Sheldon Zedeck

Sheldon Zedeck, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of psychology and professor of the graduate school in the Department of Psychology at the University of California-Berkeley.

He has been at Berkeley since 1969, when he completed his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University.  He retired in December 2010 after serving almost four years as vice provost for academic affairs and faculty welfare.  He previously served as chair of the Department of Psychology and was the director of the campus' Institute of Industrial Relations.

Dr. Zedeck is co-author of four books and has written numerous journal articles. He has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Contemporary Psychology and Industrial Relations.  He has served as editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology as well as editor of Human Performance, a journal that he co-founded. He also has been associate editor of Applied Psychology: An International Review

Currently, he is associate editor of the American Psychologist, on the editorial advisory board of Management and Organization Review and on the senior advisory board for the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Dr. Zedeck has been active in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, including serving as its president. He currently is a member of American Psychological Association’s Board of Scientific Affairs.

For more than 40 years, Dr. Zedeck has consulted in the private and public sector organizations.  He has developed selection and promotion systems for private and public organizations, with a focus on systems that are fair and provide for a diverse workforce.

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