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State of the Union


by SIOP Administrative Office

New Episode of The I-O Podcast Now Available

A new episode in SIOP’s The I-O Podcast series is now available! The second installment of the series, titled “State of the Union,” includes interviews with (immediate) past, present, and future presidents to discuss the future of I-O psychology and how SIOP is optimizing the organization to serve members’ needs.

The major recent trends in the I-O field and their implications for the future; harnessing technology for member service; and SIOP’s outreach to local I-O groups are included in this wide-ranging discussion.



Fred Oswald, Ph.D

Fred is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rice University. He publishes methodological research in the areas of big data, meta-analysis, measure development, and psychometrics. He is the current president of SIOP.



S. Morton McPhail, PhD

Mort has practiced I-O Psychology for more than 35 years before retiring in 2013. He co-founded the consulting firm of Jeanneret & Associates and became a Senior Vice President with Valtera and subsequently with CEB. He served as SIOP’s President from 2016-2017.



Talya N. Bauer, PhD

Talya currently holds a dual appointment in Business and Psychology at Portland State University. Her research has led to over 100 refereed journal publications, chapters, and white papers, as well as five books. She is SIOP’s current president-elect.

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The I-O Podcast channel provides authentic, free-flowing conversation regarding current trends, controversies, and topics of interest within or related to the realm of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Hosted by Kelly Stewart and edited by Drake Doumit, both I-O Psychology Ph.D. students at Louisiana Tech University, the series provides insight and entertainment for academicians, practitioners, managers, students, or any individuals who are interested in expanding their base of knowledge and understanding of organizational dynamics, functioning, and behavior at both the micro and macro levels. 

The objective of each episode of the I-O Podcast is to provide diverse perspectives and challenge ideas regarding topics in I-O Psychology.

For more information about SIOP’s podcast, email podcast@siop.org.