James Outtz

James Outtz, Ph.D., is an industrial and organizational psychologist and president of Outtz and Associates, a management consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Outtz’s expertise in selection-system design and discrimination issues, as well as his extensive work in the public and private sectors, make him a highly sought after legal compliance consultant and testifying expert. He is often selected by corporations to provide assistance on projects involving outside consultants retained to develop valid selection procedures.

He has served as a consulting expert or testifying expert for plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving some of the most prominent corporations in America.

Dr. Outtz was invited by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to participate in a panel discussion to brief the commission and interested parties on current employment testing policies and trends, the effect of employment tests on racial and ethnic minorities and how to design selection procedures that are effective without respect to race, color or other protected bases.

He also was selected by the Board of Scientific Affairs of the American Psychological Association to give a one-hour master lecture in applied psychology at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention.

He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology and contributed to a variety of publications.

He is a fellow in the Society for industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association.

Dr. Outtz holds a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Maryland.

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