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Industrial and Organizational Psychology Ph.D. Students To Receive Awards at
American Psychological Association Conference

NEW YORK, NY-March 2, 2015 - Students in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Ph.D. Program at Baruch College will be receiving four awards at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association) conference April 23-25 in Philadelphia.

Charles Scherbaum, Psychology Professor at Baruch College, said, “This many awards being given to students of one program in a single year is unprecedented.” The awards are being presented to the following Ph.D. students:

  • John Capman, will receive the 2015 Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Fellowship in I-O Psychology, with an award of $10,000 to support his dissertation research.
  • Jolie Terrazas, will receive a SIOP Grant of $7,000 to support her dissertation research.
  • Eric Knudsen will receive the John Flanagan Award for the Outstanding Student Contribution to the SIOP 2015 Conference Program which is given to the research poster that is judged to be the best among several thousand submissions.
  • Peter Yu, Christine Smith, Eric Knudsen, and Laura Sywulak will receive an award for their research poster which was judged to be among top 20 posters out of several thousand submissions.

The Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology Ph.D Program is part of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College and provides doctoral-level training in I/O psychology, a field that focuses on the scientific study of the workplace, including both organizations and their employees. The training program in I/O psychology is designed to prepare students for a wide range of career paths in academic, organizational, and consulting settings.

In addition to these awards, the faculty and students will be making 27 different presentations at the conference.




About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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