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Caughlin, David

David E. Caughlin California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, USA

David Caughlin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

David Caughlin earned his master’s in industrial and organizational psychology from Indiana University Purdue University–Indianapolis and his PhD in industrial/organizational psychology with concentrations in quantitative methodology and occupational health psychology from Portland State University. He is an assistant professor of organizational behavior at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses related to human resource management (HRM) and data analytics, such as introduction to HRM, reward systems and performance management, HR information systems, HR analytics, storytelling with data, organizational behavior, organizational psychology, practical statistical skills in psychology, and research methods in psychology. In his HR analytics courses, David teaches students how to use the programming languages like R to manage, analyze, and visualize HR data to improve high-stakes decision making; in the process, students build their data literacy and develop valuable critical thinking and reasoning skills. While working for the School of Business at Portland State University, David was recognized twice with the Teaching Innovation Award and twice with the “Extra Mile” Teaching Excellence Award. David conducts research on topics related to supervisor support, employee change, and occupational safety and health. He has worked with a variety of organizations in various industries on projects related to employee engagement, job analysis, selection, performance management, compensation, organizational culture, mistreatment prevention, and employee survey development. His research has been published in academic journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Management; Human Resource Management; Journal of Business & Psychology; and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.