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Arturia Melson-Silimon

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Research Interests:

I am interested in researching areas related to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) law, such as issues in selection concerning sub-group differences, employment discrimination and workplace sexual harassment. Specifically, I'm interested in researching potential organizational methods which aim to reduce negative experiences of workers belonging to marginalized groups and underrepresented identities.

Dissertation/Thesis Title:
Regional Differences in Applicants' Procedural Justice Judgements of Affirmative Action Plans (Thesis)
Selected Publications:

Melson-Silimon, A., Harmata, R., Lefevre-Levy, R., Behrend, T.S., & Carter, N.T. (forthcoming). Diversity in the digital age: Cybervetting, doxxing, and employment discrimination. In E.B. King, Q.M. Roberson, & M.R. Hebl (Eds) Research in Social Issues in Management: The Future of Diversity & Inclusion.

Lefevre-Levy, R., Melson-Silimon, A., Harmata, R., Hulett, A., & Carter, N.T. (accepted). Neurodiversity in the workplace: Looking at neurological disability from a diversity perspective. Manuscript accepted at Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Melson-Silimon, A., Salter, N.P., & Carter, N.T. (2020). A historical review of industrial-organizational psychology's role in the study of LGBTQ employees' workplace experiences. In L.L. Koppes Bryan, J. Cleveland, & K. Murphy (Eds) Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2nd ed.).

Melson-Silimon, A., Harris, A.M., Shoenfelt, E.L., Miller, J.D., & Carter, N.T. (2019). Personality testing and the ADA: concern as normal and abnormal models are integrated. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. [Focal Article]   

Melson-Silimon, A., & Carter, N.T. (2019). On the legal front: Considering supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh’s record on employment law. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 56. Retrieved from

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Articles Featuring Arturia Melson-Silimon

Huge shout out to Arturia Melson-Silimon who is a recipient of the 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! She is the ONLY student in the nation to win in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology category, and one of only 5 students at UGA to receive the award!…

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