First, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Bob Burd for the informative ASR articles he has written over the last year. Bob has decided to take his retirement a bit more seriously and will therefore no longer be providing articles for ASR. Bob, you will be missed, but we all wish you a very happy retirement!
Second, we are pleased to announce that Dennis Doverspike (Ph.D., ABPP) is joining the ASR team and will be submitting his first article soon!
Dr. Doverspike is a full professor of psychology at the University of Akron, senior fellow of the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology, and director of the Center for Organizational Research. He is certified as a specialist in industrial-organizational psychology and organizational and business consulting by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is also a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio.
Dr. Doverspike has over 30 years of experience working with consulting firms and public and private sector organizations, including 15 years as executive vice president of Barrett & Associates. Services provided include individual assessments, statistical analysis, development of large scale assessment systems, job evaluation and job analysis, and expert witness services.
The author of two books, 16 book chapters, over 150 other professional publications, and over 100 conference presentations, Dr. Doverspike has also served as an expert witness in 10 court cases and assisted with the preparation of expert testimony in over 75 additional cases.
Dr. Doverspike received his doctorate in psychology in 1983 from the University of Akron. He earned a Master of Science in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a Bachelor of Science from John Carroll University. He has taught courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, directed dissertations, theses and practicums.
We welcome Dr. Doverspike to the team and look forward to the valuable insights and knowledge he has to offer! Look for his first article on police and fire selection next week…