SLHRD Associate Director, Rizzuto, Serves as Consortia Chair at National Psychology Conference


Dr. Tracey Rizzuto, Associate Director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD), presided over the 31st Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) (American Psychological Association, Division 14) Consortia in Anaheim, California, on April 13, 2016.

The SIOP Consortia is a four-track conference program that provides socialization and networking opportunities to the professional association's graduate students and early career professionals.

As Consortia Chair, Dr. Rizzuto oversaw programming and coordination across three programs: the Junior Faculty Consortium, Masters Training Consortium, and the Doctoral Training Consortium. This year's SIOP conference was one of the largest on record, boasting nearly 4,500 attendees.

During the Presidential Plenary opening at the conference, SIOP President Dr. Steve Kozlowski recognized Dr. Tracey Rizzuto as one of four SIOP members of the society's 6,000+ global members who effectively applies the science of human behavior and organizational science to make a positive community and societal impact.

Dr. Rizzuto's research applying social network science toward the practice of smart policing of gang networks and community violence reduction, conducted in conjunction with the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) Program, was highly noted by Kozlowski.

SLHRD doctoral student Joseph Harris and LSU alumnus Dr. Jared LeDoux presented research alongside Dr. Rizzuto on the use of mentorship-based training programs as a human resource solution for managing aging workforce shortages among petro-technical firms in the Gulf of Mexico Region. This research was conducted with financial support from the U.S. Department of Interior.

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