Paul R. Sackett (Chair) is the Beverly and Richard Fink Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. His research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, military, and educational settings. His work on issues of fairness and bias in testing includes frequently cited 1994, 2001, and 2008 American Psychologist articles. He has long been active in the area of the assessment of honesty and integrity in the workplace. He also publishes extensively on the assessment of managerial potential and methodological issues in employee selection. He has worked with a wide variety of public and private-sector organizations on the design and evaluation of selection and training systems. He served as founding editor of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) journal Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and as editor of Personnel Psychology. He served as president of SIOP, cochair of the Joint Committee on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, chair of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and chair of APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology at the Ohio State University.
Georgia T. Chao is associate professor of management at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University. Her research interests include teams, organizational socialization, career development, and international human resource management. She has additional expertise in early career expectations of emerging young adults. Recently,
one of her 2013 publications in Organizational Research Methods won the Sage Best Paper Award in 2014 and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award in 2015. She was elected to the American Psychological Association (APA) Council, as chair of APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology, and as secretary for SIOP. Currently, she serves on four editorial boards. She is a member of the Academy of Management, and a fellow of APA and SIOP. She has a B.S. in psychology from the University of Maryland and an M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.
Cherie Chauvin (Study Director) is a senior program officer at the National Research Council, working on numerous studies relevant to defense, national security, and intelligence issues. She has served as the study director for projects answering the needs of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, and U.S Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences; and she has contributed to studies for the U.S Army’s National Ground Intelligence Center, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Previously, she was an intelligence officer with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where her work included support for military operations and liaison relationships across sub-Saharan Africa and in Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia, as well as conducting worldwide intelligence collection operations (including during deployment to Afghanistan) to answer strategic and tactical military intelligence requirements. In recognition of her service, she was awarded the DIA Civilian Expeditionary Medal, the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence National Meritorious Unit Citation. She holds a B.S. in cognitive science from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. in international relations from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and an M.S. in strategic intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College.
Ann Doucette is director of The Evaluators’ Institute, director of the Midge Smith Center for Evaluation Effectiveness, and a research professor at Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University. She has broad experience in the management, analysis, and evaluation of diverse intervention programs; the development of accountability and outcomes monitoring systems at individual and system levels; and research methodology, data collection strategies, psychometric and measurement techniques, and applied statistical analysis, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Her expertise includes development of performance and out-
come measurement systems that target accountability, quality monitoring, and outcomes for system and individual levels of intervention/care. Her work includes a specialized emphasis on measurement, which she considers fundamentally critical for evaluation practice, and a complex adaptive systems perspective. She has developed several assessment measurement approaches using Item Response Theory to generate measures having greater precision using brief, less burdensome instrumentation, which have the potential to lead to computer-adaptive applications and real-time data usage. She has served on several technical advisory panels including the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Taskforce on Outcomes Assessment and Taskforce on Pay-for-Performance; the American Medical Association’s Physicians Consortium for Quality Improvement; The Joint Commission; Hospital-based Inpatient Psychiatric Services measures; National Committee for Quality Assurance attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and substance abuse measures; and the Forum on Performance Measures for Behavioral Healthcare and Related Service Systems. She has a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University.
Randall W. Engle is professor of psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on cognition and brain science. He is editor of Current Directions in Psychological Science and has been on the editorial board of numerous other journals. His interests include working memory capacity and its relationship to attention control. He is a member and fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the Psychonomic Society, Memory Disorders Research Society, and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. He has a B.A. from West Virginia State College, an M.A. from the Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the Ohio State University.
Richard J. Genik II is director of the Emergent Technology Research Division at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and associate professor in the College of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. His areas of expertise include the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional MRI to gain insight into cognitive workload in naturalistic, multitasking environments. Dr. Genik has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications and 6 book chapters, including “Functional Neuroimaging in Defense Policy,” which appeared in Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security in 2010. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Michigan State University and a B.S. in applied physics from Wayne State University.
Leaetta Hough is president and founder of The Dunnette Group, Ltd., in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and chief science officer of HirePayoff™. Previously, she cofounded Personnel Decisions Research Institute and served as president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS; 2008-2009) and president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) (2005-2006). She was general chair of two SIOP Leading Edge Consortiums: Enabling Innovations in Organizations and Leadership at the Top. Her expertise includes the development of staffing, training, and performance management systems; she specializes in developing measures for hard-to-measure individual-differences and outcome variables and in creating tools to evaluate a candidate’s characteristics such as personality, interest, and cognitive ability essential for success in the workplace while mitigating adverse impact against protected groups. She is coeditor of the four-volume Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and lead author of the personality chapters in the Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology and the Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology, as well as lead author of the personnel selection chapter in the 2000 Annual Review of Psychology. Three of her articles are reprinted in Employee Selection and Performance Management, a book consisting of articles psychologists identified as the seminal publications in the past 100 years in the areas of employee selection and performance management. She has a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology with concentrations in differential psychology, measurement, and personality from the University of Minnesota.
Patrick C. Kyllonen is senior research director of the Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success at Educational Testing Service (ETS). The Center directs (a) ETS’s Next Generation Higher Education Assessment and its Workforce Readiness initiatives; (b) large scale student, teacher, and school questionnaire research and development for the National Assessment for Educational Progress and the Programme for International Student Assessment; and (c) 21st century skills assessment and development research. Before joining ETS in 1999, he was technical director of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Manpower and Personnel Division. His research has focused on the measurement of human abilities, working memory, learning and skill acquisition, psychomotor abilities, personality assessment, computer-based testing, and psychometrics. More recently, he and his colleagues have been investigating affective and noncognitive mediators of educational success and job performance, along with associated new assessments and delivery modes. He has a B.A. in experimental psychology from St. John’s University and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Stanford University.
John J. McArdle is professor of psychology and gerontology at the University of Southern California. Previously he was a faculty member at the University of Virginia, where he taught quantitative methods from 1984 to 2005. He was also director of the Jefferson Psychometric Laboratory and a visiting fellow at the Institute of Human Development at University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he is director of the National Growth and Change Study, a longitudinal study of cognitive changes with age in the entire United States. His research, which has focused on age-sensitive methods for psychological and educational measurement and longitudinal data analysis, includes published work in factor analysis, growth curve analysis, and dynamic modeling of adult cognitive abilities. He has a B.A. in psychology and mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania. He has both an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology and computer sciences from Hofstra University in New York; he received his postdoctoral training in psychometrics and multivariate analysis at the University of Denver, Colorado.
Frederick L. Oswald is professor of industrial and organizational psychology at Rice University. His expertise and published research focuses on personnel selection and workforce readiness, specifically on how to measure, model, and predict performance, turnover, and satisfaction from both individual-level and group-level characteristics (ability, motivation, interests, race/ethnicity) within various employment, military, and educational settings. He also publishes methodological research dealing with meta-analysis, measure development, and psychometrics. He is currently associate editor of the following journals: Journal of Management, Psychological Methods, Research Synthesis Methods, and Journal of Research in Personality. He also currently serves on ten editorial boards and is the research and science executive officer of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, SIOP, and the American Psychological Society. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Stephen Stark is associate chair and an associate professor of industrial and organizational psychology at the University of South Florida. His research focuses on improving the measurement of noncognitive constructs, such as personality, in high-stake environments, computerized adaptive testing, differential item functioning, and methods for detecting aberrant responding (e.g., “faking”) on high-stakes tests. He is a senior fellow of the Army Research Institute University Consortium and a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological
Association (divisions 5 and 14). He is currently coeditor of International Journal of Testing and serves on the editorial boards of Applied Psychological Measurement, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He has a B.S. in physics from the University of New Orleans and an A.M. and Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology with a minor in quantitative psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
William J. Strickland is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) in Alexandria, Virginia. Before his appointment as CEO, he spent more than 10 years as a HumRRO vice president, directing its Workforce Analysis and Training Systems Division. Before joining HumRRO, he served in the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of colonel; in his last assignment, he was the director for Air Force human resources research. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, past president of its Division of Military Psychology, and served for 6 years as that division’s representative on the APA Council of Representatives. He currently serves as a member-at-large on the APA Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio State University.
Tina Winters is an associate program officer at the National Research Council, where she has played an integral part in dozens of studies over a career spanning 20 years. She currently is a staff member for the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, and she previously worked on consensus studies and other activities related to K-12 science and mathematics education, testing and assessment, education research, and social science research for public policy use. She was a coeditor of Advancing Scientific Research in Education.