Paul D. Bliese
Editor, Organizational Research Methods
Professor, Department of Management
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Paul D. Bliese received a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University and a B.A. from Texas Lutheran University. After graduating in 1991, he worked for a year for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 1992, he joined the US Army where he spent 22 years as a research psychologist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). In 2009, he formed the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience at WRAIR, and served as the Director until he retired at the rank of Colonel in 2014. Over his military career, Dr. Bliese directed a large portfolio of research initiatives examining stress, leadership, well-being, and performance. In this capacity, from 2007 to 2014 he oversaw the US Army’s Mental Health Advisory Team program assessing the morale and well-being of Soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. His applied research was influential in policy decisions within the US Army and the Department of Defense. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Bliese has led efforts to advance statistical methods and apply analytics to complex organizational data. He developed and maintains the multilevel package for the open-source statistical programming language R, and his research has been influential in advancing organizational multilevel theory. Currently, Dr. Bliese is a professor in the Management Department of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He has served on numerous editorial boards, was an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology from 2010 to 2016 and is the editor Organizational Research Methods.