COURSES

Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology; Human Resources Selection; Organizational Culture and Climate (in development).

 

BIOGRAPHY

I received a B.S. in Psychology in 1987 from the University of Florida (Gainesville), and an M.S. in I/O Psychology in 1989 from the University of Central Florida ( Orlando). I received my Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from Old Dominion University in 1997.

My present position is Organization Leadership Consultant at IBM Corporate Headquarters. In this position, I am responsible for the design, development and deployment of leadership development programs for IBM’s Senior Leadership Team. Towards this end, I apply a variety of leadership frameworks and assessment techniques to improve the organization and leadership capability of IBM. Development programs include a variety of techniques including assessment centers, multi-source assessment, culture/climate assessments, and personality inventories.

My previous role was as a Market Intelligence Program Manager, in which I was responsible for designing and managing complex business-to-business custom research projects to facilitate change and meet the strategic needs of IBM’s Software Group. My projects included both qualitative and quantitative research, with a focus on using customer feedback to evaluate satisfaction, market drivers, service quality, product development needs, and brand image.

 

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Principal Partner

Behavioral Insights, LLC. I specialized in individual and organizational assessment and development, and conducted a global web-based employee attitude survey for an international telecommunications company, utilizing the results to help them perform cultural due diligence prior to an upcoming merger.

Vice President

Sirota Consulting Corporation. I was responsible for directing and conducting all phases of organizational research assessing employee and customer attitudes, turnover, cultural due diligence (merger studies), and training evaluation. This included managing a $1 million project involving the assessment of employee attitudes in a 100K employee organization.

Personnel Psychologist

Federal Bureau of Investigation. As an internal consultant, I was responsible for performing specialized and applied research studies, developing and implementing human resource systems, evaluating and setting Bureau policy, and examining core business processes.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Psychological Association
Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Member of the SIOP Visibility Committee
Metropolitan New York Association for Applied Psychology
METRO Officer and METRO webmaster

 

RECENT PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Wells, L., Jacobs, R., Lee, S., Rotolo, C., Thayer, P., & Valerio, A.M. (2005). Experiencing Career Transition in I/O: Challenges, Benefits, and Insights. Panel discussion conducted at the 20 th annual conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

Rotolo, C.T.(2004). Executive and organization development at IBM: From huh? To Ha!. In S. Eggebeen (Chair), Driving Strategic Impact: From Transactional to Transformational with I-O Interventions . Symposium conducted at the 19 th annual conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Rotolo, C.T. (2003). Branding SIOP: The benefits and steps to building a SIOP brand. In L. Saari (Chair), Enhancing Visibility of I-O Psychology: Visibility and Professional Practice Committees . Invited address at the 18 th annual conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Rotolo, C.T. (2003). Use of satellite video broadcasts in survey feedback training. In B. Ruggeberg (Chair), Remote Training Techniques: Technical Solutions to Common Training Challenges . Symposium conducted at the 18 th annual conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Rotolo, C.T. (2001). I-O practitioner and sales personalities: Minding the gap. In C. Mergen & B. Ruggeberg (Chairs), A realistic job preview: A year later. Symposium conducted at the 16 th annual conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Rotolo, C.T. (2000). Competencies for consulting: Do you have what it takes? In C. Mergen & B. Ruggeberg (Chairs), Applied career paths in I/O Psychology: An RJP. Symposium conducted at the 15 th annual conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Rotolo, C.T. (1999). It is never too late for agreement: Enhancing inter-rater agreement during the assessment process. In E. Kolmstetter (Chair), Best practices for enhancing assessment validity through rater selection and training. Symposium conducted at the 14 th annual conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Contact

NYU e-mail: ctr2@nyu.edu

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