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Faculty and Staff Profile

Patrick Rosopa

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Office: 410J Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-7633
Fax: 864-656-0358

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Industrial-Organizational Psychology
University of Central Florida

M.S. Industrial-Organizational Psychology
University of Central Florida

B.S. Psychology
Tulane University

 Courses Taught

Research Design & Quantitative Methods I (PSYC 8100)
Research Design & Quantitative Methods II (PSYC 8110)
Research Design & Quantitative Methods III (PSYC 8130)
Laboratory in Quantitative Methods I (PSYC 8140)
Organizational Psychology (PSYC 8620)

Introduction to Experimental Psychology (PSYC 3090)
Advanced Experimental Psychology (PSYC 3100)
Industrial Psychology (PSYC 3640)
Organizational Psychology (PSYC 3680)


Dr. Rosopa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. He teaches graduate-level courses in applied univariate and multivariate statistics, and research methods. At the undergraduate-level, he teaches experimental psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology. Dr. Rosopa has co-authored a statistics textbook titled Statistical Reasoning in the Behavioral Sciences, published by Wiley in 2010 and 2018. In addition, his published research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Psychological Methods, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Performance, and Personality and Individual Differences. Dr. Rosopa is an Associate Editor-Methodology for Journal of Managerial Psychology. He serves on the editorial board of Group & Organization Management, Human Resource Management Review, and Organizational Research Methods. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous leading refereed journals (e.g., British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Computational Statistics, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management). Prior to entering academia, Dr. Rosopa worked in human resources management, and he was a Research Fellow at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, FL. Dr. Rosopa provides consulting services in various areas including experimental design and statistical analysis. He has worked with organizations in a variety of industries including BMW, Greenville Health Systems (Prisma Health), Cognitive Performance Group, CHI Systems, Inc., and Institute for Simulation and Training. More on Dr. Rosopa's research interests and publications can be found below.

Current Graduate Students (year in program):

  • Katie Brown (3rd year)
  • Ian Fairbanks (2nd year)
  • Phoebe Xoxakos (2nd year)

Former Graduate Students (current employer):

  • Elizabeth Waller, M.S. (Microsoft)
  • Amber Schroeder, Ph.D. (University of Texas-Arlington)
  • Jessica Doll, Ph.D. (Coastal Carolina University)
  • Theresa Atkinson, Ph.D. (Allstate)
  • Ashley McIntyre, Ph.D. (Amazon)
  • Jamie Fynes, Ph.D. (Department of Defense)
  • Stephen Robertson, Ph.D. (HumRRO)

 Research Interests

Dr. Rosopa’s research interests are in two broad areas--quantitative analysis and topics germane to organizational psychology. He blends statistics and organizational research.

Generally, Dr. Rosopa's quantitative research interests are in applied statistical modeling in organizational research. Dr. Rosopa recently published a paper that compares different methods for testing the equality of independent slopes on their conditional Type I error and power under various conditions of heteroscedasticity. In other research, no procedure exists for comparing the equality of three or more independent rWGs. Such a procedure could prove very practical in research that involves clustering including employees 'clustered' within teams (in organizational research) and students 'clustered' within classrooms (in educational research). Dr. Rosopa and a colleague have proposed novel procedures and are evaluating their relative performance via Monte Carlo simulations.

Dr. Rosopa’s substantive research interests include personality and cognitive ability, stereotypes and fairness in the workplace, and cross-cultural issues in organizational research. Dr. Rosopa is a Co-PI on an NSF ADVANCE grant. This grant supports a variety of initiatives that promote the career development of women STEM faculty at Clemson University, where the percentage of women STEM faculty at Clemson is notably below the percentage of women PhD graduates available at the national level and also below that of our aspirational peer institutions. The grant also supports various efforts including research on implicit gender bias in academia.

 Research Publications

Schroeder, A. N., Rosopa, P. J., Whitaker, J. H., Fairbanks, I. N., & Xoxakos, P. (in press). Heteroscedasticity in organizational research. Research in Human Resource Management: Toward Valid Research-based Inferences.

Rosopa, P. J., Fynes, J. M., D'Souza, K. B., & Xoxakos, P. (2020). In pursuit of inclusivity: A review of human resource management research and practices involving LGBT employees. In D. L. Stone, J. H. Dulebohn, and K. M. Lukaszewski (Eds.), Diversity and inclusion in organizations, pp. 165-192. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Rosopa, P. J., McIntyre, A. L., Fairbanks, I. N., & Brown, K. N. (2019). Core self-evaluations, job complexity, and net worth: An examination of mediating and moderating factors. Personality and Individual Differences, 150, 109518.

Borzendowski, S. A. W., Tyrrell, R. A., Sewall, A. A. S., Britt, T. W., & Rosopa, P. J. (2019). Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to drivers’ use of high beam headlamps. Advances in Transportation Studies, A49, 61-74.

Rosopa, P. J., Brawley, A. M., Atkinson, T. P., & Robertson, S. A. (2018). On the conditional and unconditional Type I error rates and power of tests in linear models with heteroscedastic errors. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 17(2), eP2647.

Sytine, A. I., Britt, T. W., Pury, C. L. S., & Rosopa, P. J. (2018). Savouring as a moderator of the combat exposure-mental health symptoms relationship. Stress and Health, 34, 582-588.

Zinzow, H., Brooks, J. O., Rosopa, P. J., Jeffirs, S., Jenkins, C., Seeanner, J., McKeeman, A., & Hodges, L. F. (2018). Virtual reality exposure therapy for driving anxiety and aggression in veterans: A pilot study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 25, 296-309.

King, B. M., Rosopa, P. J., & Minium, E. W. (2018). Statistical reasoning in the behavioral sciences (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Rosopa, P. J., & Kim, B. (2017). Robustness of statistical inferences using linear models with meta-analytic correlation matrices. Human Resource Management Review, 27, 216-236.

Stone, D. L., & Rosopa, P. J. (2017). The advantages and limitations of using meta-analysis in human resource management research. Human Resource Management Review, 27, 1-7.

Rosopa, P. J. (2017). Bootstrapping. In S. G. Rogelberg (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Brooks, J., Seeanner, J., Hennessy, S., Manganelli, J., Crisler, M., Rosopa, P., Jenkins, C., Anderson, M., Drouin, N., Belle, L., Truesdail, C., & Tanner, S. (2017). Interactive tools for measuring visual scanning performance and reaction time. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 1-5.

Switzer, F., Roth, P., & Rosopa, P. J. (2016). Power and errors in adverse impact indices. Human Performance, 29, 159-171.

Sewall, A. A. S., Borzendowski, S. A. W., Tyrrell, R. A., Stephens, B. R., & Rosopa, P. J. (2016). Observers’ judgments of the effects of glare on their visual acuity for high and low contrast stimuli. Perception, 45, 755-767.

Rosopa, P. J., Datu, J. A. D., Robertson, S. A., & Atkinson, T. P. (2016). Core self-evaluations and subjective well-being in the U.S. and the Philippines: The moderating role of self-construal. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 57, 50-56.

Rosopa, P. J., Schroeder, A. N., & Doll, J. (2016). Detecting between-groups heteroscedasticity in moderated multiple regression with a continuous predictor and a categorical moderator: A Monte Carlo study. Sage Open, 6, 1-16.

Doll, J. L., & Rosopa, P. J. (2015). Workplace romances: Examining attitudes, experience, conscientiousness, and policies. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 30, 439-453.

Healy, S., Manganelli, J., Rosopa, P. J., & Brooks, J. O. (2015). An exploration of the nightstand and over-the-bed table in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 8, 43-55.

Borzendowski, S. A. W., Stafford, A. A., Rosopa, P. J., & Tyrrell, R. A. (2015). Drivers' judgments of the effect of headlight glare on their ability to see pedestrians at night. Journal of Safety Research, 53, 31-37.

Xi, Y., Rosopa, P. J., Mossey, M., Crisler, M. C., Drouin, N., Kopera, K., & Brooks, J. O. (2014). The reliability of a Vision Coach task as a measure of psychomotor skills. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 28, 444-454.

Mossey, M. E., Xi, Y., McConomy, S. K., Brooks, J. O., Rosopa, P. J., & Venhovens, P. J. (2014). Evaluation of four steering wheels to determine driver hand placement in a static environment. Applied Ergonomics, 45, 1187-1195.

Rosopa, P. J., Schaffer, M., & Schroeder, A. N. (2013). Managing heteroscedasticity in general linear models. Psychological Methods, 18, 335-351.

Rosopa, P. J., Schroeder, A. N., & Hulett, A. (2013). Helping yourself by helping others: Examining personality perceptions. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28, 147-163.

Walker, A., Muth, E., Switzer, F., & Rosopa, P. J. (2013). Predicting team performance in a dynamic environment: A team psychophysiological approach to measuring cognitive readiness. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 7, 69-82.

Goodenough, R. R., Brooks, J. O., Crisler, M. C., & Rosopa, P. J. (2012). Developing a driving simulator based functional object detection task. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 26, 240-256.

Muth, E. R., Moss, J. D., Rosopa, P. J., Salley, J. N., & Walker, A. D. (2012). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a measure of cognitive workload. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 83, 96-101.

Stone-Romero, E. F., & Rosopa, P. J. (2011). Experimental tests of mediation models: Prospects, problems, and some solutions. Organizational Research Methods, 14, 631-646.

King, B. M., Rosopa, P. J., & Minium, E. W. (2010). Statistical reasoning in the behavioral sciences (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Stone-Romero, E. F., & Rosopa, P. J. (2010). Research design options for testing mediation models and their implications for facets of validity. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25, 697-712.

Rosopa, P. J., & Schroeder, A. N. (2009). Core self-evaluations interact with cognitive ability to predict academic achievement. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 1003-1006.

Rosopa, P. J., & Stone-Romero, E. F. (2008). Problems with detecting assumed mediation using the hierarchical multiple regression strategy. Human Resource Management Review, 18, 294-310.

Smith-Jentsch, K. A., Scielzo, S. A., Yarbrough, C. S., & Rosopa, P. J. (2008). A comparison of face-to-face and electronic peer-mentoring: Interactions with mentor gender. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 193-206.

Stone-Romero, E. F., & Rosopa, P. J. (2008). The relative validity of inferences about mediation as a function of research design characteristics. Organizational Research Methods, 11, 326-352.


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