David James Topor (Dave), Dr.
 Title: Associate College Lecturer
 Dept: Management
 Office: BU 441
 Phone: 216-687-3728
 Email: D.TOPOR@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 441, Cleveland, OH 44115

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B.S., Psychology, The University of Toledo, 1994
M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1996
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Central Michigan University, 2000
Brief Bio:
I have been teaching at colleges and universities for over twenty years.  In addition to my teaching duties, I also work as an independent HR/OD consultant, with the bulk of my projects being in the areas of assessment, surveys, training and development, and organizational change.

Over the past few years, I have contracted with a variety of companies, including ArcelorMittal, Lincoln Electric, Ameritech, Dow Chemical, Citibank, Little Debbie, Tate¿s Bake Shop, American Greetings, The Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, University Hospitals, The American Red Cross, KeyBank, National City Bank, and the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland (now JACK Casino).  My most recent work, in partnership with the Cuyahoga Community College Public Safety Institute, involves the cognitive and psychological assessment of candidates for various police departments throughout Northeast Ohio.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in community and charitable events, cheering on Cleveland's sports teams, collecting and watching movies, and playing trivia games.  I also coach youth sports (baseball, softball, and football).
Honors and Awards:
I have been awarded the following:
Honored as one of Cleveland State University¿s Top Professors, 2012
Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award, Central Michigan University, 2000 ¿ 2001
Graduate Assistantship, Central Michigan University, 1997 ¿ 1999
Academic Fellowship Award, Central Michigan University, 1996 ¿ 1997
Outstanding Research Award, Tennessee Psychological Association, 1995
Graduate Assistantship, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1994 ¿ 1996
Research Interests:
My primary research interests include:
Behavioral Economics
Decision-Making Theory
Competency Modeling
Teaching Areas:
My primary areas of teaching expertise include:
Organizational Change
Training and Development
Human Resource Management
Psychometrics and Research
Organizational Behavior
Professional Affiliations:
I am a member of the following professional organizations:
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
The Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Professional Experience:
I am trained/certified in the following assessments:
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), Pearson Clinical
Conflict Strategies Inventory, HRDQ
Balanced Scorecards, The Balanced Scorecard Institute
Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, MBTI Training Institute
Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), Kilmann Diagnostics
DiSC Personality Profile, Personality Insights, Inc.
Adversity Response Profile, Peak Learning
Emotional Competence Inventory, The Hay Group
Information Mapping, Information Mapping, Inc.
Testing in the Workplace, SHL-USA
The Work Profiling System, SHL-USA
Professional Service:
I am a knowledgeable, experienced Human Resources Consultant, team leader, project manager, and strategic business partner with over twenty-five years of success in a wide variety of areas, including:
Personnel Selection
Psychometrics and Research
Coaching and Mentoring
Competency Modeling
Diversity and Inclusion
Employee Engagement
Succession Planning
Performance Management
Training and Development
Compensation and Benefits
Employment Law
Organizational Culture
Leadership Development
Adult Learning Theory