Department of Psychology at Illinois State University

Faculty

The faculty in the Quantitative Psychology area represents a young and enthusiastic group of scholar-instructors with diverse interests. All of the faculty within the program have interests in other substantive areas within psychology, including Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and School Psychology. Such interdisciplinary work enables this program to be firmly grounded in basic psychological theory, and it provides opportunities for students to be exposed to a variety of applied problems within psychology. For the thesis, students are encouraged to work with any faculty member in the area or the Department as a whole on any topic of interest in which quantitative issues and methodologies are relevant or can be applied in novel ways.

Matthew S. Hesson-McInnis, Ph.D., (Coordinator) — Professor, Member of Graduate Faculty, Quantitative and Industrial/Organizational-Social Psychology Faculty, University of Illinois, Ph.D., 1997

Research Interests:

  • Covariance Structure Modeling/Factor Analysis
  • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Orientation
  • Using Finite Mixtures Analyses to Estimate Complex Models in Multiple, Unknown Populations
  • Adult/Adolescent Attachment Styles and Conflict Resolution
  • Multiple Inference Models of Attributions in Social Cognition
John F. Binning, Ph.D. — Professor, Member of Graduate Faculty, Industrial/Organizational-Social and Quantitative Psychology Faculty, University of Akron, Ph.D., 1985

Research interests:

  • Assessing Person-Job Personality Fit
  • Factors Affecting Assessment Center Validity
  • Factors Affecting the Employment Interview Process
  • Conceptual and Technical Requirements for Test Validation
  • Personnel Selection and Training Methodologies
J. Cooper Cutting, Ph.D. — Associate Professor, Member of the Graduate Faculty, CBS and Quantitative Psychology Faculty, University of Illinois, Ph.D., 1997

Research interests:

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language Production
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Pragmatics of Language
Dan Ispas, Ph.D. — Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational-Social and Quantitative Psychology Faculty, University of South Florida, 2010

Research Interests:

  • job performance (rater issues, OCB, CWB)
  • career issues (overqualification, employability, psychological contracts, mentoring )
  • personnel selection (interviews, cognitive ability and non-cognitive ability predictors)
  • job attitudes (especially engagement and job embededness)
  • test adaptation and validation (with a focus on cross-cultural issues)
  • understanding and improving survey research
Jeffrey H. Kahn, Ph.D. — Professor, Member of Graduate Faculty, Quantitative and Clinical-Counseling Psychology Faculty, Iowa State University, Ph.D., 1997

Research interests:

  • Self-Disclosure and Social Support
  • Scientific Training in Applied Psychology
  • Social-Cognitive Models of Educational and Career Outcomes
  • Psychometric Theory and Application
Adena B. Meyers, Ph.D. — Professor, Member of the Graduate Faculty, School Psychology Faculty, University of Illinois, Ph.D., 1997

Research interests:

  • Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Family and Community-Based Interventions
  • Graduate Training in Psychology
Kimberly T. Schneider , Ph.D. — Associate Professor, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Industrial/Organizational-Social Psychology and Quantitative Psychology Faculty, University of Illinois, Ph.D., 1996

Research interests:

  • Sexual and Ethnic Harassment
  • Job Stress
  • Organizational Climate and Culture
  • Organizational Withdrawal
  • Job Attitudes and Job Behavior
W. Joel Schneider , Ph.D. — Associate Professor, Clinical-Counseling Psychology and Quantitative Psychology Faculty, Texas A&M University, Ph.D., 2003

Research interests:

  • Cognitive Abilities
  • Personality Assessment
  • Marital and Family Processes
Corinne Zimmerman, Ph.D. — Professor, Member of the Graduate Faculty, CBS and Developmental and Quantitative Psychology Faculty, University of Alberta, Ph.D., 1999

Research interests:

  • The development of scientific reasoning
  • Understanding
  • The development of scientific literacy