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Julia L. Walsh

Julia L. Walsh

Performance Assessment Technologies

Associate Scientist 

“At Aptima we are both creative and innovative. We are consistently thinking up new things and then doing them!” 

Julia has practical experience and theoretical knowledge in developing and validating psychological instruments that measure attitudes, behaviors, and cognitions at various levels of analysis (e.g., individual, team, organization) using both obtrusive and unobtrusive methods. She has served as an expert psychometrician on a number of projects ranging from Phase I SBIR contracts to multi-year BAAs. As a project lead, Julia has managed multidisciplinary teams to advance science and technology. She has reviewed a number of articles and book chapters for multiple entities in the areas of quantitative methodology, data analysis, and employee assessment, including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has also presented her research at large, international conferences and published her work in peer-reviewed journals/books.

Julia holds Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Notable Publications

Cucina, J.M., Berger, J.L., & Busciglio, H.H. (2017). Creating Expectancy Charts: A New Approach. Personnel Assessment and Decisions, 3(1), 1.

Berger, J. L. & Zickar, M. J. (2016). Using Theory-Based Cybervetting for Personnel Selection. In R. N. Landers and G. B. Schmidt (Ed.), Using Social Media in Selection: Theory, Practice and Future Research, Springer.

Cucina, J. M. & Berger, J. L. (2016) Four Interpretations of a Validity Coefficient: Expectancies, Vector Angles, Scatter Plots, and Slopes. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) Magazine, October 2016 Issue.

Cucina, J.M., Berger, J.L., & Vaughn, K. (2015).  Development and Validation of a Structured Interview for Customs and Border Protection Officers.  (Technical Report No. 15-06).  Washington, DC: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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