Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech University I/O Bulletin Industrial/Organizational Psychology Doctoral Program Inside this issue: New Faculty 2 I/O Goes Green 2 SIOP 3 Guest Speaker 4 Sundown Tavern 4 Fall Retreat 5 Student Bios 6 AROS 8 Tailgating 8 Louisiana Tech Volume 1, Issue 1 Program’s Inaugural Year Comes to a Close Louisiana Tech’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program has finished its inaugural year. Already, the faculty and students within the program have had many experiences aligned with the vision of the program. Some of these include the creation of a consulting group, Applied Research for Organizational Solutions (AROS), a trip to Atlanta for the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology’s 25th annual conference, and the completion of various research projects and papers. Next up for these four pioneers? Mentoring a new group of students that entered the program in the Fall Quarter. The program is proud to welcome five new students to the fold. These students will work closely with the second-year students to ensure a successful transition and to continue to work towards meaningful study and research in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. AROS Projects Validation study for a testing firm. Employee Selection Project with a Shreveport, LA manufacturer Economic Development Survey with the Lincoln Parish Chamber of Commerce Membership Research for a local church Customer Satisfaction Survey for a local animal clinic Student Satisfaction Survey for Louisiana Tech Student Recreational Department Employee Feedback Surveys for a Casino Customer Satisfaction Survey for local dentists Current I/O Psychology Doctoral Students AROS Consulting The goal of developing a consulting group within the I/O PhD program is for students to gain applied experience, provide assistance to local organizations, and to gain funding for conference trips. AROS develops employee/customer satisfaction metrics, needs assessments, job analyses, statistical consulting, and much more. AROS has already gained the opportunity to work with several organizations and hopes to develop additional partnerships with companies in the future. The core philosophy upheld by AROS is that organizations have the expertise to find their own solutions when provided the tools and structure to do so. AROS aims at working in concert with organizations to empower them to meet their goals.