For his outstanding contributions to industrial and organizational psychology, UNC Charlotte Psychological Science Department Chair Eric D. Heggestad has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
Heggestad is one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists that SIOP awarded Fellow status at its 34th annual conference in early April.
“It is so incredibly flattering and such an honor to be recognized by my colleagues in this way,” said Heggestad, who also is affiliated with the UNC Charlotte Organizational Science doctoral program.
Over the past two decades, Heggestad has made significant scholarly contributions in two principal areas: trait structure-performance relations – including the relationship between personality and intelligence – and psychological measurement. His work in these areas has been rigorous, innovative and useful to many researchers in the field. He has received over $1 million in external funding to support this research, including recent funding from the Army Research Institute.
A past recipient of the Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment, Heggestad has 55 publications, which have been cited over 4,700 times (Google Scholar). In addition, he has made powerful and lasting contributions to the profession through his service to SIOP, including work on numerous key initiatives.
Heggestad joined the faculty of UNC Charlotte in 2005 from a faculty position at Colorado State University; prior to that he worked as an applied industrial-organizational psychologist at Human Resources Research Organization and at the Air Force Research Lab, Human Resources Directorate. He earned his doctoral degree from University of Minnesota.
The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession may be researchers, teachers, practitioners or administrators. They work in several settings including in business, government, consulting, and academia. SIOP Fellows may be recognized for outstanding contributions to the profession in any of these areas.
To be considered for SIOP Fellow status, a member must be nominated by another member, and endorsed by at least three more SIOP Fellows. A member who has been active in the Society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field.
SIOP is an international professional organization with an annual membership of more than 10,000 industrial-organizational psychologists. Its mission is to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of industrial-organizational psychology.
Image: Heggestad celebrates being named a SIOP Fellow at the SIOP annual conference. Image courtesy of the Department of Psychological Science.