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Donald M. Truxillo, Ph.D., Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Department of Psychology
317 Cramer Hall
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland,OR 97207-0751
phone (503) 725-3969
fax (503) 725-3904


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Dr. Truxillo's research examines the methods employers use to hire workers and the way that applicants perceive their potential employer during recruitment and hiring. As such, he examines issues such as applicant perceptions of the employee selection process and high-tech applicant screening systems. In addition, Dr. Truxillo examines issues associated with older workers (in conjunction with colleagues in Italy and France), including older worker stereotypes and job design for older and younger workers. He also examines issues associated with antecedents of workplace safety. His work is currently supported by grants from NIOSH and PSU's Transportation Research and Education Center.

Dr. Truxillo’s work has been published in outlets such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management. He has served as associate editor at the Journal of Management, and he is currently an associate editor for Work, Aging and Retirement. He is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Management, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. His research is currently supported by grants from National Science Foundation and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

He has served as member-at-large and external relations officer on the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Executive Board. Dr. Truxillo served as Program Chair and Conference Chair for the SIOP conference, and as chair of the SIOP International Affairs Committee. He currently serves as treasurer for the Alliance for Organizational Psychology. He is a Fellow of SIOP, American Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the International Association for Applied Psychology.  He is the recipient of SIOP's 2012 Distinguished Service Contributions Award in recognition of sustained, significant, outstanding service. He also received a Fulbright Specialist grant in 2013 to work at the University of Trento, Italy.

Since 2010 he has served on the Doctoral School Committee, Department of Psychological Science and Education, University of Trento, Italy.