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Craig, S. Bartholomew
Contact Info:, 919-513-0518,

  • Research Interests: My primary research interests focus on organizational leadership, counterproductive work behavior, psychological measurement, and--especially--the intersection of those three areas. My work seeks to identify factors that contribute to leaders' effectiveness in their roles, including characteristics of both the leaders themselves and the situations in which they work. This endeavor requires examining not only factors that enhance leadership by their presence (the "bright side") but also factors that enhance leadership through their absence (the "dark side"). Therefore I have a keen interest in what some have called "destructive leadership." The twin objectives of my research program are to enhance our understanding of leadership processes and to develop interventions that organizations can use to improve their leaders' performance in measurable ways. Because measuring leadership performance is a large part of my! work, I embrace a highly quantitative approach and specialize in creating multisource leadership assessment instruments, such as 360 degree tools.
  • Bio: Dr. S. Bartholomew Craig, Associate Professor of Psychology, joined the faculty in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology from Virginia Tech in 2002, his M.S. in I-O psychology in 1995, and his B.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1992. Prior to coming to NCSU, Dr. Craig was a research scientist and consultant at the leadership development consultancy of Kaplan DeVries Inc. and a research associate at the Center for Creative Leadership. He continues to serve as an adjunct consultant and researcher at both those organizations. Dr. Craig's consulting practice focuses on developing tools for measuring leadership performance, working with individual managers to improve their effectiveness, and evaluating the effectiveness of training programs. He lives with his family in Raleigh, where he has been known to indulge in science fiction/fantasy films, computer games, and hard rock music.

Meade, Adam
Contact Info:, 919-513-4857,, NCSU Psychometrics and Recruitment Lab:

  • Research Interests: My research interests are focused primarily in psychological measurement (psychometrics) as well as statistical approaches to studying organizational phenomena. Within this broad area, I have focused on alternative methodological approaches to studying measurement invariance, the concept that tests and measures can behave differently in different samples leading to incomparable comparisons between the samples. More recently I have been interested in innovative approaches to measurement such as reaction time-based measures, facebook data mining, and implicit association tests. Check out my homepage for an online vita and additional information:
  • Bio: Dr. Adam W. Meade, Associate Professor, joined the faculty in 2002. He earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia (1996) before completing M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) degrees from the University of Georgia. Prior to coming to NCSU, Dr. Meade served as the Director of Research for a small training company in the Denver, CO area and as an intern in the research department of SHL in Boulder, CO. He has external consulting experience, primarily in the areas of employee selection and scale development. Additionally, he has developed custom software for 360-degree feedback data management systems and software for the implicit association test.

Michael, Joan
Contact Info:, 919-513-4072

  • Research Interests: Tests, measurement and evaluation

Pond, Samuel B.
Contact Info:, 919-515-1720

  • Research Interests: My research interests are mostly within the "O" of I/O Psychology, including work motivation, work attitudes, and organizational change and development. I primarily do field research addressing activities at work that shape peoples' judgments about their capability to do good work and how this is associated with job performance and work attitudes. Furthermore, I am interested in studying how work activities both influence and are influenced by non-work activities. I also research the effects of age on work perceptions and behavior. Recently, I have applied my industrial-organizational psychology expertise to student leadership development. Most of my research interests would probably fall within these keywords: job satisfaction, older workers, organizational citizenship behavior, organizational commitment, organizational development and evaluation, procedural justice, self-efficacy, socialization.
  • Bio: Dr. Samuel B. Pond, III (Bob), Associate Professor of Psychology, joined the faculty in 1981. He received his B.A. in Psychology from East Carolina University (1976) and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Auburn University (1978 and 1980, respectively). While at Auburn, he served as a Senior Research Assistant in the Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC) and also taught Introductory Psychology. His experience at ATAC shaped his interest in consulting and conducting field research in public and private sector organizations. While I/O Psychology is his field of expertise, he dabbles in as many areas of psychology as possible and enjoys teaching two undergraduate courses: Controversial Issues in Psychology, and Introductory Psychology. His organizational interests are shared and continually developed in three graduate level courses: Organizational Psychology, Work Motivation Theory, and Organization Development and Change. He and his wife, Susan, have three children (ages 15, 19, and 24). Presently three dogs reside in the Pond house: two miniature dachshunds and one very large lab/Doberman mix.

Thompson, Lori Foster
Contact Info:, 919-513-7845, NCSU Technology in IO Lab:

  • Research Interests: Technology has dramatically altered the manner in which organizations do business. Accordingly, it has also transformed the way people think about and perform their work. The implications for I/O psychology are enormous! Computer-supported cooperative work, online surveys, web-based training, electronic monitoring, and online volunteerism provide but a few examples of the intersections between technology and I/O psychology. Clearly, research is needed to help understand, manage, and drive these changes; this is where my interests lie. My primary research program combines both laboratory and field work, and focuses on technology-driven changes in the world of work. Recent efforts include a focus on how to use I/O psychology and technology to reduce global poverty – a topic which falls within the emerging domain of Humanitarian Work Psychology. My secondary program of research concentrates on employee surveys, including the factors that promote or discourage survey response behavior in the workplace.
  • Bio: Dr. Lori Foster Thompson, Associate Professor of Psychology, joined the faculty in 2004. She earned her B.A. degree from Augusta State University (1994) and her M.A. (1997) and Ph.D. (1999) degrees from the University of South Florida. Before joining NCSU, she worked for Personnel Decisions Research Institutes (PDRI) and spent 5 years on faculty at East Carolina University. Dr. Thompson was named an Outstanding Teacher for 2006-2007 at NC State University. She has consulted in both the private and public sectors. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Army Research Institute’s Fort Bragg field office, where she studies and applies I/O psychology in a military environment. She serves on the editorial board of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP), the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Ergometrika, where she is Associate Editor; the executive committee of the North Carolina I-O Psychology association, NCIOP, where she is Editor-in-Chief of the NCIOP Flyer; and the executive board of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, SIOP, where she serves as External Relations officer.

Wilson, Mark A.
Contact Info: Mark_Wilson@NCSU.Edu, 919-515-1718, ResearchGate, LinkedIn

  • Research Interests: My research is focused on testing models of human job performance in organizations and measuring what people do at work (examining the reliability, validity and utility of work-measurement methods). I have an interest in making both research and practice faster, better and less expensive through use of computer technology. Recent research participants have been law enforcement officers and US Army Special Forces Soldiers. I am happiest doing field research that has implications for the practice of I/O Psychology. For more detail on my research and recent publications check ResearchGate.
  • Recent Work: I am currently Principle Investigator on two grants.  The first is with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) that involves promotion systems and the second is with the Laboratory for Analytical Sciences (LAS) that involves workflow, work analysis, and job performance.  For more detail on my recent work check LinkedIn.
  • Bio: Dr. Mark A. Wilson, Associate Professor of Psychology, joined the faculty in 1992. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Wartburg College (1975), an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (1978), and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Ohio State University (1983). While completing the Ph.D., he served as Project Coordinator, Technical Director, and Senior Research Associate for Organizational Research and Development Inc. on a comprehensive human resource research project involving human resource planning, job analysis, selection (managerial assessment centers), performance appraisal, and compensation for a market-leading insurance company. The experience drastically altered his view of the field and his research interests. It was while working on the project that he developed his interest in the integration of human resource systems, comprehensive job analysis, his dedication to the scientist-practitioner model, and his love for fieldwork. In addition, he has always been interested in models of human job performance in organizations and research methods. He has consulted and conducted research extensively in both the private and public sectors. He has taught graduate and undergraduate management courses as an Assistant Professor at both Texas Tech University (1981-1985) and Iowa State University of Science and Technology (1985-1992). In 1999, he was made an honorary member of the United States Army Special Forces.

Adjunct Faculty

DuVernet, Amy
Contact Info:, 919-653-4994

  • Research Interests: My research interests span a broad range of I-O topics, centering primarily on methodological and statistical issues impacting organizational research with the goal of identifying best practices for the application of I-O principles in the workplace. Specifically, I have focused on methodological and statistical issues related to meta-analytic research, the accuracy of job analytic results, and the utility of personnel selection systems. More recently, I’ve concentrated on learning and development research and am currently investigating the use of certification programs to build competencies required within HR roles.
  • Bio: Dr. Amy DuVernet, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, was appointed to the adjunct faculty in the Psychology Department in 2015. Dr. DuVernet received a Ph.D. (2011) and an M.S. (2008) in industrial-organizational psychology from NCSU and a B.A. in psychology (2004) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. DuVernet currently serves as the director of certification programs at Training Industry in Cary, NC. At Training Industry, she is responsible for managing the company’s certification programs, including curriculum and test development. Previously, she worked as an external consultant in employee selection at FurstPerson.

Fleenor, John W.
Contact Info:, 336-286-4229

  • Research Interests: My primary research interests include multi-source (360-degree) feedback, self-other rating agreement, leadership assessment and development, and personality measurement.
  • Bio: Dr. John W. Fleenor, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, was appointed to the adjunct faculty in psychology in 1991. Since then, he has served as a member of numerous thesis and dissertation committees and taught graduate-level courses in psychology. Dr. Fleenor received a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology from NCSU in 1988. He received an M.A. in I-O psychology (1983) and a B.A. in psychology (1981) from East Carolina University. Dr. Fleenor is currently a research director at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro, NC, where he has worked since 1991. At CCL, he is responsible for managing the Center’s program of research in psychometrics and test development. Previously, he worked as an internal consultant in organizational development at Burroughs Wellcome Co. (now GlaxoSmithKline) in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Emeritus Faculty

Thayer, Paul W. 
Contact Info: pthayer2@att.net919-467-2880 

  • Dr. Paul W. Thayer has BS degrees from Penn State and Kings Point, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State.   He taught for 2 years at the University of Pennsylvania, and then joined the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association where he started as a training researcher, and rose to VP Research and Senior VP over a 21- year period.  He then went to NC State in 1977 where he was Head of Psychology.  He retired in 1993.
  • He is coauthor of Training in Business and Industry, served on the Editorial Board of Personnel Psychology for 30 years and on its Book Review Panel for 10. He has given many papers at universities here and abroad, as well as at APA, APS, EPA, SEPA and SIOP.
  • Dr. Thayer is a Fellow of AAAS, APS, APA and SIOP, and has served as in all elected offices of SIOP, including president.  He received SIOP’s Distinguished Professional Contributions Award and its Distinguished Service Award, as well as the 2014 APA Award for Distinguished service to Psychological Science.  For APA, he was a founding member of the APA Insurance Trust, on Council for 10 years, the Membership Committee, Convention Affairs Committee, and was chair of the Policy and Planning Board. He is currently serving his 19th year on the SIOP Foundation Board of Trustees.  For APS, he was Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee and a Founding Fellow.  He has served as a volunteer to all these organizations for a total of 110 years.  One of his doctoral students established a fund that recognizes their mentoring relationship. The Leslie W. Joyce/Paul W. Thayer Doctoral Fellowship yields $10,000 per year for a doctoral student planning an applied career in personnel selection, training, and or development.  Another of his students, Mike Campion, has published 117 journal articles and has served as President of SIOP.
  • Dr. Thayer has served as consultant for hundreds of businesses, state and federal government agencies, and the US military.  He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Bergen (Norway), and the Armstrong Labs at Brooks AFB.