School of Information Studies (iSchool) Professor Jeffrey Stanton was named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Stanton joins 19 other distinguished industrial-organizational psychologists who were awarded Fellow status at the group’s 34th annual conference last month in Maryland.

The profession of industrial and organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. Members of the profession include researchers, teachers, practitioners, and administrators who work in areas such as business, government, consulting, and academia.

Stanton is a recognized expert in multiple domains, including job satisfaction, cybersecurity, measurement development, and organizational research methods. He conducts forward-looking research, including work that brings industrial and organizational psychology into other disciplines such as computer science.

His recent research on data mining and machine learning has led him to work in the emerging area of applied data science, which focuses on the management, analysis, and visualization of large data sets. Stanton has published articles in peer-reviewed behavioral science journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Human Performance, Computers and Security, Communications of the ACM, Computers in Human Behavior, the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Information Technology and People, the Journal of Information Systems Education, the Journal of Digital Information, Surveillance and Society, and Behavior Information Technology.  

“I waited quite a long time during my career to seek election as a Fellow because my work has been so interdisciplinary that I wasn’t sure how it would be received by the fellowship committee,” Stanton noted. “After the process was complete, however, lots of people at SIOP approached me and mentioned their appreciation that I had “expanded the walls” of industrial and organizational psychology beyond the main topics of the field.”

As a scholar at the iSchool, Stanton’s varied research interests have allowed him to work closely with many of his fellow iSchool colleagues, each bringing their own unique background and research disciplines to the table.

“Back when Ray von Dran was iSchool dean, we did an exercise to see who was connected to whom in the school based on common research interests,” Stanton recalled. “I ended up connected to a lot of other faculty in part based on my interest in research methods. I’ve had many great opportunities over the years to be the person on the project who helps construct the survey or run the statistical models. I’m really looking forward to developing more of these collaborations as we bring in new cohorts of junior faculty members.”

“I’m proud of Jeff for receiving this honor from the SIOP,” said iSchool Dean Liz Liddy. “Jeff’s research is truly interdisciplinary and crosses many boundaries, making him a strong research partner both within our own school, and also with researchers from other institutions.”

Professor Jeffrey Stanton (back row, second from left), with the other 2019 SIOP fellows.