Rupp named Purdue's research integrity officer

November 19, 2015  

Deborah Rupp, professor and the William C. Byham Chair in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, has been named Purdue's research integrity officer, effective Jan. 1.

Rupp succeeds Peter Dunn, who has served in the role since its creation in 2003 and has been responsible for administering Purdue's policy on research misconduct since 1995. Dunn, professor of entomology, will be returning full time to the faculty.

Rupp previously was an associate professor of psychology, labor/employment relations, and law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been a visiting professor at Singapore Management University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Rupp conducts research on organizational justice, behavioral ethics, corporate social responsibility, and humanitarian work psychology as well as on issues surrounding behavioral assessment, technology, bias and the law. Her research has been cited in U.S. Supreme Court proceedings, and she has worked with myriad organizations around the world. Rupp is Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). She has published three books and over 90 papers and chapters, which have been cited over 8,000 times, and is currently serving as a SIOP representative to the United Nations.

In addition, Rupp has been actively involved in the science and practice of research ethics and integrity. She currently sits on the editorial boards of seven journals and is the former editor-in-chief of Journal of Management, the top-ranked empirical journal in business, management, and applied psychology. She also serves on the SIOP Executive Board as publications officer, overseeing three books series and two journals, and is co-founder of Editor Ethics, a voluntary code of conduct surrounding the ethical conduct of journal editors. She has published multiple pieces and delivered multiple national and international presentations focusing on research ethics. 

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