Charles Scherbaum

Email: Charles.Scherbaum@baruch.cuny.edu
Phone: (646) 312-3807
Location: VC 8-272

 

Dr. Charles Scherbaum received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio University. He is currently an associate professor of psychology at Baruch College and on the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Dr. Scherbaum’s research focuses on issues of diversity and equal opportunity in the context of employee selection, measuring individual differences, and assessing employee attitudes. Recent research has focused on sources of construct-irrelevant variance on standardized cognitive tests, non-cognitive predictors of job performance, detecting lying and dishonest responding, attitudes toward stigmatized employees, alternative validation strategies, attitude measurement, linking employee attitudes to organizational outcomes, employee survey methods, and employee selection. This research draws heavily on recent advances in analytical and methodological techniques.

Currently, the primary focus of Dr. Scherbaum’s research is examining possible explanations for race-based differences on intelligence and cognitive ability tests. This research involves developing alternative formats and types of intelligence tests as well as the examining the role of previous experience, test taking skills, and test characteristics on performance on these types of tests. This research received SIOP’s 2011 M. Scott Meyers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace (Goldstein, Yusko, Scherbaum, & Hanges, Project title: Development and Implementation of the Siena Reasoning Test) and the 2011 Innovation Award from the International Personnel Assessment Council (Yusko, Goldstein, Scherbaum, and Hanges).

Other current projects include: (1) utilizing item response theory to detect response distortion (i.e., faking) on measures of personality and biodata in employment contexts; (2) examining predictors to supplement the GMAT in graduate business school success; (3) modeling ability-performance relationships over time; (4) assessing implicit attitudes toward employees with disabilities and female managers; (5) synthetic validity; (6) impact of survey identification on employee response behavior; (7) impact of customer service climates on service delivery and customer loyalty. Dr. Scherbaum research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Graduate Management Admission Council.

Dr. Scherbaum teaches courses in statistics, industrial and organizational psychology, human resource management, statistics, and psychometrics in the United States, Singapore, and Taiwan at the undergraduate, masters, executive, and Ph.D. levels.

Dr. Scherbaum is a past president of the Metropolitan New York Association for Applied Psychology and is currently the chair of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s institutional Research Committee. He is on editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Business and Psychology. He is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, Academy of Management, and the Society of Human Resource Management.

 

Books 

Scherbaum, C. & Shockley, K. (February 2015 publication date). Methods for Analysing Quantitative Data for Business and Management Students. London: Sage.

Journal Articles and Chapters (2010-Present)

Mellert, L., Scherbaum, C., Wilke, B., & Froelich, J. (in press). The relationship between organizational change and financial loss. Journal of Organizational Change Management.

Reeve, C. Scherbaum, C., & Goldstein, H. (in press). Manifestations of intelligence: Expanding the measurement space to reconsider specific cognitive abilities. Human Resource Management Review.  

Scherbaum, C. & Goldstein, H. (in press). Introduction to special issue. Human Resource Management Review.

Scherbaum, C. Goldstein, H., Ryan, R., Agnello, P., Yusko, K., & Hanges, P. (in press). New Developments in Intelligence Theory and Assessment: Implications for Personnel Selection. In J. Oostrom & I. Nikolaou’s (Eds.) Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Assessment. Contemporary Issues for Theory and Practice. London: Psychology Press-Taylor & Francis.

Scherbaum, C.A. & Saunderson, R. (2014). Using Big Data and Analytics to Create, Maintain, and Build Enterprise Engagement. Enterprise Engagement Handbook (pp. 215-223). New York: Enterprise Engagement Alliance. 

Breaux, P. & Scherbaum, C. (2013). Heroic-leadership teams: A militarily related team LMX Study. In G. Graen and J. Graen’s (Ed.) Management of team leadership in extreme contexts: Defending our homeland, protecting our first responders (pp.1-9). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.

Cohen-Charash, Y., Scherbaum, C.A., Kammeyer-Mueller, J.D., & Staw, B.M. (2013) Mood and the Market: Can Press Reports of Investors' Mood Predict Stock Prices? PLoS ONE 8(8): e72031. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072031

Sabet, J., Scherbaum, C., & Goldstein, H. (2013). Examining the potential of neuropsychological intelligence tests for predicting academic performance and reducing racial/ethnic test scores differences. In F. Metzger’s (Ed.) Neuropsychology: New Research (pp. 1-24). New York: Nova Publishers.

Scherbaum, C. & Meade, A. (2013). New directions for measurement in management research. International Journal of Management Reviews, 15, 132-148.

Scherbaum, C.A., Sabet, J.M., Kern, M.J., & Agnello, P. (2013). Examining faking on personality inventories using unfolding IRT models. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95, 207-216.

Hanges, P., Scherbaum, C., Goldstein, H., Ryan, R. & Yusko, K. (2012). I-O Psychology and Intelligence: A Starting Point Established.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 5, 189-195.

Scherbaum, C. Goldstein, H., Yusko, K., Ryan, R., & Hanges, P. (2012). Intelligence 2.0: Reestablishing a Research Program on g in I-O Psychology. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 5, 128-148.

Naidoo, L.J., Scherbaum, C.A., Goldstein, H.W., & Graen, G. (2011). A Longitudinal Examination of LMX, Ability, Differentiation and Team Performance. Journal of Business and Psychology, 26, 347-357.

Saari, L. & Scherbaum, C. (2011). Identified employee surveys: Potential promise, perils, and professional practice guidelines. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4, 435-448.

Scherbaum, C. & Saari, L. (2011). Identified employee surveys: Where do we go from here? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4, 487-493.

Scherbaum, C.A., Blanshteyn, V., Marshall, E., McCue, E.A., & Strauss, R. (2011). Examining the effects of stereotype threat on individual test taking behaviors. Social Psychology of Education, 14, 361-375.

Scherbaum, C.A, & Vancouver, J.B. (2010). If we produce discrepancies, then how: Testing a computational process model of positive goal revision. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 2201-2231.

Johnson, J., Steel, P., Scherbaum, C., Hoffman, C., Jeanneret, R.P., & Foster, J. (2010). Validation is like motor oil: Synthetic is better. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 305-328.

Scherbaum, C.A., Putka, D.J., Naidoo, L.J., & Youssefnia, D. (2010). Key driver analyses: Current trends, problems, and alternative approaches. In S. Albrecht’s (Ed.), Handbook of employee engagement. Edward-Elgar Publishing House: Camberley, UK.

Steel, P., Johnson, J., Jeanneret, R.P., Scherbaum, C., Hoffman, C., & Foster, J. (2010). At sea with synthetic validity. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 371-383.

Presentations (2012-Present)

Agnello, P. & Scherbaum, C. (2014, May). Re-exploring the Gender Gap in Mathematics Using a Within-Person Approach. Poster presented at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu.

Ignagni, M., Anderson, J., & Scherbaum, C. (2014, August). Beyond Mean Math Score Differences: Differential Item Functioning Within a Math Self-Concept Measure. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington D.C.

Mitra, P., Smith, C., & Scherbaum, C. (2014, May). Female Managers: The Role of Implicit Attitudes and Organizational Climate. Poster presented at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu.

Ryan, R., Rothstein, J., Goldstein, H., & Scherbaum, C. (2014, August). Immigrant Status, Test Attitudes, and Cognitive Ability Test Performance. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association.

Saunderson, R. & Scherbaum, C. (2014, May). Examining the Impact of Manager Recognition Training on Unit Performance. Poster presented at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu.

Scherbaum, C. (2014, May). Panelist in L. Saari’s Identified Employee Surveys: Complex Ethical Issues and Appropriate Actions. Debate at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu.  

Scherbaum, C. (2014, May). Discussant in B. Gladdis’ A Critical Review of Mechanical Turk as a Research Tool. Symposium at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu.

Scherbaum, C. (2014, May). Future Directions for I/O research and practice using EEGs. In M.K. Ward’s Organizational Neuroscience: Using Electroencephalography (EEG) to Study I/O Topics. Symposium presented at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu.

Scherbaum, C. (2014, July). Discussant in W. Reichman’s Organizational Success Through Survey Research, Symposium presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris.

Smith, C., Santuzzi, A., & Scherbaum, C. (2014, May). Perceptions of Positive Personality in Task Placement: Does Race Matter? Poster presented at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu.

Sywulak, L. Oliveira, J., Rothstein, J., Scherbaum, C., & Goldstein, H. (2014, August). The role of cognitive style in performance on Raven’s. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association.

Youssefnia, D. & Scherbaum, C. (2014, May). Using Segmentation Analysis to Drive Talent Management and Leadership Development. In L. Bousman’s The Employee Segmentation Continuum: Creating Respondent Groups to Spur Action. Symposium presented at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu.

Cohen-Charash, Y., Scherbaum, C. A., Kammeyer-Mueller, J. B., & Staw, B. M. (2013, August). Mood and the market: Can investors’ collective mood predict stock prices? The Biannual Meeting of the International Society for Research on Emotions, Berkeley, CA.

Golubovich, J. & Scherbaum, C. (2013, April). Impact of Test Design Features on Cognitive Ability Score Differences. Poster presented at the 28th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston.

Mellert, L., Scherbaum, C., Wilke, B., & Froelich, J. (2013, April). Change hurts: The relationship between organizational change and financial loss. Poster presented at the 28th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston.

Scherbaum, C. (2013, April). Panelist in L. Saari’s Identified Employee Surveys: Potential Ethical Issues and Appropriate Actions. Debate at the 28th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston.                 

Scherbaum, C. (2013, April). Discussant in M.K. Ward’s Organizational Neuroscience: Classic I-O Topics, Innovative Approaches. Symposium presented at the 28th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston.

Youssefnia, D. & Scherbaum, C. (2013, October). Big Data, Analytics and HR: What do they have in common? Presentation at the Northwest Human Resource Management Association Annual Conference, Tacoma, WA.

Youssefnia, D. & Scherbaum, C. (2012, October). Harnessing the power of text analytics to drive human capital. Presentation at Text Analytics World, Boston.

Saunderson, R. & Scherbaum, C. (2012, October). Improving Retail Branch Performance through Employee Recognition Optimization and Analytics. Presentation at BAI Retail Delivery Conference, Washington, D.C.

Scherbaum, C. & Goldstein, H. (2012, August). The Evolution of Cognitive Ability Testing: Getting past g. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL

Agosta, J., Diaz, C., Mir, H., & Scherbaum, C. (2012, May). Reducing Adverse Impact Using Modern Cognitive Ability Assessments. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science.

Berger, Y., Denunzio, M., & Scherbaum, C. (2012, August). Examining Immigrant-Majority Mean Score Differences on Cognitive Ability Tests. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Blanshteyn, V. & Scherbaum, C. (2012, April). An item stimulus approach to understanding sources of item difficulty. Poster presented at the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego.

Sabet, F., Scherbaum, C., & Goldstein, H. (2012, April). Examining Criterion-related Validity and Score Differences on Neuropsychological Intelligence Tests. Poster presented at the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego.

Scherbaum, C. (2012, April). Moderator in P. Rutigliano’s Identified Surveys: Appropriate usage and practical professional guidelines. Debate presented at the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego.

Scherbaum, C., Hanges, P., Yusko, K., Goldstein, H., & Ryan, R. (2012, April). The Spearman Hypothesis Cannot Explain All Racial Score Differences. In L. Hough’s Racial Differences in Personnel Selection: Complex Findings and Ongoing Research Symposium. Symposium presented at the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego.

Youssefnia, D. & Scherbaum, C. (2012, April). Measuring Culture from the Tip of the Iceberg. In J. Hudson’s Balancing Rigor and Reality When Doing Organizational Culture Research. Symposium presented at the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego.

Yusko, K., Goldstein, H., Scherbaum, C., & Hanges, P. (2012, April). Siena Reasoning Test: Measuring Intelligence with Reduced Adverse Impact. Invited M. Scott Myers Award talk at the 27th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego.

Grant Funding (2010-Present)

Improving Graduate Business School Admissions: Supplementing the GMAT with Alternative Predictors. MERInstitute of the Graduate Management Admissions Council, PI ($100,000).

Basic and Applied Dimensions of Scientific Psychology: Research Experience for Undergraduates at Baruch College – CUNY National Science Foundation, co-PI, 2010-2013 ($282,021)

Contact Information:
Charles Scherbaum, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Baruch College, CUNY
Box B 8-215
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010
Email: Charles.Scherbaum@baruch.cuny.edu
Phone: 646-312-3807
Fax: 646-312-3781

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