Organizational Psychology Program News

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on the 20 fastest growing occupations with the highest percent change of employment between 2012-2022 in its Occupational Outlook Handbook. Industrial-organizational psychologists are at the top of the list, leading with a 53% growth rate and median pay of $83,580 per year.

FACULTY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS 

Andrea Schlaerth, OP Doctoral Student in Los Angeles

Professor Nurcan Ensari, Professor Sherry Camden-Anders,  and our graduate student Andrea Schlaerth submitted a chapter on “Negotiation and Conflict Resolution” for Encyclopedia of Mental Health 2nd Edition.

Professor Nurcan Ensari presented a webinar on “Getting From College to Career in Organizational Psychology” in October.

Professor Bernardo Ferdman, CSPP Organizational Psychology Program

Professor Bernardo Ferdman recently published a book, and an article:

Ferdman, B. M. & Deane, B. R. (Eds.). (2014). Diversity at work: The practice of inclusion. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (A volume in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology‘s Professional Practice Series).

Ferdman, B.M. (2013). Toward Inclusion: A Key Necessity to Benefit from Diversity in a Multicultural World. VOICE, 1, 22-29.

Professor Bernardo Ferdman participated in the biannual meeting of the Diversity Collegium, a think tank of diversity practitioners that he has been part of since 2008. He was the co-facilitator and co-agenda designer for this meeting, which was hosted by Lynn Offermann at George Washington University. As part of the meeting, he led a panel presentation to the faculty and students in the I/O Program at GWU.

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is featuring an article on inclusion and diversity based on an interview with Bernardo M. Ferdman and Barbara Deane. The article titled “Diversity at Work: How Organizations Can Leverage Inclusion to Make the Most of Their Diverse Workforce” and available at http://www.siop.org/article_view.aspx?article=1210

Bernardo Ferdman, PhD CSPP Professor

Professor Ferdman’s paper, “Assessing Employee Inclusion in the Workplace: An Applied Organizational Approach,” reporting on data collected as part of his work to develop an global inclusion survey for a consulting client, was accepted for SIOP 2014 as part of a symposium chaired by Beth Chung titled “Moving From Diversity to Inclusion: New Directions in Inclusion Research.” At SIOP, he will also be on a panel of editors of recent SIOP volumes.

Calvin Hoffman, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Los Angeles

Professor Calvin Hoffman gave a Colloquium presentation on the assessment profiles of employees in the police department, titled as “Process Redesign of a Consent Decree-Based Police Promotional System”.

Toni Knott, PhD, CSPP Associate Professor, Fresno

Professor Toni Knott has just returned from a great and exciting 10 day trip to China (Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing) with a group of 17 people including Alliant faculty graduate students from different programs and campuses. They visited with the Sr. Management Team and enjoyed a presentation on the ShanghaiCoca Cola operation in China with a tour of the bottling and distribution facility which is the largest in China.  They visited Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center and had a presentation of the plans for future development in Shanghai through the year 2020. They also visited Beijing Anbound Information Company – China's largest management consulting firm, Blue Frog Restaurant and Disney Shanghai with the Senior Management Team and a presentation of the future operations at the Shanghai site with a discussion of the ten year strategic planning for this new site which will be the largest resort area in the world for Disney.

Patricia Denise Lopez, CSPP Organizational PsychologyProfessor Denise Lopez presented a webinar on the human side of organizations and how group dynamics impact a business in October. The title of her webinar was “How to Select the Graduate Program in Applied Psychology and Business That’s Right for You”.

She was an invited speaker at Pepperdine University in October.

Professor Lopez is currently in Istanbul teaching two courses at Bilgi University's Certificate in I/O Psychology program, offered in collaboration with Alliant's Organizational Psychology program. Dr. Lopez will be a keynote speaker at Bilgi University's 3rd Human Resource Management Conference, December 20, 2013. Her talk is entitled "The Global and Virtual Workplace:  Multicultural and International Competencies for Managers and HR Practitioners".   

Rodney Lowman, CSPP Organizational Psychology Program Faculty Professor Rodney Lowman has received a presidential citation for his considerable contributions during the past seven years as Editor of the Consulting Psychology Journal; Practice & Research. Under his leadership, the journal has risen both in influence and impact. Many of the articles now published in it are widely cited and used by academics and practitioners alike. The Society will recognize Professor Lowman at its annual awards ceremony held at the Midwinter Consulting Psychology Conference in February.

Professor John Renner presented a webinar on knowing more about Industrial and Organizational (I-O) psychology, what I-O psychologists do, what career paths are available, salaries and job prospects for this field, and how to choose and apply for the best schools.

“Getting From College to Career in Organizational Psychology” Presented in October 2013.

Professor Kathryn Goldman-Shuyler co-facilitated Open Process Lab Sessions at the Mind & Life European Symposium for Contemplative Studies in Berlin in October with Otto Scharmer (author of Presence,  Theory U, and Leading from the Emerging Future) and Subhanu Saxena,  CEO of Cipla (one of the largest pharma companies in India).

She also presented sessions at the International Leadership Association Conference in November in Montreal, which had as its theme for 2013 "Leadership for Local and Global Resilience: The Challenges of a Shifting Planet." 

Goldman Schuyler, K., Kaipa, P., & Skjei, S. (2013). Presence and mindfulness as keys to leadership resiliencePanel presented at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference, Montreal.

Goldman Schuyler, K., Kaipa, P., & Skjei, S. (2013). Developing deep resilience through wise and mindful leadership.  Workshop presented at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference, Montreal.

Burgess, G., Burn, S., Goldman Schuyler, K., Guastella-Lindsay, S. Hanold, M., Holzmer, D., Ruskai Molina, L.  (2013). The embodiment of leadership—The embodiment of resilience. Panel presented at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference, Montreal.

Professor Goldman-Shuyler has recently published a new book: Inner Peace-Global Impact: Tibetan Buddhism, Leadership and Work, which describes underlying principles of Tibetan wisdom traditions relevant for successful leadership in the 21st century.

Professor Jonathan Troper organized and participated at a panel titled as “Organization Design: The Evolving Roles of HR & OD in Getting Talented, Motivated People in the Right Places” on October 24, 2013. Panelists were Maria Loera is Sr. Consultant in Organizational Development & Change Management at Southern California Edison, Dr. Jeremy Lurey, the CEO and Chief Architect of Plus Delta Consulting, LLC, and Dr. Sohee Jun who has worked with a variety of industries including entertainment, financial services, and engineering companies.

Professor Troper was also an invited speaker at the Azusa Pacific University in November.

ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENTS

Mark H. Blankenship, Ph.D.  CSPP Graduate Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Mark H. Blankenship, PhD
Graduate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, San Diego

Dr. Blankenship has recently been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief People, Culture & Corporate Strategy Officer of Jack in the Box, Inc.

Dr. Blankenship, previously Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, is responsible for the company's Human Resources, Compensation & Benefits, Jack's University, Training & Development, Consumer Intelligence & Analytics, Internal Brand Communications and Corporate Strategy process.

 Chin Chun (Angela) Chen, PhD CSPP Graduate

Chin Chun (Angela) Chen, PhD
Graduate in Consulting Psychology Program in San Diego

Dr. Chen has received the 2013 Golden Book Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan, for her book “Reinventing Taiwan Industries Through Transformation, Talent Development, and Success” co-authored with David Dan.  The book discusses issues of urgency and importance for leaders in Taiwan, and prepares them to face the complexities of the future via transformational change.

 Chin Chun (Angela) Chen, Ph.D. Graduate in Consulting Psychology Program

Kenna Cottrill, PhD
Graduate in I/O Psychology Program in Los Angeles

Dr. Cottrill, Professor Lopez and Professor Hoffman’s submission of their paper titled as “How authentic leadership and inclusion benefit organizations” has been accepted for publication in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal.

Magda Cure, PhD CSPP Graduate

Magda Cure, PhD
Graduate in I/O Psychology Program in Los Angeles

Dr. Cure’ submission to the SIOP 2014 conference has recently been accepted. This presentation is titled as “The impact of Cultural and Emotional Intelligence on Intragroup Conflict” co-authored with Dr. Ensari.

Sandra Mashihi, PhD CSPP Graduate 

Sandra Mashihi, PhD
Graduate in I/O Psychology Program in Los Angeles

Sandra Mashihi is a senior organizational psychologist who manages the executive coaching services with Envisia Learning, Inc. She is an experienced executive coach, inspirational speaker and workshop trainer. She has recently published a new book:

Mashihi, S. & Nowack, K. (2011). Clueless! Coaching People Who Just Don't Get It. Envisia Learning Inc.

Joshua Milam, PhD CSPP Graduate

Joshua Milam, PhD
Graduate in I/O Psychology Program in Los Angeles

Dr. Milam and Dr. Lopez's submission to the 2014 SIOP conference has been accepted. This presentation is entitled, "Why Workplace Friendships Matter: Linkages with Employee Engagement, Job Embeddedness, and Job Burnout."

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FACULTY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS 

Our congratulations to (In Alphabetical Order):

CSPP Organizational Psychology Program Student

A Doctoral student In San Fransisco, Lorna Cortes participated in a symposium at the Academy of Management.

Goldman Schuyler, K., Kriger, M., Skjei, S., Cortes Urrutia, L., & Yang, C. (2013). Waking up at work: Collaborative research on mindfulness and awareness. Symposium presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando.

Nurcan Ensari, CSPP Organizational Psychology

Professor Nurcan Ensari had a publication in an innovation journal with her colleague Dr. Uzkurt from Turkey, and Professor Kumar from Alliant Management School.

Uzkurt, C., Kumar, R., & Ensari, N. (September, 2013). Assessing organizational readiness for innovation: An Exploratory study on organizational characteristics of innovativeness. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 10, 1-26.

Professor Bernardo Ferdman  was elected to Fellow status in American Psychological Association, Division of International Psychology, based on his outstanding international or cross-cultural work, a distinction recognized at the APA conference in August 2013.

Professor Bernardo Ferdman also published a chapter in APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology, and published two articles (a commentary in SIOP’s journal and a book review in PsycCRITIQUES:

Dawson, B. L., Johnson, C. D., & Ferdman, B. M. (2013). Organizational psychology. In F. T. L. Leong, L. Comas-Díaz, G. C. Nagayama Hall, V. C. McLoyd, & J. E. Trimble (Eds.), APA handbook of multicultural psychology, Vol 1: Theory and research (pp. 471–487). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Ferdman, B. M. (2013). A thorough review of organizational psychology [Review of the books The Oxford handbook of organizational psychology, Vols. 1-2, by S. W. J. Kozlowski (Ed.)], PsycCRITIQUES, 58(27), Article 4. doi 10.1037/a0033273

Ferdman, B. M. (2013). Toward enhancing industrial and organizational psychology’s contributions to diversity and inclusion practice. Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 6(3), 237-242. doi 10.1111/iops.12041

Professor Bernardo Ferdman has a new edited book coming up in November 2013, with several chapters from him:

Ferdman, B. M. & Deane, B. R. (Eds.). (2014). Diversity at work: The practice of inclusion. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (A volume in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology‘s Professional Practice Series; ISBN 978-0-470-40133-0) (More information is available at http://practiceofinclusion.com.)

CSPP Organizational Psychology Professor Bernardo Ferdman was one of nine scholars invited to participate in an international colloquium, held at the Chateâu de la Bretesche, a historic 15th century castle located in Missillac, in the Brittany region of France. He presented the following paper there:

Ferdman, B. M. (2013, June 25). Paradoxes of inclusion: Understanding and managing the tensions of diversity and multiculturalism in businesses and society. Invited paper presented at “The Paradox of Multiculturalism Failure and Diversity Management Success,” Chateâu de la Bretesche International Colloquium, Missilac, France.

Professor Bernardo Ferdman  presented a number of papers and conducted workshops at various conferences over the summer:

Ferdman, B. M. (2013, July). Inclusion as the basis for individual, group, and organizational effectiveness in diverse groups and organizations. In B. M. Ferdman. & S. Valenzuela Ibarra (Chairs). Working in diverse teams and groups: Toward individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. Symposium presented at the 34th Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Brasilia, Brazil. [presented virtually]

Ferdman, B. M. (Chair, Organizer, Presenter) (2013, August 13). Inclusion at work: Practices and insights. Symposium presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL (with L. A. Booysen, P. V. Gallegos, C. E. J. Härtel, M. Mor-Barak, L. H. Nishii, & I. C. Wasserman).

Ferdman, B. M. (2013, August 10). Bringing your multiple identities to work and to your job search. In C. Goldberg & O. Richard (Chairs), Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) doctoral consortium. Workshop held at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.

Ferdman, B. M. & Ng, E. S. (2013, August 10). Diversity and inclusion in the Academy: A town hall meeting. Workshop presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.

Ophir, R., Okhuysen, G., Pearce, J. L., Baugh, S. G., Ferdman, B. M., Lim, A. (2013, August 10). Queer in the Academy – 2003:2013:2023. Workshop presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.

Ferdman, B. M., McKay, P. F. & Stamper, C. L. (2013, August 9). Diversity and inclusion in AOM divisions: Survey results, best practices, and action plan. Workshop presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL. 

Dale Glasser, CSPP Organizational Psychology ProgramDr.  Dale Glaser, Principal Lecturer had two new publications in August 2013:

Vellone, E., Riegel. B., Cocchieri, A.,  Barbaranelli, F., Agostino, F., Glaser, D., Rocco, R., & Alvaro, R. (2013).  Validity and Reliability of the Caregiver Contribution to Self-Care of Heart Failure Index. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 28(3), 245-255.

Vellone, E., Riegel. B., Cocchieri, A.,  Barbaranelli, F., Agostino, F., Antonetti, G., Glaser, D., & Alvaro, R. (2013).  Psychometric testing of the Self-Care of Heart Failure Index Version 6.2. Research in Nursing & Health, Article first published online: 7 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/nur.21554.


Professor Kathryn Goldman-Schuyler published a chapter in the 2013 edition of a blind, peer-reviewed book series published annually by the International Leadership Association, called Building Leadership Bridges.

She has been selected through a competitive process to edit the 2014 volume, based on her proposal for a volume to be entitled Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity.

Goldman Schuyler, K. (2013). From the ground up: Revisioning sources and methods of leadership development. In Melina, L. (Ed.) The embodiment of leadership.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass/Wiley.

Professor Goldman-Schuyler participated in a number of sessions at the Academy of Management International Conference in August, which had as its theme for 2013  "Capitalism in Question."  

Dr. Goldman Schuyler was appointed Chair of the Academy-Wide Oractice Theme Committee which is charged with increasing the visibility and importance of practice within the Academy and expanding the presence of practitioners within it.

Goldman Schuyler, K., Scharmer, O., Mitroff, I., & Miller, M.M., Garrett, A., & Burton, O. (2013). Transformational leadership and social issues.  Plenary session presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando.

Goldman Schuyler, K., Saxena, S., Scharmer, O., & Skjei, S. (2013). Capitalism, consciousness, and wisdom.  All-Academy Workshop presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando.

CSPP Organizational Psychology Faculty

Lean, E., Mitchell, M.C.,  Goldman Schuyler, K., Goosby Smith, J., & Jurkiewicz, C.L.(2013). Management, spirituality, and religion research incubator. Professional Development Workshop presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando.

Antonacopoulou, E., Badham, R., Cabantous, L., Dalziel, M., Empson, L., Goldman Schuyler, K., Gond, J-P., Guillet de Monthoux, P., Monod, E., Pitsis, T., Schumacher, T., & Yu, K.F. (2013). The impact of dialogue between management scholarship and practice. Professional Development Workshop presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando.

Goldman Schuyler, K., Kriger, M., Skjei, S., Cortes Urrutia, L., & Yang, C. (2013). Waking up at work: Collaborative research on mindfulness and awareness. Symposium presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando.

She also was selected to offer a session at the professional conference of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America in San Mateo in September.

Goldman Schuyler, K. (2013). From the ground up: The Feldenkrais Method, mindfulness and leadership. Workshop presented at Building a Flourishing Practice, Profession and Learning Community – The Feldenkrais Method Annual Conference, San Mateo, CA.

Professor Goldman-Shuyler had a session at the Academy of Management on Capitalism, Consciousness, and Wisdom.

Goldman-Shuyler, K. (August, 2013).  Capitalism, Consciousness, and Wisdom. Symposium presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.

She has a new book published: Inner Peace-Global Impact: Tibetan Buddhism, Leadership and Work, which describes underlying principles of Tibetan wisdom traditions relevant for successful leadership in the 21st century.

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Professor Patricia Denise Lopez had a publication in August 2013:

Phillip, B. F. & Lopez, P.D. (August, 2013). Psychological contracts and ethical leadership in the workplace. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 20 (3), 304-315.

Professor Rodney Lowman, who is a fellow in four APA Divs. (Society of Clinical Psychology, Society of Consulting Psychology, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and International) is currently a candidate for APA president.

Andrea Schlaerth, doctoral candidate in Los Angeles, and Nurcan Ensari co-authored on a recent article which was reported as one of the most read articles in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations journal, September 2013.

Schlaerth, A., Ensari, N., & Christian, J. (2013). A Meta-Analytical Review of The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Leaders’ Conflict Management Strategies. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 126-136.

Sergio Valenzuela-Ibarra Organizational Psychology Program Student

Sergio Valenzuela-Ibarra, doctoral candidate in San Diego, chaired and co-organized the two sessions (symposium and roundtable) with Professor Ferdman.

Ferdman, B. M. & Valenzuela Ibarra, S. (Chairs) (2013, July). Working in diverse teams and groups: Toward individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. Symposium presented at the 34th Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Brasilia, Brazil.

Ferdman, B. M., Valenzuela Ibarra, S., Rocha, C. R. S., Pineda, C., Erausquin, C., Humphrey, M. E., Hebl, M. (2013, July). La inclusión en la sociedad, la educación, y el trabajo: Intercambiando perspectivas y construyendo el concepto [Inclusion in society, education, and the workplace: Sharing perspectives and constructing the concept]. Roundtable presented at the 34th Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Brasilia, Brazil.

Sergio also presented his own paper,”Team diversity and group processes: The role of the experience of inclusion,” in the symposium.

Tiffani Wang, a student in the Dual I/O and Clinical program, presented a poster as part of the programming for Division 44 of APA with doctoral students Randi Allen and Nicholas Budzyn, and Professor Ferdman.

Wang, T. S., Allen, R. M., Budzyn, N. J., & Ferdman, B. M. (2013, July 31). Support and perceived threat of transgender workplace policies: Effects of rationales and labels. Poster presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Taffani Wang CSPP Organizational Psychology Student