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Leading I-O


by SIOP Administrative Office

SIOP Welcomes New Officers!

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

     James Outtz -President-Elect
     Scott Tannenbaum- Financial Officer/Secretary
     Mo Wang-Membership Services Officer
     Deborah Rupp-Publications Officer

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! The new officers will take their positions at SIOP’s 30th Annual Conference, April 23-25, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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

James Outtz

James Outtz holds a PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Maryland. He is a fellow in SIOP, APA, and the American Educational Research Association. He has served SIOP in various capacities including Instructional and Educational Officer, editor of the SIOP Frontiers volume “Adverse Impact: Implications for Organizational Staffing and High Stakes Selection” (2010); Chair, M. Scott Meyers Award Committee; member, Distinguished Professional Contributions Award Committee, Ad Hoc Committee On Revision of the SIOP Principles, Program Committee, External Affairs Committee, the Diversity Committee and currently the Task Force on Contemporary Selection Practice Recommendations to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Dr. Outtz’s participation in the SIOP Annual Conference includes master tutorials, preconference workshops, panel discussions, symposia, and debates as well as a reviewer of program submissions. He was also consulting editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

As president of Outtz and Associates, he develops employment-selection systems that focus on validity but also enhance opportunities for workforce diversity and the inclusion of minorities and women. He has written about, researched, and focused his practice on minimizing adverse impact through alternative methods of selection. Dr. Outtz’s work has significantly influenced best practices in reducing obstacles to equal employment opportunity. As an expert retained to advise courts and as an expert witness in complex, large-scale employment litigation, his objective has been to ensure that I-O psychology plays a significant role in influencing policy with regard to fair employment practices.

Scott Tannenbaum

During his 25+ years as a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Tannenbaum has served as a tenured professor and is currently a successful business leader. As a practitioner, he founded and currently leads The Group for Organizational Effectiveness, Inc. (gOE), a boutique consulting firm that has provided organizational development and I-O psychology support, research, and tools to over 500 organizations, including one-third of the Fortune 100 and more than 75 Fortune and Global 1000 companies. He has also been the principal investigator for and managed millions of dollars of research grants and contracts with many agencies including the US Air Force, Navy, Army, and NASA.

As president of gOE, Dr. Tannenbaum helped create and oversees one of the first profitable web applications – gOEbase, an award-winning toolkit that provides resources and research to thousands of HR and OD professionals globally. His scientific accomplishments include over 65 publications, 100+ presentations, and over 8,000 citations. For 10 years he was a professor in the business school at the State University of New York at Albany, during which time he received tenure. He has received five research/teaching awards, was named a Fellow of SIOP and of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and has reviewed for over 20 professional journals.

He has been an active member of SIOP since its inception and has served on the Fellowship Committee, the Program Committee, the Editorial Board of the Professional Practices book series, and cochaired one of its’ Leading Edge Consortium events.

Mo Wang

Dr. Mo Wang is a tenured professor at the Warrington College of Business Administration at University of Florida. He is also the director of Human Resource Research Center at University of Florida. He served as the chair of SIOP Membership Committee in 2012 and 2013. He specializes in research areas of retirement and older worker employment, expatriate and newcomer adjustment, occupational health psychology, leadership and team processes, and advanced quantitative methodologies.

He received Academy of Management HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), Careers Division Best Paper Award (2009), European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (2009), and Emerald Group’s Outstanding Author Contribution Awards (2013 and 2014) for his research in these areas.  He also received Early Career Contribution/Achievement Awards from American Psychological Association (2013), Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2013), Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2012), Academy of Management’s HR Division (2011) and Research Methods Division (2011), and Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2009). He was the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Retirement.  He also serves as the editor-in-chief for Work, Aging, and Retirement and an associate editor for Journal of Applied Psychology.  He currently serves on the editorial boards of six other academic journals.  Dr. Wang is the president of Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2014-2015) and the director for the Science of Organizations Program at National Science Foundation (2014-2015).

Deborah Rupp

Deborah E. Rupp is professor and William C. Byham Chair in I-O Psychology at Purdue University. She received her PhD from Colorado State University and was previously an associate professor of Psychology, Labor/Employment Relations, and Law at the University of Illinois. She has been a visiting professor at Singapore Management University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and Illinois Institute of Technology. She conducts research on organizational justice, behavioral ethics, corporate social responsibility, and humanitarian work psychology; as well as issues surrounding behavioral assessment, technology, bias, and the law.

Dr. Rupp is a two-time recipient of SIOP’s Douglas Bray/Ann Howard Award for research on leadership assessment and development; her research has been cited in U.S. Supreme Court proceedings, and she has worked with myriad organizations around the world (e.g., UNICEF, the Emirates Group, the South Korean government). Rupp is a SIOP, APA, and APS Fellow. She has published three books and over 80 papers and chapters, appearing in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Academy of Management Review, which have been cited over 6,300 times. She currently sits on the editorial boards of six journals and is the outgoing editor-in-chief of Journal of Management, which became the #1 ranked journal in applied psychology during her tenure. Within SIOP, she has served as Program chair, APS chair, Theme Track chair, and member of numerous committees. She is currently serving on the Organizational Frontiers Series editorial board and as SIOP Representative to the United Nations.

About the Voting Process

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 for this election here.