Faculty & Staff

Dan Ispas

AssociateProfessor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • I/O Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • My research interests are focused on several related and sometimes overlapping areas: Individual Differences: how and why individual differences impact attitudes and behaviors in employment and academic contexts Job Performance/Personnel Selection: testing/test validation, rater motivation, cognitive and non-cognitive predictors, OCB, CWB. Career and Employment Issues (especially in relation to voluntary turnover): overqualification – underemployment, idiosyncratic deals, employability, mentoring. Understanding and Improving Survey Research: identified employee surveys, study design features that reduce common method variance, reducing social desirability biases in employee surveys.
  • Ph D Industrial and Organizational Psychology - 2010
  • University of South Florida
  • Tampa, FL
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Iliescu, D., & Ispas, D. (2017). Changing relationships between test stakeholders. In J. Scott, D. Bartram, & D. Reynolds (Eds.), Next Generation Technology-Enhanced Assessment Global Perspectives on Occupational and Workplace Testing, pp. 139-170. Cambridge University Press
  • DeSouza, E. R., Wesselmann, E. D., & Ispas, D. (2017). Workplace Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities: Subtle and Not-so-subtle. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 34, 121-132. DOI: 10.1002/CJAS.1438
  • Ion, A., Iliescu, D., Sulea, C., Ilie, A., & Ispas, D. (2016, July). Work and organizational Psychology in Romania. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 54(1).
  • Ion, A., Iliescu, D., Ilie, A., & Ispas, D. (2016). The emic-etic approach to personality measurement in personnel selection. Personality and Individual Differences, 97, 55-60.
  • Iliescu, D., & Ispas, D. (2016). Personality Assessment. In F. T. Leong, D. Bartram, F.M. Cheung, K.F. Geisinger, & D. Iliescu (Eds.), Oxford International Handbook of Testing and Assessment, pp. 134-147. Oxford University Press.
  • Iliescu, D., Ilie, A., Ispas, D., Dobrean, A., & Clinciu, A. I. (2016). Sex differences in intelligence: A multi-measure approach using nationally representative samples from Romania. Intelligence, 58, 54-61.
  • Iliescu, D., Ispas, D., Sulea, C., & Ilie, A. (2015). Vocational Fit and Counterproductive Work Behaviors: A Self-Regulation Perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 21-39.
  • Ispas, D., Iliescu, D., Ilie, A., & Johnson, R.E. (2014). Exploring the Cross-Cultural Generalizability of the Five Factor Model of Personality: The Romanian NEO PI-R. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1074-1088.
  • Ispas, D., Iliescu, D., Ilie, A., Sulea, C., Askew, K, Rohfls, J., & Whalen, K. (2014). Revisiting the relationship between impression management and job performance. Journal of Research in Personality, 51, 47-53.
  • Iliescu, D., Ilie, A., Ispas, D., & Ion, A. (2013). Examining the psychometric properties of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test: Findings from an Eastern European culture. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 29, 121-128.
  • Iliescu, D., Ispas, D., Ilie, A., & Ion, A. (2013). The structure of vocational interests in Romania. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 294-302.
  • Shockley, K.M., Ispas, D., Rossi, M.E., & Levine, E.L. (2012). A meta-analytic investigation of the relationship between state affect, discrete emotions, and job performance. Human Performance, 25, 377-411.
  • Iliescu, D., Ilie, A., Ispas, D., & Ion, A. (2012). Emotional Intelligence in Personnel Selection: Applicant Reactions, Criterion, and Incremental Validity. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 20, 347-358.
  • Levine, E.L., Xu, X.,Yang, L.Q., Ispas, D., Pitariu, H.D., Bian, R., Ding, D., Capotescu, R., Che, H.S., & Musat, S. (2011). Cross-national explorations of the impact of affect at work using the State-Trait Emotion Measure (STEM): A coordinated series of studies in three countries. Human Performance, 24, 1-38.
  • Gibby, R.E., Ispas, D., McCloy, R.A., & Biga, A. (2009). Moving beyond the challenges to make Unproctored Internet Testing a reality. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 2, 64-68.
  • Francis, L.J., Ispas, D., Robbins, M., Ilie, A., & Iliescu, D. (2009). The Romanian translation of the Francis Scale of Attitude Toward Christianity: Internal consistency reliability, re-test reliability and construct validity among undergraduate students within a Greek Orthodox culture. Pastoral Psychology, 58, 49-54.
  • Harris, M.M., Ispas, D., & Schmidt, G. F. (2008). Inaccurate performance ratings are a reflection of larger organizational issues. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 1, 190-193.
  • Yang, L. Q., Smith, M., Levine, E.L., Ispas, D. & Rossi, M. (2008). Person-environment fit or person plus environment: A meta-analysis of studies using polynomial regression analysis. Human Resource Management Review, 18, 311-321.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Iliescu, D., Ispas, D., Ilie, A., & Petrus, A. (2017, May). The Increment of the Dark Triad over Big Five Traits in the Prediction of Job Performance. Paper presented at the 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Huber, A.*, Ilie, A., Ispas, D., Iliescu, D., & Askew, K. (2017, April). Person-Organization Fit and CWB via Engagement and Work Motives. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.
  • Ispas, D., Ilie, A., Deering, T., & Nguyen, D. (2017, April). Vocational Interests: Age and Sex-Based Differential Prediction of Job Performance. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.
  • Huber, A., Ilie, A., Ispas, D., & Iliescu, D. (2017, April). Person-Organization Fit and CWB via Engagement and Work Motives. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • Huber, A., Ilie, A., & Ispas, D. (2017, April). Proactive Personality and Voluntary Turnover: The Moderating Effects of Development and Perceived Career Opportunities. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • Dill, K., Ilie, A., Ispas, D., & Iliescu, D. (2017, April). The Influence of Individual Characteristics on Work-Family Balance and Facilitation. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • Deering, T., Nguyen, D., Ispas, D., Ilie, A. & Iliescu, D. (2017, April). Vocational Interests: Age and Sex-Based Differential Prediction of Job Performance. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • Ilie, A., Archos, H.C., White, E., Ispas, D., Iliescu, D., & Askew, K. (2016, April). Mindfulness in the relationship between workplace stressors and strains. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, CA.
  • An Adjectival Approach in Measuring Wellbeing at the Workplace.
  • Tuser, A., Iliescu, D., Sulea, C., Ilie, A., & Ispas, D. (2016, April). The Effect of Interpersonal Mistreatment at Work on Employee Health: A Three Wave Longitudinal Study. Paper presented at the 12th Congress of the EAHOP, Athens, Greece.
  • Hume, H.*, Ilie, A., Ispas, D., Iliescu, D. (2016, April). Incremental Validity of Emotional Intelligence and Grit for Predicting Academic Performance. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • Archos, H.C.*, White, E.*, Ilie, A., Ispas, D., & Iliescu, D. (2016, April). Mindfulness in the relationship between workplace stressors and strains. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • Hamlet, A., White, E., Ilie, A., Ispas, D. (2016, April). The Role of Individual Differences in the Relationship between Statistics Anxiety and Academic Performance. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • Ion, A., Ispas, D., Ilie, A., & Iliescu, D. (2015, May). The emic-etic approach to personality measurement in personnel selection. Paper presented at the 17th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.
  • Ion, A., Iliescu, D., Ispas, D., & Ilie, A. (2015, April). Incremental validity of emic-etic personality dimensions in predicting job performance. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ilie, A., McCarthy, A.*, Perez, K. M.*, Ispas, D., & Iliescu, D. (2015, April). Mediators of the workplace bullying – job attitudes relationship. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Wolfe, D.*, Ispas, D., Ilie, A., Iliescu, D. (2015, April). Personality Test Faking Detection and Selection Rates. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Archos, H.*, Ispas, D., Ilie, A., & Iliescu, D. (2015, April). Age and gender differences in the FFM. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • White, E.*, Ispas, D., Ilie, A., Iliescu, D. (2015, April). Individual differences as predictors of maximum academic performance. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • Wolfe, D.*, Ispas, D., Ilie, A., Iliescu, D. (2015, April). Personality test faking detection and selection rates. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • Gabka, K.*, Ispas, D., & Ilie, A. (2015, April). Workplace stressors and employee well-being: the roles of affect, boredom proneness, and counterproductive work behaviors. Paper presented at the Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium.
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Illinois State University Research Initiative Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2013
  • S. Rains Wallace Best Dissertation Award
  • Society for Industrial and organizational Psychology (APA Division 14)
  • 2013