Rice psychologist named fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Associate Professor of Psychology Margaret Beier has been elected a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).


Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon SIOP members and international affiliates who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in industrial and organizational psychology through research, practice, teaching, administration and professional service.

“I am really honored and overwhelmed to be recognized as an important contributor to my profession,” Beier said. “It feels great to receive such recognition for doing a job I love!”

Beier’s research tests and extends theoretical models of individual differences in cognitive ability, personality traits and motivation as related to success in educational and organizational environments. Because of its breadth, her work provides a bridge across basic and applied areas of psychology and has been published in top-tier journals in both areas. She works and publishes extensively with graduate students and won Rice’s Graduate Student Association Faculty Teaching/Mentoring Award in 2010.

Beier currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Psychology, Personnel Assessment and Decisions, and Work, Aging and Retirement. She also took part in organizing a SIOP mini-conference networking event for academic women fellows.

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