High Tech with a Human Touch
Industrial Organizational Psychology, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
Educational BackgroundPhD Michigan State University
MA Michigan State University
BA SUNY Fredonia
Professional ExperienceDr. Converse teaches courses in personnel selection, work motivation, organizational training, personality, and research methods.
Current ResearchSelf-regulation, goal revision, personality measurement, web-based surveys
Selected PublicationsConverse, P. D., Oswald, F. L., Gillespie, M. A., Field, K. A., & Bizot, E. B. (2004). Matching individuals to occupations using aptitudes and the O*NET: Issues and an application in career guidance. Personnel Psychology, 57, 451-487.
Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2004). The effects of data type on job classification and its purposes. Psychology Science, 46, 99-127.
Converse, P. D., Oswald, F. L., Imus, A., Hedricks, C., Roy, R., & Butera, H. (2006). Forcing choices in personality measurement: Benefits and limitations. In R. L. Griffith & M. H. Peterson (Eds.), A closer examination of applicant faking behavior (pp. 263-282). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Converse, P. D., Wolfe, E. W., Huang, X., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). Response rates for mixed-mode surveys using mail and email/web. American Journal of Evaluation, 29, 99-107.
Converse, P. D., Oswald, F. L., Imus, A., Hedricks, C., Roy, R., & Butera, H. (2008). Comparing personality test formats and warnings: Effects on criterion-related validity and test-taker reactions. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 16, 155-169.
Wolfe, E. W., Converse, P. D., & Oswald, F. L. (2008). Item-level non-response rates in an attitudinal survey of teachers delivered via mail and web. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14, 35-66.
Gillespie, J. Z., Converse, P. D., & Kriska, S. D. (in press). Applying recommendations from the literature on stereotype threat: Two field studies. Journal of Business and Psychology.
Converse, P. D., Peterson, M., H., & Griffith, R. L. (in press). Faking on Personality Measures: Implications for Selection Involving Multiple Predictors. International Journal of Selection and Assessment.
Converse, P. D., & DeShon, R. P. (in press). A tale of two tasks: Reversing the self-regulatory resource depletion effect. Journal of Applied Psychology.
Kepuska, V. Z., Gurbuz, S. Rodriguez, W., Fiore, S., Carstens, D., Converse, P. D., & Metcalf, D. (in press). uC: Ubiquitous Collaboration Platform for Multimodal Team Interaction Support. Journal of International Technology and Information Management.
Wolfe, E. W., Converse, P. D., Airen, O., & Bodenhorn, N. (in press). Unit and item non-responses and ancillary information in web- and paper-based questionnaires administered to school counselors. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.