Department of Psychological Sciences

Dan J. Svyantek

Dan J. Svyantek

Dan J. Svyantek


212 Thach Hall
(334) 844-6478
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  • 1987, Ph.D., Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, University of Houston
  • 1981, M.A., Experimental Psychology , Ball State University
  • 1978, B.A., Psychology, Indiana University

About Dan J. Svyantek

Daniel J. Svyantek received his degree from the University of Houston in 1987. He was a faculty member in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program at The University of Akron from 1987 to 2003. He is currently a faculty member in the Psychology Department of Auburn University where he is Program Director of the Industrial/ Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program. 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.

Classes 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

Representative Publications

  • 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.

Last Updated: August 08, 2022