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

Director, Professional Education Program

Founder & Co-Director, HR Science Research Team

Research Director, Center for Analytics Research and Education

Interests


My interests center around how evidence-based practices, statistics/quantitative methods, and analytics can be used to solve applied problems. More specifically, my work is focused in these areas:

  • Director of the Professional Education program housed in the Walker College of Business. 
    • The Professional Education program provides training and development workshops and courses to working professionals. 
    • These experiences work to transform employees careers and lives, give local and regional businesses a competitive advantage in the global economy, and assist in driving the economic development of the region and the state of North Carolina. 
  • 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

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

Gorman, C.A., Cunningham, C.J.L., Bergman, S. M., & Meriac, J. P. (2016). Time to change the bathwater: Correcting misconceptions about performance ratings. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9(2), 314-322.

Powers, J.*, Bergman, S. M., & Cazier, J. A. (2015). Analytics for Good: Predicting Secondary Education Attainment with Text Analytics. Americas Conference on Information Systems: Conference Proceedings.

 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.

Bergman, S. M., Small, E. E., Bergman, J. Z. & Bowling, J. J.* (2014). Leadership emergence and group development: A longitudinal examination of project teams. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 14(1), 111-126. http://www.na-businesspress.com/JOP/SmallEE_Web14_1_.pdf

Bergman, J. Z., Westerman, J. W., Bergman, S. M., Westerman, J., & Daly, J. P. (2014). Narcissism, materialism, and environmental ethics in business students. Journal of Management Education, 38(4), 489-510. doi: 10.1177/1052562913488108 (PDF)

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, R. J., Spellman, J. W., Hall, M. E., & Bergman, S. M. (2012). Is there a valid app for that? Validity of a free pedometer iPhone application. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9, 670-676. (PDF)

Bergman, S.M., McIntyre, M.D., & James, L.R. (2004). Identifying the Aggressive Personality. The Journal of Emotional Abuse, 4, 81-93.

Recent Presentations

Jankura, A.*, Kopelic, S.*, Potier, A.*, Sells, C.*, & Bergman, S.M. (2018, May). Realizing the Promise of BBS Safety and Analytics: How to Get People and Data to Work Together and Keep People Safe at Work. Workshop presented at Appalachian Safety Summit, Boone, NC.

Bergman, S.M. (2018, May). Safety, analytics, and culture: Finding the right mix to keep people safe. Session at the Appalachian Safety Summit, Boone, NC.

Handler, C., Bergman, S.M., & Taylor, B. (2018, April). How To Use Advanced Technology in Selection (And Feel Good About it!). Workshop presented at the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Brown, C.*, Bergman, S.M., & Huelsman, T.J. (2018, April). A Validation of Text Analytics. In B. Armstrong (co-Chair) & R. Landers (co-Chair), Using Natural Language Processing to Assess Psychological Constructs. Symposium at the Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Booth, H.*, Clodfelter, M.**, Obi-Melekwe, N.*, LaTowsky, N.**, Jordan, H.**, Hodes, W.**, Acikgoz, Y, Hartwell. C., & Bergman, S.M. (2018, April). Applicants’ Reactions to Social Media Screening: An Examination of Social Media Type, Perceived Performance, and Minority Status. Poster presented at the Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Harris, J.*, Hollars, J.*, Ellis, L.*, Collins, K.*., Savastano, L.*., Daley, T.*, Acikgoz, Y & Bergman, S.M. (2018, April). Social Media Persona and Hireability: Gender, Marital Status, and Sexual Orientation. Poster presented at the Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Chicago, IL.

Bergman, S. M. (2018, February). Mapping an Analytic Framework to Advance Evaluation. Workshop at the annual National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Capacity Building Workshop, San Francisco, CA.

Nickel, C.*, Wood, A.*, Farr, B.*, Bergman, S.M., & Cunningham, C. (2017, October). Making it Stick: The Secret to Developing a Data-Drive Culture. Session at the annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

LaTowsky, M.**, Bergman, S.M., & Westerman. J. (2017, October). The Fantasy of Wealth: Attracting College Graduates into the Workforce. Poster session presented at the annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

Savastano, L.**, Kirk, K.**, Harris, J.**, Brown, C.*, Bergman, S.M., & Starr-Stilling. G. (2017, October). It’s All How you Look at It: The Relationship Between Performance Appraisal Formats and Perceived Purposefullness. Poster session presented at the annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

Everett, S.**, Hellman, A.**, Brown, C.*, Bergman, S.M., & Starr-Stilling. G. (2017, October). The Dark Side of Performance Appraisals. Poster session presented at the annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

Bergman, S.M. (2017, September). Innovation and occupational safety: The role of big data and analytics. Presentation at annual IDEAcademy, Kingsport, TN.

Bergman, S. M. & Tillery, C. (2017, July). Analytics and Evaluation: A Blueprint for How to Use Data More Effectively. Session at the annual National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Conference, Washington, DC.

Murray, S.**, Wasowski, B.*, & Bergman, S.M. (2017, March). Analyzing customer demographics to improve effectiveness of the High Country Workforce Development Board. Presentation made at the Appalachian Research in Business Symposium, Boone, NC.

McGee, J., Nolt, T., & Hansen, M.*, Bergman, S.M. (2017, February). Towards equitable opportunities for rural middle school students: Examining grade 8 Math 1 enrollment. Presentation made at the North Carolina Association for Research in Education, Chapel Hill, NC.

* ASU Graduate Student, ** ASU Undergraduate Student

Title: Professor
Department: Department of Psychology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 278-9608

Office address
114 Smith Wright Hall