RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Jerry Hedge, Ph.D., a senior research psychologist and director of RTI International's Workforce and Organizational Effectiveness Program, has been appointed to serve as a consulting editor on the Founding Editorial Board of the Work, Aging and Retirement journal.
The Work, Aging and Retirement journal, a publication of Oxford University Press, began circulation in January 2015. The journal focuses on the research and potential policy implications of worker aging and retirement. It also aims to publish methodological, empirical and literature review articles from a diverse, international prospective.
As a consulting editor, Hedge will be responsible for actively promoting the journal and reviewing several manuscripts each year. Hedge's term will last at least six years.
"I'm honored to serve on the Founding Editorial Board of Work, Aging and Retirement," Hedge said. "The journal will be a great resource for those interested in the study of worker aging and retirement. We hope that the journal will attract the attention of some key players who may be able to identify and pursue the policy implications of our research."
Hedge has extensive experience in personnel research, organizational leadership and project management. He is currently conducting research for the U.S. Postal Service on consumer and work perspectives of millennials, GenXers and baby boomers.
He also serves as project director for a number of projects, including the Technology Acceptance Evaluation project. The project, which is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Doctorate, aims to examine ways to effectively transfer technology from the laboratory to a public setting.
Hedge is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association. He previously served as chair of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's fellowship committee and is a recipient of the M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace.
Hedge holds a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology and a master's degree in general/experimental psychology from Old Dominion University, as well as a bachelor's degree from Texas Lutheran College.