Wayne F. Cascio is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Colorado, and he holds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1992-1993), Chair of the SHRM Foundation (2007), the HR Division of the Academy of Management (1984), and as a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors (2003-2006). Currently he serves as an editor of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS).
He has authored or edited 28 books on human resource management, including Managing Human Resources (10th ed., 2016), Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management (with John Boudreau, 2012), Investing in People (with John Boudreau, 2nd ed., 2011), and Applied Psychology in Human Resource Management (with Herman Aguinis, 8th ed., in preparation). He is a two-time winner of the best-paper award from the Academy of Management Executive for his research on downsizing.
In 2010 he received the Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research Award from the Society for Human Resource Management, in 2013 he received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and in 2016 the World Federation of People Management Associations awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award. From 2011-2013 he served as Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group that is developing international HR standards, and he represented the United States in the International Organization for Standards. Currently he serves as Chair of the SHRM Certification Commission and as a member of the AHRI National Certification Council. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Australian HR Institute.
Dr. Cascio earned his B.A. degree from Holy Cross College, his M.A. degree from Emory University, and his Ph.D. in industrial/organisational psychology from the University of Rochester.