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Dr. David Foster Professor of Psychology

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Office: Todd 327
Phone: (503) 838-8805
Fax: (503)838-8618
E-mail address: fosterd@wou.edu

Office Hours - Fall 2014:

TBA or by appointment

10868 PSY 334D SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 1000 1150 MW ITC 211
10869 PSY 334D SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 1000 1150 MW ITC 211
10891 PSY 446 PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP 1000 1150 TR ACK 141

Education

Ph.D.  Industrial/Organizational and Applied Social Psychology  August 1999
The George Washington University  Washington, DC

BS, Cardiopulmonary Science  June 1988
University of South Alabama  Mobile, Al

BS, Psychology  May 1986
Florida State University  Tallahassee, FL

Publications/Presentations

Foster, D. A. & Hermann, A. D. (2011). Linking the first week of class to end-of-term satisfaction: Using a reciprocal interview activity to create an active and comfortable classroom . College Teaching, 59, 111-116. click here for pdf

Hermann, A. D., Foster, D. A. & Hardin, E. E. (2010). Does the first week of class matter? A quasi-experimental investigation of student satisfaction. Teaching of Psychology, 37(2), 79-84. click here for pdf

Case, K. A., Bartsch, R. A., McEnery, L., Hall, S. P., Hermann, A. D., & Foster, D. A. (2008). Establishing a comfortable classroom from day one: Student perceptions of the reciprocal interview. College Teaching, 56, 210-214. click here for pdf

Hermann, A. D. & Foster, D. A. (2008). Fostering approachability and classroom participation during the first day of class: Evidence for a reciprocal interview activity. Active Learning in Higher Education 9(2) 139-151. click here for pdf

Savicki, V., Foster, D. A., & Kelley, M. (2006). Gender, group composition and task type in virtual teams. In M. Davidson & M. Barrett (Eds.), Gender and Communication Issues at Work (pp. 270-282). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. click here for pdf

Foster, D.A., Caplan, R.D. & Howe, G.W.(1997). Representativeness of observed couple interaction: Couples can tell, and it does make a difference. Psychological Assessment, 9, 285-294. click here for pdf

Mottern, J. A., Foster, D. A., Brady, E. J., & Marshall-Mies, J. (1995). The 1995 gender integration of basic combat training study. United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences study report, 97-01.

Howe, G. W., Caplan, R., Foster, D., Lockshin, M., & McGrath, C. (1995). When couples cope with job loss: A strategy for developing and testing preventive interventions. In G. Keita & S. L. Sauter (Eds.), Stress in the 90's (pp. 139-158). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association press. click here for pdf

Foster, D.A. & Caplan, R.D. (1994) Cognitive influences on perceived change in social support, motivation, and symptoms of depression. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 8, 123-129. click here for pdf

Papers Submitted for Review

Invited Addresses

Hermann. A. D., & Foster, D. A. (2006, April). Reciprocal interviewing: A big step towards creating a positive & constructive learning environment. Invited keynote address at annual Conference on Teaching and Learning at University of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston TX

Hermann, A. D., & Foster, D. A. (2006, January). First week best practices: Applying industrial organizational psychology in the classroom. Invited address presented at the Teaching Pre-Conference of the Seventh annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychologists, Palm Springs CA.

Presentations

Munson, T., Foster, D., & Savicki, V. (2014, April). Changes in language style in response to performance feedback. Poster presented at the Ninety-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon. click here for pdf

Scott, R., Rose, A., Thoma, G., Foster, D., & Savicki, V. (2014, April). The language of leadership and influence. Poster presented at the Ninety-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon. click here for pdf

Johnson, R., Davis, A., Brannan, D. Wester, S., Daquilanto, K., & Foster, D. (2014, April). Psychological well-being and using cognitive complexity during an expressive letter writing exercise. Poster presented at the Ninety-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.

Johnson, R., Davis, A., Brannan, D. Cochran, D., Harold, M., Palmer, M,. & Foster, D. (2014, April). The influence of personality on writing patterns during an expressive letter writing exercise. Poster presented at the Ninety-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon..

Johnson, R., Davis, A., Brannan, D. Cochran, D., Harold, M., Palmer, M,. & Foster, D. (2014, April). The influence of personality on writing patterns during an expressive letter writing exercise. Poster presented at the Ninety-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.

Munson, T., Foster, D., & Savicki, V. (2014, February). Changes in language style in response to performance feedback. Paper presented at the Seventy-Third Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene, Oregon.

Scott, R., Rose, A., Thoma, G., Foster, D., & Savicki, V. (2014, February). The language of leadership and influence. Paper presented at the Seventy-Third Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene, Oregon.

Miller, R., Smith, T., Foster, D. A. , & Savicki, V. (2013, April). The effect of language style on group decision making performance . Poster presented at the Ninety-Third Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, Nevada. click here for pdf

Miller, R., Smith, T., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2013, February). Differentiated language styles effects on group decision quality. Paper presented at the Seventy-Second Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Salem, Oregon.

Lawer, L., Smith, T., Wilson, B., Foster, D. A., and Savicki, V. (2012, April) Language Usage Mediates the Effects of Competitiveness on Group Decision Quality. Poster presented at the Ninety-Second Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California. click here for pdf

Lawer, L., Smith, T., Wilson, B., Foster, D. A., and Savicki, V. (2012, February) The Mediational Effect Of Language Usage On The Relationship Between Competiveness And Group Decision Quality. Paper presented at the Seventy-First Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, Oregon.

Wilson, B. A., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2011, April). Self-Monitoring, Expertise, and Feedback as Predictors of Group Decision Making Performance . Poster presented at the Ninety-First Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California. click here for pdf

Gerhardt, S., Gray, K, Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2011, April). Effects of Need for Structure of Minority Opinion Member on Group Decisions. Poster presented at the Ninety-First Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California. click here for pdf

Asbury, A., Lawer, L., Foster, D. A., &: Savicki, V. (2011, April). Competitiveness, Expertise, and Group Development as Predictors of Group Decision Making.Poster presented at the Ninety-First Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California. click here for pdf

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Mutschler, D., Fink, L., Rice, J., Rulla, E., & Ushijima-Mwesigwa, K. (2010, April). Personality and Group Development as Predictors of Group Decision Making. Poster presented at the Ninetieth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon. click here for pdf

Ushijima-Mwesigwa, K., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2010, April). Evaluation effects in the creative process of problem solving groups. Poster presented at the Ninetieth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon. click here for pdf

Mutschler, D., Fink, L., Rulla, E., Ushijima-Mwesigwa, K., Rice, J., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2010, February). Personality and Group Development as Predictors of Group Decision Making. Paper presented at the Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, Oregon.

Ushijima-Mwesigwa, K., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2010, February). The effects of group creativity on group decision quality. Paper presented at the Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, Oregon.

Bergstrom, B., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Juraszek, L., Rudd, E., & Truong, M. (2009, April). Work group performance related to group forming and group conscientiousness. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon. click here for pdf

Bergstrom, B., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Juraszek, L., Rudd, E., & Truong, M. (2009, February). Work group performance related to group forming and group conscientiousness. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.

Christoson, M., Fink, L., Mutschler, D., Zentz, A., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V., (2009, April). Personality and group development as predictors of group decision making. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon. click here for pdf

Christoson, M., Fink, L., Mutschler, D., Zentz, A., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V., (2009, February). Personality and group development as predictors of group decision making. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.

Hermann, A. D., Foster, D. A. & Hardin, E. E. (2009, May). Does the first week of class matter? A quasi-experimental investigation. Poster presented at the Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois. click here for ppt

Juraszek, L., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Truong, M., & Rudd, E. (2009, April). Effects of agreeableness of minority opinion member on group decisions. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon. click here for pdf

Juraszek, L., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Truong, M., & Rudd, E. (2009, February). The effects of agreeableness of the minority opinion member on group decision making. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR

Rudd E., Foster, D. A. , Savicki, V., Bergstrom, B., & Juraszek, L. (2009, April). Personality and group development determining emergent leadership and teamwork performance. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon. click here for pdf

Rudd E., Foster, D. A. , Savicki, V., Bergstrom, B., & Juraszek, L. (2009, February). Emergent leadership: The function of personality and group development in determining emergent leadership and teamwork performance. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.

Steinberg, T., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Rice, J., Rulla, E., & Saville, K., (2009, April). Exploring the process of group creativity. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon. click here for pdf

Steinberg, T., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Rice, J., Rulla, E., & Saville, K., (2009, February). Exploring the process of group creativity. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.

Truong, M., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Juraszek, L., Bergstrom, B., & Rudd, E. (2009, April). Effects of efficacy and development on group communication and performance. Poster presented at the Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon. click here for pdf

Truong, M., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Juraszek, L., Bergstrom, B., & Rudd, E. (2009, February). Effects of efficacy and development on group communication and performance. Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Monmouth, OR.

Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2008, April). Moderated mediation: Self-esteem, forming, language usage and group added value. Poster presented at the Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, California. click here for pdf

Foster, D. A., Hermann, A. D., & Hardin, E. (2008, April). A socialization activity's effect on reactions to psychological contract breach/fulfillment. Poster presented at the Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, California. click here for pdf

McCloud, M., Kollross, N., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2008, February). The effects of minority influence and group development on decision making. Paper presented at the Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, Oregon.

Truong, M. Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2008, February). Individual self-efficacy about group performance and group decision making. Paper presented at the Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, Oregon.

Adelhart, S., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, May). Effects of openness and group development on group decision making. Poster  presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Arnold, A., Matthews, P., Nicolarsen, E., Foster, D. A., & Savicki, V. (2007, February). The effects of forming, member Competence, and self-esteem on small group processes and performance. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, Oregon.

Arnold, A., Nicolarsen, E., & Matthews, P., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, April). Effects of Forming, Member Competence, and Self-Esteem on Group Processes and Decision Outcomes. . Poster  presented at the Eleventh Annual Posters on the Hill Conference Sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington, DC.

Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2007, February). The group decision making project. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, Oregon.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Arnold, A., Nicolarsen, E., & Matthews, P. (2007, May). Work Group Performance Related to Group Forming and Member Self-esteem. Poster  presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fox, T., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, May). Predecision agreement and development as related to group decision quality. Poster  presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fox. T., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2007, February). predecision agreement and development as related to group decision quality. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, Oregon.

Lutey, J., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2007, February). Work Group Performance Related to Feedback and Member Extraversion. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, Oregon.

Lutey, J., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, May). Work Group Performance Related to Feedback and Member Extraversion. Poster  presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Roscoe, L. J., Strapp, C. M., Farr, B. J., &  Foster, D. A. (2007, May). Increasing students' preparedness through professional issues course and career programming. Poster presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Steinberg, T., Foster, D. A. & Savicki, V. (2007, February). Creating a measure of group creativity. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, Oregon.

Steinberg, T., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V. (2007, May). Assessing creativity in decision making groups. Poster  presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Strapp, C. M., Farr, B. J., &  Foster, D. A. (2007, February). Satisfaction as a psychology major: Involvement matters more than academic performance. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Monmouth, Oregon.

Strapp, C. M., Foster, D. A., &  Farr, B. J. (2007, May). Satisfaction as a psychology major: Involvement makes a difference. Poster presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Adlehart, S., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Fetter, J., Marsh, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, May). Effects of emotional stability and feedback on work group performance. Poster presented at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, Texas.

Adlehart, S., Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Fetter, J., Marsh, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, April). The effects of personality and performance feedback on group decision making. Poster presented at the Eighty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, California.

Foster, D. A., Hermann, A., Hardin, E., Stewart, F., & Kellogg, A. (2006, April). Effects of psychological contract content and features on student satisfaction. Poster to be presented at the Eighty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association,Palm Springs, California.

Foster, D. A., Hermann, A., Hardin, E., Stewart, F., & Kellogg, A. (2006, April). The effects of instructor-student psychological contract content and features on student satisfaction. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene, Oregon.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Adlehart, S., Fetter, J., Kellogg, A., Wagner, B., & Ward, L. (2006, February). The impact of neuroticism and performance feedback on group decision quality. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene, Oregon.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Fetter, J., Marsh, J., Kellogg, A., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, April). Cognitive and social influences on group decision making: The impact of group homogeneity and development. Poster presented at the Eighty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, California.

Foster, D. A., Strapp, C., Carone, L. A., Schumway, S., & Stoller, W. (2006, April). The relationship among college student involvement, satisfaction and performance. Poster presented at the Eighty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, California.

Foster, D. A., Strapp, C., Carone, L. A., Schumway, S., & Stoller, W. (2006, April). The relationship among student involvement, satisfaction and performancePaper presented at the Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene , Oregon.

Hermann, A. D. & Foster, D. (2006, January). First week best practices: Applying industrial-organizational psychology in the classroom. Paper presented at the Teaching Pre-Conference of the 7th annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychologists, Palm Springs CA.

Hermann, A. D., & Foster D. A. (2006, January). An empirical investigation of the effects of a first week reciprocal interview technique on student satisfaction: The missing link. Poster presented at the Twenty-Eighth Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg , FL.

Hermann. A. D. & Foster, D. (2006, April). Reciprocal interviewing: A big step towards creating a positive & constructive learning environment. Invited address at annual Conference on Teaching and Learning at University of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston TX.

Marsh, J. Savicki, V., Foster, D. A., Fetter, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, May). Effects of self-esteem and group forming on work group performance. Poster presented at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas , Texas.

Marsh, J. Savicki, V., Foster, D. A., Fetter, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, April). Work group performance related to group forming and member self-esteem. Poster presented at the Eighty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs , California.

Marsh, J. Savicki, V., Foster, D. A., Fetter, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, February). The effects of forming and member self-esteem on small group performance. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene , Oregon.

Foster, D. A., Hermann, A., Kellogg, A., & Maestas, M. (2005). Development of a questionnaire assessing students' classroom wants and expectations. Poster presented at the Eighty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Daniels, R., Fetter, J., Hughes, K., & Marsh, J. (2005). Effects of groups' problem-solving and maintenance behaviors on decision quality. Poster presented at the Eighty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.

Marsh, J. Savicki, V., Foster, D. A., Fetter, J., Daniels, R., & Hughes, K. (2006, February). The effects of forming and member self-esteem on small group performance. Paper presented at the Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Eugene , Oregon.

Foster, D. A., Hermann, A., Kellogg, A., & Maestas, M. (2005). Development of a questionnaire assessing students' classroom wants and expectations. Poster presented at the Eighty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Daniels, R., Fetter, J., Hughes, K., & Marsh, J. (2005). Effects of groups' problem-solving and maintenance behaviors on decision quality. Poster presented at the Eighty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Daniels, R., Fetter, J., Hughes, K., & Marsh, J. (2005). The effects of group development, personality, and self-esteem on group processes and decision making quality. Paper presented at the Sixty-third Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Corvallis, Oregon.  

Hermann, A., & Foster, D. A. (2005). Effects of establishing an explicit instructor-student psychological contract on students' outcomes. Poster presented at the Twenty-seventh Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL

Kellogg, A., Maestas, M., Foster, D. A., & Hermann, A. (2005). Predicting student classroom outcomes as a function of the instructor-student psychological contract. Paper presented at the Sixty-third Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Corvallis, Oregon.  

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Keller, B., Mashiko, E., Palenske-Sutherland, B., & Whitford, H. (2004, August). Linking processes with outcomes in decision making groups. Poster presented at the One Hundred Twelfth Annual Meeting of the American Psychology Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Foster, D. A., & Hermann A. (2004). Evaluating the impact of a psychological contract between professor and students. Paper presented at Western Oregon University Psychology Student Association Annual Conference, Monmouth, Oregon.

Foster, D. A., Savicki, V., Keller, B., Mashiko, E., Palenske-Sutherland, B., & Whitford, H. (2004, February). Finding the link between processes and outcomes in decision making groups. Paper presented at the Sixty-second Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland , Oregon.

Foster, D. A. (2002, April). Perceptions of leadership: Are male and female leaders perceived differently? Poster presented at the Eighty-Second Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, California.

Foster, D.A. (2002, April). Job involvement moderates leader-subordinate fit's relationship with satisfaction and motivation. Paper presented at the Eighty-Second Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, California.

Foster, D.A. (2002, April). Useful leader behaviors: Different expectations for male and female leaders? Poster presented at the Eighty-Second Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, California.

Foster, D.A. (2002, February). Gender differences in subordinates' need for leadership. Paper presented at the Sixtieth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Forest Grove, Oregon.

Foster, D.A. (2002, February). The impact of job involvement on leader-subordinate fit's relationship with satisfaction and motivation. Paper presented at the Sixtieth Annual Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Forest Grove, Oregon.

Huntley, R.L., MacGillis, E.J., Foster, D.A., & Strapp, C.M. (2002, April). Level of undergraduate involvement: Predicting satisfaction and skill development. Poster presented at the Eighty-Second Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, California.

Foster, D. A., Reed, K. S., & Denham, C. L. (2001, June). A leader-subordinate fit model of supervisor effectiveness. Poster presented at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Toronto, Ontario.

Foster, D. A. & Caplan, R.D. (1992, June). The difference between change in perceptions and perceptions of change: An examination of cognitive biases of recall. Poster presented at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, San Diego, California.

Foster, D. A. (1992, November). An initial assessment of individuals and couples' motivation to participate in a preventive intervention. Paper presented at the conference on Stress in the 90's: A changing workforce in a changing workplace, sponsored by the American Psychological Association and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, D.C.

Professional Experience

2009 - Present:

Professor of Psychology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

2004 - 2009:

Associate Professor of Psychology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

1999 - 2004:

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

1997 - 1999:

Personnel Research Psychologist, Office of Personnel Management,Personnel Resources Development Center, Washington, DC

Investigated the relationship among organizational climate, and proximal and distal organizational outcomes. Proximal outcomes include employee attitudes (e.g., job satisfaction, commitment) and employee behaviors (e.g., turnover, absenteeism, extra-role behavior). Distal outcomes include customer satisfaction, customer retention, profit, etc.

1994 - 1997:

Survey Statistician U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA

Examined the effects of squad-level, gender integration on soldiers completing U.S. Army Basic Combat Training (BCT). This study examined the effects of gender-integration on soldier performance during BCT and on the soldierization process as measured by self-reported levels of pride and commitment, individual improvement during BCT, individual and platoon morale, teamwork, and cohesion. Developed a survey administered to attriting soldiers, collected post-training data including survey administration and facilitated focus groups.

Investigated the factors influencing declining reenlistment rates (attrition) among mid-career level soldiers in the Military Police. Responsible for conducting focus groups, developing and administering a survey, and constructing a research database for both qualitative and quantitative data.

1991 - 1994:

Research Associate, The George Washington University, Couples Unemployment Project, Washington, DC

Investigated the impact of social support and social undermining on marital adjustment and depressive symptoms among couples after one member of the couple had recently experienced job loss.

Identified factors influencing couples' motivation and decision to participate in an experimental intervention program designed to assist couples in coping with the negative sequelae associated with job loss.

Examined the degree to which people are able to accurately report changes in subjective states such as perceived social support, job seeking motivation, and depressive symptoms and the potential cognitive processes that may distort such judgments.

Conducted research to determine the impact of public presentation bias on the validity of observational (videotaped) samples of couples' discussions by having each member of the couple rate the "typicality" of their partner's behavior during the discussion.

Professional Activities

Oregon Academy of Science

Co-Chair, Psychology Division, '05 - present

Memberships

American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Western Psychological Association
Oregon Academy of Science

Service

Academic Requirements Committee '07 - present, Faculty Senate '05 - 06, Institutional Review Board '03 - 06, Faculty Development Committee '00 - '03 (Chair '02-'03), Faculty Advisor for Psychology Club '99 - 03, Faculty Advisor for Western Oregon University Psychology Student Association (WOUPSA) '03 - present, Academic Information Services Committee '04 - present, Psychology Division Assessment and Planning Committee, '02 - present, Psychology Division Web Design Committee, '02 - present.

Consulting

Dental Health Solutions for Children Program Evaluator (2007).
Statistical Consultant (1999 to 2000)the National Partnership for Reinventing Government.
Statistical Consultant (1993 to 1995) The Adolescent Employment Readiness Center.
Statistical Consultant (1994) the Potomac Electric and Power Company.

Instructional Experience

Courses Taught

Introductory Psychology
Research Design and Methods
Social Psychology
Group Processes
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Psychology of Leadership
Organizational Development
Practicum

Teaching Positions

2009-present: Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR.

2007-present: Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Portland, OR.

2004-2009: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR.

1999-2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR.

1993-1994: Lecturer, Department of Psychology, The George Washington University, Washington DC.

Honors/Awards

Research-based Tuition Fellowship - The George Washington University
Consortium Research Fellowships at the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Chairman's Award for Scholastic Excellence in Respiratory Therapy Education
Cardiopulmonary Care Merit Scholarship - Massachusetts General Hospital

Contact

Psychological Sciences (503) 838-8344 | or e-mail: kunzel@wou.edu

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