Sheldon Zedeck, Ph.D.

Principal Consultant and Scientific Advisor

For over 40 years, Dr. Zedeck has been active in consulting with private and public sector organizations. He has developed selection and promotion systems for private and public organizations, for jobs from entry level through senior management. He has also been an expert witness representing plaintiffs, organizations, and as part of consent decree teams.

He worked with companies such as Allstate Insurance, Blue Cross of Northern California, AT&T, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Golden State Warriors Professional Basketball Team, San Francisco Civil Service Commission (police and fire depts.), U.S. Dept. of Justice, U.S. Dept. of State, Food Marketing Institute.
Dr. Zedeck recently completed a 10-year research project with Marjorie M. Shultz (Boalt School of Law), sponsored by the Law School Admission Council, on the identification of factors and criteria of lawyering Success and the development and validation of tests that can be used as complements to the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) for admitting students to law schools. This research was in May 2011 recognized by receipt of the Smashing Bias Research Prize, awarded by the Level Playing Field Institute.
Dr. Sheldon Zedeck is Professor Emeritus of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been at Berkeley since 1969 when he completed his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He recently retired after serving almost 4 years as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Welfare. Prior to this administrative position, he also served as Chair of the Department from 1993-98 (and as interim chair for the 2003-04 year) and was the Director of the campus’ Institute of Industrial Relations from 1988-2002.