Michael Gasser

Department of Psychology
Faculty - Professor of Psychology


Industrial-Organizational Psychology


Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Research Interests

  • Understanding what factors influence the development of cultural tolerance and how cultural tolerance influences intercultural interactions.
  • Development and exploration of applied individual differences measures.
  • Increasing the effectiveness of teaching and practice in I-O Psychology.
  • Understanding what factors influence the development of pay expectations and how those expectations influence behavior at work.

Teaching Interests

Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, Industrial Psychology, and Psychology of Human Differences


Undergraduate Advising Coordinator; Psychology Club Faculty Advisor

Selected Publications

Gasser, M., Walsh, B. & Butler, A. (2008). The industrial-organizational psychology curriculum: Is what we teach valued by business? The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 46, 37-42.

Gasser, M., Flint, N., & Tan, R. (2000). Reward Expectations: The Influence of Race, Gender and Type of Job. Journal of Business and Psychology, 15, 321-329

Gasser, M.B.& Tan, R.N. (1999). Cultural tolerance and the latent structure of attitudes towards the cultural practices of others. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 59, 111-126.

Courses Taught

Psychological Statistics

Industrial Psychology

Psychology of Human Differences


Bartlett 2078