Dr. Rod McCloy has conducted and directed personnel research for more than 25 years. He received his Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology, with specialization in psychometrics and statistics, from the University of Minnesota and is well versed in several multivariate analytical techniques (e.g., covariance structure analysis, structural equation modeling, event history analysis, hierarchical linear modeling). He has applied these techniques to numerous research questions, especially those involving personnel selection and classification, job performance measurement and modeling, and attrition/turnover. His experience with assessment and testing has spanned both cognitive and non-cognitive domains, and he has substantial experience with several large-scale assessment programs, including the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB).
Dr. McCloy helped create HumRRO’s Principal Scientist position, in which he serves as an in-house technical expert on HumRRO research projects and as a mentor to junior staff. He directed HumRRO’s Internal Research and Development (IR&D) program and is active in the academic community, having served as an adjunct faculty member of the psychology departments at George Mason University and the George Washington University. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Master’s of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology program at Northern Kentucky University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Society for Military Psychology.