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Walter C. Borman

Walter C. Borman

Walter C. Borman


Office: PCD 4123



Dr. Borman received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of California (Berkeley). His research is in the areas of performance measurement, contextual or citizenship performance, personnel selection, and personality assessment. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and in 1994-95 served as President of the Society. Dr. Borman has written more than 300 books, book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers. He recently co-edited the I/O volume of the Handbook of Psychology (Borman, llgen, & Klimoski, 2003), and, with two PDRI colleagues, wrote the Personnel Selection chapter for the 1997 Annual Review of Psychology. He also has served on the editorial boards of several journals in the I/O field, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Human Performance, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. He was the recipient of SIOP's Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award for 2003, and the M. Scott Myers Award for applied psychology, best practice projects with such governmental agencies as the Department of Labor, Federal Aviation Administration, and U.S. Army Research Institute.


Performance measurement, criterion development, personnel selection, job analysis, person perception, personality assessment, and assessment centers.

Specialty Area


Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
25027PSY 4931021Personality


PCD 2125
11170PPE 6058001Personality
Majors Only.


PCD 2125
12555PSY 6917003Directed Research
Majors Only. S/U Only.

TBA 100
14869PSY 6971003Thesis: Master's
Majors Only

TBA 100
14910PSY 7918003Directed Research
Majors Only. S/U only.

TBA 100
12816INP 7937002I/O Ethics and Prof Problems
Majors Only or CI


PCD 2124
12482PSY 7980003Dissertation: Doctoral
Adm. to Doc. Candidacy Required. Majors Only.

TBA 100

Recent Publications

Borman, M, Grossman,W. C., Bryant, R. H., & Dorio, J. (in press). The measurement of task performance as criteria in selection research. In J. L. Farr and N. Tippins (Eds.), Handbook of employee selection second edition. New York: Psychology Press.

Silzer R.F. & Borman, W.C. (in press) Leadership potential, In Collins, D.G., Mullahs, K., Casco, W.F. (Eds.) Oxford handbook of talent management, New York: Oxford University Press, Inc

Borman, W. C., Brantley, L. B., & Hanson, M. A. (2014). Progress toward understanding the structure and determinants of job performance: A focus on task and citizenship performance. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 22(4), 422-431.

Borman, W. C. (2014). Intersections between technology and I/O psychology. In M. D. Coovert and L. F. Thompson (Eds.), The psychology of workplace technology. New York, NY: Routledge.

Borman, W. C. (2012). Dimensions, tasks, and mixed models: An analysis of three diverse perspectives on assessment centers. In D. J. R. Jackson, C. E. Lance, and B. J. Hoffman (Eds.), The psychology of assessment centers (pp. 309-320). New York, NY: Routledge.

Hedge, J. W., & Borman, W. C. (2012). Work and aging. In S. W. J. Koslowski (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of organizational psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 1245-1283). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc

Hedge, J. W., & Borman, W. C. (2008). The I/O consultant: Advice and insights for building a successful career. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.