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Herman Aguinis The George Washington University

Herman Aguinis is the Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management at The George Washington University School of Business. His work addresses the global acquisition and deployment of talent in organizations and organizational research methods (i.e., behavioral science and data science). His life and professional agenda is to impact the academic community and society, and numerous media outlets, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, The Economist, and Bloomberg Businessweek, have featured his research. He has published over 210 refereed journal articles and 13 books, including Performance Management (5th edition, 2023), Performance Management for Dummies, and Research Methodology: Best Practices for Rigorous, Credible, and Impactful Research (2025). Every year since 2018, Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers Reports has ranked him among the world's 100 most impactful researchers in Economics and Business. He has been inducted into The Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame and served as President of the Academy of Management (2021-2022). Also, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He received the Losey Award from the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation for lifetime achievement in human resource research, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Scientific Contributions Award for lifetime contributions, the Academy of Management Practice Theme Committee Scholar Practice Impact Award recognizing outstanding impact on policy-making and managerial and organizational practices, and the Academy of Management Research Methods Division Distinguished Career Award for lifetime contributions. Also, he received best-article-of-the-year awards from the Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior (twice), Organizational Research Methods, Business Horizons, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Management Research. In addition to his academic activities, Professor Aguinis has consulted with organizations in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, including Accenture, the United Nations, TCI-AT&T, the City of San Francisco Police Department, Sears, and the U.S. Department of State, among others. Also, his research has been referred to in court cases at the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Court levels. For more information, please visit and his LinkedIn page: