Charles Scherbaum

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

 

My research generally 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 bias and 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 my 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).

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.

I teach courses in statistics, industrial and organizational psychology, human resource management, statistics, and psychometrics in the United States, Singapore, and Taiwan in our undergraduate, masters, executive, and Ph.D. programs.

I received my B.S. in psychology from the University of Washington, and my M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio University. I am 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.

Publications and Chapters (2008-Present)

Scherbaum, C.A., Sabet, J.M., Kern, M.J., & Agnello, P. (in press). Examining faking on personality inventories using unfolding IRT models. Journal of Personality Assessment.

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

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.

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.

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.

Goldstein, H. W., Scherbaum, C. A., & Yusko, K. (2009). Adverse impact and measuring cognitive ability. In J. Outtz’s (Ed.) Adverse impact: Implications for organizational staffing and high stakes testing (pp. 95-134). New York: Psychology Press.

Scherbaum, C. A., & Meade, A. W. (2009). Measurement in the organizational sciences. In D. Buchanan & A. Bryman (Eds.), Handbook of organizational research methods (pp. 636-653). London: Sage.

Scherbaum, C.A., & Ferreter, J.M. (2009). Estimating statistical power and sample size requirement for organizational research using hierarchical linear models. Organizational Research Methods, 12, 347-367.

Scherbaum, C.A., & Goldstein, H. (2008). Examining the relationship between differential item functioning and item difficulty. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 68, 537-553.

Scherbaum, C.A., Popovich, P.M., & Finlinson, S. (2008). Exploring factors related to energy conservation behaviors in organizations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 818-835.

Vancouver, J.B., & Scherbaum, C.A. (2008). Do we self-regulate actions or perceptions? A test of two computational models. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 14, 1-22.

Naidoo, L.J., Scherbaum, C.A., & Goldstein, H.W. (2008). Examining the relative importance of leader-member exchange on group performance over time.  In G. B. Graen and J. A. Graen (Eds.), Knowledge Driven Corporation: A Discontinuous Model.  LMX Leadership: The Series (Vol 5, pgs 211-230). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.

Presentations (2008-Present)

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

Saunderson, R. & Scherbaum, C. (2012, October). Improving Retail 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.

Mondo, L., Froelich, J., Youssefnia, D., & Scherbaum, C. (2011, April). Group and Individual Level Characteristics in Predicting Survey Response Time. Poster presented at the 26th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago.

Golubovich, J. & Scherbaum, C. (2011, April). Choosing Female Managers: What Attitudes Have to Do With It. Poster presented at the 26th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago.

Higgs, A., Sywulak, L., & Scherbaum, C. (2011, May). Effects of Stereotype Threat on Alternative Cognitive Tests. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC

Goldstein, H.W., Scherbaum, C.A., Yusko, K.P., Ryan, R., & Hanges, P.J. (2010, December). Testing for Cognitive Ability with Reduced Adverse Impact: Hiring in Work Organizations. Presentation at the 11th Conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research, Washington, D.C.

Boyd, B. & Scherbaum, C. (2010, April). Implicit job satisfaction. Poster presented at the 25th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta.

Scherbaum, C. (2010, April). Panelist in L. Saari’s Identified Employee Surveys: Pros, Cons, What We Know/Don’t Know. Debate presented at the 25th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta.

Pascall-Gonzalez, R. Scherbaum, C., Ferreter, J., & Golubovich, J. (2010, April). Examining Subgroup Differences on Cognitive Tests Using Mixed-measurement IRT Models. Symposium presented at the 25th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta.

Scherbaum, C. (2010, August). Discussant in S. Ashworth’s A long-term implementation of job component validity: A 10-year follow-up. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Diego.

Fisher, D. & Scherbaum, C. (2009, November). How leadership judgment impacts performance: A practical guide for consulting psychologists. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Illnois Psychological Association.

Fyman, J. & Scherbaum, C.A. (2009, April). Examining the Factor Structure of Team-Member Exchange. Poster presented at the 24th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans.

Naidoo, L.J., Scherbaum, C.A., & Goldstein, H.W. (2009, April). A Longitudinal Examination of LMX, Ability, Differentiation and Team Performance. Poster presented at the 24th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans.

Scherbaum,  C.A. (2009, April). Panel member in C. Scherbaum & P. Steel’s Synthetic Validity: Practical Questions and Answers. Panel Discussion at the 24th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans.

Blanshteyn, V., Scherbaum, C.A., Marshall, E., McCue, E.A., & Strauss, R. (2008, April). Examining the Effects of Stereotype Threat on Individual Test Taking Behaviors. Poster presented at the 23rd annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco.

Cohen-Charash, Y., Erez, M., & Scherbaum, C. (2008, April). Firgun – Being Happy for another Person’s Good Fortune. In  Y. Cohen-Charash, M. Erez, M., & C. Scherbaum’s (Chairs) When Good Things Happen to Others: Envy and Firgun Reactions symposium at the 23rd annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco.

Ferreter, J.M., Goldstein, H.W., Scherbaum, C.A., & Yusko, K.P. (2008, April). Reducing Adverse Impact using a Nontraditional Cognitive Ability Assessment. Poster presented at the 23rd annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco.

Scherbaum, C. A. (2008, August). Discussant in J. Foster’s Synthetic validity: New directions and old questions answered. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

Current Grant Funding

Basic and Applied Dimensions of Scientific Psychology: Research Experience for Undergraduates at Baruch College – CUNY. National Science Foundation, PI ($269,787)

Examining the Impact of Explicit and Implicit Attitudes towards Female Managers. PSC-CUNY 39, 2008-2009, PI ($3,285).

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)

Media Interviews (2008-present)

Interview for Business Week's Interactive Case Study on Maintaining Employee Engagement

Interview for The Investment Professional on the financial crisis

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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