Education ph. D ohio State University, Industrial & Organizational Psychology ma vanderbilt University, Experimental Psychology ba florida State University, Psychology Experience

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William B. Abernathy, Ph.D.

Office 102 Cardinal Newman Hall

PH.D Ohio State University, Industrial &

Organizational Psychology

MA Vanderbilt University, Experimental Psychology
BA Florida State University, Psychology

2006 - Coordinator of Industrial / Organizational Psychology graduate program and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
2004 – 2006 Vice President, Performance Systems,

Aubrey Daniels International, Atlanta, GA

1981 – 2004 President: Abernathy & Associates,

Memphis, TN

1979 – 1981 Consultant, Edward J. Feeney & Associates, Redding, CT
1971 – 1978 Associate Professor of Psychology, Ohio University, Chillicothe, OH
SELU Courses
General Psychology, Research & Design, Conditioning & Learning, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Performance Systems, Performance Improvement,

Organizational Development, Practicum, Thesis

Abernathy, W.B. (In review, 2012). Performance Diagnostics: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Employee Performance Analysis and Improvement. Atlanta: Performance Management Publications.
Abernathy, W.B. (In press, summer 2012). Gregory Madden (ed.), APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Approaches to Business and Industrial Problems. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Abernathy, W.B. (2011). Working with Tom Gilbert. Human Incompetence: Confessions of A Psychologist: Thomas F. Gilbert. Atlanta: Performance Management Publications.

Abernathy, W.B. (2011). Pay for Profit: Designing an Organization-wide Performance-based Compensaation System. Atlanta: Performance Management Publications.

Abernathy, W.B. (2011). An Analysis of the Effects of Selected Management Practices on Organizational Productivity and Performance. Performance Improvement, July.

Abernathy, W.B. (2010). A Comprehensive Performance Analysis and Improvement Method. Performance Improvement, May/June.

Abernathy, W.B. (2009). Walden Two Revisited: Optimizing Performance Systems. In Behavioral Systems: Understanding the Complex Contingencies of Culture. Eds. Ludwig, T. and Houmanfar, R. Reno, NV: Context Press.

Abernathy, W.B. ((2008). Walden Two Revisited. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Summer.

Abernathy, W.B. (2007). Performance Management: Applying the Psychology of Learning in the Workplace. In Huffman, K. Psychology in Action, 8th ed. Wiley Press, New York

Abernathy, W.B. (2007) Implications and Applications of a Behavior Systems Perspective. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, vol. 28, No. 2.

Daniels. A., Daniels, J., and Abernathy, W.B. (2006). The Leader’s Role in Pay Systems and Organizational Performance. Compensation & Benefits Review. May/June, 2006.

Abernathy, W.B. (2005). Creating a Profit-Focused Workplace. P.M. E-Zine. October, 2005.

Abernathy, W.B.(2005). Behavior Systems Technology. World at Work Journal, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 71-79.

Abernathy, W.B. (2005). Positive vs. Negative Management. Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Messenger Newsletter, February.

Abernathy, W.B. (2004). Organizational Change: Shaping the Free Operant. OBM Network News, 18, no. 1.

Abernathy, W.B. (2003). A Behavior-Based Employee Performance System. Performance Improvement, May/June,
Abernathy, W.B. (2002). Focused vs. Consolidated Measures in Performance Pay Systems. The Behavior Analyst Today, 3, issue 1, April.
Abernathy, W.B. (2001). Managing Without Supervising: Creating an Organization-wide Performance System. Atlanta, GA: Performance Management Publications.
Abernathy, W.B. (2000). “An Analysis of the Results and Structure of Twelve Organizations’ Performance Scorecard and Incentive Pay Systems,” in, Ed. Linda Hayes, Organizational Change. (pp. 240-272). Reno, NV: Context Press.
Abernathy, W.B. (2000). Positive Leadership Within a Total Performance System. Memphis, TN: Abernathy and Associates.
Abernathy, W.B. (2000). The Ten Commandments of Incentive Pay. Inc. Magazine, November, Vol. 22, Issue 16.
Abernathy, W.B. (2000). Business, Blind Men, and Elephants.
Abernathy, W.B. (1999). Evaluating Organizational Scorecards and Incentive-Pay Systems. Employment Relations Today. Winter, 83-96.
Abernathy, W.B. (1998). Executive Forum, television interview with Jim Lovell.
Abernathy, W.B. (1998). Linking Performance Scorecards to Profit-Indexed Performance Pay. American Compensation Association News. April, 23-25.
Abernathy, W.B.(1997). Balanced Scorecards Make Teamwork a Reality. Association for Quality and Participation, Nov/Dec., pp. 58-59.
Abernathy, W.B. (1997). Branch Managers Don Sales Hats. Credit Union Management.
Abernathy, W.B. (1996). The Sin of Wages. Atlanta, GA: Performance Management Publications.
Abernathy, W.B. (1993). How to Design Effective Incentive Plans. Memphis, TN: PerfSys Press.
Abernathy, W.B. (1990). Designing an Incentive Compensation Plan for Lenders. The Journal of Commercial Lending. Jan.
Abernathy, W.B. (1990). Designing and Managing an Organization-Wide Incentive Pay System. Memphis, TN: Abernathy and Associates.
Abernathy, W.B. (1990). A Technique for Analyzing and Improving Bank Employee Sales Performance. Successful Selling and Sales Management, May.
Abernathy, W.B. (1990). Bank-wide Incentives. Community Banking Journal, March.
Abernathy, W.B. (1990). Loan Officer Incentive Plans. Journal of Commercial Lending, May.
Abernathy, W.B. (1988). Restructuring Personnel Practices to Improve Operations Productivity. Bank Systems and Equipment. June.
Abernathy, W.B. (1985). Incentive Pay: An Investment in Productivity and People. Bank Notes.
Abernathy, W.B. (1980). A Bank-wide Performance System. In R. O’Brien, A. Dickenson & M. Rosow (Eds.), Case Studies in Organizational Behavior Management. New York: Prentice-Hall.
Abernathy, W.B. (1973). A Computer-assisted Mental Health Survey. Journal of Community Psychiatry.
Abernathy, W.B. (1972). Computer-assisted Instruction, Community College Journal.

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