Derek Chapman

Dr. Derek Scott Chapman



Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-5558


Office: AD224
Recruitment and Selection Lab: EDC288

Preferred method of communication


I'm looking for...


Seeking funding for use of technology in recruiting projects.


Educational Background

B.A. Psychology, Saint Mary's University, 1989

Doctor of Philosophy Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2000

M.A. Psychology, University of Waterloo, 1997


Areas of Research

Employee Recruitment

Factors influencing Organizational choices for applicants and strategies to attract job candidates.


Impact of technology on the Employee Recruitment process.

Employee Turnover

Factors influencing employee turnover and employee retention strategies.

Person-Organization Fit

Understanding the process and consequences of employee fit.  How to measure and predict fit in organizations.

Personnel Selection

I study how employers use various tools and technologies to hire candidates including job interviews, tests, personality and so forth.

Technology use in Hiring Employees

How do employers use technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Videoconferencing, Online testing etc. in the hiring process.

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
PSYC 739 SEC 01 S01 Sem Industrial/Organiz Psyc 2020
PSYC 321 LEC 01 01 Industrial & Org Psychology 2020
PSYC 48301 LEC 01 01 Personnel Selection 2021
PSYC 50469 LAB 12 B12 Research in Psychology 2020
PSYC 50469 LAB 12 B12 Research in Psychology 2021
PSYC 639 LEC 01 01 Adv Industrial & Organize Psyc 2021
PSYC 50469 LEC 12 12 Research in Psychology 2021


  • Best Canadian Master's Thesis related to Human Resource Management, HRRO and Mercer Consulting. 1998
  • Best Canadian Ph.D. Dissertation related to Human Resource Management 2001, HRRO. 2001
  • Top 50 Business Article published, Emerald Management Reviews. 2004
  • Finalist- Top Academic Article published in I/O Psychology, 2006, SIOP. 2006


  • Recruitment Processes and Organizational Attraction. David Mayers; Derek Scott Chapman. (2018)
  • Recruitment and Selection. Filip Lievens; Derek Scott Chapman. Sage. 124-150. (2019)
  • E-Recruiting: Using Technology to Attract Job Applicants. Anna Godollei; Derek Scott Chapman. John Wiley & Sons. 214-230. (2017)

In the News

  • Telus Spark after Dark- Guest Speaker on Games Used in Personnel Selection. (2022)