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Crossing the Divide


by SIOP Administrative Office

New award for those who bridge the scientist-practitioner gap

Do you know a SIOP member who truly embodies the scientist-practitioner model? Then nominate them today for Scientist–Practitioner Presidential Recognition. President Talya Bauer and the Science–Practice Opportunities for Translation (SPOT) Task Force are accepting nominations now for the honor, which will be awarded at the Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD in April.  The deadline to nominate is February 1, 2019, 5PM EST. Dr. Bauer said she expects that, because of the large pool of SIOP members who work in both realms, this award may be given to multiple recipients.

To nominate a person for this honor, please review the call listed below.

Call for Nominations for ScientistPractitioner Presidential Recognition

Nomination Guidelines

  1. Nominations may be submitted by any member of SIOP, including student members.
  2. Only current associate members, members, and fellows of SIOP may be nominated for this recognition.
  3. A current vita of the nominee should accompany a letter of nomination of no longer than one-page. The nomination letter should include materials that illustrate the specific contributions of the nominee.
  4. The one-page letter of nomination and vita must be submitted via email as attachments to PRNomination@siop.org by February 1, 2019, 5PM EST.

Criteria for the Recognition

Nominators shall address the nominee’s contribution(s) to the combined science and practice of I-O psychology.

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. The impact of the nominee’s work on both (1) the science of I-O psychology and (2) the practice of I-O psychology, affecting the creation and dissemination of knowledge as well as workers and work practices in organizations.
  2. Stature in both the practitioner and the scientific communities as demonstrated by notable contributions to both.
  3. A history of conducting research in applied settings that has led to the creation of knowledge (e.g., pilot testing new programs/interventions, extending the knowledge base).
  4. A pattern of aligning the interests of the practice and research communities with each other through practice, research, writing, and behavior and thus modeling the scientist–practitioner model.
  5. A noteworthy pattern of disseminating knowledge (e.g., training and informing others) about methods, procedures, and practices through presentations, publications in a variety of outlets, workshops, and so forth. 

Administrative Procedures

A SPOT subcommittee will review the letters of nomination and make recommendations. It is expected that multiple people will receive this recognition at the 2019 SIOP Conference. The subcommittee is chaired by Donald Truxillo and includes Frederik Anseel, Kathryn Dekas, and Shonna Waters.