IJOA was a scientific,
educational non-profit corporation chartered in 1993 under the Texas
Nonprofit Corporation Act, dissolved June 7, 2001.
During the eight years it was active, IJOA engaged in research, education and service in the areas of
Job Analysis, Occupational Research and
Integrated Human Resources Management Technologies.
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(b) conduct basic and applied research to identify and apply new technologies for improving individual human productivity,
(c) conduct studies focusing on the use of job analysis data to improve integrated Human Resources Management (selection, classification, placement, education and training, compensation, program evaluation, and utilization of humans in the workplace),
(d) maintain and refine appropriate computer software for research and application of occupational research findings (such as the Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Programs - CODAP),
(e) establish and maintain a library/data base of task lists, task characteristics data collection instruments, and other types of survey forms used to develop relevant occupational data,
(f) sponsor conferences and provide educational or training seminars, and
(g) publish technical reports, conference proceedings, and other publications to communicate research results and potential applications to educational institutions, business, industry, and government agencies seeking to improve human work performance and productivity.
Membership in the Institute was open to any job or occupational analyst, worldwide. The Institute had the following membership categories:
Directors - members of the Board of Directors who were the officers of the corporation.
Staff - employees engaged in operation of IJOA as a not-for-profit business and in conduct of occupational research activities.
Research Associates - job analysts who actively participated in the ongoing research program of the Institute (annual membership - $25).
Institute Affiliates - job analysts who supported the objectives of the Institute, received the newsletter, and purchased Institute publications at cost (annual membership - $15).
Organizational Affiliates - companies, agencies, and other organizations who supported the activities of the Institute and received the newsletter and other Institute publications as they became available (annual membership - $100).
include the Occupational Survey Programs of the Australian and Canadian
Departments of Defence and the U.S. Coast Guard.]
Board of Directors
Jimmy L. Mitchell, Ph.D. (b. Dec 29, 1935, d. Dec 19, 2000) (Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Purdue University, 1978) - Author (with Dr. E.J. McCormick) of the Professional and Managerial Position Questionnaire (PMPQ), Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press (1979, 1992); (with McPhail, Jeanneret, & Mecham) of the PMPQ Job Analysis Manual, CPP (1992); and two chapters in the Gael, Sidney (Ed), Job Analysis Handbook for Business, Industry, and Government, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons (1988). (Click here for a summary of Dr. Mitchell's career).
Johnny J. Weissmuller, B.A. (Mathematics, University of Colorado, 1971), Senior Scientist, Metrica, Inc., and Vice President, Sensible Systems, Inc.; principal designer for USAF CODAP and the recently developed, PC-based atCODAP; author (with R.E. Christal) of the CODAP chapter in Gael, Sid (Ed), Job Analysis Handbook for Business, Industry, and Government, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons (1988). .
Loretta E. Whitehead, IJOA Secretary/Treasurer; also officer of Sensible Systems, Inc. Board. .
Joe H. Ward, Jr., Ph.D. (Educational Psychology and Mathematics, the University of Texas at Austin, 1953) - leading authority on multiple linear regression models and hierarchical clustering; developer of the Person-Job Match technology; developer (with M.E. Hook) of the Ward-Hook hierarchical clustering algorithm; author (with E. Jennings) of Introduction to Linear Models, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall (1973). (Click here for Dr. Ward's resume).
J. R. Knight, Jr., M.A. (Industrial Psychology, St. Mary's University, 1971). Research Associate with IJOA (1998 - ); Previously Lead engineer, Human Factors/MPT Technology, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (1985 - 1997, now part of Boeing); intermediate scientist on the Training Decisions System R&D project, and internal MDA training needs analysis project (task-based production line study); Occupational Analyst/team chief with USAFOMC (1981 - 1985). .
William J. Phalen, M.Ed.
(Education, Our Lady of the Lake University, 1959), ABD
(Management/Organizational Theory, The University of Texas at Austin,
1986 -1995). Research Associate with IJOA (1994 - Present).
Conducts research to support development of new military occupational
analysis technologies, particularly knowledge- and equipment-based task
clustering enhancements, and studies of optimal use of OA rating
scales. Previously (1978 - 1993) Senior Personnel Psychologist with the
Air Force Human Resources Laboratory, Brooks AFB, TX. 1992 Harry H.
Greer Award, the Military Testing Association (now the International
Military Testing Association) at their annual conference in San Diego,
CA. (October 1992).
Institute Advisory Panel
W. J. Cunningham, Ph.D. (I/O Psychology, Purdue University, 1964). Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; developer of the Occupational Analysis Inventory (OAI), and author of the OAI chapter in the Gael, Sidney (ed) Job Analysis Handbook for Business, Industry, and Government, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1988; co-developer (with Rodger Ballentine) of the General Work Inventory (GWI); co-author (with Slonaker & Riegel) of "Interest factors derived from job analytically based activity preference scales" Journal of Vocational Behavior, 30:270-279 (1987).
Walter E. Driskill, Ph.D. (Educational Psychology [Learning], the University of Texas at Austin, 1972). Retired 1997; Previously Manager, Manpower, Personnel, & Training Group, Metrica, Inc. (1989 - present); formerly Chief of the Air Force Occupational Analysis Program (1967 - 1985); author (with J.L. Mitchell & H.W. Ruck) of the task-based training program development chapter in the Gael, Sidney (ed) Job Analysis Handbook for Business, Industry, and Government, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1988; several USAFOMC Technical Notes, & a number of AFHRL Technical Reports. 1983 Harry H. Greer Award by the Military Testing Association (now the International Military Testing Association) at its annual conference, Munich, Germany, October 1983).
Brian Graham-Moore, Ph.D. (Industrial Sociology, Washington University, St. Louis), Professor of Management, Graduate School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin; currently also Associate Director for Behavioral Research, Center for Cybernetic Study, the University of Texas at Austin; Job and Occupational Analysis advisor to the Capital Area Private Industry Council of Austin; author of Occupational Analysis for Human Resource Development, Research Report 25, Office of Civilian Manpower Manage-ment, Navy Department, 1976; author (with L.M. Seiford) of "A DSS for Managing EEO/Affirmative Action Requirements" in the Journal of Optimization Science, 9(2), 1988, and several texts on compensation and incentive systems.
Paul Richard Jeanneret, Ph.D. (I/O Psychology, Purdue University, 1969), Operating Principal, Jeanneret & Associates. Co-developer of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) and co-author of various technical publications on PAQ-based worker-oriented job analysis including the PAQ chapter and the Computer Logic Chip Production Operators chapter in the Gael, Sidney (ed) Job Analysis Handbook for Business, Industry, and Government, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1988; author of the chapter, Analyzing Nonmanagement Jobs: An Overview, in the Jones, J.W., Steffy, B.D., and Bray, D.W. (Eds), Applying Psychology in Business: The Handbook for Managers and Human Resource Profes-sionals, Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1991.
James E. Sage, Ed.D. (Technical Education and Instructional Design, University of Missouri, 1971), Associate Professor of Technical Education, The Ohio State University. Author of "High-risk occupations: A challenge for change" Organiza-tional Issues and Human Resource Development Research, 1991; author (with J. Blackburn) of "Legal issues and professional responsibilities associated with inadequate training" Technical & Skill Training (July 1992); current research focus on analytical techniques and the PC-based atCODAP to address job and task performance needs of a rapidly changing technical workforce.