Paul Spector was a full professor in the USF Psychology Department until retired in 2020 as a distinguished professor. During that time, he served for 15 years as the director of the USF I-O psychology doctoral program and was the founding director of the interdisciplinary occupational health psychology (OHP) program. His research interests include both the content and methodology of the field. Content areas concern the impact of jobs on the behavior and well-being of employees, including accidents/injuries, counterproductive work behavior, job satisfaction, job stress, and workplace violence. He’s written books on both methodology and content, including an I-O psychology textbook Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Research and Practice. A complete list of his publications can be found in Google Scholar and ResearchGate.
In 2019 Spector began blogging to reach a broader audience than his academic papers and books. He blogs about business, IO psychology and business.