Shawn Bergman

Education

  • Ph.D. 2008, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • M.A. 2001, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC: General Psychology
  • B.S. 1998, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO: Psychology

Academic Positions

Founder & Co-Director, HR Science Research Team

Research Director, Center for Analytics Research and Education

Interests

My interests revolve around the application of science, psychology, data, and technology to solve organizational problems, help individuals make positive changes, and improve peoples' lives.

  • Co-directing the HR Science Research Team with Dr. Yalcin Acikgoz. The team is currently focused on the following applied projects: 
    • Working with the Center for Analytic Research & Education (CARE) and partnering with the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant and applying evidence-based practices and a variety of research and analytic methodologies to:
      • Increase the academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education of high school students.
      • Increase the rate of high school graduation and enrollment in postsecondary education.
      • Increase high school students' and their families' knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing.
    • Collaborating with Dr. Tim Ludwig and partnering with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to explore how analytics can be used with Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) data to keep people safe at their jobs. 
      • This project is the first formal attempt by safety researchers to implement and document the strategic application of data mining and analytics techniques for HSE data.

Selected Publications

  • Benoit, I.D., Brashear, T.G., Chelariu, C., Foreman, J,R., & Bergman, S.M. (2019). Social Norms in the Salesforce: Justice and Relationalism. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 34, 49-61, doi.org/10.1108/JBIM-01-2018-0054. 
  • Kirk, A.*, Michael. K., Bergman, S.M., Schorr, M*, & Jameson, J.P. (2019). Dose Response Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in a School Mental Health Program. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, doi: 10.1080/16506073.2018.1550527 
  • Belinda, C.D.*, Westerman, & Bergman, S.M. (2018). Recruiting with Ethics in an Online Era: Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Media to Predict Organizational Attractiveness. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 109, 101-117. doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2018.10.001
  • Copeland, J.E., Ludwig, T.D., Bergman, S.M., & Acikgoz. Y. (2018): Increasing sales by managing the interlocking contingencies between sales representatives and customers using behavioral self-monitoring, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, doi: 10.1080/01608061.2017.1423147
  • Stilling, G.E.S., Byrd, A.*, Mazza, E.R.*, & Bergman, S. M. (2017). Still a deadly disease? Performance appraisal systems in academic libraries: Results and implications of a national survey. College and Research Libraries.
  • Small, E.E., & Doll, J.L., Bergman, S. M., & Heggestad, E.D. (2017). Brown & Smith Communication Solutions: A Staffing System Simulation. Management Teaching Review, OnlineFirst, 1-9, https://doi.org/10.1177/2379298117716673
  • Westerman, J., Bergman, J., Bergman, S.M., Whitaker, B., Daly, J., & Westerman, J. (2016). Does Social Justice Knowledge Matter in Sustainable Business Education? Business, Peace and Sustainable Development, 8, 33-53. doi: https://doi.org/10.9774/GLEAF.8757.2016.de.00004
  • Acikgoz, Y.*, Bergman, S. M. (2016). Chasing the Run Away Bandwagon: Using Social Media for Recruitment. In. R.N. Landers & G.B. Schmidt (Eds.), Using Social Media in Employee Selection: Theory, Practice, and Future Research. New York: Springer.
  • Guilfoyle, S.*, Bergman, S. M., Hartwell, C., & Powers, J*. (2016). Mo' Data, Mo' Problems? The potential of big data and analytics in employment decisions. In. R.N. Landers & G.B. Schmidt (Eds.), Using Social Media in Employee Selection: Theory, Practice, and Future Research. New York: Springer.
  • Weathington, B.L., Bergman, S. M., & Bergman, J. Z. (2014). Training science-practitioners: Broadening the training of Industrial–Organizational Psychologists. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7(1) 35-38. DOI: 10.1111/iops.12101 (PDF)
  • Bergman, S.M., McIntyre, M.D., & James, L.R. (2004). Identifying the Aggressive Personality. The Journal of Emotional Abuse, 4, 81-93.

Invited Talks

 

  • Bergman, S.M. (2020, August). How schools can use data, science, & evidence to chart a path forward during the pandemic. Webinar for the National College Access Network. 
  • Bergman, S.M. (2020, July). Music, Movies, and NASA: How pop-culture and space exploration can illuminate the way for change. Keynote address given at the College Changes Everything Virtual Conference.
  • Nolt, T. & Bergman, S.M. (2020, April). NCAN Spring Training. Leveraging National Student Clearinghouse Data for Postsecondary Success. Workshop at the National College Attainment Network Virtual Spring Institute.
  • Bergman, S. M. & Nelson, S. (2020, February). Evidence-Based Practices: Improving Individual and Organizational Decision-Making. Session presented at the annual 60 x 25 Annual Networking Conference, Elgin, IL.
  • Bergman., S.M. (2019, December). Evaluating Decision Making in an Uncertain World. Plenary presentation at the 1st Annual Appalachian Accounting Summit, Boone, NC.
  • Bergman, S.M. (2019, October). How your I-O psychology training has prepared you to handle the big, complex, and scary world of data analytics. Keynote presented at the annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Bergman, S.M. (2019, July). Engaging Stakeholders and Through Data Storytelling. Session at the annual College Changes Everything Meeting, Tinley Park, IL.
  • Bergman, S.M. & Addington, S. (2019, April). Learn by Doing: The Promise, Perils, and Practice of Getting Started in Safety Analytics. Workshop presented at Appalachian Safety Summit, Boone, NC.
  • Bergman, S. M., & Ecker-Lyster, M., & Vincent, J. (2019, February). Storytelling through data: Engaging stakeholders and improving data literacy. Workshop at the annual National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Capacity Building Workshop, San Antonio, TX.
  • Bergman, S. M. & Wilson-Kearse, J. (2019, February). Building a blueprint for using data more effectively. Workshop at the annual 60 x 25 Annual Networking Conference, Collinsville, IL.
  • Bergman, S. M. (2019, February). What average does not tell you: Making data local and work for you. Keynote presented at the annual 60 x 25 Annual Networking Conference, Collinsville, IL.

 

 

Research Presentations

  • Wuerfel, L.*, Scholten, K.*, Huelsman, T.J., McGee, J., McClannon, T., & Bergman, S.M. (2019, October). Smells Like School Spirit: The Organizational Factors Affecting Targeted Student and Teacher Outcomes. Poster session presented at the annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Simard, N.*., Lang, J.*, Harris, S.**, Boone, R.**, Rease, R.*, Westerman, J., & Bergman, S.M. (2019, October). Green Engagement: An Investigation into the Relationship of Millennial Engagement and an Organization’s Sustainable Performance Score. Poster session presented at the annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Melzer, A.*, Ayala-Johnson, Y.*, Arnesen, S.**, Kirby, S.**, Haylett, E.**, Harris, J.*, Reubens, A., & Bergman, S.M. (2019, October). Understanding Assistive Programs: Evaluating the Impact of Various Math Services on Student Performance. Poster session presented at the annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Jamadar, S.*., Ugboro, H.**, Tosto, C.**, Lundy, T.*, Mateus, A.**, & Bergman, S.M. (2019, October). Analyzing Psychology Students’ Understanding of Their Worth in the Modern Workplace. Poster session presented at the annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Pettinger, C. & Bergman, S.M. (2019, September). Safety Analytics: NIOSH, Big Data, and Risk Management to Predict Serious Incidents and Fatalities. Session at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Moreno, J., & Bergman, S.M. (2019, July). The FAFSA doesn’t go to college. Session at the annual College Changes Everything Meeting, Tinley Park, IL.
  • Moreno, J., Nolt., T., & Bergman, S.M. (2019, July). No more either/or: A developmental curriculum built into a college readiness framework. Session at the annual National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Conference, San Francisco, CA.

* ASU Graduate Student, ** ASU Undergraduate Student

Title: Kulynych/Cline Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Department: Department of Psychology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8933

Office address
114 Smith Wright Hall