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The GIOP Executive Team


Clair (Reynolds) Kueny, Ph.D., President 

Clair (Reynolds) Kueny, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Psychological Science Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology.   

She teaches graduate courses in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Ethics & Professional Practice, Organizational Development, and Employee Affect and Behavior. At the undergraduate level, she teaches on personality theory and undergraduate organizational psychology. Her research interests focus on reactions and interactions surrounding employee discretionary workplace behaviors, employee stress and well-being, and employee fit. Additionally, she has a special interest in working with healthcare professionals and applying I/O principles to the healthcare realm. As part of this interest, Clair works closely with healthcare organizations in rural Missouri, specifically looking at organizational processes to improve patient care and interprofessional team dynamics among healthcare professionals.


Clair earned BS degrees in Psychology and Political Science at Truman State University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Saint   Louis University. Most of Clair's free time is spent corralling her two girls, Charlie and Killian, as well as her husband Steve, and two dogs, Mack and Hurley. The Kueny  family also grows giant pumpkins and takes them to competitions across the MidWest! 



Joseph Gier, Ph.D., Membership Director       

Joseph Gier is the President, Superior TalentManagement, LLC, and the Vice President, Consulting Services for EASI┬ĚConsult┬«.  In these roles, he is responsible for the design and implementation of leadership assessment and development programs, along with non-leader pre-employment selection programs, for numerous clients.  Throughout his career, Joe has designed, conducted and directed “award winning” leadership assessment and development programs that have been conducted in over 15 countries throughout the world.  Previously, Joe was Vice President at Aon Consulting (and its predecessors HRStrategies and ASI), where he provided consulting services to various high technology, manufacturing, financial services, and health care companies. 


Prior to consulting, Joe worked in a major retail company, and for six years with two large telecommunications companies.  In these positions, Joe established and directed succession planning and leadership readiness programs in the three companies.  He was also responsible for designing, implementing, validating, and maintaining assessment programs for sales, customer service, technical, and leadership positions. 

Joe holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior from the University of Nebraska and an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  He is a licensed psychologist in the State of Missouri, and he previously served as Program Chair for GIOP.



Meghan Ceja, Communications Director

Greetings, everyone! My name is Meghan Ceja (pronounced Say-HA), and I am currently in the M.S. IO Psychology Program at MS&T. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Diversity and Inclusion and a pre-law minor from MS&T, I'm thrilled to embark on this new academic journey.

Outside the academic realm, I find joy in scrapbooking, cherishing moments with friends and family, and caring for my three delightful fur babies.

Recently, I assumed the role of Communications Director on the Executive Team for GIOP. In undertaking this position, I aim to not only broaden my understanding through interactions with industry professionals but also to forge connections with experts in the field. Over my anticipated 2-year term, I am eager to engage with and get to know the diverse members of the GIOP community. Looking forward to the exciting opportunities and growth that lie ahead!




Lynn Bartels, Ph.d., Program Director

Lynn K. Bartels, Ph.D. recently retired as a Professor of Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she taught courses such as Employee Development and Employee Selection.  Her research focuses on interviews, assessment centers, and employment discrimination.  In addition to teaching and doing research, she also served as SIUE’s Faculty Development Director which involved leading activities for faculty including New Faculty Onboarding, workshops, book clubs, etc. She currently serves on SIOP’s Women’s Inclusion Network committee and does part-time consulting work in the areas of selection and assessment. 

Lynn earned a B.A. in Psychology from Ripon College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. She and her husband have two grown daughters and she enjoys hiking, biking, and travel.  

If you have ideas about GIOP programs, contact Lynn at lbartel@siue.edu 




Allison Burrus, Ph.d., Treasurer

Allison is an Assistant Professor in the Business Department at Illinois College. She teaches undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Her research interests include career calling, time management behaviors, and temporal awareness.

Allison earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Marketing from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. After working for many years in various Accounting roles, she went on to receive her M.B.A. from the University of Illinois - Springfield. During this course work, she developed a passion for research and understanding organizational behavior. Allison went on to receive a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

In her free time, Allison enjoys reading, running, going on adventures with friends, spending time with family, and hanging out with her husband and their dogs.





Jessica Quast, M.A., Secretary/Historian and Webmaster







Jamie Madigan, Ph.D., Past President

Jamie Madigan is an industrial-organizational psychologist with 20 years of experience consulting and working for the private and public sectors. His background includes work in selection, survey design, pre-employment testing, competency modeling, statistical analysis, program management, structured interviews, organizational research, surveys, job analysis, test validation, recruiting, and HR metrics. Jamie is a Talent Assessment Manager at Allstate.  


Jamie earned his degree from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and for several years co-authored the "Good Science, Good Practice" column for The Industrial Psychologist (TIP) magazine. Jamie has previously served as Events Director. 




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