The College of Science and Mathematics
Career Exploration Week
Dr. Gary Burns
Session Description: In this session, Dr. Burns will present his research on the effects of applicant personality on resumes. Specifically, he will examine the extent that personality information in resumes impacts hiring judgments during the application screening process.
Dr. Gary Burns is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Wright State University. Dr. Burns received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Central Michigan University. His current research projects focus on personality measurement, social-cognitive determinants of behavior, and the interaction between personality and culture. Applied projects focus on refinement and development of performance management systems, developing leader-culture fit, and calibrating trust. Dr. Burns is the director of the Social Cognitive and Sociotechnical Behavior Modeling laboratory at Wright State University and the Workplace Personality Project (WPP). The purpose of the WPP is to explore the diverse roles of personality in the workplace to better inform practitioners about how to measure and account for personality.