Wayne Cascio
Management • Health Administration

BUSB 5018

Wayne F. Cascio, PhD, is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Colorado. He holds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1992-1993), Chair of the SHRM Foundation (2007), the HR Division of the Academy of Management (1984), and as a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors (2003-2006). Currently, he serves as an editor of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS).

He has authored or edited 31 books on Human Resource Management, including Managing Human Resources (11th ed., 2019), Investing in People (with John Boudreau and Alexis Fink, 3rd ed., 2019), Applied Psychology in Talent Management (with Herman Aguinis, 8th ed., 2019), and The Oxford Handbook of Talent Management (co-edited with David Collings & Kamel Mellahi, 2017). He is a two-time winner of the best-paper award from the Academy of Management Executive for his research on downsizing.

In 2010 he received the Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research Award from the Society for Human Resource Management, in 2013 he received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and in 2016 the World Federation of People Management Associations awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award. From 2011-2013 he served as Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group that is developing international HR standards, and he represented the United States to the International Organization for Standards. Currently, he serves as Chair of the SHRM Certification Commission. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Australian HR Institute.


PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Rochester

MA Experimental Psychology, Emory University

BA Psychology, College of the Holy Cross

Areas of expertise

Human Resource Management

Talent Analytics




World Federation of People Management Associations, George Petitpas [Lifetime Achievement] Award, 2016

Eastern Academy of Management, Distinguished Scholar Award, 2016

Western Academy of Management, JMI Outstanding Scholar Award, 2015

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Distinguished Scientific Contributions award, 2013

University of Geneva, Switzerland, IOMBA professor of the year, 2014

Elected by the Australian Human Resources Institute as a Life Fellow, 2012

Named by the Colorado Board of Regents as a Distinguished University Professor, 2011

Society for Human Resource Management, Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award, 2010

Methodology prize, Work, Employment and Society conference, British Sociological Association, 2010

Named in 2008 by the Journal of Management as one of the most influential scholars in the field of management over the past 25 years

In 2009 the Australian Human Resources Institute established an annual Wayne Cascio Award for Responsible Restructuring

Lifetime Achievement Award (Class of 2017, 11-Month MBA)

Professor of the year, 11-month MBA, 2012, 2011, 2007, and 2004

University of Geneva, Doctor honoris causa, 2004

Outstanding teacher, Masters in HR program, University of Hawaii, 2009, 2015

1999 Heneman Career Achievement Award, Human Resources Division, Academy of Management

Best article award, Academy of Management Executive, 1994 and 2003

Bemis Award for Excellence in HRM IPMA Assessment Council, 1994

Best paper award, Human Resources Division, Academy of Management, 1992

Outstanding teacher, University of Colorado Executive MBA Program, 1993-1994, 2005-2006

Outstanding Researcher, CU Denver College of Business, 1983 and 1990

The Distinguished Faculty Award, Personnel/Human Resources Division, Academy of Management, 1988

Outstanding Young Men in America Award, 1980

Listed in: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Men of Science; Who's Who in the West; Community Leaders of the World

International Man of the Year Award 1992/1993 for contributions to education (Cambridge, England International Biographical Centre)


Fellow: National Academy of Human Resources

Member: Academy of Management; American Psychological Association, Division of Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Australian HR Institute

Diplomate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology