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Steven D. Maurer, professor of business management at Old Dominion University, has been named Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario. The honor is bestowed once each year on highly accomplished academics who have made significant contributions to their field of study.

Maurer's area of expertise is human resources, specifically the recruitment, selection and retention of technical professionals. A three-time appointee to the board of one of the top journals in management, the Academy of Management Journal, he is widely published and cited by scholars in his field.

During his visiting professorship, March 5-12, Maurer will give a public lecture on "Advances in Employment Interviews: Fifty Years of Research Effort," present a doctoral seminar, lead sessions on publishing and meet with faculty.

Named for the late Harry Lyman Hooker, the program invites distinguished scholars whose teaching and research interests enhance the quality of academia in terms of their area of expertise, and throughout the university generally. Past Hooker Distinguished Speakers have included some of the world's top industrial/organizational psychologists. Since 1952, McMaster University has offered an internationally recognized program in business that has spawned the most successful business and community leaders Canada has to offer. It is considered one of the top research universities in Canada.

A member of the Old Dominion faculty since 1994, Maurer was a visiting scholar from January to July 2002 at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a lecturer at Romania Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon in human resources management.

This article was posted on: February 28, 2005

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