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

Note: Dr. Truxillo will not be accepting Ph.D. students for the 2020-21 academic year.


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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. 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, including older worker stereotypes and job design for older and younger workers. He also examines issues associated with antecedents of workplace safety. 

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 co-edited two books on age issues at work, and recently published a textbook in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Truxillo, Bauer, & Erdogan, 2016). 

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 has also received SIOP's 2017 Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award.

Dr. Truxillo received three Fulbright grants: a Specialist grant in 2013 to work at the University of Trento, Italy; a core Fulbright grant to study workplace aging issues with colleagues at the University of Trento (2015-16); and most recently, a core Fulbright grant to study the daily experiences of older workers at the ISCTE Business Institute, Lisbon (2017). He has had visiting positions at a number of universities including University of Valencia (Spain), University of Trento, University of Palermo (Italy), and University of Bologna (Italy).

He has served on the Doctoral School Committee, Department of Psychological Science and Education, University of Trento, Italy (2010-present).