School of Psychology

Dr. Dalia Diab

Professor, School of Psychology

Dr. Diab earned her B.A. in Psychology from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon (her home country), her M.S. in I-O Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and her Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from Bowling Green State University.


Courses Dr. Diab regularly teaches include:

  • PSYC 210: Statistical Techniques
  • PSYC 212: Intro to Computer Stats Analysis
  • PSYC 221/223: Research Methods and Design I
  • PSYC 222/224: Research Methods and Design II
  • PSYC 641: Assessment Techniques in I-O Psychology
  • PSYC 660: Performance Appraisal


Dr. Diab has several research interests within I-O Psychology, but her primary research program focuses on organizational attraction, recruitment, and corporate reputation.

Representative Publications

*Caudill, L. E., & Diab, D. L. (2020). Digital word of mouth and organizational attraction: Focusing on message characteristics and time. Corporate Reputation Review, 23, 170-180. doi: 10.1057/s41299-019-00077-x

*Cooper, A. E., Diab, D. L., & *Beeson, K. M. (2020). Why spelling errors matter: Online company reviews and organizational attraction. Corporate Reputation Review, 23, 160-169. doi: 10.1057/s41299-019-00075-z

Diab, D. L., & Highhouse, S. (2015). Test of an impression formation model: An illustration with two well-known companies. Corporate Reputation Review, 18, 156-173.

*Foster, C. C., & Diab, D. L. (2017). To accept or not to accept a job offer: Examining inaction inertia in an organizational context. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47, 634-645. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12468

*Singer, S., Jr., & Diab, D. L. (2021). Ethics education: The impact of ethics training engagement on unethical decision-making in the workplace. International Journal of Ethics Education, 6, 1-16. doi: 10.1007/s40889-020-00114-y

*Walters, K. N., & Diab, D. L. (2016). Humble leadership: Implications for psychological safety and follower engagement. Journal of Leadership Studies, 10, 7-18. doi: 10.1002/jls.21434

*Author denotes a former graduate student/advisee.


Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Professional Interests

Research Interests: Recruitment, applicant attraction, and corporate reputation; judgment and decision making applied to personnel psychology; methods and measurement