Fred Oswald

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To read about Fred’s research and collaborations, see What We Do and Publications.

Professional leadership

Journal and editorial service

Editorial boards

  • Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior (2017-present)
  • Psychological Bulletin (2020-2026), Consulting Editor
  • Personnel Psychology (2010-present)
  • Personnel Assessment and Decisions (2013-present)
  • Organizational Research Methods (2007-present)
  • Psychological Assessment (2015-present), Consulting Editor
  • Military Psychology (2011-present)
  • Journal of Business and Psychology (2008-2009, 2013-present)
  • International Journal of Selection and Assessment (2003-present)
  • International Journal of Testing (2015-present)
  • Neuropsychology Review (2020-present)
  • Journal of Applied Psychology (2005-2019)
  • Journal of Management (2003-2011)
  • Psychological Methods (2010-2012)
  • Journal of Research in Personality (2011-2015)
  • Archives of Research in Scientific Psychology (2016-2019)
  • SIOP Frontiers Book Series (2013-2019)

University leadership

  • Chief Marshal of Commencement (2020-present)
  • Chair of the Library Committee (2017-present)
  • Director of Graduate Studies (2016-present)
  • I-O psychology area head (2016-present)
  • Faculty Senate and executive board member (2011-2017)
  • Co-Chair (with Devika Subramanian), Data Science minor committee (2016-2019)
  • Established STEM-CIP psychology graduate degree codes in support of international students (2019)
  • Chair, Department of Psychological Sciences (2013-2014)

Research Areas

Workforce Readiness, Quantitative Methods (Meta-analysis, Psychometrics, Big Data)


B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1992

M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1998

Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1999

Honors & Awards

National Associate – National Academy of Sciences (2020)

Excellence in Professional Service Award – Rice University (2020)

Fellow – Society for Personality and Social Psychology (APA Division 8, 2016)

Fellow – Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, APA Division 14, 2012)

Fellow – Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (APA Division 5, 2012)

Fellow – American Psychological Association (APA, 2012)

Fellow – Association for Psychological Science (APS, 2012)


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