Scott Tonidandel


Ph.D., M.A. Rice University
B.A. Davidson College


I am a Davidson alumnus specializing in industrial-organizational psychology and statistics. I joined the Psychology Department faculty in 2002 after receiving a B.A. (1996) from Davidson College and completing my M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2001) in industrial-organizational psychology at Rice University.

My research interests span a wide variety of topics including issues related to computerized testing (like the computerized GRE exam for graduate school), the effects of employee mentoring programs, predictors of leadership effectiveness, and the impact of diversity in organizations. I also conduct research on a variety of statistical and methodological issues. My recent work has focused on people analytics and the interface of big data and the organizational sciences. Currently, I am working on a NSF funded initiative that uses sociometric sensors to understand team interactions and the impact of diversity.

I have published over 50 articles (often with student coauthors) in numerous scholarly outlets, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Psychological Methods, and Organizational Research Methods, as well as a book titled Big Data at Work: The Data Science Revolution and Organizational Psychology. I currently serve as the associate editor for both the Journal of Business and Psychology and Organizational Research Methods. I am also editing the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

I have served as chair of education and training and program chair for the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, chair of the North Carolina Industrial-Organizational Psychology group, and I am a faculty affiliate of the organizational science Ph.D. program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and I am a member of the Academy of Management.


PSY 254 Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 310 Psychological Research: Design & Analysis
PSY 316 Psychological Research: Industrial-Organizational
PSY 351 Advanced Seminar: Selection & Training in Organizations
PSY 401 Issues in Psychology