7 awarded by the SIOP Distinguished Awards

Each year, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the SIOP Foundation award numerous prizes for excellence in professional and student work. For 2021, seven SIOP members have been awarded distinguished prizes.

The SIOP Distinguished Awards are presented in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contributions or distinguished early career contributions to the practice or science of industrial and organizational psychology; sustained, meaningful and exceptional service to SIOP; a sustained record of excellence in teaching IO psychology; and sustained, significant and exceptional humanitarian contributions related to the psychology of IOs.

Douglas H. Reynolds, DDI, Distinguished Professional Contributions Award

Dr. Doug Reynolds, whose technology-driven assessment work has helped fulfill critical leadership roles in all industries, exemplifies the scientist-practitioner ideal. He has published and presented extensively on cutting-edge assessment techniques and provided impactful service to the profession through SIOP leadership roles and support to graduate students and early career professionals.

Herman Aguinis, George Washington University, Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award

Dr Herman Aguinis’ theoretical and empirical innovation can be seen in many important areas, including corporate social responsibility, star performers and performance distribution, testing bias and fairness, best practice recommendations. methodologies and contributions to the state of science. His 180 journal articles and nine books have changed the conversation in many areas of IO psychology.

Deirdre J. Knapp, HumRRO, Distinguished Service Contributions Award

Dr Deirdre J. Knapp has provided distinguished service to SIOP and the profession, demonstrating leadership and initiative in advancing four major areas: governance, advocacy, ethics and empowerment. influence of IO psychology. Through years of dedicated mentorship, she has also helped other IOs take on leadership and service roles.

Kristin L. Cullen-Lester, University of Mississippi, Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award – Practice

Dr. Kristin Cullen-Lester has built a career that allows her to advance scientific thinking and the opportunity to have a direct impact on practice. The highlights of his career include the development of a networked leadership development practice, the co-creation of the Leader Network diagnostic tool and certification, and the training of managers and practitioners on power. networks.

Allison S. Gabriel, University of Arizona, Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award – Science

Dr. Allison Gabriel’s research has made important contributions to the understanding of employee emotions and well-being, in addition to making specific contributions to the advancement of research methods. She has published an average of seven journal articles each year, has received numerous grants and awards, and has been featured in a leading popular press.

David Costanza, George Washington University, Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award

Dr. David Costanza’s deep passion for teaching, which emphasizes relevance and applicability, can be seen in the creation of a new undergraduate major at George Washington University, in its development and the management of an intensive study abroad course, and the impact it had. on students at all levels.

Stuart Carr, Massey University, SIOP Humanitarian Award

Dr Stuart Carr, co-founder of Humanitarian Work Psychology, has made important contributions to the field of IOs through his theories and publications. A fellow of SIOP, the Royal Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Psychological Society, he has been a guest speaker at the United Nations and has worked tirelessly on living wage projects.

The distinguished recipients of the SIOP awards were honored at the opening plenary session of the 36th Annual SIOP Conference, which was held virtually April 14-17.


A full list of the 2021 award winners is available at http: // www.siop.org /Foundation/Awards.

About SIOP

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is an international professional organization with nearly 10,000 industrial and organizational psychologists (IO) annually. SIOP’s mission is to improve human well-being and performance in organizational and work environments by promoting the science, practice and teaching of IO psychology.

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