Wright State professor Nathan Bowling elected Fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Nathan Bowling, professor of psychology in the College of Science and Mathematics, was recognized for significant research contributions to the field of industrial-organizational psychology.

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.

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