Scientific Advisory Board

Criteria’s product development efforts are directed by its scientific advisory board, which includes some of the world’s leading experts in statistics, psychometrics, cognitive psychology, and applied testing.

Dr. Stephen Kosslyn, PhD

Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn is the President and CEO of Foundry College. Prior to that, Kosslyn served as the Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute. He was Director of CASBS at Stanford University and chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of Social Science, and Lindsley Professor at Harvard University. He has authored or coauthored 14 books and over 300 scientific papers and received the NAS Initiatives in Research Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three honorary Doctorates and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Kosslyn earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University and his BA in Psychology from UCLA. He was one of the first investors in Criteria and created some of the company’s earliest cognitive ability assessments.

Dr. Eric Loken, PhD

Eric cofounded Criteria and is an expert in the field of testing and educational measurement. He has published papers on techniques for Bayesian statistics in several major statistical journals, including American Statistician, Statistica Sinica, Structural Equation Modeling, and Multivariate Behavioral Research. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University and is now an associate professor at the University of Connecticut in the Department of Educational Psychology, where he teaches graduate level courses in measurement and statistics.

Dr. Donald Rubin, PhD

Dr. Rubin is the John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics at Harvard University and former Chair of the Statistics Group at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Society and a recipient of the prestigious Samuel L. Wilks medal. Dr. Rubin has been a pioneer in research on multiple imputation, causal analysis, and Bayesian statistics. He ranks as one of the most widely cited statisticians in the world, and his work has been influential for practical applications in business, government, and education.

Dr. Neal M. Ashkanasy OAM, PhD

Neal M. Ashkanasy OAM, PhD, is a Professor of Management at the UQ Business School at the University of Queensland in Australia. He has developed an international reputation as a leading researcher in the fields of emotions at work, leadership and organizational culture. He has authored or co-authored over 300 academic papers, books and chapters and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review and Academy of Management Learning and Education. He is currently the Associate Editor for Emotion Review and Series Co-Editor of Research on Emotion in Organizations. Prof. Ashkanasy is a Fellow of the Academy for the Social Sciences in the UK (AcSS) and Australia (ASSA); the Association for Psychological Science (APS); the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Southern Management Association (SMA). In 2017, he was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia for services to education, psychology and the community.

Dr. Patrick Dunlop, PhD

Patrick Dunlop, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Future of Work Institute, Curtin University. Patrick is a leading researcher in the field of personality at work, including topics such as personality and work performance, applied personality assessment and faking on personality measures. He has published academic papers in leading journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Personality and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Patrick received his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Western Australia.

Dr. Dana Joseph, PhD

Dr. Joseph is an associate professor of management at the University of Central Florida, where she has been since 2011. Her PhD is in Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois and she also has degrees from the University of Southern California and Texas A&M University. Her work on emotional intelligence has been included in the top ten most-cited works published in the entire field of management since 2010 and has resulted in over 2,000 citations, 24 peer-reviewed journal articles, five book chapters, two best-paper proceedings, and 64 refereed conference presentations. In addition, two of her publications have been included on the list of the most impactful papers published in the entire 100-year history of the top ranked Journal of Applied Psychology. Dana has received substantial press coverage (e.g., Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider). She has also received honors from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology including the Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award and the John C. Flanagan Award.

Dr. Carolyn MacCann, PhD

Carolyn MacCann, PhD, is an Associate Professor of psychology at the University of Sydney. Carolyn MacCann received her PhD from Sydney University, and has completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Educational Testing Service (Princeton, NJ, USA) and the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW). Her research focuses on psychological assessment and test development, particularly relating to “soft skills” such as emotional intelligence, personality, teamwork, and time management. She studies the mechanisms underpinning emotion regulation, and the processes by which emotional intelligence affects valued outcomes such as job performance, academic achievement, and wellbeing. She uses measurement techniques such as situational judgment testing, experience sampling, and biodata approaches, as well as the psycho-physiological measurement of stress via ECG and blood cortisol levels.

Dr. Serena Wee, PhD

Serena Wee, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. Serena’s research interests focus on how to design effective and equitable recruitment and selection systems: How can we improve organizational diversity by understanding how people’s abilities, interests, and personalities affect their attraction and selection into jobs, and their performance and persistence in those jobs? Her work has appeared in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and Psychological Review. Serena received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked at Singapore Management University and State Farm Insurance before taking on her current role at UWA.

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