Elliot D. Lasson, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Professor of the Practice and Director, I/O Psychology Graduate Program

Contact Information:

Email:        elasson@umbc.edu  

Office:       Building III, Room 4147

Phone:      301.738.6171

UMBC @ The Universities at Shady Grove Website


UMBC: B.A. in Psychology

Ner Israel College: Bachelor’s of Talmudic Law (BTL)

Wayne State University: M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Fall 2023 Office Hours:

3:00PM – 6:00 PM
AM (Webex)

Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed Psychologist: WI 4046-57

SHRM-SCP certification: Society for Human Resource Management

SHRP certification: Human Resources Certification Institute

Area of Study:

I/O Psychology, Human Resources

Research Interests:

Generational differences in the workforce, personality and integrity assessment, interviews, performance management, religion in the workplace.

Courses taught:

Legal Issues; Job Analysis; Capstone Experience; Seminar in Applied Social Psychology; Methods of Assessment; Practicum

 Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:

Facilitation of internships and job opportunities for students

Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:

Graduate Program Affiliation(s):

Department of Psychology; Department of Public Policy

Leadership roles in the Department/College/University:

Director of Masters in I/O Psychology Program, Psychology Graduate Program Committee, USG Faculty Committee

Areas of Practice:

Job Analysis, selection and performance evaluation system development

Employment interviewing

Workplace crisis intervention

HR Expert Witness advisory

Executive and career coaching

Exam writing

Selected Presentations:

“Orthodox in the Workplace”: December 31, 2015 (Nof Ayalon, Israel)

“Interviewing in Organizations”; April 8, 2016, December 30, 2015 and March 18, 2014, January 18, 2012 (Bowling Green, OH; Ariel, Ramat Gan, and Natanya, Israel)

“Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Selection Interview; December 30, 2015, March 18, 2014,January 18, 2012 (Ariel, Ramat Gan, and Natanya, Israel)

“What’s Trending in the Job Market” for the Executive Professional Network Group; March 10, 2015 (Baltimore, MD)

“Professionalism in the Workplace” at the Universities at Shady Grove Career Center; March 24, 2016 and February 27, 2015 (Rockville, MD)

“How to Ace Your Next Job Interview” at the Universities at Shady Grove Career Center; October 11, 2014 (Rockville, MD)

“Managing Millennials in the Workplace” UMBC webinar; November 11, 2014

“What’s Trending in Career Development” Keynote address for the Maryland Career Consortium; June 3, 2014 (Timonium, MD)

“Career Development in Faith-Based Sector” for the Tevet Program of H. and J. Weinberg Foundation and Joint Distribution Committee; March 19, 2014 (Tel Aviv, Israel)

“Jobless Recovery” at the Convention of the American Psychological Association; August 7. 2011 (Washington,DC)

“The Art and Science of Developing Bio-data Items for Public Sector Selection Models” at the Spring 2003 Conference of MAPAC (Rehoboth Beach, DE)

“Recruitment, Selection, and Retention of IT professionals: How to Catch‘em and Keep‘em at the Spring 2000 Conference of IPMAAC (Washington, DC)

“Alphabet Soup and Chazal: Finding the Right Path to Mental Health” at the Nefesh Annual Conference; January 8, 2023 (Parsippany, NJ)


CV:  LassonElliotUMBCwebsite2023