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Department of Psychology University at Albany, SUNY 1400 Washington Avenue Albany NY 12222

Office Phone: (518) 956-8035 Email: Fax: (518) 442-4867


Ph.D. (Psychology) University of South Carolina (1984) M.A. (Psychology) University of South Carolina (1982) B.A. - State University of New York, Plattsburgh (1980)


June, 2010 ? Vice Provost and Dean for Graduate Education, University at Albany, SUNY 2007 ? 2011 Chair, Department of Psychology 2007 - present Professor, Department of Psychology, University at Albany 1992 - 2007 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University at Albany

2005?2007 Graduate Director, Department of Psychology 1997-2007 Area Head, Industrial-Organizational Psychology PhD Program 2003-2007 Area Head, Social-Personality Psychology PhD Program 1994-2005 Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Psychology 1987 - 1992 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University at Albany 1984 - 1987 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Rensselaer Polytechnic

Institute, Troy NY


Work Motivation & Human Performance: Self-regulation of performance; personal goal setting process; employee development

Work-Family Linkages: Work-family conflict; daily stress in dual-earner couples; Personnel Assessment and Selection: validation of on-line assessment tools Psychology of Blame

CURRENT TEACHING INTERESTS Work Motivation Organizational Psychology Psychometric Theory Personnel Psychology Sport Psychology Motivation and Emotion


Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York, 2007.

Excellence in Teaching Award, University at Albany, 2007

Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, Psi Chi & Department of Psychology, University at Albany, 2002

Best Paper Award, Conference on Decision Making and Information Processing, School of Management, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Distinguished Paper Award, Southern Academy of Management Conference

Sigma Xi Graduate Career Research Award for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of South Carolina.

Neidich Family Fellowship Award, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina.


Editorial Boards: Journal of Applied Psychology (1994 - 2002) Academy of Management Journal (1996 - 1999) Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1991 - 1993) Group and Organization Management (1993 - 2003) Journal of Managerial Psychology (2008 - ) Journal of Business and Psychology (2008 - )

Professional Committees: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology SIOP Conference Program Committee (1989 -1991, 1993-1994) SIOP Conference Reviewer (1989-2003, 2005-2006) Membership Committee (1992-1994) APA Conference Program Committee (1993-1994) Director, 5K Fun Run (1994 ? 2003, 2006-2008)

Academy of Management Executive Committee member, Human Resources Division (1994-1997; 1998-2000) Co-Coordinator, Human Resources Division Doctoral Consortium (1995 - 1997) Conference Program Committee, Human Resources Division (1989-91)

Boards, Appointments Board of Directors, (SAAS startup) Chief Science Officer,


Journal Articles (All Refereed; * = student author)

Williams, K.J., Kalsher, M., & Wogalter, M.S. (2013). Responsibility allocation for child injury: Victim age and positive vs. negative framing of manufacturer's safety policy. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science.

Dodge, T., Williams, K.J., Marzell, M. & Turrisi, R. (2012). Judging cheaters: Is substance misuse viewed similarly in athletic and academic domains? Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 678-682.

*Nicklin, J.M., McNall, L., Greenbaum, R.L,Folger, R. & Williams, K.J. (2011). The importance of contextual variables when judging fairness: An examination of counterfactual thoughts and fairness theory. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 114, 127-141.

Lyons, B.D., Hoffman, B.J., Michel, J.W, & Williams, K.J. (2011). On the predictive efficiency of past performance and physical ability: The case of the National Football League. Human Performance, 158-172.

Vredenburgh, A.G., Williams, K.J., Zachowitz, I.M., & Welner, J.M. (2010). Evaluation of wheelchair users' perceived kitchen and bathroom usability: Effort and accessibility. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 27, 219-236.

*Nicklin, J.M., & Williams, K.J. (2009). Reactions to others' mistakes: An empirical test of fairness theory. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 143,533-558.

*Hurtz, G. & Williams, K.J. (2009). Attitudinal and motivational antecedents of participation in employee developmental activities. Journal of Applied Psychology. 94(3), 635-653.

*Han, T.Y. & Williams, K.J. (2008). Multilevel Investigation of Adaptive Performance: Individual and Team Level Relationships. Group and Organizational Management, 33(6), 657-684.

Wulfert, E., Franco, C., Williams, K.J., Roland, B. & Maxson J.H. (2008). The role of money in the excitement of gambling. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 380-390.

Vredenburgh, A.G., Longden, S., Williams, K.J., & Kalsher, M.J. (2005). Evaluating latex glove container warnings in a realistic setting. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 35, 559568.

*Donovan, J., & Williams, K.J. (2003). Missing the mark: Effects of time and causal attributions on goal revision in response to goal-performance discrepancies. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88, 379-390.

*Fortunato, V. & Williams, K.J. (2002). The moderating effects of dispositional affectivity on performance and task attitudes in a goal setting context. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 32, 2321-2353.

*Gonzales, P., Blanton, H., & Williams, K.J. (2002). The effects of stereotype threat and doubleminority status on the test performance of Latino women. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 659-670.

Slagle, J, Weinger, M.B., Dinh, M.T., Brumer, V.V., & Williams, K. (2002). An Assessment of the intra- and inter-rater reliability of an established clinical task analysis methodology. Anesthesiology, 96:1129-1139

Hoff, T., Whitcomb, W., Williams, K., Nelson, J., and Cheesman, R. (2001). Characteristics and work experiences of hospitalists in the United States. Archives of Internal Medicine, 161, 851-858.

Williams, K.J., *Donovan, J.J., & *Dodge, T.L. (2000). Self-regulation of performance: Goal establishment and goal revision processes in athletes. Human Performance, 13, 159-180.

Weinger M.B., Vredenburgh, A.G., Schumann C.M., Macario A, Williams K.J., Kalsher M.J., Smith B, Troung P, Kim A (2000). Quantitative description of the workload associated with airway management procedures. Journal Clinical Anesthesiology, 12, 273-282.

Stone, D. & Williams, K.J. (1997). The impact of ADA on the selection process: Applicant and organizational issues. Human Resource Management Review, 7, 203-231.

Williams, K.J., & Alliger, G.M. (1994). Role stressors, mood spillover, and perceptions of work-family conflict in employed parents. Academy of Management Journal, 37), 837-868.

Racicot, B.M. & Williams, K.J. (1994). Perceived invasiveness and fairness of drug testing procedures for current employees. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Alliger, G.M. & Williams, K.J. (1993). Using signal-contingent experience sampling methodology to study work in the field: A discussion and illustration examining task perceptions and mood. Personnel Psychology, 46, 525-549.

Williams, K.J. (1992). The analytic and intuitive frameworks for performance appraisal. Human Resource Management Review, 2, 1-8.

Alliger, G.M., & Williams, K.J. (1992). Relating the internal consistency of scales to rater response tendencies. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 52, 337-343.

Williams, K.J., Suls, J., Alliger, G.M., *Learner, S.M., & Wan, C.K. (1991). Multiple role juggling and daily mood states in working mothers: An experience sampling study. Journal of Applied Psychology, 76, 664-674.

Williams, K.J., Williams, G.M., & *Ryer, J.A. (1990). The relation between performance feedback and job attitudes among school psychologists. School Psychology Review, 19, 550-563.

Williams, K.J., Cafferty, T.P., & DeNisi, A.S. (1990). The effect of appraisal salience on recall and ratings. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 46, 217-239.

Alliger, G.M., & Williams, K.J. (1989). Confounding among measures of leniency and halo. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 49, 1-10.

Meglino, B.M., DeNisi, A.S., Youngblood, S.A., & Williams, K.J. (1988). Effects of realistic job previews: A comparison using an enhancement and a reduction preview. Journal of Applied Psychology, 73, 259-266.

Williams, K.J., DeNisi, A.S., Meglino, B.M., & Cafferty, T.P. (1986). Initial decisions and subsequent performance ratings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 71, 189-195.

Cafferty, T.P., DeNisi, A.S., & Williams, K.J. (1986). Search and retrieval patterns for performance information: Effects on evaluations of multiple targets. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, 676-683.

Williams, K.J., DeNisi, A.S., Blencoe, A.G., & Cafferty, T.P. (1985). The role of appraisal purpose: Effects of purpose on information acquisition and utilization. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 35, 314-329.

Book Chapters

Williams, K.J. (2013). Goal setting in sports. In E.A. Locke & G.P. Latham (Eds.), Developments in Goal Setting and Task Performance (pp. 375-396). New York: Routledge.

Roch, S.G. & Williams, K.J. (2012). Building an effective performance appraisal system from an analysis of work. In M.A. Wilson, W. Bennett, Jr., S.G. Gibson, & G.M. Alliger (Eds.). The Handbook of Work Analysis: Methods, systems, applications and science of work measurement in organizations (pp. 419-436). New York: Routledge.

Williams, K.J., Kalsher, M.J., & Laughery, K. (2005). Allocation of responsibilities for injuries. In M. Wogalter (Ed.), Handbook of Warnings (pp. 617-628). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Kalsher, M.J., & Williams, K.J. (2005). Behavioral compliance: Theory, methodology, and results. In M. Wogalter (Ed.), Handbook of Warnings (pp. 313-331). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Paige-Smith, D., Laughery, K.R., Williams, K.J., & Kalsher, M.J. (2005). Jury decision making in civil litigation: Compensatory and punitive awards. In M. Wogalter (Ed.), Handbook of Warning (pp. 629-634). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Williams, K.J. (1997). Performance diaries. In L.H. Peters, C.R. Greer, and S.A. Youngblood (Eds.), The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Human Resource Management (pp. 254-255). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Williams, K.J., & Lillibridge, J.R. (1992). Perceived self-competence and organizational behavior. In K. Kelley (Ed.), Issues, theory, and research in industrial/organizational psychology (pp. 155-184). Amsterdam: North Holland.

Lillibridge, J.R., & Williams, K.J. (1992). Another look at personality and managerial potential: Application of the five-factor model. In K. Kelley (Ed.), Issues, theory, and research in industrial/organizational psychology (pp. 91-115). Amsterdam: North Holland.

Alliger, G.M., & Williams, K.J. (1991). Affective congruence and the employment interview. In Advances in information processing, (Vol. 4, pp. 31-43). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Williams, K.J., & Williams, G.M. (1991). Applications of social psychology to school employee evaluation and appraisal. In F.J. Medway & T.P. Cafferty (Eds.), School psychology: A social psychological perspective. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Williams, K.J., & Lillibridge, J.R. (1990). The identification of managerial talent: A proactive view. In K.R. Murphy & F.E. Saal (Eds.), Psychology in organizations: Integrating science and practice (pp. 69-94). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum Associates.

DeNisi, A.S., & Williams, K.J. (1988). Cognitive approaches to performance appraisal. In G.R. Ferris & K.M. Rowland (Eds.), Research in personnel and human resources management (Vol. 6, pp. 109-155). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. (reprinted in: G.R. Ferris & K.M. Rowland (Eds.), Performance evaluation, goal setting, and feedback. Greenwich, CT: JAI.)

Refereed Proceedings Papers

Kalsher, M.J., Williams, K.J., (2003). Separating the effects of quality of warning and information distribution practices: a case of cascading responsibility. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society. 47

Vredenburgh, A., Longden, S., Williams, K., & Kalshter, M. (2003). Medical product labeling: The evaluation of latex glove warnings in a realistic setting. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 47, 1554-1557.

Kalsher, M.J., Williams, K.J., & Denio, S. M. (2001). Allocating blame for airbag deployment injuries: Separating manufacturers' blame from personality responsibility. Proceedings fo the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 45, 1458-1462.

Williams, K.J., Kalsher, M. J., Maru, M., & Wogalter, M.S. (2000). Emphasizing non-obvious hazards using multi-frame pictorials and color on allocation of blame. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Kalsher, M.J., Gallo, J., Williams, K.J., & Wogalter, M.S. (2000). High levels of behavioral compliance in a realistic product assembly task. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Vredenburgh, A.G., Weinger, M.B., Williams, K.J., Kalsher, M.J., Macario, A. (2000). Developing a technique to measure anesthesiologists' real-time workload. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Kalsher, M.J., Wogalter, M.S., & Williams, K.J. (1999). Allocation of responsibility for injuries

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