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Charles Scherbaum
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Phone: 646.312.3807
Office Hours: Mon. 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Psychology, Ohio University
M.S. in Psychology, Ohio University
B.S. in Psychology, University of Washington
Training Area: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Research Interests: Employee Selection, Cognitive ability testing, analytics, validation
Social Media: Twitter | LinkedIn

Dr. Scherbaum’s research generally focuses on issues of diversity and equal opportunity in the context of employee selection, measuring individual differences, and analytics. This research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Human Resource Management Review. Dr. Scherbaum was one of the winners of the 2021 and 2011 M. Scott Myers Award and the 2018 Adverse Impact Reduction Research Initiative and Action Research Grant from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the 2011 and 2017 Innovations Award from the International Personnel Assessment Council for his research on personnel selection techniques. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the Graduate Management Admissions Council. Dr. Scherbaum teaches courses on employee selection, analytics, and performance management (U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan). He has consulted with numerous global and Fortune 1000 firms and governmental entities. Dr. Scherbaum has worked as an expert in employment litigation including several class action settlements and federal consent decrees related to discrimination in hiring, compensation, and performance assessment including as an expert for the EEOC and U.S. Department of Justice.

Awards and Grants
  • 2021 - M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Project title: "Development and implementation of the National Football League Player Assessment Test".
  • 2021 - Human Resource Management Impact Award from the Society for Human Resource Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Project Title: "Merck General Management Acceleration Program".
  • 2018 - Adverse Impact Reduction Research Initiative and Action (AIRRIA) Research Grant from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Project title: "Using Neurocognitive Methods to Understand Sources of Adverse Impact on Cognitive Ability Tests".
  • 2017 - Innovation in Assessment Award from the International Personnel Assessment Council. Project title: "Jefferson County and Siena Consulting Job Components Validity Study".
  • 2011 - M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Project title: "Development and Implementation of the Siena Reasoning Test".
  • 2011 - Innovation Award from the International Personnel Assessment Council (Yusko, Goldstein, Scherbaum, and Hanges). Project title: "Siena Reasoning Test".
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
  • Members of the International Personnel Assessment Council
  • Members of the International Testing Commission
  • Member of the American Psychological Association 
  • Member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Member of the Academy of Management
  • Member of the Metropolitan New York Association for Applied Psychology
Courses Taught
  • PSYC 80100: HR Analytics 
  • PSY 80500 - Performance Management 
Publications
  • Saari, L., & Scherbaum, C. (2020). "Data Privacy and Ethical Considerations with Employee Surveys and Emerging Technologies" (pp. 391-406). In B. Macey & A. Fink’s (Eds.) Employee Surveys and Sensing: Challenges and Opportunities. American Psychological Association.
  • Chou, V. P., Omansky, R., Scherbaum, C. A., Yusko, K. P., & Goldstein, H. W. (2019). "The use of specific cognitive abilities in the workplace". In D. McFarland (Ed.), General and Specific Abilities. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 
  • Scherbaum, C. Dickson, M., Larson, E., Bellenger, B., Yusko, K., & Goldstein, H. (2018). "Creating Test Score Bands for Assessments Involving Ratings using a Generalizability Theory Approach to Reliability Estimation". Personnel and Assessment Decisions, 4. 
  • Yusko, K., Aiken, J., Goldstein, H., Scherbaum, C. & Larson, E. (2018). "Solving the “Quarterback Problem”: Using Psychological Assessment to Improve Selection Decisions in Professional Sports". In R. Sims’ (Ed.) Human Resources Management Issues, Challenges and Trends: “Now and Around the Corner”. Information Age Publishing.
  • Scherbaum, C.A., & Pesner, E. (2018). "Power Analysis for Multilevel Research". In S. Humphrey & J. LeBreton’s (Eds). The Handbook for Multilevel Theory, Measurement, and Analysis. American Psychological Association. 
  • Scherbaum, C.A., Black, J., & Weiner, S. (2017). "With the Right Map, Survey Key Driver Analysis Can Help Get Organizations to the Right Destination". Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.