Nancy T. Tippins, Ph.D.

Principal The Nancy T. Tippins Group, LLC


Nancy Tippins is a Principal of the Nancy T. Tippins Group, LLC, where she brings more than 40 years of experience to the company.  Her firm creates strategies related to work force planning, sourcing and recruiting, job analysis, employee selection, succession planning, executive assessment, and employee and leadership development.  Much of her current work in the area of tests and assessments focuses on evaluating programs for legal risks, including concerns regarding validity, adverse impact, record keeping, consistency in administration, and uses of test information.

Throughout her career, Nancy has participated in the creation and revision of professional standards for tests and assessments, serving on the committees that revised the Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in 1999 and co-chairing the committee that revised the Principles in 2018. She was also a member of the committee that revised the Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in 2014 and was a U.S. representative on the committee that revised the ISO 10667 International Assessment standards in 2011.  She is currently involved in a SIOP effort to create an addendum to the Principles that addresses tests and assessments that incorporate artificial intelligence. 

Active in professional affairs, Nancy has a long-standing involvement with the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology where she served as President (2000-2001).  She is a fellow of SIOP (Division 14 of the APA), Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (Division 5 of the APA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Psychological Society (APS) and is an active participant in several private industry research groups.  Nancy received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.