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Past Raju Lecture Series Speakers

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

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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Fall 2016

Ethics and the practice of I-O Psychology

Friday, October 7, 2016
3:30-5 p.m.
IIT Tower Auditorium

In this presentation, Morton McPhail, Ph.D. addressed ethics as a philosophical endeavor, the American Psychological Association ethics code as a practical application with emphasis on how it applies to I-O psychology, some (by no means all) of the recent controversies involving APA and ethical issues, including plans for a new task force to consider revising the code, and several case studies illustrating ethical dilemmas faced in I-O psychology. 

S. Morton McPhail, ph.d.

S. Morton McPhailMorton McPhail, Ph.D. practiced industrial-organizational psychology for more than 35 years before retiring in 2013. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio. After receiving graduate degrees from Colorado State University, McPhail joined the consulting firm LWFW in Houston.  In 1981, he co-founded Jeanneret & Associates and became a principal of the firm.  Upon merger, he became a senior vice president with Valtera, a position he continued to hold after Valtera joined CEB until his retirement in 2013.  

During his career, he consulted with clients on a wide variety of issues.  His clients included major municipalities, the federal government, and private sector organizations ranging from small family businesses to Fortune 100 companies. He served as an expert in litigation involving such diverse issues as job analysis, selection practices, equal employment opportunity, compensation, reductions in force, and statistical analyses.  His consulting work included audits of existing selection procedures, development and validation of an array of scientifically based assessment tools, creation of performance management systems, development of training and development programs ranging from crafts personnel to senior executives, and executive assessments for selection and development. 

McPhail is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), which he has served in many capacities, including as its secretary-financial officer from 2009-2011 and as its current (2016) president.  He has published journal articles and book chapters, edited a volume in SIOP’s Professional Practice Series titled, "Alternative Validation Strategies: Developing New and Leveraging Existing Validity Evidence," and presented on numerous topics at professional meetings.  He is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Houston and Rice University and serves on the editorial boards of SIOP’s Professional Practice book series and the journal Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.  He has also served the APA on its Continuing Education Committee and on the Advisory Panel for National Standards for High School Curriculum in Psychology.  Until his retirement, he was a licensed psychologist and served for 15 years on a Texas Psychology Board committee responsible for the State’s Jurisprudence and Ethics Examination for licensure.

Spring 2016

Improving Scientific Practices in I/O Psychology

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
3:30-5 p.m.
Armour Dining Room, Hermann Hall Conference Center

Jeffrey R. Edwards, University of North Carolina

Jeffrey EdwardsJeffrey R. Edwards is the Belk Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Strategy at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. His research examines person-environment fit in organizations, stress, coping, well-being, work-family issues, and research methods. His work has appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Review; Academy of Management Journal; Journal of Applied Psychology; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; Personnel Psychology; Organizational Research Methods; and Psychological Methods. He is past associate editor and editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, has served as associate editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior; Management Scienc; and Organizational Research Methods, and has held editorial board positions with the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology

Edwards is a fellow of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association, and has been elected to the Society of Organizational Behavior. Within the Academy of Management, he has served as representative-at-large for the Organizational Behavior Division and Research Methods Division, chair of the Research Methods Division, and is the program chair for the Organization Behavior Division.  He is also founder and coordinator of RMNET, an electronic question-and-answer discussion group for members of the Research Methods Division.

Larry J. Williams, University of North Dakota

Larry J. WilliamsLarry J. Williams is a professor of psychology at the University of North Dakota. Williams served as the Founding Editor of Organizational Research Methods (ORM), and he previously served as consulting editor for the Research Methods and Analysis section of the Journal of Management (1993-1996). In 1997, he established the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA), an interdisciplinary center devoted to helping faculty and students advance their knowledge of organizational and social science research methods and data analysis techniques, where continues to serve as director today.  

Williams is a member of the prestigious Society for Organizational Behavior and is a fellow of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology. His distinguished career includes recognition by the Southern Management Association as an author of two of the six most highly cited articles in the 30 year history of the Journal of Management. In addition, he was the 2005 recipient of the Distinguished Career Contributions Award by the Academy of Management’s Research Methods Division, was recognized as one of the 150 most-cited authors in the field of management (1981-2004), and received the Academy of Management’s Distinguished Educator Award in 2015.

Fall 2015

Kurt Kraiger, Colorado State university

"What’s in a Sample?  Comparison of Participant Characteristics and Model Fit across Organizational, Student, mTurk, and Qualtrics Samples"

Kurt KraigerThe Fall 2015 lecture featured Professor of Psychology Kurt Kraiger from Colorado State University. His talk was titled, "What’s in a Sample?  Comparison of Participant Characteristics and Model Fit across Organizational, Student, mTurk, and Qualtrics Samples," and took place Oct. 30, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. in the Schulz Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616. 

Dr. Kraiger is the program coordinator for the Ph.D. in I/O Psychology program at CSU, and director of the online master's in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He is also a co-founder and chief strategy officer for jobZology. Dr. Kraiger is a Fellow and former president of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP).  He is also a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.  He is an associate editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology. He is a noted expert on learning, training, and training evaluation, having published or presented over 140 papers on training and related topics.  He has edited or co-edited two books: Creating, implementing, and managing effective training and development systems in organizations: State-of-the-art lessons for practice, and Improving training effectiveness in work organizations.  

Spring 2015

Lillian eby, University of georgia

"Does Mentoring Live Up to All the Hype? A Critical Examination of the Literature”

On March 27, 2015, the spring Nambury S. Raju Speakers Series featured Lillian Eby, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia. Her talk was titled, "Does Mentoring Live Up to All the Hype? A Critical Examination of the Literature.” 

Dr. Eby joined the University of Georgia in 1996. She is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist and her current research interests are in the area of mentoring and occupational health psychology. Since 2005 her research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, with a focus on understanding the role of clinical supervisory mentoring on employee attitudes, behaviors, well-being, and the implementation of evidence-based practices. She is the current Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology and former Associate Editor of Personnel Psychology. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia, and the Center for Gambling Research at the University of Georgia.

FALL 2014

Fred Oswald, Rice University

"Using Big Data in Personnel Selection"

Fred Oswald is a professor in the Industrial Organizational Psychology program within the Department of Psychology at Rice University. His expertise deals with personnel selection and psychological testing in organizational, educational, and military settings. He currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of Management, Psychological Methods, and Research Synthesis Methods, and also serves on eight editorial boards. Oswald is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, APA Division 14), Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (APA Division 5), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Spring 2014

Jose M. Cortina, George Mason University

"The Rigor of Research in Industrial and Organizational Psychology"

Jose M. Cortina is a professor in the Industrial Organizational Psychology program at George Mason University. Cortina received his Ph.D. in 1994 from Michigan State University. His recent research has involved topics in meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, significance testing, and philosophy of science as well as predictors and outcomes of emotions in the workplace. His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Organizational Research Methods, and Psychological Methods. He currently serves as editor of Organizational Research Methods and is a former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Cortina was honored by the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists (SIOP) with the 2001 Ernest J. McCormick Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions; by the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management with the 2004 Robert O. McDonald Best Paper Award; and by the Organizational Research Methods Editorial Board with the 2012 Best Paper Award. He was also honored by George Mason University with a 2010 Teaching Excellence Award and by SIOP with the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award. 

Fall 2013

Stephen P. Borgatti, University of Kentucky

"On The Decline Of Social Network Theorizing"

Stephen P. Borgatti is the Paul Chellgren Endowed Chair of Management at the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, where he is a member of the LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis. He received his B.A. in Anthropology in 1977 from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. in Mathematical Social Science in 1989 at UC-Irvine. Prior to working at Kentucky, Steve was Professor of Organization Studies at Boston College, and before that was Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina. Steve is a past-president of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers, and was awarded both INSNA's Simmel and Richards Awards. He is co-author, with Martin Everett and Lin Freeman, of the UCINET software package for social network analysis. 

Spring 2013

John C. Scott, APTMetrics, Inc.

"Emerging Trends in Leadership Assessment"

John C. Scott (Ph.D. PSYC ’85) is Chief Operating Officer of APTMetrics, Inc., a global human resources consulting firm that designs sophisticated Talent Management solutions for Fortune® 100 companies and market innovators. John has more than 25 years of experience de-signing and implementing human resources systems across a variety of global, high-stakes settings.

John is co-editor of an award-winning handbook entitled: Handbook of Workplace Assessment: Selecting and De-veloping Organizational Talent. He is also co-editor of The Human Resources Program Evaluation Handbook, and is co-author of Evaluating Human Resources Programs: A 6-Phase Approach for Optimizing Performance.

John is a Fellow of both SIOP and the APA, serves as an APA Council Representative, is SIOP’s main representative to the United Nations and is a member of the Board of Directors for Boys Town New York.

Fall 2012

Stephen Guastello, Marquette University

"Cusp Catastrophe Models for Cognitive Workload and Fatigue"

Stephen Guastello (Ph.D. PSYC ’82) is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Marquette University. His research interests fall into several areas. The largest concerns nonlinear dynamics (chaos, complexity, and catastrophe theories, and related principles) and their applications to work motivation, work performance and turnover, occupational safety and health, creativity, group and organizational behavior, and cognitive workload and fatigue. Dr. Guastello's other interests include the role of macroeconomics in organizational behavior, human-computer interface design, computer-based test interpretations and expert systems, personality and organizational behavior.