Dr. Fred Oswald is a Professor in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program within
of Psychology at Rice University, and he is President Elect of the
Society for Industrial and
Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
In terms of research and teaching, Fred's expertise, publications and large-scale grant-funded projects deal with personnel selection, psychological testing, and big data applications in organizational, education and military settings. His research addresses issues around the definition, modeling, and prediction of societally relevant outcomes (e.g., job performance, academic performance, satisfaction, turnover) from psychological measures that reflect cognitive, motivational, and behavioral constructs (e.g., cognitive abilities, personality traits, situational judgment tests, job knowledge and skill, and biographical data). His statistical work in big data and predictive modeling, meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, and adverse impact analysis informs personnel selection and psychological testing issues in the research, practice, and legal arenas.
In terns of journal and editorial service, Fred currently serves as Associate Editor for 2 journals: Psychological Methods and Journal of Research in Personality, and he has been Associate Editor of 3 others: Journal of Management, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Research Synthesis Methods. He serves on 10 editorial boards: Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Personnel Assessment and Decisions, Organizational Research Methods, Psychological Assessment, Archives of Scientific Psychology, Military Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, and International Journal of Testing.
In terms of national service and outreach, Fred currently serves as a board member of the National Research Council's Board of Human Systems Integration (BOHSI), a committee member for the National Research Council's project on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies, and a board member of APA's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment (CPTA).
In terms of professional recognition and awards, Fred is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, APA Division 14), APA Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (APA Division 5), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (APA Division 8), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).