Dr. Tim Huelsman is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management Master’s program at Appalachian State University. Since arriving at Appalachian in 1997, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in his major area of specialization, organizational psychology, as well as in his other interest areas: program evaluation, research methods, statistics, and personality. His professional interests are broad and include personality and mood in the organization, organizational assessment, organizational culture and climate. His consulting work generally focuses on organizational assessment, organizational development, program evaluation, and strategic planning.
Dr. Huelsman is a past Chairperson of the North Carolina I-O Psychologists and as a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology he co-authored the current Guidelines for Education and Training in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and participated in the creation of the annual Master’s Student Consortium. Dr. Huelsman was presented with the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014 and was inducted into Appalachian State University’s Academy of Outstanding Graduate Mentors in 2013. He earned his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Psychology from Saint Louis University. He resides in Boone, NC with his wife Jeanie (Women’s Fashion Buyer for Mast General Store) and son Calvin (student at Watauga High School).
- Ph.D. 1996, Saint Louis University: Organizational Psychology
- M.S. (R.) 1992, Saint Louis University: Psychology
- B.S. 1989, Saint Louis University: Psychology
Organizational Psychology, Program Evaluation, Critical Thinking (Contemporary Issues in Psychology), Research Methods & Statistics, Personality & Individual Differences
Individual differences in organizations; Organizational culture and climate; Organizational assessment; Person-organization fit; personality and its measurement; child temperament
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Acikgoz, Y., Huelsman, T. J., *Swets, J. L., *Dixon, A. R., *Jeffer, S. N., *Olsen, D. R., & *Ross, A. (2018). The cream of the crop: Student and alumni perceptions of I-O psychology master’s degree program quality. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 55 (4).
Gibson, J. L., Allen, J. A., Payne, S. C., Huelsman, T. J., & Fritsch, A. (2018). The Guidelines for Education and Training in Industrial-Organizational Psychology: 2016/2017 Revision and Curriculum Matrix Template. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 55 (3).
*Pawlowska, D. K., Westerman, J., Bergman, S. M., & Huelsman, T. J. (2014). Student personality, classroom environment, and student outcomes: A person-environment fit analysis. Learning and Individual Differences, 36, 180-193. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2014.10.005
*Buckner, G. E., Hindman, H. D., Huelsman, T. J., & Bergman, J. Z. (2014). Managing workplace sexual harassment: The role of manager training. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 26, 257-278. doi: 10.1007/s10672-014-9248-z
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Acikgoz, Y., Huelsman, T. J., *Swets, J. L., Dixon, A. R., Jeffer, S. N., Olsen, D. R., & Ross, A. (2018, April). Student, alumni, and employer ratings of I-O psychology master’s programs. Presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
*Brown C., Bergman, S., & Huelsman, T. J. (2018, April). Validity evidence for using text analytics to assess conscientiousness. Presented at the 33 rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
*Gillespie, M. E., Webb, R. M., & Huelsman, T. J. (2017, March). Consistencies and inconsistencies in personality ratings among knowledgeable reporters. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
*Light, S., Webb, R. M., Huelsman, T. J., & Smith, A. R. (2014, March). The influence of sex and job position on hiring decisions. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.
*Light, S., Webb, R. M., Huelsman, T. J., & Smith, A. R. (2013, October). Gender biases in the initial hiring process: Perceptions of applicants for managerial and non-managerial positions. Presented at the 7 th Annual River City Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conference, Knoxville, TN.
*Nelson, L. A.,Webb, R. M., *Açikgöz, Y., Huelsman, T. J., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2013, June). How strangers use facial features to make personality and competence judgments. Presented at the 3 rd biennial convention of the Association for Research in Personality, Charlotte, NC.
*Nelson, L. A., Webb, R. M., *Açikgöz, Y., Huelsman, T. J., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2013, May). How objectively-measured facial markers influence strangers’ judgments of personality. Presented at the 25 th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
*Açikgöz, Y, Bergman, S., Bergman, J. Z., & Huelsman, T. J. (2013, April). User attitudes toward social recruiting practices. In S. Bergman (Chair), Empirical evidence for successfully using social media in organizations. Symposium conducted at the 28 th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.
Title: Assistant Chair, IOHRM Program Director, Professor
Department: Department of Psychology
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-8949