Dennis Doverspike, Ph.D.

Dennis Doverspike, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Program: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Dept/Program: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Office: CAS 330
Phone: 330-972-8372
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Dennis Doverspike, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Akron, Senior Fellow of the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology, and Director of the Center for Organizational Research. He certified by as a specialist in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and in Organizational and Business Consulting by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio.

Dr. Doverspike has over thirty years of experience working with consulting firms and with public and private sector organizations, including 15 years as Executive Vice President of Barrett & Associates. Services provided include individual assessments, statistical analysis, development of large scale assessment systems, job evaluation and job analysis, and expert witness services. He is the author of 2 books, 16 book chapters, over 150 other professional publications, and over 100 conference presentations. He has served as an expert witness in 10 court cases and assisted with the preparation of expert testimony in over 75 additional cases.

Dennis Doverspike received his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1983 from the University of Akron.  His M.S. in Psychology is from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his B.S. is from John Carroll University. He has taught courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and directed dissertations, theses and practica.


Mahoney, K.T., Buboltz, W., Levin, I.P., Doverspike, D. & Svyantek, D.J. (in press, 2010). Individual differences in a within-subjects risky choice framing study. Personality and Economics.

Zhe, J., Doverspike, D., Zhao, J., Lam, P. & Menzemer, C. (in press). High School Bridge Program: A Multidisciplinary STEM Research Program. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research.

Doverspike, D., Qin, L., Magee, M. P., Snell, A. F., & Vaiana, L. P. (in press). The public sector as a career choice: Antecedents of an expressed interest in working for the federal government. Public Personnel Management.

Walczyk, J. J., Mahoney, K. T., Doverspike, D., & Griffith-Ross, D. A. (2009). Cognitive lie detection: Response time and consistency of answers as cues to deception. Journal of Business and Psychology, 24, 33-49

Mahoney, K. T., Buboltz, W. C., Jr., Soper, B., Doverspike, D., & Simoneaux, B. J. (2008). Content Analysis of Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research (Volumes 44-59). Consulting Psychology Journal, 60(3), 246-258.

Lam, P. Doverspike, D., Zhao, J. Zhe, J., & Menzemer, C. (2008). Encouraging equal access to STEM education for students with specific learning disabilities. Journal of SMET: Innovation and Research, 9(1&2), 1-9.