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Honors and Awards

Rob Silzer was presented the Society of Consulting Psychology’s top honor—the 2016 International Award of Excellence in Consultation—at its Midwinter Conference in Orlando earlier in February. SCP is Division 13 of the American Psychological Association. Silzer was recognized for his leadership of consulting organizations, his voluminous practice serving clients around the world, and his contributions as a thought leader in the field of consulting psychology. The SCP Awards Committee cited the sheer quantity of his work, noting his prolific accomplishments in scholarship and his efforts to contribute to the training of other consultants. Rob is managing drector of HR Assessments and Development Inc. and is on the doctoral faculty of Baruch College Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY). He is a Fellow in SIOP, APA, APS, and SCP.

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Dr. Talya N. Bauer has been selected as a 2016 Distinguished Women Scholar Honoree. Dr. Bauer had an impressive set of credentials and exemplifies the Purdue spirit in her work and dedication to her field. The Butler Center for Leadership Excellence held a celebration and recognition ceremony in March.


Transitions, New Affiliations, Appointments

Lynda Zugec is the new chair-elect for the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (CSIOP). CSIOP, an official section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), is an organization whose mission is to further the welfare of people by: helping organizations effectively manage their human resources, scientifically investigating human behavior and cognition at work, and helping individuals realize their work goals, including helping them to maximize job satisfaction and minimize work stress. CSIOP members consist of faculty from both psychology departments and business schools, consultants from various organizations, and students from numerous universities. Zugec’s goal as chair-elect is, “to increase active involvement in CSIOP initiatives so that we can better enable and further develop I-O in Canada.”

Marc Sokol is now executive editor of People + Strategy, journal of the HR People + Strategy Association. The most recent issue, “Ensuring Enterprise Security: A Pivotal Role for HR,” includes "Critical Success Factors for the Chief Information Security Officer" by Rich Klimoski, "The Accident Prone Personality" by Robert Hogan, and case studies of changing the safety culture in different types of organizations (NY Transit, a large hospital, a college environ- ment). Contact Marc directly is you would like a copy of the most recent issue or to see the call for papers.

The UNC Charlotte Organizational Science program is thrilled to welcome Alyssa McGonagle this fall to our program faculty, which includes George Banks, Anita Blanchard, Janaki Gooty, Eric Heggestad, Steven Rogelberg, Enrica Ruggs, Linda Shanock, Justin Webb, and Dave Woehr.

The Xavier University School of Psychology is pleased to announce that Dr. Dalia Diab received tenure and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Diab teaches in Xavier’s MA I-O program along with fellow SIOP members Mark Nagy and Morrie Mullins.


Good luck and congratulations! Keep your colleagues at SIOP up to date. Send items for IOTAs to Tara Behrend at behrend@ gwu.edu.

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