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Milton Hakel - new SG




Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that our new Secretary General is Milton Hakel. For information please find included a copy of his impressive cv.

I am sure that I speak not only on behalf of the Elections Committee but also the whole Association in congratulating Milton, in welcoming him to the post of Secretary General, a position of huge responsibility and one that is central and vital to IAAP, and in wishing him every success in the future.

All the best,

Michael Knowles,

Chair, Elections Committee


Milton D. Hakel, Brief Biography

Educational Background: B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, 1963, and Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology, 1966, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Present and Former Positions: Asst. Prof., 1966-68, University of Minnesota; Asst. Prof., 1968-70, Assoc. Prof., 1970-74, Prof., 1974-1985, Ohio State University; Prof., 1985-91 and Chair, 1987-91, University of Houston; Prof. and Ohio Board of Regents Eminent Scholar, 1991-2009, Bowling Green State University; Prof. and Eminent Scholar Emeritus, Bowling Green State University, 2009-ongoing (all appointments in Departments of Psychology). President, Organizational Research and Development, Inc. (ORD), 1977-2007. Editor, 1974-84, and Publisher, 1984-2004, Personnel Psychology, Inc.

Research and Professional Activities: Winner of the James McKeen Cattell Award from APA's Division of Industrial Psychology, 1965; National Science Foundation Grantee, 1966-73; Fulbright-Hays Senior Research Award, at the University of Bologna, Italy, 1978; Chair of Scientific Advisory Group for Project A, US Army Research Institute, 1982-1993; member of the United States National Committee for the International Union of Psychological Sciences, 1998-2006 (chair, 2004-06); participation in the US National Academies NRC Board on Testing and Assessment, and on two study committees. Chair of 79 doctoral dissertation committees. Author of 58 research publications, numerous essays, and editor of five books (a full C.V. is available on the Resume page at

Organization Membership and Involvement: Member (1967) and Fellow (1972), American Psychological Association (until 1990); Member (1968) and Fellow (1972), Division of Industrial Psychology (now the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP, I served as President, 1983-84, and currently as Instruction & Education Officer on SIOP's Board and also as President of the SIOP Foundation); Member (1975) and Fellow (2010), IAAP; Founding Board Member and Fellow (1988)of American Psychological Society (now the Association for Psychological Science; I also served APS as Treasurer, Chair of four Summit meetings, and as a member of the publisher negotiation teams for contracts with Cambridge University Press, Blackwell, and most recently Sage); Member (1967) and Fellow (2003) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I am presently the president of the Alliance for Organizational Psychology, a federation of work and organizational psychology associations created by IAAP Division 1, SIOP, and EAWOP, serving also as its webmaster. Once the Alliance has become incorporated, it will welcome work and organizational psychology associations from all countries and regions. My Alliance presidency ends at the ICAP in Paris, 2014.

International Congress Participation: ICAP: Munich (the highlight was the business meeting to create Division 1), 1978, San Francisco, 1998, Singapore, 2002, Athens, 2006, Melbourne, 2010. ICP: London, 1969, Brussels, 1992, Montreal, 1996, Stockholm, 2000, Beijing, 2004, Berlin, 2008. EAWOP: Lisbon, 2001, Prague, 2003, Istanbul, 2005, Santiago de Compostella, 2009, and Maastricht, 2011.

Additional Qualification: ORD operated the Administrative Office of the 7,000-member Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology from 1996 to 2005. Upon Lee Hakel's retirement, SIOP became the employer of the remaining staff, and still operates its Administrative Office in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA.


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