Psychology’s King voted president of SIOP for 2019

Eden King, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, has been elected president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) for 2019.

Eden King. Photo credit: Rice University


King was elected by members of SIOP, the premier professional association dedicated to advancing the field of industrial-organizational, or I-O, psychology. The organization boasts more than 8,000 academic and professional members. I-O psychology is the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace, applying psychological theories and principles to organizations, employees and teams.

King joined the Rice faculty this year. Her research focuses on the equitable and effective management of diverse organizations and has yielded more than 100 scholarly publications and was featured in the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review and on ” Good Morning America.” In addition to her scholarship, King has consulted on applied projects related to climate initiatives, selection systems and diversity training programs. She is currently a senior associate editor for the Journal of Management and an associate editor for the Journal of Business and Psychology.

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