Candidate Statements for Division 14. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Please note that the submission of a candidate statement was voluntary, so not all candidates listed on the ballot will have a statement.

Candidate: Tammy Allen, PhD

Office: Council Representative

Candidate Statement:

Tammy Allen is professor of psychology and director of the doctoral training program at the University of South Florida (USF). She is a Fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS. Deeply committed to advancing the science and practice of I-O psychology, Tammy has served SIOP in a wide variety of committee and elected roles, including Program Chair, Chair of Scientific Affairs, Research and Science Officer, and President. In addition, she recently served a three-year term (2015-2017) on the APA Board of Scientific Affairs. SIOP APA Council Representatives serve a dual role as representatives of the APA Council and as SIOP Executive Board Members. Tammy’s experiences across these two organizations have provided her with a wealth of knowledge and key insights into SIOP, APA, and the relationship between SIOP and APA. These insights will enable her to effectively represent SIOP members and to advocate for I-O psychology within APA on issues such as licensure, current plans to restructure APA into a 501(c)3 organization and a 501(c)6 organization, and efforts to increase support for behavioral science and practice beyond mental health. Within SIOP, Tammy will help advance initiatives intended to increase the visibility and influence of I-O science and better connect I-O psychology with the full range of entities that can benefit from our expertise.




Candidate: Alexander Alonso, PhD

Office: Council Representative

Candidate Statement:

I would be honored to serve YOU (not just scientists or practitioners, but all of you) as SIOP APA Council Representative. Just as I do in my roles as SIOP Executive Board member or SHRM executive, I bring an intense passion for supporting I-O psychologists and our shared mission to change the world. Since the inception of my career, I have modeled my contributions after the principles held by great I-Os like Gary Latham and Wayne Cascio—serve I-Os but, more importantly, serve Society. Whether working on client projects, supporting research for a larger profession, or building bridges with international associations, my career has been devoted to innovative practice and significant improvement for the lives of others.

Serving as APA Council Representative would be an extension of my passion to serve YOU. As your Council Representative, my mission would not be to further existing agendas or drive a wedge between practitioner and research interests. Rather my mission would be to reflect the perspectives of all I-O psychologists while thinking of the broader social responsibilities germane to all psychologists. Leveraging my expertise as an association executive, I would serve to advance the interests of applied psychologists everywhere. Key areas of focus include tackling scientist-practitioners career paths and development opportunities, driving more comprehensive curriculum standards to reflect both academic and practitioner needs, and improving opportunities for practitioners to leverage APA resources. Don’t vote for a name. Vote for someone who understands the needs of all I-Os and supports your needs. #vote4alex




Candidate: Patricia F. Engelhardt, PhD

Office: Council Representative

Candidate Statement:

My name is Dr. Patricia (Pat) Engelhardt and I am seeking your vote in support of candidacy for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Representative position to the American Psychological Association (APA) Council.

I am the right person for this job! I have zero political agendas other than to serve you and be a positive and productive influence as your Council Representative. I began my membership in APA as a transitioning military veteran who integrated back into the civilian world as a community-based psychotherapist for children and their families, using her graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling. I am a member of both Division 14 (SIOP) and Division 19.

Throughout my career I have served on numerous boards to include the local American Red Cross, Guardian Ad Litem, Juvenile Justice Council, and, presently serving on the SIOP Visibility Committee and Co-Chair of the Prosocial Subcommittee.

I am a medaled Department of Defense military veteran (USAF). My doctoral research was motivated by over 20 years of government and corporate experience in strategic planning initiatives, and building diplomatic relations. I am a problem-solver and dynamic team builder with vast experience in planning and operational management, small business startup and development, resource analysis and development, education and training, local and international public relations, and mental health counseling.

My goals are to continue to serve in a capacity that helps build positive collaborative relationships within complex political and organizational processes, to help resolve programmatic issues driven by the challenging funding issues. http://www.linkedin.com/in/patengelhardt




Candidate: Jay Goodwin, PhD

Office: Council Representative

Candidate Statement:

I am grateful to be nominated for SIOP’s APA Council Representative. As a research scientist at the U. S. Army Research Institute (ARI), I have been involved in applied research for 19 years. For the last decade I have been actively engaged in Defense science policy and strategy, and have helped shape broad policy decisions affecting the science and practice of applied psychology within the Army and Department of Defense. I have also served the SIOP community as member or chair of the small grants and scientific affairs committees, and assisted SIOP’s advocacy team as an SME for engagements with congressional staff.

APA is in a tumultuous and significant period, dealing with the Hoffman Report and revisions of APA ethics guidelines, proposed changes to federal regulation and support for behavioral science, and APA’s consideration of a new approach to advocacy. This is a critical time in APA to ensure that I/O interests are adequately heard and addressed. If elected to be APA Council Representative, I will advocate within APA’s governance structures for the interests and views of SIOP members, to ensure that the I/O community is represented and informed of potential changes to the APA ethical guidelines, advocacy for psychological science, and other areas affecting the I/O community. I will also work with other council representatives from Division 14 and other divisions with compatible interests to increase the visibility of applied behavioral science in APA’s science directorate and advocacy efforts.




Candidate: Quinetta Roberson, PhD

Office: Council Representative

Candidate Statement:

“To whom much is given, much is required” was instilled in me from a very young age, which is why it is my distinct honor to be nominated and considered for one of the two SIOP APA Council Representative positions. Throughout my career, I have had an opportunity to be connected to, and learn from, countless organizational psychologists; to draw from the expertise, mentoring and sponsorship of numerous SIOP members, officers and fellows; and to interact and work with some of the most engaged and dedicated people in the field. So, it is now my turn to return some of what I have received from these opportunities to our field. As a management professor who has worked in and with organizations, served as an APA journal associate editor and on various SIOP committees, and supported I-O psychology research as a program officer at the National Science Foundation, I have a unique vantage point to positively impact our Society and profession. My goals are to effectively and inclusively advocate for the perspectives and interests of those of us engaged in I-O psychology research and practice as well as to build collaborative partnerships across divisions to advance learning and innovation within the broader community of psychology. If these are consistent with your aspirations for our Division within APA, I appreciate your consideration and support in electing me to be one of your APA Council Representatives.




Candidate: Sara P. Weiner, PhD

Office: Council Representative

Candidate Statement:

I would be honored to serve SIOP on the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives. I am passionate about being an I/O Psychologist, about SIOP, and about being a part of the broader community of psychologists through APA, a membership I have maintained throughout my career.

Ensuring a strong SIOP-APA partnership can greatly enhance our brand and our ability to promote the vital roles I/Os’ hold. Some of the ways we can bolster this partnership are to ensure that APA research involving any work setting includes I/Os; that we have input to APA programs and policies to ensure they reflect and benefit our interests; and that we are considered fairly when research funding is allocated. In addition, the perspectives of all I/Os including practitioners, researchers, academics, and students must be represented.

Over the years, service to SIOP has been important to me and has included roles on various committees, as SIOP Program Chair, and as Leading Edge Consortium chair. I have embraced the scientist-practitioner model throughout my career as an internal consultant in IBM, an external consultant for Kenexa and Glint, and as a leader. My experience includes being a Board member of the IT Survey Group and the Mayflower Group, teaching college-level courses, and currently, as a member of the University of Arizona Psychology Department Advisory Board. A career highlight for me was being elected a SIOP Fellow.

I look forward to continuing my strong advocacy for SIOP if elected as your representative to APA.