Prof. Charles Scherbaum

Charles Scherbaum

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Location: VC 8-272

   Website: I/O Psych & Measurement


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.



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

Journal Articles and Chapters

Hanges, P., Scherbaum, C., & Reeve, C. (2015). There are More Things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, Than DGF. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8, 472-481.

Reeve, C. Scherbaum, C., & Goldstein, H. (2015). Manifestations of intelligence: Expanding the measurement space to reconsider specific cognitive abilities. Human Resource Management Review, 25, 28-37.

Scherbaum, C. Goldstein, H., Ryan, R., Agnello, P., Yusko, K., & Hanges, P. (2015). 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.

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.

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