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Steve M. Jex (Ph.D. 1988, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of South Florida) is a Professor of Psychology at University of Central Florida.  He is also the Director of the Ph.D. Program in I/O Psychology. Prior to joining the faculty at UCF in 2017 he has held faculty positions at Central Michigan University, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and Bowling Green State University.   In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Jex has held Guest Scientist positions with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and Walter Reed Army Institute for Research (WRAIR).  For the past 28 years his research has focused on stress in the workplace, particularly the role of individual differences in employee reactions to stressors. Most recently he has focused on the impact of various forms of interpersonal mistreatment on employee health and well-being.  He has co-authored two books (with Tom Britt), including Organizational Psychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Approach (3rd Edition), and Thriving under stress: Harnessing the demands of the workplace.