Dr. Scott Highhouse has been named BGSU’s Ohio Eminent Scholar in industrial/organizational psychology. A Bowling Green faculty member since 1996, Highhouse fills the position that opened in June with the retirement of Dr. Milton Hakel, who had been the University’s Ohio Eminent Scholar in I/O psychology since 1991.
“His research is cited by scholars around the world,” said psychology department chair Dr. Michael Zickar of Highhouse, whose primary areas of expertise are assessment/selection for employment and human judgment/decision making. “He has served in leading positions in scholarly societies and is regularly consulted by leading companies on how to improve their hiring processes.”
In a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Lecture, “Blink Again: The Science behind Holistic Hiring and Admissions,” Dr. Scott Highhouse, Ohio Eminent Scholar in psychology, asserts that there is no scientific foundation for “holistic” hiring assessment.