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Dr. Cynthia R. Nordstrom



Education: Ph.D., 1991
University of Akron

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

(618) 650-2582


About Dr. Nordstrom

Cynthia R. Nordstrom is a professor at SIUE. She received her doctorate from the University of Akron in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology in 1991. She joined the SIUE faculty in 2000. Prior to that, she taught for nine years at Illinois State University where she co-coordinated the master's program in I/O Psychology. Dr. Nordstrom teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in I/O Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Leadership and Motivation, Organizational Development, Social Psychology and Statistics. Her research interests include employee selection, training readiness, and undergraduate course design. Her work has been published in such outlets as the Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Basic and Applied Social Psychology and the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association, Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and American Business Women's Association. Dr. Nordstrom also works as an organizational consultant focusing on issues as attitudinal assessment, employee selection, development and retention, and occupational burnout.

Mentoring Expertise

Dr. Nordstrom is happy to assist students with a an interest in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and related areas.

Representative Publications

  • Bartels, L., & Nordstrom, C. (2013). Too big to hire: Factors affecting employment weight discrimination. Management Research Review, 36, 868-881.
  • Nordstrom, C. R., & Bartels, L. K. (2009). Predicting and curbing classroom incivility in higher education. College Student Journal, 43(1), 74-85.
  • Nordstrom, C.R., & Segrist, D.J. (2009). Locus of control predicts likelihood of pursuing graduate studies. College Student Journal, 43(1), 200-206.
  • Nordstrom, C., & Thomas, S. (2007). To change or not to change: Examining the perception of political waffling. The North American Journal of Psychology, 9, 359-376.
  • Segrist, D. & Nordstrom, C. (2007). The scavenger hunt: Getting to know your department. Teaching of Psychology, 34(2), 100-103.
  • Nordstrom, C. R., Williams, K. B., & Jarvis, P. A. (2003). Motivating college students: An application of the job characteristics model. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 14(3), 1-24.
  • Chillarege, K., Nordstrom, C., & Williams, K. (2003). Learning from our mistakes: Error management training for mature learners. Journal of Business and Psychology, 17, 369-385.
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