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UI researcher appointed to American Psychological Association committee

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Frank L. Schmidt, the Ralph L. Sheets Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Iowa College of Business Administration, has been appointed to serve on the American Psychological Association's Committee on Scientific Awards. He will serve through 1999.

Schmidt's research focuses on personnel testing, selection and placement. In addition to his research and teaching, Schmidt has done personnel research for more than 20 for-profit and non-profit organizations including Chrysler Corporation and the Congressional Office of Technology. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

While at the UI, Schmidt has served as a member of the Faculty Research Committee, the Faculty Senate and the College Library and Publications Committee. He has been a member and chair of the College Promotion and Tenure Committee and served as vice president of the Elected Faculty Council. He is a member of the Iowa Business Editorial Board. He has authored numerous research studies and books.

The Committee on Scientific Awards recognizes and honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology or empirical advances leading to the understanding of important practical problems.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists.