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SIOP Welcomes New Officers!

The results of the recent election are in, and SIOP’s newest Executive Board officers are:

Steve W. J. Kozlowski-President-Elect
Alexander Alonso-Communications Officer
Evan F. Sinar-Conferences and Programs Officer
Fred Oswald-Research and Science Officer

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! The new officers will take their positions at SIOP’s 29th Annual Conference, May 15-17, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Continue reading below to find out more about the newest members of SIOP’s Executive Board. To read about each winner’s vision and goals, you can read the candidates’ page here.

Meet the Officers

Steve W. J. Kozlowski

I am a professor of Psychology at Michigan State University and received PhD training as a scientist-practitioner at The Pennsylvania State University. I have served SIOP in a variety of capacities, including the SIOP Program Committee, TIP editor, Frontiers Series Editorial Board, chair of Scientific Affairs, and chair of a Task Force on advancing science and policy advocacy for SIOP. I continue to serve as a member of Scientific Affairs. In addition to SIOP service, I am editor for JAP (and former associate editor), associate editor for the Archives for Scientific Psychology, and former Chair of the APA Council of Editors. I serve on the JOM Board (previously AMJ, HF, JAP, and OBHDP Boards) and also serve, and have served on, national advisory boards.

My research is multilevel, focused on enhancing learning, training, and development systems; team effectiveness; and leadership. This programmatic research is designed to generate actionable theory, research-based principles, and practical applications for developing adaptive individuals, teams, and organizations. I have published over 80 books, chapters, and articles, and have delivered over 200 refereed and invited presentations. I am a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the International Association for Applied Psychology, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

My many varied experiences and long involvement in SIOP governance have provided me with a firm understanding of core concerns and challenges the Society confronts. In my view, our challenges, if appropriately harnessed, can provide opportunities for growth and advancement.

Alexander Alonso

Alexander Alonso, PhD, SPHR, is SHRM’s vice president for Research.  He is responsible for all research activities at the Society for Human Resource Management including the development of SHRM’s Competency Self-Assessment and the Elements for HR Success Competency Model.   During his career, he has worked on numerous efforts worldwide with the aim of identifying performance standards, developing competency models, designing organizational assessments, and conducting job analyses.   He has worked on government-funded research involving the development of measurement tools for organizational climates (like organizational climate forecasting in military health care) and job knowledge tests (like instructional processes for teachers). He possesses experience in projects dealing with organizational assessments and workforce analysis drawing on interdisciplinary advanced training, quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as multicultural and foreign language skills.  Dr. Alonso was part of the team recognized by the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology with the 2007 M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace for the development of the federal standard for medical team training, TeamSTEPPS.  His works were also recognized by the American Psychological Association with the 2009 Presidential Citation for Innovative Practice for supporting the development of competency model for team triage in emergency medicine.  In 2013, Dr. Alonso received SIOP’s Distinguished Early Career Award for Practice. He has published works in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Quality and Safety in Health Care, and Human Resources Management Review. He also serves on the TIP Editorial Board as co-columnist for the International Practice Forum.  Dr. Alonso received his doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Florida International University in 2003.

Evan F. Sinar

I am currently serving SIOP as the Program chair for the 2014 Annual Conference. I’ve built close partnerships with the SIOP Administrative Office, the current Conferences and Programs Officer, and the Conference Chair, and alongside them, have envisioned, planned, and coordinated extensive conference logistics. To shape the SIOP 2014 program, I am working with 32 Program Subcommittee members and 1,439 volunteer reviewers to create compelling invited sessions and to ensure high-quality reviews for all 1,572 submissions. Previously, I served as SIOP 2013 Theme Track Chair. I have authored over 60 presentations and publications, including several dozen at past SIOP conferences, and received my PhD in I-O Psychology from Bowling Green State University.

At Development Dimensions International (DDI), I am chief scientist and director of DDI’s Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research – my group designs and conducts two types of research: first, evaluating the impact of assessment and development programs on behavior change and business objectives, and second, large-scale surveys of global trends in leadership development and employee selection. Through this role, I have deep experience presenting research findings in a variety of engaging formats to diverse technical and nontechnical audiences, to positively influence managerial decision making and, ultimately, employee work experiences.

I believe that my background in conducting and broadly disseminating rigorous, practice-focused research would benefit SIOP if I were elected to the Conferences and Programs Officer position, corresponding well with the Society’s overall vision to propel forward the science and practice of the psychology of work.

Fred Oswald

Dr. Fred Oswald is professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Rice University. His research ultimately improves personnel selection systems through developing and psychometrically evaluating tests administered to applicants in organizational, education, and military settings (e.g., tests of cognitive abilities, personality traits, motivation, situational judgment, job knowledge and skill, and biographical data). Doing so requires defining, modeling, and predicting societally relevant outcomes (e.g., job performance, academic performance, satisfaction, turnover) and their relationships with these tests. His statistical work in meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, and adverse impact has also informed personnel selection issues and psychological testing.  Dr. Oswald has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, in addition to a large number of book chapters, reports, and other work.  His collaborations and grant funding has been with U.S. Navy, the College Board, HumRRO, and other agencies and organizations.

Dr. Oswald is currently the associate editor for three journals (Journal of Management, Psychological Methods, and Research Synthesis Methods), for one journal previously (Journal of Business and Psychology), and he currently serves on the editorial boards for seven other journals (Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Military Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Organizational Research Methods, and Journal of Research in Personality).

Dr. Oswald is a Fellow of SIOP, of APA Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics), and of APA and APS.

How Does the Election Process Work?

Votes for SIOP president‐elect and officer positions are recorded using the Ware single transferable vote method (voting is done by ranking candidates and an automatic runoff is calculated, per the procedures used for APA’s presidential election). Candidates are placed in rank order by voters and each person elected must receive a majority of the votes cast. Ranking of all candidates is encouraged but not required.

After each voting round, the candidate with the lowest number of votes is eliminated. If the voter's first choice receives the lowest number of votes, the vote is transferred to their second choice for the second round and so on until one candidate reaches the required quota. This system is also known as a “single transferable vote” or instant runoff method.

On the tally sheet the transferred votes referred to above are shown in the gray boxes. In Round 2 and beyond, ballots that include only candidates that have been eliminated are considered "exhausted." The number of these ballots for each round is indicated on the tally sheet. You can view the tally sheet here.