Lilia Cortina, PhD, and Vicki Magley, PhD, have been honored with the Raymond A. Katzell Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
The annual award was created in memory of Raymond A. Katzell, who was a strong proponent of the scientist-practitioner model in I-O psychology. He advocated for the integration of science and practice throughout his 27 year career on the faulty at New York University, and as a long-time member of SIOP's volunteer leadership structure.
The Katzell Award recognizes a SIOP member who has significantly increased public awareness of the important contributions I-O psychology makes in improving people lives by addressing social issues.
Dr. Cortina and Dr. Magley have created and maintained a longstanding and fruitful collaboration while each independently has research programs on the causes, consequences, and moderators of sexual harassment in the workplace; they have also both served pro bono on the committee that wrote the benchmark National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In the 16 days after report was released, it was downloaded 9,551 times.
This report received significant coverage in major news media outlets and institutions, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Science, and garnered responses from the Association of American Medical Colleges and the National Science Foundation. Their work has been featured in numerous news articles over the years and in a variety of outlets, such as CNN, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Business Insider, Washington Post, and Bloomberg. They have also appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, Marketplace, NPR, and ABC News.
Lilia Cortina and Vicki Magley will be presented with the award during the opening plenary of the 34th Annual SIOP Conference, held April 4-6 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington DC/National Harbor. Learn more about the conference here.
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is an international professional organization with an annual membership of more than 10,000 industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists. SIOP's mission is to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of I-O psychology.