SHRM Foundation Presents Prestigious Award to GWSB Professor of Management, Dr. Herman Aguinis

Congratulations, Dr. Aguinis!

November 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC Nov. 20, 2017 — Herman Aguinis was awarded the 2017 Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award, and Jeff D. Owens was granted the 2017 Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR today at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) annual Volunteer Leaders' Summit.

Both awards are presented by the SHRM Foundation.

Almost 900 human resource professionals who lead SHRM's chapters and state councils are attending this year's summit.

Dr. Aguinis accepts the 2017 Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award

Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award 

This year's recipient, Herman Aguinis, Ph.D., is the Avram Tucker distinguished scholar and professor of management in the School of Business at George Washington University in Washington.

Previously, Aguinis held titled chairs and professorships at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and at the University of Colorado. He also is a fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

With 25 years in the field, Aguinis, of McLean, Va., has published eight books and more than 150 research articles. His research has included assessing the value of HR certification, enhancing test fairness, improving performance management and appraisal systems and producing and managing star performers.

"Since the very beginning of my career as a professor and researcher, my professional agenda has been to have impact on theory and other academics, but also on practice," Aguinis said. "In fact, most of my research aims at improving individual and firm performance and, simultaneously, at enhancing employee well-being. Receiving this award is very meaningful because it shows that my research is appreciated by a broad audience—including practitioners."

The award, which comes with a $50,000 prize, recognizes HR academics or experts whose research significantly advances the field of HR management. It also helps fund future contributions to the field. 

Aguinis holds a master's and a doctoral degree in industrial and organizational psychology from the State University of New York-Albany and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of Buenos Aires-Argentina.

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