Lindner associate dean named fellow in international professional organization

Suzanne Masterson named fellow in Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Associate Dean for Faculty, Research and Lindner Culture and Professor of Management Suzanne Masterson was named a fellow for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Suzanne Masterson, PhD, associate dean for faculty, research and Lindner culture at the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business, has been named a fellow by the executive board of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

“At Lindner, blending research expertise, experiential learning and community engagement empowers business problem solvers,” said Marianne Lewis, PhD, dean at the Lindner College of Business. “Professor Masterson models the way, as recognized by the SIOP fellowship and her research, teaching and service excellence.”

Industrial-organizational psychology addresses the full range of human interactions in organizational settings. With more than 10,000 researchers, teachers, practitioners and administrators as members, the SIOP works to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings. SIOP fellows are selected annually and recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession in the areas business, government, consulting or academia.

“We can become siloed in our own pockets or institutions, but an organization like SIOP brings people from multiple disciplines together,” said Elaine Hollensbe, PhD, department head and professor of management at Lindner. “Scholarship is built by sharing ideas, and having an SIOP fellow in our college elevates our college’s reputation and reinforces that approach.”

Throughout its history, the SIOP has recognized the outstanding contributions of members by granting fellow status. To be considered for SIOP fellow status, a member who has been active in the society for ten years or more is eligible based on meaningful, sustained and unusual impact on the field. That member must also be nominated by another member and endorsed by at least three additional SIOP fellows.

SIOP logo that says Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology with the tagline Science for a Smarter Workplace

SIOP's fellowship program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in the practice, research, teaching and/or administration of industrial organizational psychology.

Masterson’s fellowship was sponsored by Amy Kristof-Brown, PhD, interim dean and professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. Kristof-Brown, who was in the same graduate program with Masterson at the University of Maryland, coordinated the nomination effort with peer academics and SIOP fellows Lynn Shore, PhD, management department chair and professor at Colorado State University College of Business Administration; Neal Ashkanasy, PhD, management professor at the University of Queensland Australia Business School; and Michelle Duffy, PhD, professor and Vernon Heath Chair at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

At Lindner, blending research expertise, experiential learning and community engagement empowers business problem solvers. Professor Masterson models the way, as recognized by the SIOP fellowship and her research, teaching and service excellence.

Marianne Lewis, PhD Dean and Professor of Management, Lindner College of Business.

“I started attending SIOP conferences as a doctoral student — it was where I met early research collaborators,” said Masterson. “My involvement has been an important part of my academic development and I am honored to join the ranks of SIOP fellows, including the impressive 2020 class of which I am a member.”

Masterson has a prolific publishing career spanning the many ways fairness and justice in the workplace are interconnected. She has more than 4,660 citations with an h-index of 17. She was named associated dean of faculty, research and Lindner culture, which is part of the Lindner leadership team, in January 2020.

Eight individuals who make up the Lindner leadership team stand smiling on the grand staircase of the Lindner Hall atrium

The leadership team for UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business: Nick Castro, left, Suzanne Masterson, Robin Brinkman, Marianne Lewis, Steve Slezak, Debora Myree, Rachel Fausz and Chuck Sox.

“My research in employees’ perceptions of membership within their organization and what behaviors and attitudes may result from strong membership perceptions have created the foundation for the work I’m doing today on issues such as physical workplace design and its impact on workplace relationships and perceptions of isolation within the workplace,” she said.

In addition to her own publishing, Masterson has peer-reviewed 21 articles in journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational BehaviorJournal of Applied Psychology and Academy of Management Review; six book chapters; five proceedings; and numerous presentations at national conferences. She also served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Organizational Behavior from 2015 to 2019.

UC is one of only 115 institutions classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a "RU/VH: Research Universities, Very High Research Activity," also known as "R1." All 80 tenured and tenure-track faculty at Lindner regularly conduct research and contribute to academic journals, contributing to UC’s high activity. Read more about research and innovation at the university level from UC’s Office of Research.

Featured image: Carl H. Lindner Hall at UC's main campus, 2906 Woodside Drive. Photo by Alex Fradkin Photography via Henning Larsen Architects.