Rod McCloy - Principal Staff Scientist, Assessment Research & Analysis Program

Principal Scientist

Rod McCloy, Ph.D., has conducted and directed personnel research for more than 30 years and serves as an in-house technical expert and a mentor to junior staff. He is well-versed in several multivariate analytical techniques, such as structural equation modeling, event history analysis, and hierarchical linear modeling, and he has applied them to myriad research questions, particularly those involving personnel selection, job performance measurement and modeling, and attrition/turnover. His assessment and testing experience spans both cognitive and non-cognitive domains and has involved several large-scale assessment programs, including Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, National Assessment of Educational Progress, General Aptitude Test Battery, and Defense Language Proficiency Test. His recent research has involved development and refinement of career guidance programs and systems, development and evaluation of scoring models for situational judgment tests, personality measurement via game-based assessment, and psychometric analysis and evaluation of foreign language proficiency tests.

McCloy has served as adjunct faculty at both The George Washington University and George Mason University and on the advisory board for the industrial-organizational psychology program at Northern Kentucky University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Society for Military Psychology. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Louisville, KY

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