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Adam Meade Named Head of Psychology Department at NC State

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Adam Meade

Psychology Professor Adam W. Meade has been named head of the Department of Psychology at NC State, effective July 1, 2016.

He will step into the role held by Doug Gillan for the last ten years. Gillan is returning to the faculty.

“We are so grateful for Doug’s decade of selfless service leading the department,” said Jeff Braden, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of psychology. “In typical fashion, Doug is working closely with Adam to make the leadership transition a smooth one.”

Meade, who holds a doctoral degree in applied psychology from the University of Georgia, is a university faculty scholar at NC State.

He has won several research awards, and serves as principal investigator for NC State’s ongoing contract with O*NET. His research centers on innovative methods to address psychometric issues in organizational research.

Meade created the rapid response method of personality and trait assessment. His recent work focuses on the causes, outcomes and method of detecting careless responding among survey respondents. 

Meade is a Fellow of the Association for Psychology Science and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His work has been published in such journals as Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and Psychological Methods. He serves as an associated editor at Organizational Research Methods and on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology and Applied Psychological Measurement.

When the College of Humanities and Social Sciences restructured its business operations in 2011, Meade contributed his expertise. “He helped survey and interview our staff and faculty as we worked through the reorganization,” said Dean Braden. “His contributions were critical to guiding our improvements in efficiency and effectiveness. 

“Adam brings that deep expertise in how organizations work as well as his experience in managing people and projects to this new leadership role.”