Congratulations to Professor Marks
Professor of Management Mitchell L. Marks has been elected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Fellow status in the society is based on evidence that the individual’s contributions have had meaningful, sustained, and unusual impact on the field of industrial and organizational psychology. Professor Marks said he is deeply honored, and grateful for the support received from SF State.
"Dr. Marks is a scientist/practitioner highly regarded for his knowledge of mergers and acquisitions. His practical insight in M&A has contributed to advancing research, business practices and consulting interventions in several related areas including minimizing employee stress, uncertainty and distraction from performance during major organizational transitions, identifying and addressing the sources and symptoms of culture clash, helping transition planning teams generate high quality recommendations, and understanding and aiding survivors of downsizings. Notably, he elevated the importance of the person in all phases of these massive strategic business actions. He has developed models and interventions based upon his observations of how organizations work and by applying psychological science. He has contributed to the training and development of I-O psychologists through his books and articles which are essential reading to understanding not only why mergers and acquisitions sometimes fail, but also more importantly what can be done to make them succeed. He is also the founding director of the Organizational Psychology Doctoral Program at Alliant University."
For more information about Fellowship in SIOP, see http://www.siop.org/fellows/default.aspx