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Eric M. Dunleavy, PhD

Director, Personnel Selection and Litigation Support Services Group, DCI Consulting, on behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management

Meeting of 10-13-16 Public Meeting on Big Data in the Workplace

Eric M. Dunleavy, Ph.D., is the Director of the Personnel Selection and Litigation Support Services Group at DCI Consulting Group, where he is involved in a wide variety of employee selection and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action (EEO/AA) consulting services. He is also faculty with OFCCP Institute, a national nonprofit employer association. His primary areas of expertise are in employee selection, validation research, adverse impact analyses and other EEO analytics.

Eric received his M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. (2004) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a concentration in data analysis from the University of Houston. He received an Honors B.A. (2000) in Psychology from St. Anselm College. Eric has served as President, Vice President, and Legal Chair of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (PTC/MW), and was on the editorial board of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist for 7 years as co-author of the "On the Legal Front" column. In 2011, Dr. Dunleavy received the first Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award - Practice award from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP). In 2015, he was elected a SIOP Fellow.  

Eric has published articles in a variety of journals and is co-editor (with Scott B. Morris) of the forthcoming book "Adverse Impact Analysis: Understanding Data, Statistics and Risk" (Taylor & Francis, 2017). He is an adjunct faculty member of George Mason University, where he has taught graduate courses in multivariate statistics and applied measurement, and at University of Maryland Baltimore County at Shady Grove, where he has taught a graduate course on legal issues in selection. He is currently involved in SIOP task forces responsible for developing dialogue with EEOC on issues of mutual interest and for revising the SIOP Principles.