Allen Huffcutt

Caterpillar Professor

Bradley Hall 73
(309) 677-2589
huffcutt@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Industrial Psychology, Texas A&M University

Biography

Dr. Huffcutt received a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1992 in Industrial Psychology. He has been at Bradley since 1992.

Teaching

Courses taught by Dr. Huffcutt include industrial and organizational psychology, quantitative methods, Intermediate statistics. Dr. Huffcutt recently taught a course in cognitive neuroscience, the first time it has ever been offered in the Bradley psychology department.

Scholarship

Dr. Huffcutt’s main area of research is the employment interview, with a focus on issues such as the accuracy of interviewers in predicting job performance, methods for structuring interviews, and the characteristics of job candidates that interviewers pick up on when conducting their interviewers. His research on interviews was highlighted in the January 2011 issue of Psychology Today. An emerging area of research for Dr. Huffcutt is executive functioning, the part of the brain that is like the executive of a company in that it focuses attention, directions actions, and makes strategic decisions about when to start things and when to stop.

Service

Dr. Huffcutt is a long-standing member of Bradley's institutional review board (CUHSR) and the Research Excellence/Teaching Excellence committee (REC/TEC), is a chairman of one of the areas of focus for Bradley's reaccreditation process, and gave the fall 2005 commencement address.