Satoris Howes

Associate Professor
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Tykeson Hall - OSU Cascades 330

OSU Cascades Campus 330 Tykeson Hall

OSU Cascades Campus
330 Tykeson Hall
Bend, OR 97702

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College of Business
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Satoris S. Howes is an associate professor of business and business program lead at Oregon State University-Cascades. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, Dr. Howes earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Public Relations from the University of Central Missouri, her master's degree in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology from Missouri State University, and her Ph.D. in I/O psychology from Texas A&M University. At the end of her graduate studies, she worked as a consultant in a Chicago branch of a global leadership solutions consulting firm. She then transitioned back into academia, working for a year at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls before joining the faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University, where she was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences William L. Stamey Teaching Award in 2012. She later moved to the Department of Management in the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University, where she was awarded the Ralph E. Reitz Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015 and the Outstanding Contributions in Research Award in 2015.

Dr. Howes is a regular contributor in the fields of management and I/O psychology. On the human resources/industrial psychology side, she has engaged in a great deal of work around performance management and feedback as well as with employment selection (with an emphasis on employment interviews). On the organizational behavior/organizational psychology side, her interests have included occupational health (with a concentration on work-life conflict and facilitation and workplace stress and well-being) and motivation (to include more specifically engagement, goal orientation, and flow). Recently, she has ventured into the area of judgment and decision making. Within these areas, she has authored and, along with undergraduate and graduate students, coauthored numerous journal articles and chapters in edited volumes. Her work has appeared in such journals as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Relations, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. In addition, Dr. Howes is the coauthor (with Paul M. Muchinsky) of the best-selling I/O psychology textbook, Psychology Applied to Work.

Dr. Howes is an active member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. She was the 2016 recipient of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s prestigious Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award. When not working, Dr. Howes enjoys running, golfing, and spending time with her family.

Beyond OSU
Education: 

Ph.D. – Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Texas A&M University

M.S. – Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Missouri State University

B.S. – Psychology/Public Relations, University of Central Missouri

Honors and Awards: 
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Distinguished Contributions in Teaching Award (2016)
  • Outstanding Contributions in Research Award, College of Business Administration, Kansas State University (2015)
  • Ralph Reitz Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Business Administration, Kansas State University (2015)
  • University of Central Missouri Department of Psychological Science Outstanding Alumnus Award (2013)
  • William L. Stamey Teaching Award, College of Arts & Sciences, Kansas State University (2012)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management (2008, 2009)
My Publications

Journal Articles


S. Howes and Huffcutt, A., Examining worker underrepresentation in selection research: The domain matters, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 9, pp. 167-174, 2016.

S. Howes, Beware of pointing fingers: In defense of the migrators, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 7, pp. 342-346, 2014.

A. Huffcutt, Howes, S., and Weyhrauch, W., Multi-stage artifact correction: An illustration with structured employment interviews, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 7, pp. 548-553, 2014.

R. Thompson, Bergman, M., Howes, S., and Huffman, A., Yes, we’re fishing – in rough waters for hard-to-find fish, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 6, pp. 61-65, 2013.

A. Huffcutt, Goebl, A., and Howes, S., The engine is important, but the driver is essential: The case for executive functioning, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 5, pp. 183-186, 2012.

S. Howes, Mills, M., and Huffman, A., Implications of overqualification for work-family conflict: Bringing too much to the table?, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 4, pp. 252-255, 2011.

R. Jones and Howes, S., Why performance management will remain broken: Authoritarian communication, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 4, pp. 179-181, 2011.

A. Huffman, Sanders, A., and Howes, S., Work-family research has a public relations problem: Moving from organizational nicety to necessity, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 4, pp. 410-413, 2011.

C. Waples, Weyhrauch, W., Connell, A., and Howes, S., Questionable defeats and discounted victories for Likert rating scales, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, vol. 3, pp. 477-480, 2010.

S. Payne, Howes, S., and Watrous, K., Portrayals of F. W. Taylor across textbooks, Journal of Management History, vol. 12, pp. 385-407, 2006.