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Applied Organizational Psychology:
A New Approach to Improving Productivity and the Quality of Work Life

March 19-20, 2004

In conjunction with Hofstra University's new Ph.D. Program in Applied Organizational Psychology, the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Psychology Department, with support from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, presented Applied Organizational Psychology: A New Approach to Improving Productivity and the Quality of Work Life, March 19-20, 2004. This conference addressed the issue of how to create knowledge that has theoretical significance and practical value, by conducting research that satisfies the dual criteria of rigor and relevance. This conference will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, managers and executives who are interested in enhancing individual and organizational outcomes.

Registration Program

A number of distinguished speakers discussed their contributions to the integration of science and practice, including:

  • Seymour Adler - Aon Consulting
  • Alicia Alvero - Queens College/CUNY
  • Allan H. Church - PepsiCo
  • Kathleen Gallo - North Shore-LIJ Health System
  • Ira T. Kaplan - Hofstra University
  • Manuel London - State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Joshua Metlay - University of Pennsylvania
  • William Metlay - Hofstra University
  • Richard O'Brien - Hofstra University
  • Eduardo Salas - University of Central Florida
  • Kurt Salzinger - APA Executive Director for Science
  • Liora Schmelkin - Hofstra University
  • Janine Waclawski - Pepsi-Cola Company

The Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar was J. Richard Hackman from Harvard University.

Conference Co-Directors:

Ira Kaplan, Ph. D.
Professor of Psychology
Hofstra University

William Metlay, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Hofstra University


For more information about the conference please contact:

Hofstra Cultural Center
200 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Tel: (516) 463-5669
Fax: (516) 463-4793
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For more information about the new Ph.D. Program in Applied Organizational Psychology please visit the Organizational Psychology website.