Neal Schmitt is the University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Michigan State University. He also is the APA President of Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement & Statistics) and a Fellow of Divisions 5 and 14 for APA and the Association for Psychological Science.
He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology; received the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology's Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award (1999) and its Distinguished Service Contributions Award (1998); and served as the Society's President from 1989 to 1990. Schmitt received the Heneman Career Achievement Award from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, as well as the Distinguished Career Award from the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management. He has co-authored three textbooks and published approximately 160 articles.
Schmitt's current research centers on the effectiveness of organizations' selection procedures and the outcomes of these procedures, particularly as they relate to subgroup employment and applicant reactions and behavior. Over the past five years, he has been working on the development and validation of noncognitive measures for college admissions.
He earned his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Purdue University in 1972.