The HAIOP 2016 Banquet Will be held on March 8th at the Hilton at University of Houston.

HAIOP is delighted to announce that the speaker for the 2016 Banquet is former SIOP President, Dr. Eduardo Salas

To register for the banquet and pay annual membership fees, click here.

Time: 5:30 – Social Hour

            6:30 – Dinner

            7:30 – Presentation from Dr. Salas

Dr. Salas is currently a Professor and Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair at Rice University.  Previously, he was the Trustee Chair and Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Florida. He also held an appointment as Program Director for Human Systems Integration Research Department at the Institute for Simulation & Training. Prior to that role, he was a senior research psychologist and Head of the Training Technology Development Branch of NAVAIR-Orlando for 15 years.

 Eduardo's research interests are in

·         uncovering what facilitates teamwork and team effectiveness in organizations;

·         how and why does team training work;

·         how to optimize simulation-based training;

·         how to design, implement and evaluate training & development systems and

·         generating evidence-based guidance for those in practice.

Check back soon for the yearly agenda.

Congratulations to Fred Oswald of Rice University – 2017 SIOP President!


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Fred Oswald

A member of Rice’s faculty since 2008, Oswald researches a wide range of psychological testing and personnel selection issues in organizational, educational and military settings. He currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of Management, Psychological Methods, Research Synthesis Methods and Journal of Research in Personality and serves on nine editorial boards. He is a current member of the Board of Human Systems Integration of the National Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.

For more information on SIOP, visit www.siop.org/.

Adapted from article by Amy McCaig, a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.

Congratulations to Mikki Hebl of Rice University – Recipient of Nation’s Largest Teaching Award!

Baylor University has awarded the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching to SIOP member Michelle (Mikki) Hebl of Houston’s Rice University, an honor that carries a $250,000 prize.

The Cherry Award is designed to honor great teachers, stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and encourage departments and institutions to recognize their own great teachers. It is the only national teaching award—with the largest single monetary award—presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. “Dr. Hebl has a remarkable record of recognized teaching and scholarship awards. The Cherry committee was particularly impressed with her passion and enthusiasm for teaching and her ability to engage with both students and faculty across a variety of disciplines,” said Michael W. Thompson, committee chair and associate dean for undergraduate programs at Baylor, in university news release.

Previously, she received SIOP’s Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award in 2008. During her career, she has received more than a dozen awards for teaching as well as her work on issues of gender and diversity. In addition to her $250,000 award, an additional $25,000 will be given to the department of psychology at Rice University. She will also teach in residence at Baylor during the spring 2017 semester. One of three finalists, Hebl said she was “thrilled and humbled” by the honor. “I just feel lucky to be recognized for something—teaching and mentoring—that I feel so blessed to do as a career.” As part of the selection process, she presented a lecture at Baylor in which she demonstrated how even the most high-intentioned and educated people hold biases, possess skewed beliefs about themselves, and express discrimination toward others. She received her doctorate from Dartmouth University and since 1998 has been teaching at Rice where she is the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology. 

Adapted from article by SIOP Administrative Office

HAIOP is moving to a calendar year!

All memberships from the 2014/2015 academic year will be considered current until march 1st 2016.

Membership renewals and banquet tickets for the 2016 calendar year can be purchased here!