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Expert in Litigation Involving Surveys and Assessments in the Workplace & Employee Motivation and Performance


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Michigan (MI)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert received an MA in research methodology from the University of Chicago, as well as an M. Phil. and a Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from Columbia University. He has more than 20 years of consulting experience designing and analyzing assessments for large corporations, and has worked as a researcher or faculty member at IBM, the University of Chicago, Yale, and the University of Michigan Business School. He lectures nationally on communication, survey design, and linkage analysis, and has written articles for scientific publications such as The Journal of Experimental Psychology, Behavioral Research Methods, The Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, and Harvard Business Review. (His first HBR article was on the design of assessments in the workplace, and his second was on web-based surveys.) Practical experience includes assessment services for employees at companies such as GM, International Truck and Engine Corporation, EDS, Sprint, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Sears, Disney, and numerous other Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of several patented employee assessments, and has been an expert resource for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal (where his company was recently featured). He has testified as an expert witness for Congress on employee motivation and performance assessment, and has assisted numerous legal firms with statistical analysis of very large datasets as well as litigation involving surveys and the impact of the corporate culture on performance. He is currently president of EMPA, a company that designs customized assessments, and (in conjunction with the University of Michigan) conducts the National Benchmark Study® that annually sets normative BenchmarksSM and measures the causal linkage between employee motivation and objective performance metrics.
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employment

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work sampling

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automatic vision system

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baselining

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benchmark

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benchmarking

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competitive benchmarking

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competitive intelligence

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employee empowerment

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employee protection

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employee right-to-know law

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human efficiency

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human resources

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industrial benchmarking

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learning curve

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market assessment

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market trend

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motivation

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operations research

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organizational behavior

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organizational development

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performance analysis

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performance measurement

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resource

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self-directed work team

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team building

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work measurement (quantity)

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organizational assessment

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workplace design


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Grand Rapids, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Fort Wayne, Indiana;  and Toledo, Ohio.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1989   PhD, MPhil   Social Psychology   Columbia University  
1980   MA   Research Methodology   University of Chicago  
1976   B.A.   Creative Arts Psychotherapy   Goddard College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1998 to 2008

 

EMPA

 


 

CEO

 

1991 to 1996

 

University of Michigan

 

CSMIL & School of Business

 

Assistant Research Scientist & Adjunct Research Scientist

 

1993 to 1999

 

Univ. of Michigan

 

Cognitive Science & Machine Intelligence Lab

 

Assistant Research Scientist & Adjunct Research Scientist

 

1997 to 1998

 

University of Michigan Business School

 

National Quality Research Center

 

Assistant Research Scientist & Adjunct Research Scientist

 

1987 to 1991

 

University of Hawaii, Honolulu

 

Kewalo Basin Laboratory

 

Researcher

 

1986 to 1987

 

Watson Research Center, IBM

 

Computer Science Department

 

Research Assistant

 

1981 to 1982

 

Yale University

 

Psychology Department

 

Research Assistant

 

1977 to 1979

 

Henry Horner Children's Hospital

 

Early Child Development Center

 

Acting Director

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

APA, APS, Psychonomic Society

Professional Appointments

Chairmanship, Colloquium Committee, Department of Psychology, Columbia; International Schoolboy Fellowship, English Speaking Union, England;

Awards/Recognition

Who's Who in Science and Engineering (second edition, 1994-1995); Scholarship, French Ministry of Education & Université de la Source, Orleans, France


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Over forty publications, presentations, and patents

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Journal of Man Machine Studies  
 - Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers  
 - Hillsdale, Erlbaum  
 - Harvard Business Review  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2002 to 2002   US Border Patrol/INS   Researcher/Social Scientist   Performed study on illegal immigration into the US for INS

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has testified as an expert witness for Congress on employee motivation and performance assessment, and has assisted numerous legal firms with litigation involving surveys and the impact of the corporate culture on performance.
  • Practical experience includes assessment services for employees at companies such as GM, International Truck and Engine Corporation, EDS, Sprint, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Sears, Disney, and numerous other Fortune 500 companies.
  • Served as consultant (~20 years) responsible for designing & analyzing customized assessments
  • Served as invited keynote speaker at national & international conferences
  • Served as an expert witness in numerous cases involving discrimination and the analysis of statistical data
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Served as the sole expert witness specializing in organizational psychology and, in that capacity, analyzed 4 million rows of production data from large assembly line in a case where 32 million dollars was at stake; my statistical analysis provided the only empirical evidence exonerating our side of liability. The case settled successfully out of court.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
French  

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Testified to congress on the linkage between working conditions, employee motivation, and defect rate. I have also published several Harvard Business Review articles on workplace assessments, and have written several patents for inventions pertaining to assessments in the workplace.


 

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