2017 HAIOP Schedule

We are planning to meet approximately on the second Tuesday of every other month, with some other dates mixed in.

  • May 23 2017 - HAIOP Banquet (details are shown below)

Keep up with this site, as we will post updates to the schedule regularly.


The HAIOP 2017 Banquet will be held on May 23rd at the HESS Club.

HAIOP is delighted to announce that the speaker for the 2017 Banquet is current SIOP President, Dr. Mort McPhail

Location: HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Topic: Dr. McPhail's talk will be focused on two areas:

  • Some Lessons from 35 Years of Practice

  • Updates from the SIOP President

Time: 5:30 - 8:30

  • 5:30 to 6:30 - Happy Hour
  • 6:30 to 7:30 - Dinner
  • 7:30 to 8:30 - Talk by Mort McPhail


We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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 2016 will be considered current until march 1st 2017.

Membership renewals and banquet tickets for the 2017 calendar year can be purchased here!