Dr. Joel P. Wiesen Ph. D.
Applied Personnel Research
62 Candlewood Road
Scarsdale NY, 10583
Industrial psychologist with considerable experience in test development, test validation, evaluation of fairness in employment decisions, statistical analysis, and expert witness service in employment discrimination cases. Nationally recognized expert in employment discrimination: age/race/sex, disparate/adverse impact, statistics/data analysis, test bias, test validity, job performance evaluation, equal pay, etc.
- Industrial psychologist with considerable experience in test development, test validation, evaluation of fairness in employment decisions, statistical analysis, and expert witness service in employment discrimination cases.
- Licensed as a psychologist in two states (MA and PA).
- A nationally recognized expert in employment discrimination. He has worked on cases involving race, age, sex, and national origin discrimination. These cases have involved discrimination in hiring, promotion, termination, and pay. He has worked on cases for both the private sector and government (e.g., fire and police).
- Has expertise in the unusual area of detecting and minimizing adverse impact of written tests used for hiring and promotion. He is a published test author.
- Has testified in federal and state courts and in administrative law proceedings. He has worked as an expert in several states. He has done work for both defense and plaintiffs, but predominantly for defense.
- Served as president of two professional societies: IPMAAC (the International Personnel Management Association's Assessment Council) and NESAP (New England Society for Applied Psychology). He is a Founding Fellow of the American Psychological Society. He is a full Member of the Americal Psychological Association and the American Statistical Association.
- Taught courses in industrial psychology, experimental psychology, and statistics at the graduate and undergraduate level. He (his firm) has been approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for doctorate level psychologists.
- Industrial Psychology Research
- Fairness/Bias in Testing
- Statistical Data Analysis
- Job Analysis
- Employee Selection Litigation
- Field Sobriety Tests
- Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
- Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures
- Test Development
- Test Validation and Evaluation
- Adverse/Disparate Impact Analyses
- Equal Pay Evaluations
- Employee Selection Consulting
- Expert Witness Services
Consultant in Industrial Psychology; Newton, MA and Scarsdale, NY (full time since Jan. 1994) 1977-Present
- Consult to public and private organizations, primarily in the areas of employee assessment, selection, and layoff
- Develop tests of knowledge, ability, aptitude, and work-style
- Conduct applied research concerning employment in organizational settings
- Conduct statistical and content analyses of fairness and adverse impact in employment settings
- Provide expert witness services to defendants and plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases
Director of Test Development and Validation (part time from 1987-1993)
Massachusetts Department of Personnel Administration; Boston, MA 1977-1993
- Develop, implement, and evaluate employee selection, promotion, and job performance evaluation tools and programs
- Conduct applied research concerning civil service employment in Massachusetts
- Provide expert witness services on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Research Associate; Applied Psychological Services, Inc.; Wayne, PA 1975-1977
- Originate, design, conduct, and report applied psychological research in areas such as job sample performance tests and assessment centers
- Conduct literature reviews
- Serve as in-house statistical consultant
Baruch College, City University of NY
- Department of Statistics and Computer Information
- Systems; Adjunct Faculty, Spring 2012
Lesley College; Cambridge, MA
- School of Management; Adjunct Faculty, 1989-1994
Northeastern University; Boston; School of Engineering
- Engineering Management Program; Lecturer, 1978-1994
Kings College; Wilkes_Barre, PA ; Assistant Professor,
- Acting Department Chair, Department of Psychology, 1969-1975
- Ph.D., Psychology (minor in statistics/psychometrics), Lehigh University, 1975
- M.A., Psychology, C. W. Post College of Long Island University, 1969
- B.A., Psychology, Stony Brook State University, 1967
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
- International Personnel Assessment Council,
- American Psychological Association,
- Association for Psychological Science,
- International Public Management Association for Human Resources,
- Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology,
- Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology,
- American Statistical Association.
Past-President, IPMA-Assessment Council;
Past-President, New England Society for Applied Psychology.
Plan, develop, and implement programs in support of excellence and fairness in human resource management: develop culturally fair employee selection and promotion tests and systems; conduct validation research and statistical analyses; develop diagnostic math tests for use in school settings; and publish/deliver reports and papers at professional conferences.
- Retainer Policy--------$3600.00 Usually applied to the last invoice
- Non-Testimonial------$300.00 per hour for research,consulting, analysis, written report etc.
- Testimonial-------------$300.00 per hour for testimony, waiting to give testimony, breaks, etc.
- Deposition--------------$300.00 per hour for deposition, for waiting to give deposition, breaks, etc.
- Travel Policy-----------$150.00 per hour for all travel done in relationship to the case
- Travel Policy-----------Lodgings, meals, tips, tolls, car rental, gasoline, car insurance, airfare, trainfare, parking etc. incurred in relationship to the case shall be paid by the client at cost.
- Miscellaneous---------All other expenses incurred with regard to the case shall be paid by the client at cost.