Rice’s Eduardo Salas receives inaugural Wayne Cascio Scientist-Practitioner Award from Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Eduardo Salas , professor and chair of Rice University’s Department of Psychological Sciences, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Wayne Cascio Scientist-Practitioner Award from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) .

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The award was created to recognize a SIOP member “whose career exemplifies the scientist-practitioner model in I-O psychology.” Cascio is a past president, current fellow and longtime member of the organization, the premier professional association in the field.

According to the SIOP website, the award underscores a central principle of I-O psychology: science and practice are equally valued and are understood to be intertwined, each making the other stronger. Thus, the recipient will have influenced both.

“As a long admirer of Wayne’s accomplishments and legacy as the most notable scientist-practitioner in our field, I am honored and humbled to be the inaugural winner of this award,” Salas said.

Salas is a prolific and influential researcher with more than 650 published papers, two authored books and 37 edited books. His work has been cited more than 120,000 times. His research focuses on uncovering what facilitates teamwork and team effectiveness in organizations; how and why team training works; how to optimize simulation-based training; how to design, implement and evaluate training and development systems; and generating evidence-based guidance for those in practice. More information on him can be found at https://profiles.rice.edu/faculty/eduardo-salas .