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Past Division1 Presidents

(Died, 2007)

Dr. Bass, a distinguished Professor Emeritus in the School of Management at Binghamton University (SUNY) graduated at the Ohio State University where he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees and a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Psychology. In 1994 he was honored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology with its Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, and in 1997 received the Society of Psychologists in Management award for Distinguished Practice in Psychology. Since beginning his career in 1946, Bernie published over 400 journal articles and technical reports, 21 books and edited 10, concentrating on leadership and organizational behavior.

Dr. Bass was a founding editor of Leadership Quarterly and has served as a senior scientist for Gallup. He was a Ford Faculty Fellow and a Fellow of both the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the KRAVIS Leadership Institute.


(1982 -1986)


Pieter J.D. Drenth studied Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, completing a Master degree in 1958 (cum laude), and a Ph.D. in 1960 (cum laude). From 1967 to 2000 Pieter Drenth has been professor in the field of Psychometrics and Organizational Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Dr. Drenth has been Rector Magnificus at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam from 1983 to 1987, and since 1980, he has been a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, residing as President from 1990 to 1996. In 2000 Dr. Drenth was elected President of ALLEA.

Dr. Drenth has received numerous honorary doctorates and scholarly awards, including the Knighthood in the Order of the Dutch Lion and the Commandership in the Order of Orange Nassau. He has held visiting professorships at the University of St. Louis (USA), the University of Jakarta and Bandung (Indonesia), The University of Washington (USA), and the University of Hangzhou (China). He has (co-)authored and edited 27 books and 180 articles on the theory of intelligence, psychometrics, educational psychology, organizational psychology and science policy.


(Died, 2007)


Dr Frank Heller was a leading, internationally renowned researcher based for many years at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London. His first qualification was in engineering but he then gained a degree from the London School of Economics in economics and sociology and followed this with an MA in psychology from Birkbeck College. Some years later, after working for several years, he completed his PhD in organisational psychology from London University.

Dr. Heller had a prolific research output with over 100 articles and 13 books. His core output was essentially academic but he was also an acute observer of political and social processes and a very regular contributor to the letters columns of the leading UK newspapers. His belief in an integrative social science extended to a recognition of the value of both quantitative and qualitative methods; and the importance of an ethical engaging approach to research found a ready home at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.




Dr. Fiedler is Professor Emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington. He completed his PhD at the University of Chicago. He is a SIOP fellow who, among other awards, has received SIOP's Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award in 1996, the 1979 Award for Outstanding Scientific and Professional Contributions to Military Psychology, and in 1993 was named "Distinguished Educator of the Year" by the American Academy of Management.

He has been one of the leading scientists in Industrial and organizational psychology of the 20th century. He helped this field move from the research on traits and personal characteristics of leaders, to leadership styles and behaviors. In 1967 he introduced the contingency modeling of leadership, with the now-famous Fiedler contingency model.


(1994 -1998)


Peter Dachler was Professor of organizational psychology and director of the Research Institute of Organizational Psychology at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. He received his PhD in industrial/organizational Psychology in 1969 at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, USA. He last taught in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park before he took over in1979 the professorship and chair of the Research Institute of Organizational Psychology at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland.

His research activities had covered a wide spectrum of areas from work motivation, leadership, participation, selection, organizational climate, assessment centers, women in leadership and management positions, to the current research projects that deal with the social processes of reality construction (relational theory) applied to such areas as research methodology, motivation, individual differences, organizational learning, knowledge generation and fundamental organizational change.
He is a member of various US and European scientific associations and founding fellow of the American Psychological Society, as well as Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) of the American Psychological Association. Peter Dachler is cofounder and served as the first president of the Swiss Society of Work and Organizational Psychology (SGAOP).


(1998 -2002)


Dr. Erez is professor of industrial and organizational psychology at The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Her first degree, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was in Psychology and Sociology. Her M.Sc. and D.Sc., at the Technion, were in Behavioral Sciences and Management with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Fellow of the Academy of Management.

Dr. Erez's research is in two major areas: Work Motivation and Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology. She has developed a programmatic research on the motivational effects of goals, and she was the first one to identify the two boundary conditions of the Goal-Setting theory-feedback, and goal commitment. Her joint study with Latham and Locke on participation in goalsetting won the 1988 Academy of Management Award of the best paper in Organizational Behavior. More recently, her research focuses on the motivational effects on performance quality, and on group performance.




Dr. Schein is professor of Management and Psychology at Pennsylvania's Gettysburg College. Dr. Schein received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her doctorate in industrial psychology from New York University. She has taught at the Wharton School and the City University of New York, and served as head of personnel research at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

Dr Schein is recognized internationally for her research on sex role stereotypes and requisite management characteristics, on the issues of enhancing women's opportunities in the workplace and on organizational change.



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