SIOP welcomes its contributing bloggers! This group of SIOP members will contribute regularly to the content of the Exchange on various topics related to the field of I-O psychology. Continue reading for more about their specific areas of interest. To read posts by all of SIOP's bloggers, click here.
I am currently an associate professor of psychology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. My research interests include workplace incivility and work-life conflict. Involving students in the research process is a very big, and rewarding, part of my research program. I have taught research methods and intro I-O at the undergraduate level and industrial psychology at the graduate level. I have experience designing and teaching online courses – including I-O Psychology – and am passionate about creating online course experiences that effectively utilize technology to achieve positive learning outcomes and a high level of student engagement. I also have experience implementing academically-related websites and blogs. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, cooking, and travel, as well as spending time with my husband, son, and 95-lb black lab.
The authors are four PhD students from the Philippines and the United States. Judith Marasigan de Guzman and Joy Calleja are studying Social-Organizational Psychology at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Joy is Director for Research at the Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development and a faculty member in Ateneo’s department of psychology. Judith is a fellow of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund of the Tokyo Foundation. Jeffrey Godbout and Alexander Gloss serve as coordinators for the Global Task Force for Humanitarian Work Psychology. Jeffrey is studying at Massey University in New Zealand while Alexander is at North Carolina State University.
Currently, I exercise as Chief Consultant at Serendipity Consulting Services. Serendipity is a human capital consulting company best known for transforming effectiveness through engagement. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and certificate in Women’s Studies from Florida International University. Most recently completed a Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University. I am an active member of Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology and CHI SIGMA IOTA Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society. I am also a recipient of the Psychology Research Initiatives Mentorship Experience Associate award (Funded by NIGMS and APA). I have served as an undergraduate research assistant in the Developmental Psychobiology laboratory at Florida International University and graduate research assistant in the Comparative Bioacoustics laboratory at University at Buffalo. With nearly 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resources, I have presented at various conferences and published several articles. Most recently, I was honored and privileged by an award to present at the American Counseling Association on multicultural issues. I am a native of Havana with a driven passion for diversity, inclusion, and participation.
Dr. Cathy L. Z. DuBois
I am an Associate Professor at Kent State University where I teach human resource management and sustainability. My sustainability research focuses on the roles of sustainability managers and human resource management in embedding sustainability within organizations, motivating sustainability behavior change, and sustainable work design. I am an active participant in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and serve as a member of the AASHE Advisory Council and as a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) technical advisor. I also participate in a number of sustainability professional groups and consult in sustainability and HRM issues. A winner of numerous teaching awards, I teach sustainability at ESC Rennes School of Business in France and present at workshops on integrating sustainability across the curriculum. I also publish articles in a variety of HRM areas, highlighting a range of workplace gender issues and e-learning. I have presented my research at a number of international conferences and published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, the Academy of Management Review, and Psychology of Women Quarterly, among others.
Dr. David DuBois
I am an organizational psychologist with a current focus on social design for environmental sustainability. For the past 20 years, I have served as principal investigator on projects that span the range, from training and instructional design, to job and task analyses, leadership, job expertise and job knowledge, personnel security, social design, and environmental sustainability. I have done work with the US Marine Corps, US Army, the US Navy, the Office of Naval Research, the Department of Defense, Loral Corporation, Bell Atlantic, Bell South, the US General Accounting Office, the City of Fairfield Iowa, and Genetic ID, among others. I founded two companies and two non-profit organizations. I am an adjunct faculty at Kent State University, teaching courses on sustainability for their MBA program, and serve as a technical advisor for the AASHE (American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education) STARS program. I am currently the director of research and development for True Market Solutions, a new venture bringing sustainable business practices to small and medium enterprises. My doctorate is in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota.
I am a consultant with Select International. I currently work with a wide variety of organizations helping to design, manage, and implement highly valid, legally defensible, cost-effective selection systems. These projects include web-based assessments, online applicant tracking systems, high volume corporate expansions, behavioral interviewing, and motivational fit assessments spanning across the industries of direct healthcare, pharma, manufacturing, mining, retail, logistics, and call centers. More informally, I enjoy finding ways to tie pop culture to HR, and write most of my blog content designed toward bringing the field of I-O into more common recognition. I also have an interest in case law and the EEOC, adverse impact, and discrimination lawsuits.
Garett Howardson is a doctoral candidate in the industrial and organizational psychology program at The George Washington University and a Consortium Research Fellow at the U.S. Army Research Institute. Garett's research focuses on the role of affect and emotions in self-regulation theories of motivation. He is particularly interested in studying the dynamic processes of affect in self-regulation through the use of advanced measurement and statistical methods.
I have a BA in psychology from Siena College, an MBA from Molloy College, and I am a PhD student in Hofstra University’s applied organizational psychology program with an expected completion date of May 2015. I am an adjunct professor at both Molloy College and Touro University as well as the CEO of Bold Media Incorporated, a privately held internet consulting firm. I have worked in various training and development capacities for companies such as Yahoo! Inc. and KBC Financial. My current research interests include generational differences in selection, training, and development of new employees and the use of new media technology in employee management.
I have a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the inaugural class of 1998 at the University of Northern Iowa. I now have 10 years of survey research experience in the for-profit sector, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions. My interests are organizational assessment, job satisfaction, and utilizing employee engagement to increase organizational effectiveness. By blogs will be on topics near and dear to me such as: Job Attitudes, Measurement, Methodology, Motivation, Organization Development, and Training. Currently, I work in Global Survey Research for the Minnesota-based consulting firm Questar. I also have experience in recruitment, interviewing, selection, training, on-boarding and organization development. When not pursuing professional interests, I enjoy music, movies, reading, technology, and time with my family. For fun I volunteer with our regional OD association, the Minnesota Organization Development Network (MNODN).
I am a microbiologist in R&D at GOJO Industries by day and an I-O student by night. I have degrees in education (BSED), biology (BS) and chemistry (BS/MS) and have previously worked in manufacturing and as a teacher. I believe in the potential for creativity and imagination to catalyze positive change and that everyone deserves to have their ideas considered. I am pursuing an I-O education out of a desire to become more effective at facilitating the transformation of ideas into tangible results that benefit individuals, organizations, and society. I am most interested in idea and knowledge management, the fuzzy front end of innovation, mass collaboration, transdisciplinary studies, and future studies. In addition to these areas, my blog posts will share what it is like to be a non-traditional I-O student and encourage discussions about current perceptions of and future possibilities for I-O.
Originally from the Philippines, I moved here in the United States back in 2007. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines and a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of West Florida located in Pensacola, Florida. Currently, I work as the Organizational Development Specialist at Sacred Heart Health System.
Since getting my Master’s in 2007, my work experience includes leadership development, organizational change, engagement surveys, talent stewardship, survey development, new associate orientation, and training and development. As a newcomer into the I-O field with a different cultural background and continually growing as a professional, my blogs will mainly address how master level graduates can contribute to the profession. In addition, my posts will both have a science and practice attributes with a greater emphasis on practice and experience. Likewise, I will also share and encourage some discussion around global aspects of I-O. Aside from pursuing my I-O career, I am also pursuing a career in public speaking as I am a member of Toastmasters International.
I am a doctoral student in industrial & organizational psychology at Baruch College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). My main research interests focus on the intersection of technology and the workplace, particularly the gender differences in new
technology adoption. My other interests include the work-family interface, occupational health psychology, personality, and cross-cultural issues. I also teach courses in health psychology and motivation at the undergraduate level.