Michael Barr, Ph.D., is associate vice president, academic program development review online synergy at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Barr is an industrial/organizational psychologist specializing in leadership and motivation. He joined The Chicago School in 2001 as program faculty in the IO Program and as director of the school’s consulting center. Additionally, he has extensive experience in organizational assessment and selection test development. Currently, he is on a research team at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. Prior to joining The Chicago School, he completed postdoctoral work as an organizational psychologist at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at the University of Chicago. He earned both his Ph.D. and master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.