Updated 3/18/2013

 

Vita

Frederick L. Oswald

Professor, Department of Psychology – Rice University

 

Contact Information

Rice University - Department of Psychology

6100 Main Street - MS25

Houston TX 77005-1827 USA

foswald@rice.edu

 

Education

Ph.D., Psychology (1999), University of Minnesota

M.A., Psychology (1997), University of Minnesota

B.A., Psychology (1992), University of Texas at Austin

 

Employment

April 2012 - present – Professor, Rice University, Department of Psychology

July 2008 - March 2012 – Associate Professor, Rice University, Department of Psychology

Aug 2006 - July 2008 – Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Psychology

Aug 2000 - July 2006 – Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Psychology

Aug 1998 - June 2000 – Assistant Professor, Purdue University, Department of Psychological Sciences

 

Honors

Fellow - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, APA Div. 14), 2012

Fellow - Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics (APA Div. 5), 2012

Fellow - American Psychological Association, 2012

Fellow - American Psychological Society, 2012

SIOP Scholar, 2012

 

Honorary Memberships

Society for Research Synthesis Methods (SRSM) – 2012-present

 

Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA) – 1999-present

American Psychological Society (APS) – 2004-present

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) – 1999-present

Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics – APA Div. 5 – 2002-present

International Test Commission – 2010-present

 

Professional Service – External

Editorial

Associate Editor – Journal of Management (2011-present), Psychological Methods (2013-present), Research Synthesis Methods (2013-present), Journal of Business and Psychology (2009-2012),

Editorial Boards – Journal of Applied Psychology (2005-present), Personnel Psychology (2010-present), Journal of Business and Psychology (2008-2009, 2013-present), Military Psychology (2011-present), Organizational Research Methods (2007-present), International Journal of Selection and Assessment (2003-present), Journal of Research in Personality (2011-present), Journal of Management (2003-2011), Psychological Methods (2010-2012)

Editorial Board – SIOP Frontiers book series, 2013-

Journal of Management Liaison Committee with Southern Management Association (SMA), 2012-

 

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Research in Personality; Journal of Personality; Personality and Individual Differences; Research Synthesis Methods; Psychological Methods; Applied Psychological Measurement; British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology; Educational and Psychological Measurement; Educational Psychology; Educational Assessment; Learning and Individual Differences; Multivariate Behavioral Research; Behavior Research Methods; Journal of Managerial Psychology; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology; Human Resource Management Journal; Strategic Management Journal; Military Psychology; Human Factors; Human Performance; Applied Psychology: An International Review; European Journal of Psychology; European Journal of Psychological Assessment;  Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, Journal of Memory and Language; Psychology and Aging; Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development; Basic and Applied Social Psychology; Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics; Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology; Journal of Counseling Psychology; Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; American Journal of Evaluation; Swiss Journal of Psychology; Language Teaching: Surveys and Studies; European Journal of Psychology of Education; Asia Pacific Education Review


 

Conference Committees

APA Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics), Program Chair, 2014

APA Division 14 (SIOP) Chair, Scientific Affairs Committee, 2012-

APA Division 14 (SIOP) External Relations Committee, 2011-

APA Division 14 (SIOP) Chair, Joyce and Robert Hogan for Personality and Work Performance Award Committee, 2011-2013

APA Division 14 (SIOP) Distinguished Professional Contributions Award Subcommittee, 2011

APA Division 14 (SIOP) Scientific Affairs Committee, 1999-2001, 2009-2011

APA Division 14 (SIOP) Owens Award Committee, 2004-2006

APA Division 14 (SIOP) Electronic Communications Committee, 2004-2008

APA Division 14 (SIOP) Ad Hoc Web Committee, 2003-2005

APA Division 14 (SIOP) Strategic Program Planning Subcommittee, 2002-2003

Academy of Management Research Methods Division – Awards Committee, 2002, 2003

Academy of Management HR Division – Best Student Paper Award Committee, 2005

APA Division 14 (SIOP) Ad Hoc APA Ethics Code Review Committee, 2001

Journal of Management – Best Paper Award Chair – 2011, 2012

Organizational Research Methods – Best Paper Award Committee – 2011, 2012

 

Grant and Technical Reviewer

Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) Luxembourg, 2011, 2012

International Test Commission’s ITC Guidelines for Quality Control in Test Scoring, Analysis and Reporting of Test Scores, May 2011

Army Research Laboratory, Army Research Office, 2009

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Social Sciences, 2007

Standard Research Grants program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2007, 2012

 

Conference Reviewer

APA Division 14 (SIOP) Program Reviewer, 1999-present

APA Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics) Program Reviewer, 2001-2008, 2012

AERA Program Reviewer, 2012

Academy of Management Program Reviewer – OB Division, 2003-2008; HR division 2010

Academy of Management Program Reviewer – Research Methods Division, 2004-2011, 2013

 

Advisory Boards

Skillsurvey (www.skillsurvey.com), Technical Advisor, 2008-present

Human Resource Management Center (www.hrmc.com), Advisory Board, 2008-present

Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), At-large Member, 2012-present

 

Publications – Peer-reviewed

Hambrick, D. Z., Oswald, F. L., Altmann, E. M., Meinz, E. J. (in press). Deliberate practice: Is that all it takes to become an expert? Intelligence.

Oswald, F. L., Mitchell, G., Blanton, H., Jaccard, J., & Tetlock, P. E. (in press). Predicting ethnic and racial discrimination: A meta-analysis of IAT criterion studies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Schell, K. L., & Oswald, F. L. (in press). Item grouping and item randomization in personality measurement. Personality and Individual Differences.

Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (in press). Thinking ahead: Assuming linear versus nonlinear personality-criterion relationships in personnel selection. Human Performance.

McAbee, S. T., & Oswald, F. L. (in press). The criterion-related validity of personality measures for predicting GPA: A meta-analytic comparative-validity competition. Psychological Assessment.

Hedricks, C. A., Robie, C., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). Web-based multisource reference checking: An investigation of psychometric integrity and applied benefits. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 21, 99-110.

Beier, M. E., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). Is cognitive ability a liability?: A critique and future research agenda on skilled performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18, 331-345.

Oswald, F. L., & Hough, L. M. (2012). I-O 2.0 from Intelligence 1.5: Staying (just) behind the cutting edge of intelligence theories. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 5, 172-175.

Corker, K. A., Oswald, F. L., & Donnellan, M. B. (2012). Conscientiousness in the classroom: A process explanation. Journal of Personality, 80, 995-1028.

Nathans, L. L., Oswald, F. L., & Nimon, K. (2012). Multiple linear regression: A guidebook of variable importance. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 17, 1-19.

Hambrick, D. Z., Rench, T. A., Poposki, E., Darowski, E. S., Roland, D., Bearden, R. M., Oswald, F. L., & Brou, R. (2011). The relationship between the ASVAB and multitasking: A process-specific approach. Military Psychology, 23, 365-380.

Braun, M., & Oswald, F. L. (2011). Exploratory regression analysis: A user-friendly tool for selecting models and determining predictor importance. Behavior Research Methods, 43, 331-339.

Pleskac, T. J., Keeney, J., Merritt, S. M., Schmitt, N., & Oswald, F. (2011). A detection model of college withdrawal. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 115, 85-98.

Sinha, R., Oswald, F., Imus, A., & Schmitt, N. (2011). Criterion-focused approach to reducing adverse impact in college admissions. Applied Measurement in Education, 24, 137-161.

Imus, A., Schmitt, N., Kim, B., Oswald, F., Merritt, S., & Friede, A. (2011). Differential item functioning in biodata: Opportunity access as an explanation of gender- and race-related DIF. Applied Measurement in Education, 24, 1-24.

Oswald, F. L., & Plonsky, L. (2010). Meta-analysis in second-language research: Choices and challenges. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 30, 85-110.

Oswald, F. L., & Schell, K. L. (2010). Developing and scaling personality measures: Thurstone was right – but so far, Likert was not wrong. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 481-484.

Oswald, F. L., & Hough, L. M. (2010). Validity in a jiffy: How synthetic validation contributes to personnel selection. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 329-334.

Hambrick, D. Z., Oswald, F. L., Darowski, E. S., Rench, T. A., & Brou, R. (2010). Predictors of multitasking performance in a synthetic work paradigm. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 1149-1167.

Poposki, E. M., & Oswald, F. L. (2010). The Multitasking Preference Inventory: Toward an improved measure of individual differences in polychronicity. Human Performance, 27, 247-264.

Hambrick, D. Z., Meinz, E. J., Pink, J. E., Pettibone, J. C., & Oswald, F. L. (2010). Learning outside the laboratory: Ability and non-ability influences on acquiring political knowledge. Learning and Individual Differences, 20, 40-45.

Kim, B. H., & Oswald, F. L. (2009). Clarifying the concept and context of content validation. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 2, 497-500.

Schmitt, N., Keeney, J., Oswald, F. L., Pleskac, T., Quinn, A., Sinha, R., & Zorzie, M. (2009). Prediction of 4-year college student performance using cognitive and noncognitive predictors and the impact of demographic status on admitted students. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1479-1497.

Friede, A. J., Oswald, F. L., Schmitt, N., Merritt, S., Imus, A., Kim, B., Shivpuri, S. (2009). Estimating trait and situational variance in a situational judgment test. Human Performance, 22, 44-63.

Wolfe, E. W., Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). Item-level non-response rates in an attitudinal survey of teachers delivered via mail and web. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14, 35-66.

Oswald, F. L. (2008). Global personality norms: Multicultural, multinational, and managerial. International Journal of Testing, 8, 400-408.

Oswald, F. L. & Hough, L. M. (2008). Personality testing and I-O psychology: A productive exchange and some future directions. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 1, 323-332.

Hough, L. M., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). Personality testing and I-O psychology: Reflections, progress and prospects. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 1, 272-290.

Hambrick, D. Z., Pink, J. E., Meinz, E. J., Pettibone, J. C., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). The roles of ability, personality, and interests in acquiring current events knowledge: A longitudinal study. Intelligence, 36, 261-278.

Miller, T. P., Oswald, F. L., & Reeves, M. J. (2008). An exploration of factors underlying asthma care and morbidity: A factor analysis of clinical variables. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 122, 328-334.

Wessel, J. L., Ryan, A. M., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). The relationship between objective and perceived fit with an academic major, adaptability, and major-related outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 363-376.

Converse, P. D., Oswald, F. L., Imus, A., Hedricks, C., Roy, R., & Butera, H. (2008). Comparing personality test formats and warnings: Effects on criterion-related validity and test-taker reactions. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 16, 155-169.

Schmitt, N., Oswald, F. L., Friede, A., Imus, A., & Merritt, S. (2008). Perceived fit with an academic environment: Attitudinal and behavioral outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 317-355.

Converse, P. D., Wolfe, E. W., Huang, X., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). Response rates for mixed-mode surveys using mail and email/web. American Journal of Evaluation, 29, 99-107.

LeBreton, J. M., Hargis, M. B., Griepentrog, B., Oswald, F. L., Ployhart, R. E. (2007). A multidimensional approach for evaluating variables in organizational research and practice. Personnel Psychology, 60, 475-498.

Hambrick, D. Z., Meinz, E. J., & Oswald, F. L. (2007). Individual differences in current events knowledge: Contributions of ability, personality, and interests. Memory and Cognition, 35, 304-316.

Schmitt, N., Oswald, F. L., Kim, B. H., Imus, A., Drzakowski, S., Friede, A., & Shivpuri, S. (2007). The use of background and ability profiles to predict college student outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 165-179.

Ramsay, L. J., Schmitt, N., Oswald, F. L., Gillespie, M. A. (2006). The impact of situational context variables on responses to biodata and situational judgment inventory items. Psychology Science, 48, 268-287.

Donnellan, M. B., Oswald, F. L., Baird, B. M., & Lucas, R. E. (2006). The Mini-IPIP scales: Tiny-yet-effective measures of the Big Five factors of personality. Psychological Assessment, 18, 192-203.

Hönekopp, J., Becker, B. J., & Oswald, F. L. (2006). The meaning and suitability of various effect sizes for structured rater x ratee designs. Psychological Methods, 11, 72-86.

Shivpuri, S., Schmitt, N., Oswald, F. L., & Kim, B. H. (2006). Individual differences in academic growth: Do they exist, and can we predict them? Journal of College Student Development, 47, 69-86.

Schmitt, N., & Oswald, F. L. (2006). The impact of corrections for faking on the validity of noncognitive measures in selection settings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 613-621.

Oswald, F. L., Friede, A. J., Schmitt, N., Kim, B. K., & Ramsay, L. J. (2005). Extending a practical method for developing alternate test forms using independent sets of items. Organizational Research Methods, 8, 149-164.

Hough, L. M., & Oswald, F. L. (2005). They’re right…well, mostly right: Research evidence and an agenda to rescue personality testing from 1960’s insights. Human Performance, 18, 373-387.

Hambrick, D. Z., & Oswald, F. L. (2005). Does domain knowledge moderate involvement of working memory capacity in higher-level cognition? A test of three models. Journal of Memory and Language, 52, 377-397.

Converse, P. D., Oswald, F. L., Gillespie, M. A., Field, K. A., & Bizot, E. B. (2004). Matching individuals to occupations using aptitudes and the O*NET: Issues and an application in career guidance. Personnel Psychology, 57, 451-487.

Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2004). The effects of data type on job classification and its purposes. Psychology Science, 46, 99-127.

Oswald, F. L., Schmitt, N., Kim, B. H., Ramsay, L. J., & Gillespie, M. A. (2004). Developing a biodata measure and situational judgment inventory as predictors of college student performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 187-207.

Ployhart, R. P., & Oswald, F. L. (2004). Applications of mean and covariance structure analysis: Integrating correlational and experimental approaches. Organizational Research Methods, 7, 27-65.

Schmitt, N., Oswald, F. L., Kim, B. H., Gillespie, M. A., & Ramsay, L. J. (2004). The impact of justice and self-serving bias explanations for the perceived fairness of different types of selection tests in college admissions. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 12, 160-171.

Schmitt, N., Oswald, F. L., Kim, B. H., Gillespie, M. A., Ramsay, L. J., & Yoo, T. (2003). Impact of elaboration on social desirability and the validity of biodata measures. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88, 979-988.

Hough, L. M., Oswald, F. L., & Ployhart, R. E. (2001). Determinants, detection, and amelioration of adverse impact in personnel selection procedures: Issues, evidence, and lessons learned. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 9, 152-194.

Oswald, F. L., Saad, S. A., & Sackett, P. R. (2000). The homogeneity assumption in differential prediction analysis: Does it really matter? Journal of Applied Psychology, 85, 536-541.

Hough, L. M., & Oswald, F. L. (2000). Personnel selection. Annual Review of Psychology, 51, 631-664.

Oswald, F. L., & Ferstl, K. L. (1999). Linking a structure of vocational interests to Gottfredson’s (1986) Occupational Aptitude Patterns Map. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 54, 214-231.

Oswald, F. L., & Johnson, J. W. (1998). On the robustness, bias, and stability of results from meta-analysis of correlation coefficients: Some initial Monte Carlo findings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83, 164-178.

Johnson, J. W., Schneider, R. J., & Oswald, F. L. (1997). Toward a taxonomy of managerial performance profiles. Human Performance, 10, 227-250.

 

Publications – Book Chapters

Poposki, E. M., & Oswald, F. L. (in press). Individual difference variables as predictors of error during multitasking training. In W. Arthur, Jr., E. A. Day, W. Bennett, Jr., & A. M. Portrey (Eds.), Individual and team skill decay: The science and implications for practice. New York: Routledge Academic.

Levine, J. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). O*NET: The occupational information network. In M. A. Wilson, R. J. Harvey, G. M. Alliger, & W. Bennett, Jr. (Eds.), The handbook of work analysis: The methods, systems, applications, & science of work measurement in organizations (pp. 281-301).  New York: Routledge/Psychology Press.

Plonsky, L., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). How to do a meta-analysis. In A. Mackey & S. M. Gass (Eds.), A guide to research methods in second language acquisition (pp. 275-295). London: Blackwell.

Johnson, J. W., & Oswald, F. L. (2010). Use of test scores.  In J. L. Farr & N. T. Tippins (Eds.), Handbook of employee selection (pp. 151-170). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Oswald, F. L., & Hough, L. M. (2010). Personality and its assessment in organizations: Theoretical and empirical developments. In S. Zedeck (Ed.), APA handbook of industrial and organizational psychology: Vol. 2. Selecting and developing members for the organization (pp. 153–184). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Oswald, F. L., Hambrick, D. Z., & Jones, L. A. (2007). Keeping all the plates spinning: Understanding and predicting multitasking performance. In D. H. Jonassen (Ed.), Learning to solve complex scientific problems (pp. 77-97). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Converse, P. D., Oswald, F. L., Imus, A., Hedricks, C., Roy, R., Butera, H., & Kiefer, T. (2006). Forcing choices in personality measurement: Benefits and limitations. In R. Griffith (Ed.), A closer examination of applicant faking behavior (pp. 263-282). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Schmitt, N., Oswald, F. L., & Gillespie, M. A. (2004). Broadening the performance domain in the prediction of academic success. In W. F. Camara and E. Kimmel (Eds.), Choosing students: Higher education admission tools for the 21st century (pp. 195-213). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Schmitt, N., & Oswald, F. L. (2004). Statistical weights of ability and diversity in selection decisions based on various methods of test score use. In H. Aguinis (Ed.), Test score banding in human resource selection: Legal, technical, and societal issues (pp. 113-131). Westport, CT: Quorum Books.

Deller, J., Oswald, F. L., & Schoop, U. S. (2003). Personality scales and process-oriented career development for senior management. In F. Avallone, H. K. Sinangil, A. Caetano (Eds.), Identity and diversity in organizations. Milan, Italy: Guerini Studio.

Oswald, F. L., & McCloy, R. A. (2003). Meta-analysis and the art of the average. In K. R. Murphy (Ed.), Validity generalization: A critical review (pp. 311-338). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Ford, J. K., & Oswald, F. L. (2003). Understanding the dynamic learner: Linking personality traits, learning situations, and individual behavior. In M. Barrick & A. M. Ryan (Eds.), Personality and work. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Deller, J., Oswald, F. L., & Schoop, U. S. (2002). debis Career Development Center: Personality scales within a process-oriented development instrument for management high-potentials. In S. Sonnentag (Ed.) Psychological management of individual performance. New York: Wiley.

Campbell, J. P., Gasser, M. B., & Oswald, F. L. (1996). The substantive nature of job performance variability. In K. R. Murphy (Ed.), Individual differences and behavior in organizations (pp. 258-299). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

Edited Books

Ryan, A. M., Leong, F. T. L., & Oswald, F. L. (in press). Conducting multinational research: Applying organizational psychology in the workplace. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

 

Other Publications – Encyclopedia Entries

Oswald, F. L. (in press). Multi-craft trainee test. The twentieth mental measurements yearbook.  Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Oswald, F. L. (in press). Management skills and styles assessment. The twentieth mental measurements yearbook.  Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Plonsky, L., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). Meta-analysis. In P. Robinson (Ed.), The Routledge encyclopedia of second language acquisition (pp. 420-423). New York: Routledge.

Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). Biodata. In F. T. L. Leong (Editor-in-Chief), W. B. Walsh (Senior Editor) & P. J. Hartung (Associate Editor) Encyclopedia of counseling, Volume 4: Career counseling. (pp. 1643-1645). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Oswald, F. L., & Converse, P. D. (2007). Job typologies.  In S. Rogelberg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of industrial/organizational psychology (pp. 421-424). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Oswald, F. L. (2007). Biodata. In S. Rogelberg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of industrial/organizational psychology (pp. 56-57). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2006). General Aptitude Test Battery. In J. Greenhaus & G. Callanan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of career development (pp. 331-333). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Other Publications – Book Reviews

Oswald, F. L. (2009). [Review of the book Publication bias in meta-analysis: Prevention, assessment and adjustments]. Applied Psychological Measurement, 33, 74-76.

Oswald, F. L. (2006). [Review of the book Measuring and analyzing behavior in organizations]. Applied Psychological Measurement, 30, 253-255.

Oswald, F. L. (2003). [Review of the book Job analysis: Methods, research, and applications for human resource management in the new millennium]. Personnel Psychology, 3, 800-802.

 

Other Publications – Call for Papers

Zyphur, M. J., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). Bayesian probability and statistics in management research: A new horizon. Journal of Management, 39, 5-13.

 

Other Publications - Technical Reports

Recent reports listed below; for a full list, please click here.

Oswald, F., Ghandour, L., McAbee, S., & Ock, J. (2011). AP English Language and Composition, AP Biology and AP Calculus AB: Relationships with first-year GPA, subject GPA and retention to the second year (Internal Report). New York: The College Board.

Oswald, F. L. (2010). Practical recommendations for trait-level estimation in the Navy Computer Adaptive Personality Scales (NCAPS) (NPRST-TN-11-1). Millington, TN: Navy Personnel Research, Studies and Technology.

Poposki, E. M., Oswald, F. L., & Brou, R. J. (2009). Development of a new measure of polychronicity (NPRST-TN-09-5). Millington, TN: Navy Personnel Research, Studies and Technology.

Blackstone, T. F., Crabb, J. C., & Oswald, F. L. (2009). Risk preference elicitation and the role of personality and intelligence (NPRST-TN-09-8). Millington, TN: Navy Personnel Research, Studies and Technology.

Sinha, R., Schmitt, N., Oswald, F. L., Quinn, A., & Fandre, J. (2008). Biodata parallel forms, reactions of multiple constituents and applicant-student differences. Princeton, NJ: College Board.

Hough, L., Fandre, J., Oswald, F. (2008). Understanding and measuring global mindset: Development of the Global Mindset Inventory. Glendale, AZ: Thunderbird School of Global Management.

 

Other Publications - Newsletters

Kehoe, J. F., & Oswald, F. L. (2007). Some key issues and guidelines for e-enabled selection. Washington DC: Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington.

Allen, T. D., Oswald, F., & Cho, E. (2012). Science advocacy survey results: A brief report. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 50, 62-69.

 

Other Publications - Letters

Oswald, F. L., & Kuncel, N. R. (December 6, 2011). "Save Your Money" [opinion piece on SAT coaching], New York Times.

Donnellan, M. B., Fraley, M. C., & Krueger, R. F. (June 2007). Signatory on reply to Phil Zimbardo’s “Banality of Evil” (the reply advocating for person-situation interaction).  APS Observer.

 

Grants

Center for the Advanced Study of Language (CASL), University of Maryland, 2011

Afghan Language Aptitude Battery (ALAB)

$178,261 (52.5%IDC)

 

The College Board, 2010-2011

AP Exams: Relationships with Subject GPA and First-Year GPA - PI

$134,460 (10% IDC)

 

Navy Personnel Research, Studies, and Technology, 2005-2009

Multitasking Work Environment in the Navy Culture and Values Project (SYRUS) - PI

with Zach Hambrick (Department of Psychology, Michigan State University)

$455,000 (51% IDC), 2007-2009

[$118,087 subcontracted to Rice University (30% IDC)]

$261,523 (51% IDC), 2005-2007

Practical Recommendations for Trait-Level Estimation

in the Navy Computer Adaptive Personality System (NCAPS) - PI

$34,108 (51% IDC), 2007-2008

 

The College Board, 2002-2008

Noncognitive Predictors of College Success – co-PI

with Neal Schmitt, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University

and Tim Pleskac (2008-2009), Department of Psychology, Michigan State University

$140,902 (10% IDC) - 2008-2009

$574,086 (10% IDC) - 2004-2007

$197,122 (10% IDC) - 2003-2004

$156,000 (10% IDC) - 2002-2003, $75,000 in sponsored graduate student awards

 

Michigan State University Intramural Research Grant, 2002-2003

Internet Survey Use

with Ed Wolfe (Department of Educational Psychology, Michigan State University)

$75,000

 

SIOP (APA Division 14) Small Grant Program, 2002

with the Ball Foundation

$2,500

 

Recent Awards and Fellowships

2011 - Social Sciences Research Initiative (SSRI), Research Fellowship - College of Social Sciences

 

Recent Presentations

Recent presentations are listed below; for a full list please click here

McCloy, R. A., Putka, D. J., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). Hard problems: Knowns and unknowns in behavioral science.  Symposium presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Oswald, F. L. (2013). Moving the state of adverse impact measurement forward.  Panelist.  Presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Ock, J., Oswald, F. L., & Hough, L. M. (2013). Theoretical and empirical structures of personality: Implications for measurement, modeling and prediction. Symposium presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Randall, J. G., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). Cognitive resources, direction thought, and task performance: Meta-analyzing mind wandering. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Ock, J., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). Convergence of practical and statistical significance indices in measurement invariance. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Oswald, F. L. (2013). The context, impact, and future of personnel selection in 4.99 minutes. Symposium presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Oswald, F. L. (2013). Technology enhanced assessments: A measurement odyssey. Discussant at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Heggestad, E. D., Rogelberg, S., Goh, A., & Oswald, F. (2012). Does survey nonresponse bias correlations among measured variables? A simulation study. Presented at the Southern Management Association Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). Thinking ahead: Assuming nonlinear personality-criterion relationships in personnel selection.  Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

McAbee, S. T., Ock, J., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). Implications of measurement invariance for the development of short-form measures.  Symposium presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Ercan, S. & Oswald, F. L. (2012). 1 Picture = 1,000 studies: Visualization tools in meta-analysis. Symposium presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Oswald, F. L. (2012, April). Invalid data in surveys: Antecedents, detection and consequences.  Discussant. Presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Nathans, L. L., Oswald, F. L., & Nimon, K. (2012, April). Viewing multiple linear regression models through multiple lenses. Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Oswald, F. L. (2011, April). Detecting deception: Techniques for assessing applicant faking on personality measures.  Discussant.  Symposium presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Ercan, S., & Oswald, F. L. (2011, April). Assessing adverse impact: An alternative to the four-fifths rule. Symposium presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Oswald, F. L. (2011, April). Does specificity matter? Advantages of broad vs. narrow traits.  Discussant.  Symposium presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Putka, D. J., Oswald, F. L., & Deshon, R. P. (2011, April). WSIWYG: Weight, that’s not right!  Symposium presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Ock, J. & Oswald, F. L. (2011, April). Practical impact of predictor reliability for personnel selection decisions.  Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Schell, K. F., Oswald, F. L., Scobel, E. L., Mitchell, M. A., Boronow, E., Marfisi, A. E., Glutz, M. J., Tran, D., & Hartman, M. (2011, April). Item grouping and item randomization effects in personality measurement. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Oswald, F. L. (2011, April). Why we rejected your meta-analysis and what you can do. Panelist.  Presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Oswald, F. L. (2010, April). The use of social media and personality assessment in the hiring process: Leveraging both while remaining legally defensible. Panelist, Talent Management for Healthcare Conference, Human Capital Institute, Houston, TX.

Oswald, F. L., Ployhart, R. E. (2010, April). Meta-analysis is a multilevel model. Symposium presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Oswald, F., Lucas, R., & Donnellan, B. (2010). Creating shorter personality measures: Incorporating item-level validity diagnostics. Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Plonsky, L., & Oswald, F. L. (2010). Interpreting mean differences in L2 research: Cohen’s benchmarks for d values, revisited.  Presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics 2010 Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Oswald, F. L. (2009). Creating and testing new item translations: Current applied practices. Discussant. Symposium presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), New Orleans, LA.

Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2009). Specifying correlations and mean differences in Monte Carlo simulations. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), New Orleans, LA.

Braun, M. T., & Oswald, F. L. (2009). Exploratory regression analysis: A user-friendly tool for determining predictor importance. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), New Orleans, LA.

Hedricks, C. A., Robie, C., & Oswald, F. L. (2009). Reliability and validity of on-demand 360° reference checking. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), New Orleans, LA.

Firth, B., Oswald, F. L., Hambrick D. Z. (2009). Are measures of multitasking performance more than cognitive ability measures? Symposium presented at the 24rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), New Orleans, LA.

 

Applied Research and Consulting Experience

Recent ones below; for a full list please click here.

March 2012-present

American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Provided technical advice on the development and measurement of constructs related to medical professionalism that could supplement the MCAT in selection decision making.

June 2010-present

Helmreich & Payne, Inc.

Provided technical advice on a computerized content-knowledge assessment system, focusing on aspects of content sampling and statistical weighting that integrates with other components and considerations of the system.

July 2010-present

Legal and Social Sciences Consulting (LASSC), LLC – Principal Consultant

Serve as lead expert on legal projects involving test validation and job analysis.

Nov 2007-present

SkillSurvey, Berwyn PA

Advise on a range of web-based testing products, including reference-checking and 360-feedback instruments.

Jan 2007, Jan-Aug 2011

Center for Advanced Study of Language

Advise on the Defense Language Aptitude Battery II (DLAB) research project, concerning the array of cognitive and non-cognitive predictors that predict second-language learning; technical advisor for DLAB-A+, predicting language-learning success in Afghan samples.

October 2006-June 2009

Navy Personnel Research, Studies, & Technology, Millington TN

PI on a project (SYRUS) involved with understanding Sailor multitasking performance in a changing and time-pressured work environment.  Project efforts modeled and measured multitasking performance and predictors of performance in a multitasking environment.

June 2000-June 2008

The College Board, Princeton, NJ

Developed an expanded model of college student performance. Developed situational judgment test biodata instruments measuring dimensions of the model and predicting performance criterion measure.

 

Teaching Experience

Graduate Level

Personnel Selection

[spring 2005, spring 2003 at Michigan State; fall 1998-spring 2000 at Purdue]

Individual Differences

[spring 2012, fall 2010, fall 2008 at Rice; spring 2005, fall 2002 at Michigan State]

Multivariate Statistics

[fall 2013]

Psychometrics

[fall 2012]

Data Analysis – Executive MBA

[fall 2012]

Structural Equation Modeling

[spring 2011]

Meta-analysis

[spring 2012, spring 2010 at Rice; spring 2008, fall 2001 at Michigan State; spring 1997 at University of Minnesota]

Multilevel Modeling

[fall 2009 at Rice]

Seminar in Industrial Psychology

[fall 2007, fall 2005 at Michigan State; fall 1998-spring 2000 at Purdue]

 

Undergraduate Level

Testing, Measurement and Experimental Design

[fall 2005, fall 2004, fall 2003, fall 2002, fall 2002, spring 2000, fall 2000 at Michigan State]

Introduction to Statistics

[fall 2013, spring 2011, spring 2010, spring 2009 at Rice, spring 2006, fall 2003, spring 2001 (honors) at Michigan State, spring 1998 at University of Minnesota]

Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

[fall 1998-spring 2000 at Purdue]

 

Professional Service - Internal


Doctoral Thesis Committees

Rice University

Michelle Martin (in progress)

Louma Ghandour (in progress)

Cassandra Pace (linguistics, in progress)

Enrica Ruggs (Mar 2013)

Katie Nelson (linguistics, Mar 2013)

Chelsea McCracken (linguistics, Nov 2012)

Corinne Allen (May 2012)

Shu Wang (Apr 2012)

Harrison Kell (Apr 2011)

Gunes Avci (Apr 2011)

Ashley Rittmayer Hanks (Nov 2010)

Terrance Savitsky (statistics, April 2010)

Max McDaniel (Sep 2009)

Luis Novelo (statistics, Aug 2009)

External

Luke Plonsky (Michigan State University, applied linguistics, Jun 2011)

Gabrielle Wall (University of Canterbury, Christchurch NZ, July 2010)

Shaun Pichler (Michigan State University, industrial and labor relations, May 2009)

Michigan State University

Soyeon Ahn (educational psych, Apr 2008)

Christine Scheu (Mar 2008)

Alyssa Friede (Feb 2008)

Stephanie Drzakowski (Jun 2007)

Brian Kim (Oct 2006)

Jaclyn Nowakowski (Jul 2006)

Meng-Jia Wu (educational psych, Jul 2006)

Pat Converse (Jul 2005)

Kevin Joldersma (educational psych, Aug 2005)

Linda Chard (educational psych, Apr 2005)

Chien-Ming Cheng (educational psych, Feb 2005)

Sally Theran (clinical psych, Jul 2003)

Brad Chambers (Apr 2003)

Heewon Sung (educational psych, Apr 2003)

Darin Wiechmann (Apr 2003)

Aleks Ellis (Oct 2002)

Purdue University

Erica Desrosiers (Nov 2001)

 

Master’s Thesis Committees

Rice University

Christina Upchurch (April 2013)

Jason Randall (Nov 2012)

Seyd Ercan (chair, Apr 2012)

Jisoo Ock (chair, Apr 2012)

Becky Lundwall (cognitive psych, Jun 2011)

Michelle Martin (Jan 2011)

Larry Martinez (Aug 2010)

Kathy Ramos (chair, Jul 2010)

Michigan State University

Abigail Quinn (May 2009)

Jennifer Wessel (Nov 2008)

Sarah Pachulicz (chair, Apr 2008)

Elizabeth Oberlander (chair, Mar 2008)

Sonia Ghumman (Oct 2006)

Anna Imus (Jul 2006)

Heather Trobert (Apr 2006)

Stephanie Merritt (Mar 2005)

Brian Kim (Aug 2004)

Jacqueline Nowakowski (May 2004)

Lauren Ramsay (Oct 2003)

Chris Kelly (clinical psych, Sep 2003)

Mike Gillespie (chair, Jun 2003)

Marisa Sturza (clinical psych, Jun 2003)

Janet Solomon (clinical psych, May 2003)

Hanh Nguyen (Apr 2003)

Kerrie Vanden Bosch (Dec 2002)

Pat Converse (chair, May 2002)

Purdue University

Jill Kmet (Mar 2000)


 

Rice University

University: Faculty Senate Executive Board (2012-), Faculty Senate (2011-), Scientia Member (2011-),  Scientia Executive Committee (2013-), Library Liaison Committee (2009-2012), Undergraduate Committee on Admissions (2011-), Online Learning Working Group (2012-), Research & Scholarship Working Group (2012-)

College: Dean’s Advisory Committee (2008-10)

Department: Psychology Undergraduate Committee (2008-09, Chair 2009-)

I/O Area: I/O Psychology Area Head (2008-), I/O website (2008-)

Residential: Wiess Associate (2009-), Wiess Divisional Advisor (2009-), Faculty Mentor (2011-)

 

Michigan State University

University: ISS Hewlett Fellows Committee (2001-03)

Department: Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2007-08), Multicultural Committee (2007-08), Technology Committee (2001-03), Colloquium Committee (2001-03), Multicultural Initiative Committee (2002-03), Evaluation Sciences Job Search Committee (2002-03)

I/O Area: Graduate Admissions Chair (2007-08), Website Committee (2001-1008)

 

Purdue University

University: Curriculum Committee (1999-2000), Grievance Committee (1999-2000)

Department: Admissions & Awards Committee (1999-2000), Teaching Excellence Committee (1999-2000), Psi Chi Advisor (1999-2000), Undergraduate Psychology Newsletter Editor (1999-2000), I/O Admissions Chair (1998-2000), Admissions & Awards Committee (1998-99), Human Subjects Committee (1998-99)

 

Invited Talks

National Research Council, Committee on Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives workshop, Washington DC, April 3-4, 2013

University of North Texas, College of Information, fall 2012

Wayne State University, Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA), fall 2011

Ohio State University, SAPS I/O Research Group, fall 2011

Michigan State University, Dan Ilgen and Neal Schmitt Festschrift, East Lansing MI, summer 2011

Psychology and Human Resources Research Group (PHRRG), Bowling Green OH, spring 2011

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence, Houston TX, summer 2010

Texas A&M University, Department of Psychology, spring 2010

Angelo State University, Department of Psychology, spring 2009

Rice University, Department of Psychology, spring 2008

Central Michigan University, Department of Psychology, spring 2008

Navy Personnel Research, Studies, & Technology, spring 2007

Georgia Tech University, Department of Psychology, fall 2006

Wayne State University, Department of Psychology, fall 2006

University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), Department of Psychology, Sabbatical Visit, Sep-Oct 2006

Central Michigan University, I/O Psychology, spring 2005

Wayne State University, I/O Psychology, spring 2002

University of Applied Sciences, Lüneburg Germany, summer 2002

Bowling Green State University, summer 2001

 

Workshops

Oswald, F. L., & Stanton, J. M. (2011, April). Put your survey on a diet: How to develop, deploy, analyze, and justify brief measures of organizational constructs. Workshop presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

 

Media Releases

Metrolink workers plan to boycott personality tests,” guest on AirTalk, host Larry Mantle, 89.3FM KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, 4/1/2010.

“SYRUS, Understanding individual differences in multitasking performance,” Navy Research Protections Update, Feb/Mar 2007.

“Professors find ways to predict student success,” by Kathleen Polesnak, The State News (Michigan State University student paper), 7/31/2006.

“College success predictors go beyond test scores, GPAs,” by Jeff Koch, MSU Today, 7/14/06.

“The SAT III?” by Cecilia Simon, New York Times, 1/18/04.

Boston Globe, 8/8/2003, "Broader, Varied SAT Advocated" by Ellen Barry