (in press). Leadership development in higher education institutions: A present and future perspective. In S. Murphy & R. Riggio (Eds.), The Future of Leadership Development. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

*Ayalon, L., Huyck, M.H. (2002, November). Cultural variants of caregiving or the culture of caregiver. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts.

*Ayalon, L., Young, M.A. (2002, September). Examining racial group differences in symptom report. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, San Francisco, California.

*Ayalon, Liat and Huyck, Margaret (2001). Latino caregivers of relatives with Alzheimer's Disease. Clinical Gerontologist, 24(3/4), 93-106.

Baucom, D.H., & Sher, T.G. (2002). Treatment Manuals and Treatment Adherence: Closely Related or Distant Cousins? Paper to be presented at the 36th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno. *Barr, M.A. & Raju, N.S. (in press). IRT-based assessment of rater effects in multiple source feedback instruments. Organizational Research Methods.

*Becker, J., Ayman, R., & Korabik, K. (2002). Discrepancies in self/subordinates' perception of leadership behavior: Leader's gender, organizational context, and leader's self-monitoring. Group & Organizational Management: An International Journal, 27, 222-224.

*Bergman, M. A., *Morell, R, & *Merbitz. C. T. Temporal Graphing Style & Inference in Behavioral Research. Poster Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis Twenty-Eight Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 31, 2002. *Bergman, M. A., & King, R. B. QOL after SCI: Tetra vs. Para. Poster Presented at the Illinois Psychological Association¹s Annual Convention, Northbrook, IL, November 9, 2001. *Bergman, M. A., & King, R. B. Predicting Quality of Life After Spinal Cord Injury. Poster Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 31, 2001. *Bergman, M.A., Hess, J., Merbitz, C. T., & *DeMarco, G. A. Descriptive Study of Juveniles in a Detention Facility. Poster Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 31, 2001.

Corrigan, P. W., River, L. P., Lundin, R. K., Penn, D. L., Uphoff-Wasowski, K., Campion, J., Mathisen, J., *Gagnon, C., *Bergman, M., Goldstein, H., & Kubiak, M. A. (2001). Three strategies for changing attributions about severe mental illness. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 27(2), 187-195.

*Cromey, A., *Andal, J., *Wallach, J. E., *Rottier, K., *Azzi, L. (2002, June). The longitudinal effects of multiage programming cognitive developmental level and intellectual ability in school age children. Presented at Head Start, Sixth National Research Conference, The First Eight Years: Pathways to the Future.

*Dembowski, J. M. & Morris, S. B. (2002, April). The relationship between cognitive ability and voluntary/involuntary turnover. Poster session presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

de Wit H., *Enggasser J.L., Richards J.B. (2002). Acute administration of amphetamine decreases impulsivity in healthy volunteers. Neuropsychopharmacology, 27: 813825.

DeShon, R. P. & Morris, S. B. (2002). Modeling complex data structures: The general linear model and beyond (pp. 390-411). In S. Rogelberg (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Ellis, B.B. & Raju, N.S. (in press). Test and item bias: What they are, what they aren't, and how to detect them. In J. Wall and G.R. Waltz (Eds.), Measuring up: Assessment issues for teachers, counselors, and administrators. Greensboro, NC: ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse.

*Enggasser J.L. & de Wit H. (2001). Haloperidol reduces stimulant and reinforcing effects of ethanol in social drinkers. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 25:14481456.

*Fisher, B. & *Collins, M. (2002, April). Factors associated with the organizational commitment and behavioral intentions of top performers. Paper presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Flowers, C.P., Raju, N.S. & Oshima, T.C. (2002, April). A comparison of measurement equivalence methods based on confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

*Fortmann, K., Leslie, C. & Cunningham, M. (2002). Cross-cultural comparisons of the Reid integrity scale in Latin America and South Africa. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 10 (1-2), 98-108.

*Fromen, A. & Raju, N. S. (2002). Measurement equivalence and black/white mean differences on a 360-degree feedback instrument. Paper presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Flowers, C.P., Raju, N.S., & Oshima, T.C. (2002, April). A comparison of measurement equivalence methods based on confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

*Garman, A. N., Corrigan, P. W. & Morris, S. B. (2002). Staff burnout and patient satisfaction: Evidence of relationships at the care unit level. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 7, 235-241.

Gorssman, D., Goharian, N., Frieder, O. & Raju, N. (2002, May). Extending the undergraduate computer science curriculum to include information retrieval and data mining. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development, Cancun, Mexico.

*Gorski, J.A., Young, M.A. (2002). Sociotropy/Autonomy, selfconstrual, response style, and gender in adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 463478.

Greenblatt, R., *Landsberger, S. A., et al. (2002, August) An itembased factor analysis of the Brief Symptom Inventory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

*Hales, G., *Canar, J., *Singla, R., *Tilton, T.(2002). Invited chapter (A Couples Approach to Physical Illness). In Snyder, D., Whisman, M. (Eds.), Treating Difficult Couples: Managing Emotional Behavioral, and Health Problems in Couple Therapy.

Holmbeck, G., Westhoven, V., Shapera, W., Bowers, R., Gruse, C., *Nikolopoulos, T., Wienke, C., Davison, R. (in press). A MultiMethod, MultiInformant, and MultiDimensional Perspective on Psychosocial Adjustment in PreAdolescents with Spina Bifida. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology.

Huyck, M. H., Yoder, J., Lopez, G., *Ayalon, L. (2002, April). Developing effective urban caregiving support programs. Lecture/workshop presented at the joint conference of the National Council on Aging/ American Society on Aging, Denver, Colorado.

Huyck, M. H. (2002). Health care in the U.S.: A very complex system. In V. P. Myasnikov, N.A. Kuznetsov, V.A. Vittikh (Eds.). Complex Systems: Control and Modeling Problems (pp 380-386). Proceedings of the IV International Conference, June 17-23, 2002, Samara, Russia. Huyck, M.H. Invited to give presentation on The Complexities of the American Health Care System and meet with health care leaders in the Samara Region in Russia, at the IV International Conference of "Complex Systems: Control and Modeling Problems." Received a travel grant from the U.S. State Dept. In addition, made site visits to facilities providing care for older adults in Samara; and visited Moscow and St. Petersburg. Huyck, M.H. Guest faculty for two lectures at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda: "Age as a public health variable" and Gender as a public health variable." Huyck, M.H. Paper "Why are some married men vulnerable at midlife?" Symposium on Men in Relationships, at the American Psychological Association meetings in Chicago, August 22.

Lauzon, J., Duffecy, J., Osterman, G.P., & Sher, T.G. (2002). Motivation and Risk Reducing Behaviors: Implications for Cardiac Patients. Poster to be presented at the 36th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno.

*Lee, D. & Morris, S. B. (2002, April). Accuracy of confidence intervals on the adverse impact ratio. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Lerman, Allison+, Mitchell, Ph.D., M. Ellen, (2002, November). Social Anxiety and Contingent Self Worth. Presentation to the Illinois Psychological Association.

*Lezotte, D.V., Raju, N.S., *Garcia, I. & *Deno, A.K. (2002, April). Linking internal service quality to customer satisfaction. Paper presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

McCarty, F.A., Oshima, T.C. & Raju, N.S. (2002, April). Identifying possible sources of differential functioning using differential bundle functioning with polytomous scored data. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

*Moore, D., Landa, A. & *Nelson, S. (2001). I/O psychologists role in HR systems. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 39 (1), 95-97.

*Moore, D. L. & Raju, N. S. (2002, April). Self vs. boss ratings as anchors in measurement equivalence research. Poster session presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

*Thompson, J. & Morris, S. B. (2002, August). Conference Presentation ­ How Meta-Cognition, Attitudes and Stereotypic Beliefs Impact Gender Stereotyping. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Morris, S. B. & DeShon, R. P. (2002). Combining effect size estimates in meta-analysis with repeated measures and independent-groups designs. Psychological Methods, 7, 105-125.

Morris, S. B. & DeShon, R. P. (2002, April). Combining effect sizes from factorial designs: A generalizability theory perspective. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

*Mulqueen, C. & Raju, N.S. (2002, April). Identification of latent constructs and assessment of measurement equivalence across rating sources on a 360-degree feedback instrument. Paper presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

*Mumby, P., *Dhingra, L., Fisher, S., Gabram, S., & Albain, K. (2002, June). HealthRelated Quality of Life in LongerTerm Breast Cancer Survivors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Office of Cancer Survivorship, Washington, D.C.

Nance, D. A. & *Morris, S. B. (2002). An empirical assessment of presentation formats for trace evidence with a relatively large and quantifiable random match probability. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, 42, 403-448.

Nash, J. M., Holroyd, K. A., *Rokicki, L. A., Kvaal, S., & Penzien, D. B. (2002). The influence of placebo awareness on stimulant drug response in a double-blind trial. Psychopharmacology, 161, 213-221.

*Nelson, S., *Ayman, R. & Roch, S. (2002, August). The relationship of leadership efficacy, gender and leader emergence: The impact of communication medium. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Raju, N.S., & *Brand, P.A. (in press). Assessing the statistical significance of correlations corrected for unreliability and range restriction. Applied Psychological Measurement.

*Raju, N.S., Drasgow, F. (in press). Maximum likelihood estimation in validity generalization. In K. R. Murphy (Ed.), Validity generalization: A Critical review. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

*Raju, N.S., & Arenson, E. (2002, April). Developing a common metric in item response theory: An area-minimization approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

*Raju, N.S., *Laffitte, L.J., & Byrne, B.M. (2002). Measurement equivalence: A comparison of methods based on confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 517-529.

*Raju, N.S., & Ellis, B.B. (2002). Differential item and test functioning. In F. Drasgow and N. Schmitt (Eds.), Measuring and analyzing behavior in organizations, 156-188. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-bass, Inc.

*Raju, N.S. (2001). Meet the person. The Academy of Management¹s Research Methods Division Newsletter, 16, pages 1, 4, 12-14.

*Raju, N.S. & *Brand, P.A. (2002, April). Assessing the statistical significance of correlations corrected for unreliability and range restriction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

*Rokicki, L. A., *Lofland, K. R., Gagnon, C. M. (2002). Enhancing diagnostic sensitivity for migraine headache: A new duration criterion. Presented at the Midwest Pain Society, Chicago.

*Rokicki, L. A., *Lofland, K. R., Gagnon, C. M. (2002). Proposed revisions to the IHS diagnostic criteria for tension-type headache. Presented at the Midwest Pain Society, Chicago.

Rybarczyk, B., Lopez, M., *Benson, R., Alsten, C., Stepanski, E. (2002). Efficacy of two behavioral treatment programs for comorbid geriatric insomnia. Psychology & Aging, 17(2), 288298.

*Sandora, L., Raju, N.S., & Pegorsch, D.S. (2002, April). Psychometric and practical issues in administering an employee survey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Sarkar-Barney, S. (2002). Predicting transfer of training: A four-country study. Paper presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Sivan, A. B., *Sondell, S. K.; Fontana, C. W. (in press). Commonly used measures of infant and child development in M. Wolraich (Ed). Disorders of Development and Learning, Third Edition. Hamilton, Ontario: B. C. Decker Inc.

*Scott, J.C., Edwards, J.E. & Raju, N.S. Program evaluation for human resources: The art and science of measuring success. Workshop presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

Small, D. & *Moore, D. L. (October, 2001). McDonald's action learning experience. Paper presented at the Linkage Inc., Consortium ³Reaping the Rewards of Action Learning,² Chicago, IL.

Stanton, J. M., Sarkar-Barney, S. & Greve, E. (in press). A detailed review of task performance with and without computer monitoring. International Journal of Human Computer Interaction.

Sweet, J., King, J., *Malina, A., *Bergman, M., & Simmons, A. (Article submitted for publication). Documenting the Prominence of Forensic Neuropsychology at National Meetings and in Relevant Professional Journals from 1990-2000.

Sweet, J., King, J., *Malina, A., Simmons, A., & *Bergman, A. (2002, November) The increasing prominence of forensic neuropsychology: Content analysis of ACN, JCEN, and TCN from 1990-2000. Accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Miami Beach, FL.

Young, M.A., Fogg, L.F., Choi, E. (in press). Studying group differences in psychopathology with matched moderated regression. Understanding Statistics, 1(4).

Zakaria, N., Stanton, J. M. & Sarkar-Barney, S. (in press). Designing and implementing culturally-sensitive IT applications: The interaction of culture, values and privacy issues in the middle east. Information Technology and People.

*Zinke, J., Merbitz, C. (2002). Responses to SAFMEDS and in 2 graduate courses. ABA Conference, Toronto, Canada.

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PsychNite 2002

Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends all came back to campus on October 10th, 2002 for this year's PsychNite. The party was held at IIT's historic Crown Hall. Everyone enjoyed a night of entertainment and intrigue with a murder mystery contest. Attendees also munched on great Thai food, thanks to Hi Ricky Asia Noodle Shop, and participated in an raffle that included a week's vacation in Sedona, AZ, a $1000 software package from CDW, a full set of golf clubs with golf bag, $100 gift certificates, and more.

The College of Psychology would like to thank its sponsors for the event:

Reid London House Publishers
Hi Ricky Asia Noodle Shop and Satay Bar

Without these generous donors we would not have had such a successful event. The College of Psychology would also like to thank all of its raffle donors:

CDW Computer Warehouse
Synergistic Networks
Pro Select of Elmhurst
Drury Lane Theatre
Victoria's Secret
Bath and Body Works
Urban Oasis
Tizi Melloul Restaurant
Thyme Restaurant
The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
M & M Mars Corporation
Lauries Planet of Sound

This event could not have happened were it not for the dedicated events committee. A special thanks goes out to Apryl Major (chair) Michael Barr, Carol McDonough, Bob Mantsh and Bridget Stafford. Thanks! See you next year!

Upcoming Events

I/O Endowed Chair Committee Meeting

I/O Alumni and friends of Nambury Raju, Ph.D. are meeting on January 23rd to discuss how to strengthen the I/O program and endow a faculty chair in industrial/organizational psychology. For more information call Olivia or Ken at 312.567.5025


April 11 ­13th, 2003 in Orlando, Florida, with an IIT event on Saturday night, the 13th. Stay tuned for more information.

Next PsychLink

Target date: May 2003. Contact us early for alumni update submissions! Please send your job promotion information, baby pictures, publications, presentations or other fun news. Be seen by your fellow alumni! Contact us at 312.567.5025 or, or by snail mail at College of Psychology, 3101 S. Dearborn Ave., #252, Chicago, IL 60616.

PsychNite 2003

Yes, we are already forming the plans for next year¹s alumni party, which will be held in the fall. It will be in conjunction with IIT's annual AlumniFest, and the dates and times are still to be determined. If you would like to offer input or help out for the event please call Ken at 312.567.5025 or email

A Conversation With...

Professor Glen Geist, Ph.D., two-time PsychNite top raffle prize winner. In 2001 he won two first class roundtrip tickets to anywhere in the world, and decided to go to Australia. This year he again won the top prize: a vacation in Sedona, AZ. PsychLink spoke with Dr. Geist recently about his trip down under.

PsychLink: What parts of Australia did you see?

Dr. Glen Geist: We saw the east coast: Sydney, the Blue Mountains, then traveled to Port Douglas and the rainforest. We went to Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Lastly we stopped in Melbourne. My favorite part was watching the little penguins on Phillips Island come to shore at dusk. My wife's favorite part was petting kangaroos.

PL: Did you learn anything about Psychology while you were there?

GG: I didn't even attempt to! I'll say though, the people were wonderful. No matter what the weather, there are cafes all around where the people love to eat outdoors. It reminds one of San Francisco. And Melbourne really reminds one of San Francisco in that the counter culture is very alive there. It was interesting. It is a very clean country, and everyone is very environmentally wise.

PL: Better food: Chicago or Sydney?

GG: Hmmm, it's hard to tell. Chicago. Chicago has better variety. There is no special Australian dish. Fish is big, steak is big, but you can eat American food, Asian food... You stick to that stuff, unless you like emu sausage.

PL: Did you try emu sausage? What's it like?

GG: Yes. It's a little on the sweet side. Also, when you take a hike into the rainforest, the guide cooks you lunch. You have a steak, or eggs. And you always stop for tea or coffee and cakes in the mid morning. You stop even in the middle of the bush.

PL: Was it hard to come back?

GG: I wouldn't say it was hard to come back. We definitely did not have enough time there, that's for sure. We enjoyed it, and would go back if we had the opportunity, like if I won raffle tickets again at PsychNite.

PL: Well, you did win again, and will be receiving the week's vacation in Sedona, AZ. Will you keep buying raffle tickets?

GG: Of course! I'll buy them until I loose.

PL: Did you get to meet Crocodile Dundee?

GG: Absolutely not.