Paul Sackett

Paul R. Sackett is the Beverly and Richard Fink Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the Ohio State University in 1979. His research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, military, and educational settings. His work on issues of fairness and bias in testing includes frequently-cited 1994, 2001, and 2008 American Psychologist articles. He has long been active in the area of the assessment of honesty and integrity in the workplace. He also publishes extensively on the assessment of managerial potential and methodological issues in employee selection.

Paul served as founding editor of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) journal Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, and editor of Personnel Psychology. He has served as president of SIOP, as co-chair of the Joint Committee on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, as a member of the National Research Council's Board on Testing and Assessment, as chair of APA's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and as chair of APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs.

He has received awards for teaching (Herbert Heneman Award from students at Minnesota’s Industrial Relations Center), research (SIOP’s Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award; the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management’s Career Achievement Award), and service (SIOP’s Distinguished Service Contributions Award; Lifetime Service Award from the National Academy of Sciences).

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