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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Employment and Psychology

Specialty Focus:

I/O Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, Personnel Selection, Litigation Support, Expert Witness, class action lawsuits, Employee Selection, Test Development and Validation, Statistical Analysis, Downsizing Procedures, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment,


Honors Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Saint Anselm College; M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Houston; Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Houston

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Additional Information

Dr. Dunleavy received his M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. (2004) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston. Since then, Dr. Dunleavy has conducted hundreds of high stakes applied research projects related to employment outcomes such as hiring, promotion, and pay in various contexts and for a broad range of clients, industries, and jobs. Dr. Dunleavy has also published articles in various scholarly journals, reviewed submissions to various scholarly journals, and recently co-edited (with Scott B. Morris) the book "Adverse Impact Analysis: Understanding Data, Statistics and Risk" (Taylor & Francis, 2017). Dr. Dunleavy has been adjunct faculty and taught graduate level courses at both George Mason University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore County. Dr. Dunleavy is also a faculty member of the Institute for Workplace Equality (IWE). Before joining DCI, Dr. Dunleavy worked for the American Institutes for Research, where he was involved in large-scale social science and personnel selection research for medical, educational, and federal agency clients. In 2011, Dr. Dunleavy received the first Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award - Practice from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP). In 2015, Dr. Dunleavy was elected a SIOP Fellow. In 2016, Dr. Dunleavy testified before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on matters related to big data/people analytics in employment and was one of eleven I/O Psychologists selected to a SIOP committee responsible for revising the SIOP Principles. Dr. Dunleavy has also served on the SIOP Professional Practice Committee and chaired a SIOP task force responsible for dialogue on topics of mutual interest with EEOC. In 2021, Dr. Dunleavy was awarded the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington DC (PTCMW) Service Award. Dr. Dunleavy has served as a consulting or testifying expert on matters related to Title VII, ADEA, Executive Order 11246, and the California Fair Pay Act, and involving outcomes including hiring, promotion, performance measurement and pay. Dr. Dunleavy has also worked as an expert responsible for conducting research in the context of numerous equal employment opportunity settlements.