Distinguished Professional Contributions Award (Division 14)

This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the practice of industrial and organizational psychology.

Sponsor: Division 14

Description

The Distinguished Professional Contributions award is given to an individual who has developed, refined, and implemented practices, procedures, and methods that have had a major impact on both people in organizational settings and the profession of I-O psychology.

The contributions of the individual should have advanced the profession by increasing the effectiveness of I-O psychologists working in business, industry, government, and other organizational settings.

Nominees are considered for this award based on the following points:

  • The general nature of the nominee’s contributions to the practice of I-O psychology.

  • The contributions that the nominee has made to either (a) the development of practices, procedures, and methods; or (b) the implementation of practices, procedures and methods. If appropriate, contributions of both types should be noted.

  • If relevant, the extent to which there is scientifically sound evidence to support the effectiveness of the relevant practices, procedures and methods of the nominee.

  • The impact of the nominee’s contributions on the practice of I-O psychology.

  • The stature of the nominee as a practitioner vis-à-vis other prominent practitioners in the field of I-O psychology.

  • The evidence or documentation that is available to support the contributions of the nominee. Nominators should provide more than mere testimonials about the impact of a nominee’s professional contributions.

  • The extent to which the nominee has disseminated information about his or her methods, procedures and practices through publications, presentations, workshops and so forth. The methods, procedures and practices must be both available to and utilized by other practicing I-O psychologists.

  • The organizational setting(s) of the nominee’s work (industry, government, academia, etc.) will not be a factor in selecting a winner of the award.

  • This award is intended to recognize a lifetime of contributions to the profession of I-O psychology.

The recipient of the award is given a plaque and a cash prize of $1,500. In addition, the recipient is invited to give an address, related to his or her contributions, at the subsequent meeting of SIOP.

Eligibility

Nominations may be submitted by any member of SIOP, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, or by any person who is sponsored by a member of one of these organizations. Self-nominations are welcome.

Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.

Nominees who are nonrecipients of the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, Distinguished Professional Contributions Award and Distinguished Service Contributions Award will be reconsidered annually for 2 years after their initial nomination.

How to Apply

Nominations should include:

  • A current vita of the nominee.

  • A letter of nomination.

  • Materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee.

  • Supporting letters (between three and five).

Submit nominations electronically.

Past Recipients
2014

Jack W. Wiley, PhD

2013

Kenneth Pearlman, PhD, and Nancy T. Tippins, PhD 

2010

No Award Given

2009

Elaine D. Pulakos

2008

Morgan McCall

2007

W. Warner Burke

2006

Michael Beer

2005

Frank W. Erwin, David A. Nadler

2004

Frank J. Landy

2003

George P. Hollenbeck

2002

Georger C. Thorton III

2001

David P. Campbell

2000

Joseph L. Moses

1999

Lowell Hellervik

1998

Gary P. Latham

1997

John Hinrichs

1996

Erich Prien

1995

Allen I. Kraut

1994

Patricia J. Dyer

1992

Gerald V. Barrett

1991

Charles H. Lawshe

1990

P. Richard Jeanneret

1989

William C. Byham

1988

Herbert H. Meyer

1987

Paul Sparks

1986

Paul W. Thayer

1985

Delmar L. Landen

1984

Mary L. Tenopyr

1983

Edwin Fleishman

1982

John Flanagan

1981

Carl F. Frost

1978

Melvin Sorcher

1977

Douglas W. Bray