Faculty Information

Faculty Information The faculty at San Francisco State University come from diverse backgrounds, and pursue a variety of research interests. Students in the I/O Psychology Graduate Program are taught by professionals both in academia and in the practical arena, thus experiencing the application of I/O theory in research and in the business world. Look below for a brief description and contact information for our faculty members.


Kathleen L. Mosier, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Office: (415) 338-1059
Fax: (415) 338-2398
Email: kmosier@sfsu.edu
Web: http://bss.sfsu.edu/kmosier/
Lab: Applied Psychology Research Lab

Education: MA in Psychology from San Jose State University

Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from University of California, Berkeley

Professional Background: 

Senior Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett
Field, CA 1990-1997.
Assistant Professor, Psychology, San Francisco State University, 1997-2002.
Associate Professor, Psychology, San Francisco State University, 2002-present.

Areas of interest: Human Factors, Decision Making in Applied Contexts.


Chris Wright, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Office: (415) 338-1465
E -mail: cwright@sfsu.edu
Web: online.sfsu.edu/~cwright

Education: M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of South Florida

Professional Background: Personnel Decisions Research Institute (PDRI), CORE Corporation, CPS HR Services, and Director of Selection for the California Public Utilities Commission

Areas of Interest: Human resource selection, training, and performance appraisal, job analysis, job embeddedness, basketball, and my children.

For more information on job embeddedness, see:

Mitchell, T. R., Holtom, B. C., Lee, T. W., Sablynski, C. J., & Erez, M. (2001). Why people stay: using job embeddedness to predict voluntary turnover. Academy of Management Journal, 44(6), 1102-1121.

Current Projects: Personality correlates of job embeddedness (Big Five, core self-evaluations); Response distortion in measures of training and experience (point method vs. behavioral consistency method); Non-traditional job interviews, what they measure and how they relate to structured interviews; Technology acceptance; Predictors of implementation success