Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Eric Heggestad

For his outstanding contributions to industrial and organizational psychology, UNC Charlotte Psychological Science Department Chair Eric Heggestad has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Heggestad was one of 20 distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists afforded this status at SIOP’s 34th annual conference.

"It is so incredibly flattering and such an honor to be recognized by my colleagues in this way," said Heggestad, who is affiliated with the University’s Organizational Science doctoral program.

During the past two decades, Heggestad has made significant scholarly contributions in two principal areas: trait structure-performance relations—including the relationship between personality and intelligence—and psychological measurement. His work in these areas has been rigorous, innovative and useful to many researchers in the field. He has received more than $1 million in external research funding, including recent support from the Army Research Institute.

A past recipient of the Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment, Heggestad has 55 publications, which have been cited more than 4,700 times (Google Scholar).

Heggestad joined UNC Charlotte in 2005 from a faculty position at Colorado State University; prior to that, he worked as an applied industrial-organizational psychologist at Human Resources Research Organization and at the Air Force Research Lab, Human Resources Directorate. He earned a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. SIOP is an international professional organization with an annual membership of more than 10,000 industrial-organizational psychologists. Its mission is to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice and teaching of industrial-organizational psychology.