Harold W. Goldstein

Harold Goldstein

Research Interests

  • Staffing, Diversity and Inclusion, Individual Differences, Intelligence, Strategic Competency Modeling, Leadership and Managerial Development, Prediction of Performance in Professional Sports


  • Ph. D. in I/O Psychology, University of Maryland

Harold Goldstein is a professor of industrial‐organizational psychology at Baruch College, The City University of New York. He received his doctoral degree in I/O psychology from the University of Maryland in 1993 and held faculty roles at Bowling Green State University and New York University before joining Baruch College in 1997. His primary areas of expertise are in personnel staffing and equal employment opportunity issues, prediction of performance in sports settings, diversity and inclusion, and leadership and managerial development.  He is best known for his work on the design of tests of intelligence that produce reduced racial and gender-based group differences. Harold regularly publishes in scholarly journals and books and is the lead editor of the Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Retention. In addition, his work on designing intelligence tests earned him and his team M. Scott Myers Awards for Applied Research from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and International Personnel Assessment Council’s Innovations in Testing Awards. Harold has taught classes on topics such as personnel staffing, organizational behavior, and leadership and managerial development. He also serves as the director of the Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Baruch College.

Awards and Grants

  • 2011 and 2021 SIOP M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Work Place
  • 2011 and 2017 IPAC Award for Innovations in Testing
  • 2021 SIOP/SHRM HR Impact Award for Evidence-Based HR Initiatives

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Academy of Management
  • American Psychological Association (APA)

Courses Taught

  • Strategic Staffing
  • Leadership and Managerial Development


  • Yusko, K., Aiken, J., Goldstein, H., Scherbaum, C., & Larson, E. (2019). Solving the “Quarterback Problem”: Using Psychological Assessment to Improve Selection Decisions in Professional Sports. In Ronald R. Sims & Sheri K. Bias (Ed.), Human Resources Management Issues, Challenges and Trends: “Now and Around the Corner”. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Larson, E., Yusko, K., Goldstein, H., Scherbaum, C., Aiken, J., and Oliver, L. (2018). Intelligence in the workplace: Recent developments in theory and measurement in intelligence at work.  In V. Zeigler and T. Shackelford (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences. Thousand Oaks: CA.
  • Goldstein, H., Pulakos, E., Passmore, J., & Semedo, C. (2017). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Retention. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Reeve, C. Scherbaum, C., & Goldstein, H. (2015). Manifestations of intelligence: Expanding the measurement space to reconsider specific cognitive abilities. Human Resource Management Review, 25, 28-37.
  • Scherbaum, C., Goldstein, H., Ryan, R., Agnello, P., Yusko, K., & Hanges, P. (2015). New Developments in Intelligence Theory and Assessment: Implications for Personnel Selection. In J. Oostrom & I. Nikolaou’s (Eds.) Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Assessment. Contemporary Issues for Theory and Practice (99-116). London: Psychology Press-Taylor & Francis.