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Dr. Pritchard joined the faculty at UCF in 2003. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA in 1966 and his Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of Minnesota. He has been a faculty member at Purdue University (Assistant and Associate Professor), the University of Houston (Professor), and Texas A&M University (Professor). One major research interest is measuring and improving organizational performance. His approach to measuring and improving organizational performance has been used in many organizations in a variety of countries. A second major research interest is work motivation. He is working on instruments to assess the motivational health of organizations that will lead to interventions to improve motivation. He has received several research awards including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in 2002 for his work on motivation and performance. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and in the American Psychological Society, has been Chairman of the Society of Organizational Behavior, and President of the Houston As-sociation of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. He is the Editor of the SIOP Organizational Frontiers book series. Retired 2011.


  • Kanfer, R., Chen, G., & Pritchard, R.D., (Eds.). (2008). Work motivation: past, present, and future. New York: LEA/Psychology Press.
  • Pritchard, R. D., & Ashwood, E. L. (2008). Managing motivation: A manager’s guide to diagnosing and improving motivation (pp. 176). New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Pritchard, R. D., & DiazGranados, D. (2008). Motivation and performance management. In A. Varma, P. S. Budhwar, & A. DeNisi (Eds.), Performance management systems: A global perspective (pp. 40-54). New York: Routledge, Taylor, & Francis.
  • Pritchard, R. D., Harrell, M. M., DiazGranados, D. & Guzman, M. J. (2008). The productivity measurement and enhancement system: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(3), 540-567.
  • Pritchard, R. D., Youngcourt, S. S., Philo, J. R, McMonagle, D. C., & David, J. H. (2007). Priority information in performance feedback. Human Performance, 20, 61-83.