SPIM offers three awards. The Distinguished Psychologist in Management AwardRichard Kilburg Service Award and the Women’s Endowment Early Career Leadership Award


The Distinguished Psychologist in Management Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the practice of management by a psychologist. It was created to recognize individual accomplishments in fulfilling the purpose of the Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM), which is to facilitate the growth, development, and interaction of psychologists who work as managers, or who otherwise contribute to the application of psychology in management.

The award is presented to an individual who has developed, refined, and implemented practices, procedures, and methods that have a major impact on people in organizational settings and/or on the professions of management.

The award includes an honorarium, a plaque and an invited address at SPIM's Midwinter Conference.

The recipient must be a psychologist and manager (or one who has made major contributions to psychology and management). Membership in the American Psychological Association or the American Psychological Society is highly desirable as evidence of commitment to the science and practice of psychology.


2019 Sandra L. Shullman, PhD

Cathleen Civiello



2018 Cathleen Civiello, PhD

Terry Maple


2017 Terry Maple, PhD                         

Kevin Kelloway


2016 E. Kevin Kelloway, PhD

william mobley

2015 William H. Mobley, PhD

connie rath

2014 Connie Rath, PhD
judith albino

2013 Judith Albino, PhD
arthur freedman

2012 Arthur M. Freedman,  PhD

dale thompson

 2011 Dale Thompson, PhD
david baker

2010 David Baker, PhD

norman anderson




2009 Norman Anderson, PhD

bob lee

2008 Robert "Bob" Lee, PhD
al parchem

2007 Al Parchem, PhD

david campbell

2006 David P. Campbell, PhD

richard atkinson




2005 Richard C. Atkinson, PhD

eric haseltine

2004 Eric Haseltine, PhD
mirian graddick-weir

2003 Miriam Graddick-Weir, PhD

richard kilburg

 2002 Richard Kilburg, PhD
tom osborner

2001 Tom Osborne, PhD
marilyn gowing

2000 Marilyn Gowing, PhD
donald clifton

1999 Donald Clifton, PhD
bernard bass

1998 Bernard Bass, PhD

carl frost

1997 Carl F. Frost, PhD
joyce shields

1996 Joyce Shields, PhD
william howell

1995 William Howell, PhD

william howell

1995 William Howell, PhD

 harold tragash

1994 Harold Tragash, PhD

 francis horowiitz

1993 Francis D. Horowitz, PhD

william byham




1992 William C. Byham, PhD

 john conger

1991 John Conger, PhD

 kenneth clark

1990 Kenneth E. Clark, PhD
 robert perloff

1989 Robert Perloff, PhD

 raymond fowler

1988 Raymond Fowler, PhD

 charles kiesler

1987 Charles Kiesler, PhD
douglas bray

1986 Douglas Bray, PhD
harry levinson

1985 Harry Levinson, PhD


The Richard Kilburg Service Award is given, from time to time, to a SPIM member who has demonstrated an unusual level of service and commitment, dedicating extraordinary time and effort to the goals, purposes and activities of the organization. The award is named for SPIM's first president.

al hollenbeck
2007 AL Hollenbeck, PhD 
For Exceptional Service as creator of the SPIM website and subsequent webmaster, 1999 -2006, as well as manager of elections, online surveys, and general advisor on all things technical.

david brandt
2004 David Brandt, PhD
In Recognition of Exceptional Service as SPIM Coordinator of Continuing Education, 1996-2004.

rodney lowman
2002 Rodney L. Lowman, PhD
In Recognition of Exceptional Service as Founding Editor of The Psychologist- Manager Journal, 1997-2002.


The purpose of The Women’s Endowment Early Career Leadership Award is to ensure that women leaders, managers and consultants are actively involved in SPIM activities and can be accomplished in several ways. The award is established to sponsor a deserving female psychologist in attending or distinguished female psychologist presenting at the SPIM conferences and institutes. Specifically, the award will pay for the individual’s registration to the conference, two half-day institutes and a one-year membership to SPIM. At this time, we are looking for nominations from SPIM members for a female psychologist who meets the following criteria:

  • Has potential to benefit from SPIM and to make contributions to SPIM and its mission of facilitating the growth, development and interaction of psychologists who work as managers
  • Is not a SPIM member
  • Has received a PhD in psychology within the last ten years
  • Has been a manager for less than ten years (women psychologists in academia and the federal government are eligible candidates, if in leadership roles under 5 years or less

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2016 Nneka Jones Tapia, PsyD

melissa jents
2015 Melissa Jents, PsyD

myranda grahek
2014 Myranda Grahek, PhD

jennifer geimer
2013 Jennifer Geimer, PhD

jennifer nguyen
2012 Jennifer Nguyen, PhD