Dana Shelton

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Dr. Shelton is a contributing faculty member at Walden University in the College of Management and Human Potential School of Psychology. She has provided industrial-organizational employee consulting and coaching services across multiple types of organizations since 1996. Her experience includes use of personality-based measures for personnel selection and development, assessing individual differences in abilities, personality, and interests for person-job fit, providing team conflict resolution, conducting analyses to determine training needed, designing and leading employee development programs, and the deliverance of individualized performance developmental feedback to organizational leaders.

As an educator, she has taught various graduate courses at multiple institutions, led doctoral residencies, and participated in numerous doctoral committees, including 39 graduates as a dissertation chair and 175 graduates as committee methodologist. Research interests include individual differences and human behavior. Her contributions extend to having been a Managing Editor for the Human Performance journal and being a reviewer of annual conference submissions for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Recognized with Magna Cum Laude honors, she is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, the American Psychology Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Shelton remains dedicated to furthering organizational psychology in academia and practice.


PhD, Walden University

MA, The University of Tulsa

BA, The University of Tulsa

Awards / Honors

Phi Beta Kappa, , 1996

Phi Kappa Phi, , 1996


Hogan, R., Shelton, D. (1998). A Socioanalytic Perspective on Job Performance. Human Performance

D'Urso, P., Graham, D., Krell, R., Maul, J., Pernsteiner, C., Shelton, D., Piercy, G. (2015). An exploration of organizational structure and strategy in virtual organizations: A literature review.. Journal of Perspectives in Organizational Behavior, Management, & Leadership

Holland, B., Hogan, R., Shelton, D. (1998). From phrenology to fraud: The breakdown of science in the practice of I/O psychology. . The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist


Shelton, D., Heidelberg, H. (1998). An exploration of the effects of delinquency in the workplace.. Southwestern Psychological Association

Hogan, R., Shelton, D. (1998). Explaining the personality-job performance links. . Society for Industrial/ Organizational Psychology

Shelton, D. (1999). Identifying personality-based job requirements: The performance improvement characteristics job analysis. . Australian Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference

Holland, B., Shelton, D., McDaniel, S., Najar, M. (1999). Revisiting Guion and Gottier (1965).. Southwest Psychological Association

Shelton, D., Holland, B. (1999). The structure of job performance.. Southwest Psychological Association

Holland, B., Shelton, D. (1999). Workplace aggression: The forgotten problem. . Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology