Oswald named national associate for NASEM

Fred Oswald, professor of psychological sciences and Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences at Rice University, has been named a national associate by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Fred Oswald.

Fred Oswald. Photo by Jeff Fitlow.

In 2001, the National Associates program was created to recognize extraordinary contributions to the organization through pro bono service to academies. Honorees serve on study and oversight committees for and as reviewers of the academies’ reports. Individuals are designated for this special lifetime honor under guidelines established by the academies’ governing board. Oswald is one of approximately 1,000 who have received this designation.

“Working with diverse and talented teams of experts in addressing the nation’s problems brought to the academies has been extremely intellectually and personally rewarding,” Oswald said. “Whether we are considering the nature and future of education and the workforce, artificial intelligence and decision-making, personnel selection and testing issues — and more — I have learned so much from these projects, and I remain grateful to serve.”

A member of Rice’s faculty since 2008, Oswald researches a wide range of psychological test development, personnel selection and workforce development issues in organizational, educational and military settings. He serves as senior associate editor of the Journal of Management and associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology and Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. He serves on 10 editorial boards. He is the chair of the Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI) at the National Academy of Sciences, a past president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science.

For more information on Oswald’s research and publications, please visit workforce.rice.edu.

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