LEAETTA M. HOUGH, Ph.D.
370 Summit Avenue · St. Paul, MN 55102
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Dr. Hough is one of the world’s leaders in developing innovative candidate assessment systems. Her focus is creating tools to reliably evaluate a candidate’s workplace characteristics that predict on-the-job outcomes, such as job performance, advancement, innovation, learning efficiency, engagement, and retention. Her emphasis is on designing new, non-traditional assessment strategies that show a solid payoff and mitigate adverse impact against protected classes. She is expert in designing measurement systems of people, work, and performance.
She is president and founder of the Dunnette Group, Ltd. She is a past president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; a 6500+ member organization of industrial and organizational psychologists from around the world), and a past president of FABBS (Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a coalition of 22 scientific societies with headquarters in Washington, DC). She was a co-founder of Personnel Decisions Research Institutes (PDRI), Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW), and Invent Minnesota. She is a past board member of the American Composers Forum, the U. S. Delegation for Friendship Among Women Around the World, Personnel Decisions, Inc., A Toast to Bread, and is currently on the board of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Foundation and Regions Hospital Foundation.
She is a fellow of four professional organizations: Association for Psychological Science (APS), American Psychological Association (APA), APA’s Division 14 (Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology; SIOP), and APA’s Division 5 (Division of Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics). She received her Ph.D. from the
Dr. Hough has published dozens of articles in refereed journals, book chapters, and reviews. Noteworthy has been her role as co-editor of the four-volume Handbook of Industrial & Organizational Psychology, lead author of the personnel selection chapter for the Annual Review of Psychology, the biodata chapter in the Handbook of Workplace Assessment: Selecting and Developing Talent, and the personality chapters in the International Handbook of Work & Organizational Psychology, the Handbook of Personnel Selection, both editions of the I-O Psychology volume of the Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology, and the APA Handbook on Testing and Assessment. She is currently writing and editing a handbook on the importance of personality for organizational and work performance.
Three of her articles were reprinted in Employee Selection and Performance Management, a book consisting of articles that I-O psychologists identified as the seminal publications in the last 100 years. Her work has helped shape the science and practice of