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Frederick Oswald
Professor
Professor of Psychology
 
e-mail:foswald@rice.edu
 
  • M.A. Psychology (1997) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA
  • B.A. Psychology (1992) University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX USA
  • Ph.D. Psychology (1999) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA
 
Primary Department
   Department of Psychology
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Psychology
  • Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
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    Websites
     Fred Oswald
     Fred Oswald - Associate Professor
     Fred Oswald - Associate Professor
     
    Research Areas
     workforce readiness, personnel selection (organizational and military), college admissions, job performance, individual differences (personality, interests, ability), psychological measurement, meta-analysis, statistical methods
     
    Research Accomplishments and Objectives
     

    You will see from the outline of my research program below that it is both methodological and substantive in nature; some of it also spans disciplines, particularly cognitive and personality psychology, but also educational psychology.


    Substantive Research. My substantive research focuses on personnel selection issues in psychology, particularly the issues of (a) understanding and predicting multiple dimensions of job performance and (b) improving the conceptualization and application of person-job fit. My work provides important contributions to personnel selection in both academic and employment settings. My work is regularly published and cited within the top-tier journals in my area, and my publications have been cited 313 times to-date according to the Web of Science index. It is also worth noting that much of my published work is carried out in close collaboration with graduate students, where often they take on the lead author role. Recent research of mine has contributed to understanding and predicting multiple dimensions of job and academic performance. The import of this work is twofold: to measure performance more representatively and potentially to achieve greater applicant diversity in personnel selection and college admissions settings. Both the employment and academic literatures argue that the informal requirements of jobs or of college may tend to go unmeasured yet are often legitimate and valued aspects of performance. For instance, my current collaborative work, funded by the College Board, has made inroads along these lines by developing a taxonomy of college performance that includes not only dimensions reflecting the formal intellectual requirements of college, but also those dimensions that college mission statements and the educational literature emphasize but often do not measure in any systematic sense. Another area of my research contributions is in advancing the conceptualization and application of person-job fit. Before organizations select an individual into a job, it is important to understand how individuals select themselves into a particular occupation in the first place. For many working-age people, finding a job that well suited to them can be a lifelong process, and when people do find a job that fits them ¿ and in turn when they are a good fit to the organization and team ¿ the existing research shows a host of positive outcomes, at least in terms of job satisfaction (and conversely, negative outcomes being found for people not well suited for their job). My research has demonstrated systematic relationships between the characteristics of individuals and the characteristics of jobs. An early paper of mine showed that the distinct profiles of abilities when clustering job requirements align surprisingly well with the profiles that arise when clustering individual interests in those jobs. The clusters also nicely align with existing theory on ¿trait complexes¿ or constellations of abilities, personality and interests used to describe individuals. A subsequent paper of mine went beyond showing similar structures by actually matching individual to jobs, applying a theory of cognitive ability to relating individual information on cognitive abilities to occupational information on ability requirements. Luminaries in the field have long complained about the practical needs in personnel selection taking center stage at the expense of the more theoretical contributions that would inform and benefit those needs. My substantive research makes meaningful contributions toward addressing these complaints.


    Methodological Research. Methodologically my work contributes in two areas, both of which are relevant to my substantive research within personnel selection, but has been of benefit to other areas of psychology and educational psychology. One area lies in modeling and measuring group differences in psychological tests. This work is critically important across a variety of disciplines that seek to understand whether specific measures appear to measure the same intended construct across groups, where groups are defined by gender, culture, race or some other characteristic. Finding support for construct equivalence can lead to inferences of a measure being fair and interpretable; finding differences can lead to theoretically based work on why different groups might perceive a construct differently. Early work of mine focused on differential prediction analysis for African Americans and whites and specifically the extent to which violations of the linear-regression assumptions occur in actual personnel selection data. Additionally, I coauthored a paper on modeling group differences at the latent-variable level. This paper extends previous literature in providing a step-by-step guide for conducting analyses of measurement invariance across groups, but it also goes beyond this by considering and conducting group-difference analyses that are useful yet are not typically conducted in the psychological literature. My substantive and methodological research on group differences will together make advances in the employment settings and college admissions settings where such work takes place. A second major area of my methodological work is reflected in developing quantitative models of meta-analysis that deal with studies missing psychometric information, such as reliability, range restriction, and correlations between variables. The traditional view is that a meta-analysis that incorporates a large number of studies is considered ¿robust¿ and desirable by many. Meta-analyses however, must deal with a massive amount of missing psychometric information, because when more studies are included in a meta-analysis the amount of missing information increases geometric. How can new meta-analysis models consider missing information and lead to more appropriate (though potentially weaker) inferences about a body of psychological research being summarized? My work addresses this important question by comparing meta-analysis methods with one another and in comparison and contrast with other multivariate methods, and in so doing a radically new perspective emerges that addresses several important-but-unstated assumptions of meta-analysis methods that have been in use in psychology for over 25 years. Current Research Directions. Current work research relates theories of ability, personality, and motivation to prediction of multitasking in job-relevant performance domains. This type of research is highly relevant to today¿s workplace, because most if not all work in the real world requires prioritizing and performing multiple tasks at the same time. The existing literature has examined the dynamics of performance, but there is clearly much more work to be done in examining the nature of performance over time ¿ and predictors of such performance ¿ especially when it comes to multi-tasking performance. Although I lead a project recently funded by the Navy, this multitasking work critically depends on my collaboration with Zach Hambrick along with several I/O and cognitive psychology graduate students. Although current Navy contract work nears completion, other grant possibilities will be pursued as well to ensure funding necessary for uninterrupted research progress. As mentioned, my methodological work extends meta-analytic methods to accommodate missing data. I am currently developing a paper that points out the nature and scope of the missing-data issue. I would also conduct future meta-analysis work applying multivariate methods for aggregating covariance matrices with missing data to existing meta-analytic methods. Additionally, future work would seek to draw deeper connections between meta-analysis models and hierarchical linear models, with the former (reflecting individuals nested within studies) being a special case of the latter. Conceptual and practical issues that arise in meta-analysis may inform hierarchical linear modeling issues, and vice-versa.

     
    Teaching Areas
     personnel selection (grad), individual differences (grad), statistical methods (grad/ugrad), research methods (grad/ugrad)
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

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

     
     

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

     
     Refereed articles
     

    Bosco, F. A., Steel, P., Oswald, F. L., Uggerslev, K. L., & Field, J. G. (2015). Cloud-based meta-analysis to bridge science and practice: Welcome to metaBUS. Personnel Assessment and Decisions, 1, 3-17.

     
     

    Heggestad, E. D., Rogelberg, S., Goh, A., & Oswald, F. L. (2015). Considering the effects of nonresponse on correlations between surveyed variables: A simulation study to provide context to evaluate survey results.  Journal of Personnel Psychology, 14, 91-103.

     
     

    Hough, L. M., Oswald, F. L., & Ock, J. (2015). Beyond the Big Five: New directions for personality research and practice in organizations. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 2, 1-27. 

     
     

    Ock, J., & Oswald, F. L. (2015). Managing the interpersonal aspect of performance management. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8, 111-119.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L., Ercan, S. McAbee, S. T., Ock, J., & Shaw, A. (2015). Imperfect corrections or correct imperfections?: Psychometric corrections in meta-analysis.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8, 1-4.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L., McAbee, S. T., Redick, T. S., Hambrick, D. Z. (2015). The development of a short domain-general measure of working memory capacity. Behavior Research Methods, 47, 1343-1355.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L., Mitchell, G., Blanton, H., Jaccard, J., & Tetlock, P. E. (2015). Using the IAT to predict ethnic and racial discrimination: Small effects of unknown societal importance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 562-571.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L., Shaw, A., & Farmer, W. L. (2015). Comparing simple scoring with IRT scoring of personality measures: The Navy Computer Adaptive Personality Scales (NCAPS). Applied Psychological Measurement, 39, 144-154.

     
     

    Zyphur, M. J., & Oswald, F. L. (2015). Bayesian estimation and inference: A user’s guide. Journal of Management, 41, 390-420.

     
     

    Christiansen, N. D., Robie, C., Quirk, S. W., & Oswald, F. L. (2014). Light already defines the darkness: Understanding normal and maladaptive personality in the workplace. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, 138-143.

     
     

    Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2014). Thinking ahead: Assuming linear versus nonlinear personality-criterion relationships in personnel selection. Human Performance, 27, 61-79.

     
     

    Hambrick, D. Z., Altmann, E. M., Oswald, F. L., Meinz, E. J., & Gobet, F. (2014).  Facing facts about deliberate practice. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 5, 1-2.

     
     

    Hambrick, D. Z., Altmann, E. M., Oswald, F. L., Meinz, E. J., Gobet, F., & Campitelli, G. (2014). Accounting for expert performance: The devil is in the details. Intelligence, 45, 112-114.

     
     

    Hambrick, D. Z., Oswald, F. L., Altmann, E. M., Meinz, E. J. (2014). Deliberate practice: Is that all it takes to become an expert? Intelligence, 45, 34-45.

     
     

    McAbee, S. T., King, E. B., Allen, T. A., Converse, P. C., Eby, L. T., Leslie, L. M., Meyer, R. D., Oswald, F. L., Rogelberg, S. G., Stark, S., & Yang, L. (2014). Including science advocacy in the IO curriculum. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, 61-65.

     
     

    McAbee, S. T., Oswald, F. L., & Connelly, B. S. (2014). Bifactor models of personality and college student performance: A broad vs. narrow view. European Journal of Personality, 28, 604-619.

     
     

    McNamara, B. N., Hambrick, D. Z., & Oswald, F. L. (2014). Deliberate practice and performance in music, games, sports, education, and professions: A meta-analysis. Psychological Science, 25, 1608-1618.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L., Converse, P. D., & Putka, D. J. (2014). Generating race, gender and other subgroup data in personnel selection simulations: A pervasive issue with a simple solution. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 22, 310-320.

     
     

    Plonsky, L., & Oswald, F. L. (2014). How big is ‘big’? Interpreting effect sizes in L2 research. Language Learning, 64, 878-912.

     
     

    Randall, J. G., Oswald, F. L., & Beier, M. E. (2014). Mind-wandering, cognition, and performance: A theory-driven meta-analysis of attention regulation. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 1411-1431.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    McAbee, S. T., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). The criterion-related validity of personality measures for predicting GPA: A meta-analytic comparative-validity competition. Psychological Assessment, 25, 532-544.

     
     

    Nimon, K., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). Understanding the results of multiple linear regression: Beyond standardized regression coefficients. Organizational Research Methods 16, 650-674.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L., Mitchell, G., Blanton, H., Jaccard, J., & Tetlock, P. E. (2013). Predicting ethnic and racial discrimination: A meta-analysis of IAT criterion studies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 171-192.

     
     

    Schell, K.L., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). Item grouping and item randomization in personality measurement. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 317-321.

     
     

    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, 4, 331-345. *order arbitrary

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

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

     

     
     

    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 in Navy sailors: A process-specific approach. Military Psychology, 23, 365-380.

     

     
     

    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.

     

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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 Pr  actice, 3, 329-334.

     

     
     

    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.

     

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

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

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     Editor of books
     

    Ryan, A. M., Leong, F. T. L., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). Conducting multinational research: Applying organizational psychology in the workplace. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

     

     
     Book chapters
     

    Oswald, F. L., & Putka, D. J. (2016). Statistical methods for big data: A scenic tour.  In S. Tonidandel, E. King, & J. Cortina (Eds.), Big data at work: The data science revolution and organizational psychology (pp. 43-63). New York: Routledge.

     
     

    Putka, D., J., & Oswald, F. L. (2016). Implications of the big data movement for the advancement of I-O science and practice. In S. Tonidandel, E. King, & J. Cortina (Eds.), Big data at work: The data science revolution and organizational psychology (pp. 181-212). New York: Routledge.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L., Putka, D. J., & Ock, J. (2015). Weight a minute, what you see in a weighted composite is probably not that you get!  In C. E. Lance & R. J. Vandenberg (Eds.). More statistical myths and urban legends (pp. 187-205). New York: Taylor & Francis.

     
     

    Plonsky, L., & Oswald, F. L. (2015). Meta-analyzing second language research. In L. Plonsky (Ed.), Advancing quantitative methods in second language research (pp. 106-128). New York: Routledge. [Adapted from Plonsky, L., & Oswald, F. L. (2012). How to do a meta-analysis. In A. Mackey & S. M. Gass (Eds.), Research methods in second language acquisition: A practical guide (pp. 275-295). London: Wiley Blackwell.] 

     
     

    Poposki, E. M., & Oswald, F. L. (2013). 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. To appear in Handbook of employee selection (J. L. Farr & N. T. Tippins, Eds.). New York: Routledge Academic.

     
     

    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: Its measurement, validity, and modeling. In S. Zedeck (Ed.), APA handbook of industrial and organizational psychology (pp. 153-184). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

     
     Book reviews
     

    Oswald, F. L. (2009). Book review - Publication bias in meta-analysis: Prevention, assessment and adjustments. Applied Psychological Measurement, 33, 74-76.

     
     Other
     

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

     
     

    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.

     
     

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

     
     

    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.


     
     

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

     

     
     

    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., Oswald, F., & Crabb, J. (2009). Risk preference elicitation and the role of personality and intelligence. U.S. Defense Technical Information Center (NPRST-TN-09-8). Office of Naval Research.

     
     

    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.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    Oswald, F. L. Setting the stage: The evolving goals of candidate testing and its role in personnel selection. National Research Council, Committee on Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives workshop, Washington DC, April 3-4, 2013.

     
     

    Practical Issues in Developing Measures, Center for the Advancement of Research Methods, Wayne State University, Detroit MI

     
     Other
     

    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.

     

     
     Panelist
     

    Oswald, F. L. (2015). All data big and small: Implications for organizational science. Symposium at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

     
     

    McAbee, Oswald, F. L., & Connelly, B. S. (2014). Broad versus narrow traits: Bifactor models of personality and prediction. Symposium at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

     
     

    Shaw, A., Oswald, F. L., Elizondo, F., & Wadlington, P. L. (2014). Exploratory response time analyses in computerized item-timed tests. Symposium at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

     
     

    Ock, J., & Oswald, F. L. (2014). Implications of measurement nonequivalence on scale reliability. Symposium presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

     
     

    McAbee, S. T., Connelly, B. S., & Oswald, F. L. (2014). Self and observer reports: Applying bifactor models to personality traits. Symposium presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L., Caragea, C., & Nimon, K. (2014). Technology-enhanced meta-analysis across scientific disciplines.  Symposium presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L. (2014). The promise and perils of big data in I-O psychology. Panelist at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L. (2014). Theme track: Deductive research meets inductive research.  Oswald, F. L. (2014). Presenter at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

     
     

    Oswald, F. L. (2014). Theoretical and practical advances in latent variable models of personality.  Discussant at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     

     
     Ramsay, L., Kim, B., Oswald, F., Schmitt, N., & Gillespie, M. (2008). Bogus items, their content, and responses under different situational constraints. Symposium presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), San Francisco, CA.
     
     Oberlander, E. M., Oswald, F. L., & Chen, H. T. (2008). Development and validation of a new measure of polychronicity. Symposium presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
     
     Roehling, M. V., Pichler, S., Oswald, F. L., Bruce, T. (2008). Effects of weight-bias on job-related outcomes: A meta-analysis. Symposium presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA
     
     Oswald, F. L. (2008). Examining faking using within-subjects designs and applicant data. Discussant. Symposium presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), San Francisco, CA.
     
     Rench, T., Oswald, F., & Oberlander, E. (2008). Facet-level effects of conscientiousness in an adaptive multitasking environment. Symposium presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), San Francisco, CA.
     
     Blackstone, T. F., Oswald, F., & Crabb, J. (2008). Risk preference elicitation and the role of personality and intelligence. Paper presented at the 50th Annual Military Testing Association Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
     
     Chen, H. T., Bearden, R. M., Roland, D., Oswald, F. L., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2008). SYRUS: Individual differences in multitasking ability. Presented at the Eighth Annual Navy Workforce Research and Analysis Conference, Crystal Falls, VA.
     
     Posters
     

    Oswald, F. L., Shaw, A., & Burrus, J. (2015). Toward a more integrated view of student development, performance, and success. Poster presented at the 4th Biennial Association for Research in Personality, St. Louis, MO.

     
     

    Redick, T. R., McAbee, S. T., Oswald, F. L., & Hambrick, D. Z., (2014). Validation of a short domain-general measure of working memory. Presented at the Society for Computers in Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     

     
     

    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.

     

     
     

    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.

     

     
     

    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.

     
     

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

     
     

    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.

     

     
     Oberlander, E. M., Oswald, F. L., & Chen, H. (2008). Neuroticism negatively affects multitasking performance through state anxiety. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
     
     Wessel, J., Ryan, A. M., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). Occupational fit and the role of individual adaptability. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), San Francisco, CA.
     
     

    Kim, B., Schmitt, N., Oswald, F. L., & Merritt, S. (2008). Diversity outcomes in homogeneous environments: The case of historically black colleges and universities. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Western Academy of Management, Oakland, CA.

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    Shaw, A., & Oswald, F. L. (2015). Using job performance models to understand the education-to-work "skills gap." Symposium at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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.

     
     

    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). 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.

     

     
     

    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.

     

     
     

    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.

     
     Session Chair
     Oswald, F., & Rench, T. (2008). Face it: The predictive validity of personality facets. Session co-chair. Symposium presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), San Francisco, CA.
     
     Oswald, F. L. (2008). Reviewing the reviewers: Editors¿ reflections on reviewer comments. Session chair. Panel discussion presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), San Francisco, CA.
     
     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.

     

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Research Synthesis Methods. (2015 - 2015)

     Associate Editor, Psychological Methods. (2015 - 2015)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Management. (2015 - 2015)

     Associate Editor, Psychological Methods. (2014 - 2014)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Management. (2014 - 2014)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Research in Personality. (2015 - 2017)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Psychology. Springer. (2012 - 2012)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Management. (2012 - 2012)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Management. (2013 - 2013)

     Associate Editor, Psychological Methods. (2013 - 2013)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Management. (2011 - 2011)

     Associate Editor, Research Synthesis Methods. (2013 - 2013)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Psychology. Springer. (2011 - 2011)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Psychology. Springer. (2009 - 2009)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Psychology. Springer. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Wiley. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Psychology. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Military Psychology. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Organizational Research Methods. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology. American Psychological Association. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Personnel Psychology. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Personnel Assessment and Decisions. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Testing. (2015 - 2016)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology. American Psychological Association. (2014 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, SIOP Frontiers Book series. (2014 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Military Psychology. (2014 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Organizational Research Methods. (2014 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Wiley. (2014 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Personnel Psychology. (2014 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Personnel Assessment and Decisions. (2014 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Personnel Assessment and Decisions. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, SIOP Frontiers Book series. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Military Psychology. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Research in Personality. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Personnel Psychology. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology. American Psychological Association. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Organizational Research Methods. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Psychological Methods. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Psychology. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Wiley. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Research in Personality. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Personnel Psychology. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology. American Psychological Association. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Organizational Research Methods. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Military Psychology. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Wiley. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Research in Personality. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Personnel Psychology. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Wiley. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Management. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology. American Psychological Association. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Organizational Research Methods. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Psychological Methods. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Psychological Methods. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Military Psychology. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Personnel Psychology. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Wiley. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Management. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology. American Psychological Association. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Organizational Research Methods. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Wiley. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Management. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology. American Psychological Association. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Organizational Research Methods. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, reviewer of 43 journal manuscripts, 1 Army tech report. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, (ad hoc reviews). (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Psychology. (2008 - 2008)

     Other, reviewer of 32 articles. (2008 - 2008)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Sarah Pachulicz, MA Predicting mutltiasking performance form self-report of personality and temperament. (2008) (Thesis Director)

     Alyssa Friede, PhD An intervention-based examination of work family decision making, self-efficacy and anticipated work-family conflict. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Soyeon Ahn, PhD Application of model-driven meta-analysis and latent variables framework in synthesizing studies using diverse measures. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Christine Scheu, PhD Using goal orientation to develop customized learning environments: An interactionist approach. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jennifer Wessel, MA Fairness information and fairness evaluations: When indirect information matters. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Elizabeth Oberlander, MA Understanding and predicting multitasking performance using non-cognitive variables: Addressing issues in past research and developing a new measure of polychronicity. (2008) (Thesis Director)

     Shaun Pichler, PhD The effect of performance appraisal context on employee reactions and the mediating role of justice perceptions. (2009) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Max McDaniel, PhD Implicit vs. explicit measures of personality. (2009) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Luis Novelo, PhD Bayesian semiparametric and flexible models for analyzing biomedical data. (2009) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Abigail Quinn, MA Source of expertise in scoring key development as a determinant of the nature of the constructs measured. (2009) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ashley Rittmayer Hanks, PhD Employee Turnover: The Effects of Workplace Events . (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Terrance Savitsky, PhD Generalized Gaussian process models with Bayesian variable selection. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Katherine Ramos, MA Development of a New Measure of Helping at Work. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Rebecca Lundwall, MA Is Response Time Variability on an Exogenous Visual Orienting Task Associated with Specific Genetic Markers?. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Luke Plonsky, PhD Study Quality in Second Language Acquisition [Michigan State University]. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Gunes Avci, PhD Transfer of the testing effect: Just how powerful is it?. (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Shu Wang, PhD Individual Differences in Adaptation to Changes . (2012) (Thesis Director)

     Jisoo Ock, MA Practical impact of predictor reliability for personnel selection decisions . (2012) (Thesis Director)

     Corinne M. Allen, PhD Inhibitory control mechanisms and their role in task switching: A multi-methodological approach . (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Seydahmen Ercan, MA Assessing Adverse Impact: An Alternative to the Four-Fifths Rule . (2012) (Thesis Director)

     Jason Randall, MA Is Retest Bias Biased?. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Chelsea McCracken, PhD A Grammar of Belep. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Enrica Nicole Ruggs, PhD The Influence of Employee Inkings on Consumer Behavior: Booed, Eschewed, and Tattooed. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Christin L Upchurch, MA Adaptive Performance: The Role of Knowledge Structure Development. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Katherine Elizabeth Nelson, PhD An acoustic analysis and cross-linguistic study of the phonemic inventory of Nez Perce. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Larry Martinez, MA Childhood cancer survivors' workplace experiences. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Michelle Martin, MA The Generalizability of Knowledge as Measured by a Single-Response Situational Judgment Test Across Domains. (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     SIOP Scholar, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

     Fellow, American Psychological Society, American Psychological Society (May 2012)

     Fellow, American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association (9/1/2012)

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

     Fellow - Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics (APA Div. 5), American Psychological Association (9/28/2012)

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

     Social Sciences Research Initiative - Research Professorship, College of Social Sciences

    Positions Held
     Program Reviewer, Academy of Management - Research Methods Divsion. (2011 - 2011)

     National Research Council - BOHSI Board member. (2015 - 2015)

     Scientific Affairs Committee, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; Div. 14, American Psychological Association). (2011 - 2011)

     Program Reviewer - SIOP conference, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; Div. 14, American Psychological Association). (2011 - 2011)

     Chair - SIOP Scientific Affairs Committee, Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. (2012 - 2012)

     Board Member At Large, Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) . (2013 - 2013)

     Grant Reviewer, Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) Luxembourg. (2012 - 2012)

     American Educational Research Association - Division D (Measurement and Research Methodology) - Graduate Student Research Gala Reviewer, AERA. (2013 - 2013)

     Grant Reviewer, Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Luxembourg. (2011 - 2011)

     Program Reviewer - SIOP conference, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; Div. 14, American Psychological Association). (2012 - 2012)

     External Relations Committee, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; Div. 14, American Psychological Association). (2013 - 2013)

     Organizational Research Methods - Best Paper Award Committee Chair. (2012 - 2012)

     Journal of Management - Best Paper Award Committee Chair. (2012 - 2012)

     External Relations Committee, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; Div. 14, American Psychological Association). (2012 - 2012)

     Chair - SIOP Scientific Affairs Committee, Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. (2013 - 2013)

     Board Member At Large, Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) . (2012 - 2012)

     Reviewer - Southern Management Association conference. (2013 - 2013)

     Reviewer - AMA Summer Marketing Educator's Conference, American Marketing Association. (2012 - 2012)

     Program Reviewer, Academy of Management - Research Methods Divsion. (2013 - 2013)

     Committee Member - Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives, National Research Council . (2013 - 2013)

     Report Reviewer, National Research Council. (2013 - 2013)

     Technical Reviewer, National Research Council. (2013 - 2013)

     SIOP (APA Div 14) President-Elect. (2016 - 2016)

     SIOP - Research and Science Officer. (2015 - 2015)

     Senior Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness (MICCR). (2015 - 2015)

     National Research Council of the National Academies, Committee on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies,. (2015 - 2015)

     APA Board of Scientific Affairs, Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment . (2016 - 2019)

     APA Board of Educational Affairs, Task Force on the Integration of Science and Practice in Health Service Psychology (HSP) Training. (2015 - 2015)

     Senior Research Fellow - Army Research Institute. (2015 - 2015)

     External Relations Committee, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; Div. 14, American Psychological Association). (2011 - 2011)