Faculty Profile

Dr. Mike Aamodt

         Mike Aamodt is professor emeritus of psychology at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. In 2009, after 26 years at RU, Mike took advantage of an early-retirement option and now is a full-time consultant with DCI Consulting. To fulfill his love for teaching, Mike continues to teach a course each year at RU and continues his writing and research program.  He received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.

        As a professor, Mike taught courses in employee selection, employee training and development, job analysis and evaluation, organizational politics, organizational influence, forensic psychology, program evaluation, and psychology of the criminal mind.

        As a consultant, Mike has helped a wide variety of organizations deal with such issues as employee selection, performance evaluation, downsizing, organizational change, compensation, salary equity, affirmative action, and employee motivation.  As a trainer, Mike is a frequently requested speaker and is known for his fast-paced, humorous presentations.

        As a researcher, Mike has published over 50 articles in professional journals and presented more than 120 papers at professional conferences.  He is the author of Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology, now in its 7th edition, Research in Law Enforcement Selection, Law Enforcement Selection: Research Summaries, Understanding Statistics: A Guide for I/O Psychologists and Human Resource Professionals, and the coauthor of Human Relations in Business.  Mike is the associate editor of Applied HRM Research, the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Behavior. As a result of his research, Mike has been quoted in many media outlets and has appeared in documentaries broadcast on such television networks as the Discovery Channel, Biography Channel, and Women's Entertainment Network.

        In his spare time, Mike likes to make lame attempts at being athletic, cook what at times turn out to be edible meals, travel, and SCUBA dive.  He lives in Pulaski, Virginia with his wife Bobbie and their neurotic dog, Gretchen. Mike and Bobbie's son Josh is an attorney in Northern Virginia but they continue to love him anyway.

        Mike can still be reached through RU at: Department of Psychology, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142-6946. maamodt@radford.edu or he can be reached at DCI Consulting (maamodt@dciconsult.com or 202-280-2172).


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