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Dan J. Svyantek

Dan J. Svyantek


Psychological Sciences

Dan J. Svyantek

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PhD, University of Houston

MA, Ball State University

BA, Indiana University

About Me

Daniel J. Svyantek received his doctorate degree from the University of Houston in 1987. He was a faculty member in the industrial/organizational psychology PhD program at The University of Akron from 1987 to 2003. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Auburn University. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, and Human Relations. He has consulted with several organizations on organizational change projects in the areas of problem-solving, compensation systems and implementing work teams. He is particularly interested in the development of new evaluation methods and how the practical value of research is defined within applied contexts.

DEI Activities

  • Member of the Advocates and Allies Group, aimed at increasing gender inequity awareness and promoting a culture of gender inclusiveness at Auburn University. Membership includes holding information sessions and discussions with faculty at Auburn University to meet these goals.
  • Faculty participant in the Future Faculty Workshop Program (STEM Disciplines)—College of Engineering, aimed at providing mentorship to PhD candidates and Post-doctoral PhDs of under-represented groups to help them understand the application and interview process for faculty positions.

Research Interests

development of new evaluation methods and how the practical value of research is defined within applied contexts


Editing a book on neurodiversity in the workplace. Book scheduled for publication in late 2024.

  • Bott, J.P., Svyantek, D.J., Goodman, S.A., & Bernal, D.S. (2003). Expanding the performance domain: Who says nice guys finish last? The International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 11, 137-152 .
  • Svyantek, D.J. & Brown, L.L. (2002). Mental health and organizational design, climate and culture. In M. Hersen & J.Thomas (Eds.), Handbook of mental health in the workplace (pp. 477-500). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Goodman, S. A., & Svyantek, D. J. (1999). Person-organization fit and contextual performance: Do shared values matter? Journal of Vocational Behavior, 55, 254-275.

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 3600: Training and Supervision 
  • PSYC 3970: The Dark Side of Human Behavior
  • PSYC 7750: Ethics and Professional Issues in I/O Psychology
  • PSYC 8740: Leadership and Motivation