Wright State University professor of psychology Nathan Bowling has been elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
The prestigious honor for Bowling, a faculty member in Wright State’s Human Factors and Industrial-Organizational Psychology Ph.D. Program, is for significant research contributions to the field.
Industrial-organizational psychology is the science of human behavior within the workplace. I-O psychologists conduct research aimed at improving employee performance and well-being. Many I-O psychologists work in applied settings, where they help organizations develop hiring practices, training programs, and feedback and management systems.
Bowling was recognized for his contributions in three research areas — occupational health psychology, which deals with improving the health and well-being of employees; counterproductive work behavior such as lying, cheating and stealing within the workplace; and improving the quality of self-report questionnaires.
Bowling has authored or co-authored 52 peer-reviewed journal articles and 12 book chapters. In 2017, he was identified as being among the top 2% of most cited researchers in popular I-O psychology textbooks.
Bowling credits Wright State with giving him the tools and environment needed to conduct meaningful research.
“I’ve gotten the support here and the resources I need to be a successful researcher,” he said.
Bowling will be formally introduced as a Fellow during SIOP’s annual conference, which will be held in April in Austin, Texas.