Herman Aguinis

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Selection/Adverse Impact Program (Personnel Psychology, 2007)

Scale Coarseness Program (Organizational Research Methods, 2009)

Errors-in-variables ANCOVA R Code (Psychological Methods, 2011)

Cross-level Interaction Effect Statistical Power Calculator (J. of Applied Psychology, 2012)

Cross-level interactions: Best practices (J. of Management, 2013)

Herman Aguinis, Ph.D.

Herman Aguinis is the Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management at George Washington University School of Business. Prior to joining GWSB, he was the John F. Mee Chair of Management and the Founding and Managing Director of the Institute for Global Organizational Effectiveness in the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. In addition, he has been a visiting scholar at universities in the People's Republic of China (Beijing and Hong Kong), Malaysia, Singapore, Argentina, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, Australia, and South Africa. He earned his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

His research is interdisciplinary and addresses the acquisition and deployment of talent in organizations and organizational research methods. Recent projects address star performance, corporate social responsibility, domestic and international diversity, leadership, staffing, training and development, performance management, and innovative methodological approaches for developing and testing theories. His professional and life agenda is to have an impact on the academic community, but also on society at large.

Professor Aguinis has written more than 150 refereed journal articles, about 45 book chapters, monographs in edited series, and other publications, has delivered more than 260 keynote addresses and presentations at professional conferences, delivered about 130 invited presentations in all seven continents except for Antarctica, and raised about $5MM for his research and teaching endeavors from private foundations and federal sources (e.g., National Science Foundation). Also, he has written the following three books: Performance Management (4th edition, 2019; also published in Chinese, Arabic, and in India), Applied Psychology in Talent Management (8th edition, 2019, with W.F. Cascio; also published in Chinese), and Regression Analysis for Categorical Moderators (2004). In addition, he has edited the following two books: Opening the Black Box of Editorship (2008, with Y. Baruch, A.M. Konrad, & W.H. Starbuck) and Test-Score Banding in Human Resource Selection (2004). According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited more than 20,000 times, his h-index is 69 (i.e., 69 publications cited at least 69 times each), and his i10-index (i.e., number of publications with at least 10 citations each) is 151.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management (also serving as Deputy Dean of the AOM Fellows, 2017-2020), the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and has been inducted into the Society of Organizational Behavior and the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology. He served as President of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management (2013-2016) and has received many recognitions and awards, and recent ones include the 2017 Losey Award by the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation for lifetime achievement in human resource research, 2015 Academy of Management Practice Theme Committee Scholar Practice Impact Award recognizing an outstanding scholar who has had an impact on policy making and managerial and organizational practices; the 2015 Emerald Citations of Excellence Award recognizing the most cited articles in Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics and Marketing; Indiana University 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Building Bridges Award for promoting equality, equity, diversity, and justice; and Indiana University 2013 Latino Faculty and Staff Council Distinguished Faculty Award recognizing his service, mentoring, and promotion of diversity initiatives on campus. Other recent awards include the Kelley School of Business Research Award (2015 and 2013), the Academy of Management Research Methods Division Distinguished Career Award (2012) for lifetime contributions, the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division IDEA Thought Leader Award (2011), and the Academy of Management Research Methods Division Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award (2015, 2009, and 2002). He has also received Best Article of Year Awards from Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Organizational Research Methods. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Organizational Research Methods (2005-2007), co-editor of a special issue of Journal of Management on "bridging micro and macro research domains" and a special issue of Personnel Psychology on "corporate social responsibility," and contributing editor of Business Horizons. Also, he has served the Academy of Management as Chair of the Research Methods Division, Program Chair of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, and elected member of the Executive Committee of the Human Resources Division. He currently serves as associate editor of Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior and serves or has served on the editorial board of 26 journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Academy of Management Learning and Education.

Professor Aguinis teaches courses at the MBA, executive, and PhD levels in the areas of organizational behavior, human resource management, and research methods and analysis such as international management, foundations of management, global organizational effectiveness, performance management, statistics, and research methods. He has taught and delivered more than 120 invited presentations at universities in North and South America (e.g., Argentina, Peru, Puerto Rico), Asia (e.g., Israel, China, Malaysia, Singapore), Australia/Oceania, Europe (e.g., France, Spain), and Africa.

In addition to his academic activities, Professor Aguinis has consulted with organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America including the United Nations, TCI-AT&T, the City of San Francisco Police Department, Kronos (formerly Unicru), and Sears Holdings Corp., among others. He was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to serve a five-year term on the Board of Examiners for the United States Foreign Service, has provided expert testimony and written briefs for several high-profile court cases, including the highly publicized Ricci v. DeStefano U.S. Supreme Court case involving firefighters in the City of New Haven (Connecticut), and has served as SIOP representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. His research has been featured by numerous printed media, television, and radio outlets in the U.S. and abroad including The Economist, Forbes, Business Week, National Public Radio, USA Today, The Seattle Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, HR Magazine, Univision, WB2 TV, Mujer Actual (Spain), and La Nación (Argentina), among others. Click here for recent media coverage.

Email: haguinis@gwu.edu

Telephone: 202-994-6976

Mailing Address:

  • Department of Management
    George Washington University School of Business
    Funger Hall, Suite 311
    2201 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20052