Herman Aguinis earned his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Albany, SUNY in 1993. He began his teaching career at Indiana University (IU) in 2009 as a professor of organizational behavior and human resources in the Kelley School of Business. He earned the additional title of John F. Mee Chair of Management in 2013 and ended his teaching career at IU in 2016 after accepting a professor of management position at George Washington University.
Aguinis is an expert in the fields of organizational behavior, human resource management, and research methods and analysis. His research is interdisciplinary and addresses the general themes of human capital acquisition, development, and deployment. He has published five books and about 110 refereed journal articles. Also, he delivered more than 100 invited presentations at universities in the United States, Asia, Australia, Europe, Central and South America, and South Africa. He has raised about $5MM for his research and teaching endeavors.
He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has received numerous awards, including the following from the Academy of Management: Research Methods Division Distinguished Career Award (2012), Entrepreneurship Division IDEA Thought Leader Award (2011), Research Methods Division Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award (2009), and Research Methods Division Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award (2001). He served as editor-in-chief of Organizational Research Methods and has served the Academy of Management as chair of the Research Methods Division, program chair of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, and elected member of the Executive Committee of the Human Resources Division.
In addition to his academic activities, Aguinis has consulted with organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America including the United Nations, the City of San Francisco Police Department, and Kronos. In 2006, he was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to serve a five-year term on the Board of Examiners for the United States Foreign Service. Also, he has provided expert testimony and written briefs for several high-profile court cases, including the highly publicized Ricci v. DeStefano U.S. Supreme Court case involving firefighters in the City of New Haven (Connecticut).