Virtual Open Houses

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology program of the Graduate Center and Baruch College holds virtual open houses which provide prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the Ph.D. program and application process, hear from current students and faculty, and engage in a question and answer session. Advanced registration is required.

Open house dates will be posted in July.


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In the Spotlight

Desmond Leung wins two dissertation awards!

April 25, 2021

Desmond Leung was the recipient of a Dissertation Year Fellowship from The Graduate Center, CUNY and the Mary L. Tenopyr Dissertation Scholarship from SIOP for his research entitled: Tell Me a Story: Using Narratives to Reduce Backlash to Organizational Diversity Initiatives. Way to go Desmond!

Program faculty win prestigious Scott Myers Award from SIOP

April 25, 2021

Congratulations to faculty members Harold Goldstein, Charles Scherbaum, and Elliott Larson -- along with Rachel Ryan (American Express Company) and Kenneth Yusko (University of Maryland) -- for winning the 2021 M. Scott Myers Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology for Applied Research in the Workplace. This is the most prestigious practice award in the field.

The award recognizes the development of the NFL Player Assessment Test, which is designed to predict performance while improving diversity, equity and inclusion in selection decisions in professional sports.

Annie Kato accepts tenure-track position at Seattle Pacific University

November 24, 2020

Congratulations to Annie Kato who is now and assistant professor Seattle Pacific University. Great job Annie!

Albert Zhou is awarded major grant from the National Science Foundation

July 10, 2020

Zhiqing (Albert) Zhou has received a 2-year grant in the amount of $172,000 from the National Science Foundation. His proposal, written in collaboration with Chenwei Liao ( Michigan State University) and Songqi Liu (Georgia State University) was titled: “Collaborative Research: Leader Behaviors and Experiences across Life Domains.” Congratulations Albert!

Four students pass comprehensive exams in 2019

May 28, 2020

Congratulations to Soohyun (Ashley) Lee, Stefanie Gisler, and Desmond Leung (December, 2020) and Paige Alenick (May, 2020) for passing comprehensive exams and advancing to candidacy. Way to go ABDs!

Joshua Nagel wins Abraham Briloff Prize in Ethics for best student paper

May 1, 2020

Congratulations to Joshual Nagel for receiving the Abraham Briloff Prize in Ethics for his paper entitled: “When do stretch goals, outcome framing, and incentive structures lead to unintended consequences? Tradeoffs between task performance and ethical behavior.” Details about the award can be found here. Way to go Josh!

Baruch celebrates 40 years of I-O psychology at Baruch College

October 21, 2019

Watch the video.

Baruch Faculty serve as IPAC Keynote Speakers

July 17, 2019

Drs. Harold Goldstein, Charles Scherbaum, and collaborator Kenneth Yusko serve as the Keynote Speakers for the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) conference in Minneapolis. Congratulations! Click here for the full announcement.

SIOP 5K run!

April 9, 2019

Congratulations to Ashley Lee for finishing 7th among the female runners, Manny and Yuliya for placing 2nd in the mixed doubles, and Charles Scherbaum for placing 2nd in his age category. Go Baruch!

Rob Silzer leads Professional Practice Initiatives in SIOP

April 1, 2019

During his three year tenure at the SIOP Professional Practice Officer, Dr. Silzer initiated 16 new programs for IO Practitioners, including: the Advanced Professional Development Program, the Practitioner Digest Newsletter. the Early Career Practitioner Consortium, the Practitioner Networking Reception, Practitioner Mentoring, Practitioner Benchmarking, and three new SIOP Professional Practice Committees

REU grant to support undergraduate research

March 11, 2019

Congratulations to Charles Scherbaum (PI) for shepherding the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant through its most recent renewal at the National Science Foundation!

Baruch-trained I/O psychologists receive top assessment award

February 20, 2019

BTS, whose assessment group is headed by I/O Program graduates Sandra Hartog and Lynn Collins, was recently named a Top 20 Assessment and Evaluation Company by Training Industry. Click here for the full story.

Doctoral Program Alumna Justina Oliveira receives tenure

February 14, 2019

Congratulations to Baruch I/O graduate Justina Oliveira who just received her tenure from Southern New Hampshire University. Well done Justina!

Logan Watts wins SIOP’s 2019 Bray Howard Award

January 2, 2019

Congratulations to Logan who is one of the winners of SIOP’s 2019 Bray Howard Award for research on assessment centers. This is a very competitive award. Well done Logan! For more information about this award, click here.

SIOP, 2019

December 10, 2018

Congratulations to the I-O faculty and students on their 32 SIOP acceptances! See you in Washington D.C.!

Alumnus Erik Knudsen on Quality of Hire measures

December 10, 2018

Check out this article written by Ben Butina, Ph.D., at Department 12

Alumnus Erik Knudsen Profiled in Interview with Venture Capitalist Firm

November 16, 2018

Click here to read an interview with recent Ph.D. graduate Erik Knudsen about his career in people analytics. Dr. Knudsen graduated from the I-O program in 2018 and currently works at Namely.

(Almost) a year of publications by I-O faculty and students

November 16, 2018

Click here to see what we’ve been up to this year!

Faculty member Rob Silzer Chairs and Keynotes the SIOP Leading Edge Consortium

October 1, 2018

Dr. Rob Silzer served as Chairman and Keynote Speaker for the 2018 SIOP Leading Edge Consortium on “High Potential Talent: Identifying, Developing and Retaining Future Leaders” in Baltimore with over 200 professional IO psychologists.  Congratulations!  (See SIOP website for additional information.)

SIOP TIP Topics for Students

September 28, 2018

See the recent issue of our graduate student authored TIP column!

“Planning Your Career While in Graduate School: Tips from Professionals in the Field.”

Karen Lyness Addresses Harvard Audience

September 24, 2018

Prof. Lyness recently gave an invited talk as part of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) Research Seminar Series at Harvard Kennedy School. The title of her talk was “Women and Leadership in the United States: Why Do the Gender Gaps Persist?”

Doctoral student Vivian Chou and colleagues receive the Adverse Impact Reduction Research Initiative and Action (AIRRIA) Research Grant from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

August 18, 2018

V. Chou, P. Hanges, C., Scherbaum, & J. Epistola are awarded AIRRIA grant for their project entitled: “Using Neurocognitive Methods to Understand Sources of Adverse Impact on Cognitive Ability Tests.”

Jenn Feitosa Nominated for Publons Earlier Career Researchers' Reviewer Award

July 31, 2018

For her exceptional contribution to peer review.

SIOP TIP Topics for Students

June 26, 2018

See the recent issue of our graduate student authored TIP column!

Project Management Strategies for Grad School and Beyond

SIOP TIP Topics for Students

March 26, 2018

See the recent issue of our graduate student authored TIP column!

Do We Practice What We Preach? Maintaining Work-Life Balance as an I-O Graduate Student

SIOP TIP Topics for Students

January 2, 2018

See the recent issue of our graduate student authored TIP column!

The Top Five Challenges International Students in I-O Face, and How to Overcome Them

SIOP Early Career Award Established to Honor the Work of Joel Lefkowitz

December 31, 2017

The Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) has approved establishing the Joel Lefkowitz Early Career Award for Humanistic Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Congratulations Joel!

Baruch Researchers Receive Innovation in Assessment Award from the International Personnel Assessment Council

August 1, 2017

Charles Scherbaum, Harold Goldstein, Tonya Dawson, Paul Agnello, Elliott Larson (Baruch College & Siena Consulting); Brian Bellenger, Lorren Oliver (Jefferson County Human Resources); Kenneth Yusko, Juliet Aiken (University of Maryland & Siena Consulting); Jeff Crenshaw (Personnel Board of Jefferson County); Marcus Dickson, Wyatt Stahl (Wayne State University & Siena Consulting) receive high accolades for their Jefferson County Job Components Validity Study.