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Harrison J. Kell

Harrison J. Kell is a senior research scientist in the Center for Education and Career Development in the Research & Development division at ETS. Kell is broadly interested in the relationship between relatively stable human attributes (e.g., personality traits, cognitive skills) and human productivity (e.g., career success, creativity, educational achievement, job performance and retention). He has developed assessments relevant to personnel selection and student admissions (e.g., situational judgment tests), the evaluation of employees’ and students’ performance (e.g., behaviorally anchored rating scales), and performance improvement (e.g., feedback interventions). He serves as coordinator and content expert for the GRE® test and on the GRExploration Fast Forward team. Previously, he served as content expert for the WorkFORCE® for Cognitive Ability assessment.  

Kell has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in outlets such as Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Review of General Psychology. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Personnel Psychology. Kell is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and from 2016 to 2018 was a member of SIOP’s Association for Psychological Science Program Committee. 

Kell earned a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Rice University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in quantitative methods in the psychological sciences program at Vanderbilt University.

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