Louis Tay is an Assistant Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Purdue University. He received his B.A. in Psychology (with Merit) from National University of Singapore (2004) and a First Class Honors (2005) at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2011) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published over 30 papers in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science. His work has also been featured in media outlets such as Wall Street Journal, APA monitor, Scientific American, MSNBC, and Psychology Today.
Michael Shepard is a market-driven financial and engineering executive who has developed strategic plans and built the infrastructure to accelerate revenue for early stage / high growth companies. He has raised over $35M dollars in angel and venture capital, negotiated $15M in capital leases and $4M in convertible debt, and has reviewed thousands of business plans, performed due diligence and made investment recommendations. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ball State University with a B.S. in Finance and subsequently earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Daniel J. Beal is an Associate Professor of Management at Virginia Tech. He obtained his Ph.D. from Tulane University, worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Purdue University, and has been on the faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio and at Rice University. His research, focusing on emotions at work and the methods used to examine them, has been funded by the DoD, NIH, and NSF, and has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science. In addition, Dan has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and the Journal of Business and Psychology.
Dr. Frederick L. Oswald is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rice University. He publishes statistical and methodological research in the areas of big data, meta-analysis, measure development, and psychometrics. As an organizational psychologist, his expertise, extensive publications, and large-scale grant-funded research addresses issues pertaining to personnel selection, college admission, military selection and classification, and school-to-work transition. Currently, Fred is an Associate Editor of Psychological Methods, Journal of Research in Personality, and Journal of Management, and he also currently serves on 10 Editorial Boards. He serves on the Board of Human Systems Integration (BOHSI) as part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and is currently involved in a current NAS report on measuring intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. He is President-Elect and fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; APA Div. 14), a fellow of Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics (APA, Div. 5), the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1999.
Dr. Diener is the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at the University of Illinois. He is currently a research professor at University of Utah and University of Virginia. He is also Senior Scientist at the Gallup Organization. Dr. Diener was the president of both the International Society of Quality of Life Studies and the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. He was the first president of the International Positive Psychology Association. Dr. Diener was the editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and one of the founding editors of the Journal of Happiness Studies. He was also the founding editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science. Dr. Diener is a fellow of five professional societies, including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.