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Chockalingam Viswesvaran

Professor

Psychology


Office: DM 384B, DM 383A

Phone: 305-348-4165

Email: vish@fiu.edu

Chockalingam (Vish) Viswesvaran (PhD, University of Iowa) is a professor of psychology at Florida International University, Miami. He has served on several editorial boards including those of Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Educational and Psychological Measurement, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.

He was the associate editor of the International Journal of Selection and Assessment from 2001 to 2006 and served as its Editor (2007-2017). He has received the best dissertation award and the early career distinguished scientific contributions award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

He is a fellow of (1) SIOP, (2) Divisions 14 (I/O) and 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics) of the American Psychological Association and (3) the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

He has co-edited the two volume Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology (2nd edition updated in 2017 as a three volume set by Sage), a special issue of the International Journal of Selection and Assessment on the role of technology on staffing, and a special issue of the journal Human Performance on use of cognitive ability tests. He has served on the awards and fellowship committees of SIOP and on the APA Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments. He has published over 150 journal articles and has made 240 conference presentations besides the six edited volumes.

Research Areas

Dr. Viswesvaran conducts research on personnel selection, performance appraisal, and personality assessments in the workplace. He employs meta-analytic methods and also investigates related methodological issues in research. Dr. Viswesvaran teaches personnel psychology, personnel selection, training, psychological assessment, as well as proseminars in industrial-organizational psychology. Dr. Viswesvaran serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology and is the Editor of the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. Dr. Viswesvaran is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) as well as a Fellow of Division 5 (measurement) and Division 14 (Industrial- organizational psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

Education

  • PhD, Human Resources Management University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • MS, Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Iowa, Iowa City