Faculty

Margaret Beier
Associate Professor
PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology (2003)
Margaret’s research is broadly focused on intellectual development through the lifespan. Specific topics include investigation of cognitive ability, age, gender, and personality and motivational traits as related to job and training performance both in organizations and educational settings.

Mikki Hebl
Professor
PhD, Dartmouth College (1997)
Mikki’s research addresses workplace discrimination and the barriers stigmatized individuals face in social interactions, the hiring process, business settings, and the medical community. In addition to identifying the ways in which discrimination tends to be subtly manifested, she also examines both individual and organizational-level strategies of remediation.

Eden King
Associate Professor
PhD, Rice University (2006)
Eden’s research applies organizational and social psychological theories to improve  management of diverse workplaces. She studies topics such as social stigma, barriers to work-life balance, consequences of discrimination and strategies for reducing discrimination.

Steve Motowidlo
Professor
PhD, University of Minnesota (1976)
Steve’s research has emphasized the distinction between task performance (e.g., directly adding value to what the organization produces) and contextual performance (e.g., being a good citizen). Other substantive areas include work stress, job satisfaction, structured employment interviews, and situational judgment tests as they relate to implicit personality theories.

Fred Oswald
Professor
PhD, University of Minnesota (1999)
Fred’s research is concerned with selection and job performance models in organizational, educational and military contexts, as predicted by individual differences (e.g., personality, ability) and group differences (e.g., workgroup characteristics, gender, race/ethnicity and culture). He also works on a number of statistical and methodological research projects.

Eduardo Salas
Professor and Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair
PhD, Old Dominion University (1984)
Eduardo’s research interests are in uncovering what facilitates teamwork and team effectiveness in organizations; how and why does team training work; how to optimize simulation-based training; how to design, implement and evaluate training & development systems and in generating evidence-based guidance for those in practice.

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