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California School of Professional Psychology

Organizational Psych

Los Angeles Campus

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Alliant International University Los Angeles
1000 South Fremont Ave, unit #5
Alhambra CA 91803


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Organizational Behavior, Work Motivation & Productivity, Organizational Change & Development, Consultation and Facilitation Skills, Leadership and Management Behavior, Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Qualitative Research & Survey Methods, Dissertation Research Seminar and I/O Research Project

Managerial and team effectiveness, motivation and employee engagement, organizational change, gender and cross-cultural management, organizational issues related to globalization

Finkelman, J. & Lopez, P.D. (2013). Global consulting in culturally diverse worlds: Ethical and legal Implications. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 64 (4), 307-324.

Lopez, P. D. & Ensari, N. E. (2013). Fostering multicultural and internationally competent individuals and teams. In Lowman, R. (Ed.). Internationalizing multiculturalism. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Lopez, P.D. & Finkelman, N. E. (2012). A distinction without a difference? Why synergies between diversity and cross-cultural psychology benefit global organizations. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5, 353-355.

Hee, F., Finkelman, J., Lopez, P. D., & Ensari, N. E. (2011). Reducing prejudice in organizations: The role of intergroup contact, out-group homogeneity, and in-group size. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 2 (2), 39-59.

Lopez, P.D. (2010). Five approaches to working with difference: Applying leadership lessons from Mandela. The California Psychologist, May/June issue, 23-25.

Troper, J. & Lopez, P.D.* (2009). Empowering novice consultants: New ideas and structured approaches for consulting projects. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 6 (4), 335-352. *shared primary authorship

Duran, A. & Lopez, P.D. (2009). Exploring a knowledge-based approach to governance: Improving Social capital and inclusion of multicultural groups on corporate boards. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 3 (1), 10-35.

Lopez, P.D. (2009). Studying organizational justice theory applications in the field: A practitioner's perspective. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2, 225-228.

Duran, A. & Lopez, P.D. (2009). Increasing chances for Hispanic selection and participation in the C-suite. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 3 (1), 54-76.

Burke, E. & Lopez, P.D. (2009). Disabilities and people of color in the work environment: A class perspective. In Marshall, C.A., Kendall, E., Banks, M.E., and Gover, R.M.S. (Eds.) (2). Disability:Insights from Across Fields and Around the World. Praeger Press, pp. 151-167.

Bodiya, A. & Lopez, P.D. (2012). Virtual reality: Predictors of virtual team creativity and productivity. Poster presented at the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 26, 2012.

Cottrill, K. & Lopez, P.D. (2011). Linking Enacted Diversity, Inclusion, and supervisory Support to Affective Organizational Commitment. Poster presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA, January, 2011.

Lopez, P.D., Ensari, N. E. & Gutierrez, E. (2011). An interview study on managers' and diversity experts' perceptions of multiculturalism and internationalism in organizations. Presentation at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey, June 30-July 3, 2011.

Academic History and Background

PhD in Organizational Psychology, Columbia University, New York, 1996-1996

MA in Organizational Psychology, Columbia University, New York, 1993-1993

BA in Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines, summa cum laude

Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Academy of Management

American Psychological Association

Professional Practice and Community Service

Project Director/Consultant, International Survey Research (now part of Towers Watson Consulting), 2003-2000

Associate Dean of Research, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, 1999-2000

Program Director, Masters in Business Management, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, 1997-1999

Faculty member, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, 1996-2000

Independent Consultant, Management and Organization Development, 1993-Present

Adjunct Instructor, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey (MA and Certificate in Industrial-Organizational Programs)

Reviewer for the Annual Conferences of: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management, Eastern Academy of Management

Reviewer for Organization Management Journal and Journal for Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture

Founding Advisory Council Member, Avatar Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

Advocate for Asian American leadership and advancement, at the national and local levels: Recent adviser and Panelist for the National Association of Asian American MBAs (2010), Presenter at Asian American Psychological Association, Presenter at Los Angeles National Multicultural Conference

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