Dear Consortium Co-Chairs, I am writing to apply for the USASBE doctoral consortium.

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Dear Consortium Co-Chairs,

I am writing to apply for the USASBE doctoral consortium.

My name is Alexander Gloss and I am a doctoral student in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology at North Carolina State University. While I have not had the opportunity to participate in any other doctoral seminars on entrepreneurship, I did serve as a co-author of the United Nations Development Programme’s report on the private sector’s role in poverty reduction (see my attached CV). Co-authorship of this report required me to help craft multiple chapters on the importance of organizational behavior and entrepreneurship to global development and I worked alongside several top scholars from the business and organizational sciences to achieve this.

Attached to this letter I am including a short biographical sketch and my current CV.

In addition, below is a list of four pressing issues that I have begun to and/or hope to address in my career as a scientist-practitioner in I-O psychology:

1. Research: What is the effect, if any, of socioeconomic development on the nature of adaptive entrepreneurship?

2. Research: How translatable are research insights into entrepreneurship in a formal economy to entrepreneurship in an informal economy?

3. Research: How translatable are research insights into opportunity-based entrepreneurship to necessity-based entrepreneurship?

4. Research and teaching: How can entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics be engendered in disadvantaged populations through the use of information and communication technologies? Please let me know if I can provide any further materials.

Kind regards, Alex Gloss -- Alexander Gloss Doctoral Student IOTech4D Lab www.iotech4d.org

North Carolina State University 919.817.8606

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Bio for Alex Gloss:

Alex is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow who conducts applied research in the cross-disciplinary realm of international skills development. Alex’s specific research interests include the influence of socioeconomic development on the nature of work, the workplace empowerment of disadvantaged populations, entrepreneurship in lower-income settings, and the potential of information technologies to promote skills development in lower-income countries – especially in the informal economy.

Alex is a recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP’s) Sidney A. Fine Grant for Research on Job Analysis and was an intern on SIOP’s Committee of Representatives to the United Nations. For three years, Alex served on the editorial board of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, he was a co-author of a United Nations Development Programme foundational report on the private sector’s role in poverty reduction, and has authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on topics at the intersection of international

development and I-O psychology.

Alex earned a University Fellowship from North Carolina State University and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in International Affairs. After completing two years of service in the United States Peace Corps in South Africa, Alex decided to leave his studies at Georgetown University Law Center to pursue a doctoral degree in I-O psychology. Alex joined Professor Stuart Carr’s Poverty Research Group at Massey University in New Zealand earning a Graduate Diploma in Psychology before joining Lori Foster’s IOTech4D Lab in 2011.

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CURRICULUM VITAE Alexander E. Gloss CONTACT INFORMATION +1.919.817.8606 alexander.gloss@gmail.com EDUCATION

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America Major: Industrial-organizational psychology

Degree: Ph.D., expected Spring, 2017 Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Major: Psychology

Degree: Graduate Diploma, with Distinction, 2011 University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Major: International Affairs Minor: Philosophy

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, 2006 MAJOR RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

International skills development, socioeconomic development, poverty reduction, information and communication technologies for development, humanitarian work, and entrepreneurship. AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2012-2017;

Sidney A. Fine Grant for Research on Job Analysis, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Foundation, 2012;

University Fellowship, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2011; Phi Beta Kappa Society Membership, 2006-Present.

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Editorships

Editorial Board Member, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 2012-2015. Review and Commentary Editor, Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 2010-2012. Committee Work

Student Representative – SIOP Committee of Representatives to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, 2013-2015;

Executive Board Member for the Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology – Student Representative, 2013-2014;

Student Representative – International Association of Applied Psychology Division of Work and Organizational Psychology Task Force on Humanitarian Work Psychology, 2011-2014; Interim Executive-Board Member for the Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work

Psychology; 2012-2013;

Coordinator for Capacity Building for the Global Task Force for Humanitarian Work Psychology; 2010-2012.

1. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Academic Appointments

August, 2015 – Present: Instructor for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (undergraduate) in the Department of Psychology at North Carolina State University.

July, 2015: – Co-instructor for the online Human Resource Management class (undergraduate) in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University.

Applied Appointments

February, 2015 – Present: President of Skills for Development, LLC a consultancy which delivers applied research solutions to not-for-profit organizations.

June, 2007 – August, 2009: Management-Reform Advisor and Curriculum Specialist for the United States Peace Corps; Kimberley, South Africa.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES Academy of Management;

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology; American Psychological Association;

International Association of Applied Psychology;

Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology; North Carolina Psychological Association.

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PUBLISHED WORKS Refereed Journal Articles

2015 Gloss, A. E., Scott, J. C., Rupp, D. E., Foster, L. L., Osicki, M., … Reichman, W. (In progress). The world sets new goals: How should I-O psychology respond? The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 53(2), 130-138.

2014 Carr, S. C., Thompson, M., Dalal, A. J., de Guzman, J., & Gloss, A. E. (2014). Psychology and poverty reduction: A global special issue. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 3(4), 215-237.

Gloss, A. E., McCallum, S., & Thompson, L. F. (2014). Industrial-organizational psychology and the United Nations sustainable development goals.

Organizational Psychology, 4(3), 87-94. Refereed Books and Reports

2014 Gloss, A. E., & Thompson, L. F. (2014). Estimating the underlying characteristics of South Africa’s critical/scarce occupations: A proof‐of‐concept study. In Department of Higher Education and Training (2014), Skills for and through Strategic Integrated Projects. Pretoria, Republic of South Africa: Department of Higher Education and Training.

United Nations Development Programme (Gloss, A. E. served as a principal co-author). (2014). Barriers and opportunities at the base of the pyramid: The role of the private sector in inclusive development (Foundational report of the Istanbul

International Centre for the Private Sector in Development). Istanbul, Turkey: United Nations Development Programme.

Refereed Chapters and Entries in Edited Volumes

2015 Gloss, A. E., Foster, L. L., & McCallum, S. (2015). Putting human capabilities to work: The role of occupational information in global development. In I. McWha, D. C. Maynard, & M. O. Berry (Eds.), Humanitarian work psychology and the global development agenda: Case studies and interventions. London: Psychology Press.

2014 Abdul-Nasiru, I., & Gloss, A. E. (2014). International development and I-O psychology in Sub-Saharan Africa: Perspective from local and expatriate standpoints. In W. Reichman (Ed.), Industrial and Organizational Psychology Help The Vulnerable: Serving the Underserved. New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan. Dharm, B. P. S., Carr, S. C., Gloss, A. E., & Thompson, L. F. (2014). Work

psychology, the private sector, and poverty reduction. In S. Al-Atiqi (Ed.), Barriers to and opportunities for poverty reduction: Prospects for private-sector led

interventions (Background papers to the foundational report). Istanbul, Turkey: United Nations Development Programme.

2013 Behrend, T. S., Gloss, A. E., & Thompson, L. F. (2013). Global development through the psychology of workplace technology. In M. D., Coovert, & L. F., Thompson (Eds.), The psychology of workplace technology (Society for Industrial and

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Organizational Psychology Organizational Frontiers Series; pp. 261-283). New York, NY: Routledge Academic.

Gloss, A. E., & Thompson, L. F.(2013). I-O psychology without borders: The emergence of humanitarian work psychology. In J. B. Olson-Buchanan, L. L. Koppes Bryan, & L. F. Thompson (Eds.), Using I-O psychology for the greater good: Helping those who help others (Society for Industrial and Organizational

Psychology Organizational Frontiers Series). New York, NY: Routledge Academic.

2012 Gloss, A. E.,Glavey, S. A., & Godbout, J. (2012). Building digital bridges: The digital divide and humanitarian work psychology’s online networks and communities. In S. C. Carr, M. MacLachlan, & A. Furnham (Eds.), Humanitarian work psychology. New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan. Refereed Conference Presentations

2015 Wright, N. A., & Gloss, A. E. (2015, April). The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) and the changing world of work. Paper presented at the 30th annual

meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2014 Gloss, A. E., Thompson, L. F., Klinger, B., & Wright, N. A. (2014, May). Using occupational-information and trade data to understand economic development. Paper presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2013 Behrend, T. S., Gloss, A. E., Howardson, G., Thompson, L. F., & McCallum, S. (2013, December). Psychological dynamics in ICTD projects. Paper presented at ICTD 2013: The International Conference on Information and

Communication Technologies and Development, Cape Town, South Africa. Lau, C. Q., Gloss, A. E., & Thompson, L. F. (2013, May). Acquiescence bias in

developing countries: A split ballot experiment in Ethiopia. Paper presented at the 66th annual meeting of the World Association for Public Opinion Research,

Boston, Massachusetts. Non-Refereed Publications

2015 Gloss, A. E., & Foster, L. L. (2015, January). Frontiers in international skills development: Innovative efforts in China’s transportation sector and three dimensions of work information. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 52(3), 67-74.

Gloss, A. E., Sall, E., Scott, J. C., Rupp, D. E., Saari, L., Foster, L. L., … Mallory, D. (2015, January). The development of skills internationally: A question of qualifications. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 52(3), 183-187.

2014 Gloss, A. E., & Thompson, L. F. (2014, October). Developments in

humanitarian work psychology: The private-sector’s role in poverty reduction, a ‘global special issue,’ and new directions in research and practice. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 52(2), 47-54.

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Gloss, A. E., Scott, J. C., Rupp, D. E., Saari, L., Thompson, L. F., Osicki, M., & Mallory, D. (2014, October). Setting global human development goals: The role for industrial-organizational psychology. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 52(2), 167-171.

Gloss, A. E., & Thompson, L. F., & Lawrence, J. S. (2014, July). The emergence of national human resource development and its connection to industrial-organizational psychology. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 52(1), 81-88. Thompson, L. F., Gloss, A. E., & Meyer, I.(2014, April). Humanitarian work

psychology in South Africa: Poverty, inequality, the legacy of apartheid, and the role of industrial-organizational psychology. The Industrial-Organizational

Psychologist, 51(4), 118-124.

Thompson, L. F., & Gloss, A. E. (2014, January). Industrial-organizational psychology and sustainable development in Nigeria. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 51(3), 131-137.

2013 McWha, I., Gloss, A. E., Godbout, J., Marai, L., Abdul-Nasiru, I., Thompson, L. F., & Berry, M. O. (2013). Humanitarian work psychology: An emerging community of practice in I-O psychology. Culture & Psychology Bulletin, 8. Thompson, L. F., McWha, I., Gloss, A. E., Meyer, R., & Kanfer, R. (2013,

October). Using industrial-organizational psychology to enhance maternal health and child healthcare in India. Industrial Organizational Psychologist, 51(2), 99-105.

Thompson, L. F., McWha, I., Gloss, A. E., & McCallum, S. (2013, July). Industrial-organizational psychology assisting humanitarian aid: An interview with Governor Scott McCallum. Industrial Organizational Psychologist, 51(1), 75-77.

Thompson, L. F., Gloss, A. E., Ward, M. K., & Marai, L. (2013, April). Industrial-organizational psychology in Papua New Guinea. Industrial Organizational Psychologist, 50(4), 111-114.

Thompson, L. F., Gloss, A. E., Ward, M. K., & Oppong, S. (2013, January). Industrial-organizational psychology in Ghana. Industrial Organizational Psychologist, 50(3), 79-83.

2012 Thompson, L. F., Gloss, A. E., Ward, M. K., & Hechanova, R. M. (2012, October). Developing industrial-organizational psychology in a developing country: The Philippine experience. Industrial Organizational Psychologist, 50(2), 91-96.

Thompson, L. F., Gloss, A. E., Ward, M. K., & Hanizjar, H. (2012, July). Industrial-organizational psychology in Croatia. Industrial Organizational Psychologist, 50(1), 98-101.

Thompson, L. F., Gloss, A. E., & Ward, M. K. (2012, April). Shifting the

spotlight to the majority world. Industrial Organizational Psychologist, 49(4), 84-88. 2011 Gloss, A. E., Guzman, J. M. de, Godbout, J., Manson, J., Marai, L. McWha, I., …

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disasters and humanitarian work: A view from the standpoint of Massey University’s Poverty Research Group. Psychology Aotearoa, 3(1), 34-36. Professional Presentations

2015 Behrend, T. S., & Gloss, A. E. (2015). Putting psychology and information technology to work to ignite human potential. In D. L. Blustein (Chair), Reconnecting vocational psychology and industrial-organizational psychology in the fight against global poverty. Presentation delivered to the 123rd American Psychological

Association Convention. Toronto, Canada.

Foster, L. L., Gloss, A. E., & Blustein, D. (2015). Exploring the potential of big data for skills development. Presentation delivered to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s 2015 Mobile Learning Week

Conference. Paris, France.

2014 Gloss, A. E., & Thompson, L. F. (2014, October). Occupational information and the future of work analysis. Presentation delivered to the Professional Qualifications Authority, Ministry of Transport. Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

Thompson, L. F., & Gloss, A. E. (2014, September). The international categorization of learning: Perspectives from industrial and organizational psychology. Presentation delivered to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Paris, France.

Gloss, A. E. (2014, August). The positive work cycle: workplace empowerment as the engine of human development. Presentation delivered to the Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development. Istanbul, Turkey: United Nations

Development Programme.

2013 Behrend, T. S., Thompson, L. F., Gloss, A. E., & McCallum, S. (2013, December). Addressing the X-factor: Psychological and interpersonal factors affecting ICTD success: A perspective from the organizational and management sciences. Presentation delivered at ICTD 2013: The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development. Cape Town, South Africa.

2012 Thompson, L. F., Gloss, A. E., Gasperson, S., & Wright, N. (2012, November). O*NET and industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology’s engagement with international development. Presentation delivered to the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

Gloss, A. E., Gasperson, S., & Thompson, L. F. (2012, October). The recruiter’s journey. Presentation delivered to the 2012 Greenpeace, International Skillshare. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Carr, S. C., Reichman, W., Thompson, L. F., Martineau, J., Berry, M., … Gloss, A. E., … Godbout, J. (2012, April). How organizational psychology improves the lives of the vulnerable. Symposium at the 27th annual meeting of the Society for

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2011 Thompson, L. F., Carr, S. C., Marai, L., Berry, M. O., Reichman, W., ... Gloss, A. E., ... Schein, V.(2011, April). Humanitarian work psychology: Achievements,

applications, and controversies. Invited symposium at the 26th annual meeting of the

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Chicago, Illinois. Gloss, A. E., Carr, S. C., Hui, C. H., Guzman, J. M. de, Marai, L., Schafer, A.

(2011, June). Humanitarian work psychology. Invited roundtable at the 9th

Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference of the Australian Psychological Society. Brisbane, Australia.

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