Wayne F. Cascio

Wayne F. Cascio, Ph.D., is a distinguished university professor and the Robert H. Reynolds chair in global leadership at the University of Colorado-Denver.

 He has served in leadership positions in industry organizations, including as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, chair of the SHRM Foundation Board of Directors, chair of the HR Division of the Academy of Management and as a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors.

Dr. Cascio is a senior editor of the Journal of World Business. He has authored or edited 27 books on human resource management. He is a two-time winner of the best-paper award from the Academy of Management Executive for his research on downsizing and responsible restructuring.

 In 1999, he received the Distinguished Career Award from the HR Division of the Academy of Management. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva in 2004, and in 2008, he was named by the Journal of Management as one of the most influential scholars in management in the past 25 years.

The Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award was presented to him by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2010, and, in 2013, he received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

From 2011-2013, he served as chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group that is developing international standards for the human resources profession. Dr. Cascio has consulted with organizations on six continents and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association and the Australian HR Institute.

Dr. Cascio earned his bachelor of art’s degree from Holy Cross College, a master’s of arts degree from Emory University and a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Rochester.

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