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Name: Douglas Maynard
Title: Chair, Psychology
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Department: Psychology

Expertise Keywords: Adjunct faculty, Applicants, Employee commitment, Employee satisfaction, Employee selection, Employment Interviews, Hiring, Job attitudes, Job satisfaction, Organizational citizenship, Organizational commitment, Organizational justice, Overqualification, Personnel selection, Staffing, Underemployment, Young workers

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: My main expertise revolves around the experience and effects of being underemployed or overqualified - I have several publications on the topic as well as many presentations at national conferences.

Currrent Research: Effects of overqualification and underemployment on employee attitudes (such as commitment) and behavior (such as organizational citizenship and turnover). I am also beginning research investigating the effects of applicant nonverbal behavior on interviewer judgments.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 845-257-3426
E-mail Address:
Personal Web Site:


Bowling Green State University 8/1996 - 8/1998 Ph.D. 1998 Industrial/Organizational Psycho
University of Connecticut 8/1989 - 5/1993 BA 1993 Psychology
Bowling Green State University 8/1993 - 8/1996 MA 1996 Industrial/Organizational Psycho


2001 Recipient, State of New York/UUP Professional Development Award, for underemployment research

2000 Recipient, State of New York/UUP Professional Development Award, for underemployment research

1997 Recipient, Industrial- Organizational Academic Challenge (IOAC) Fellowship, BGSU, for research on mental workload

1997 Finalist, Sigma Xi Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Research Competition, BGSU, for research on task complexity and performance

1996-1997 Recipient, Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence, BGSU, for research on task complexity

1993 Magna Cum Laude honors with B.A., University of Connecticut

1990-1993 Dean's List, seven consecutive semesters, University of Connecticut

1991 Induction into Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology

Other professional activities

Various consulting activities with organizations, in the areas of: employee selection, training and development, organizational assessment, and performance appraisal.

Organizational Memberships

Association for Psychological Science (1998- present)

Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA; 1998-present)

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Division 14 of APA; 1996-present)

Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology (1991-present)


Maynard, D. C., Geberth, K. L., & Joseph, T. A. (in press). Coverage of I- O psychology in introductory psychology textbooks: A reexamination. Teaching of Psychology, 29, 154-156.

Maynard, D. C., Bachiochi, P. D., & Luna, A. C. (2002). An evaluation of industrial-organizational psychology teaching modules for use in introductory psychology courses. Teaching of Psychology, 29, 39-43.

Rogelberg, S. G., Fisher, G. G., Maynard, D. C., Hakel, M. D., & Horvath, M. (2001). Examining respondents' attitudes toward surveys. Organizational Research Methods, 4, 3-25.

Maynard, D. C., & Hakel, M. D. (1997). The effects of objective and subjective task complexity on task performance. Human Performance, 10, 303-330.

Henning, R. A., Kissel, G. V., & Maynard, D. C. (1994). Compensatory rest breaks for VDT operators. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 14, 243-249.