Remembering and Celebrating the Legacy of Frank L. Schmidt at the 2024 SIOP Conference

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to join us in a memorial gathering to honor and remember the remarkable contributions of Frank Schmidt, whose work has left an indelible mark on our field and beyond. This event is an opportunity for all who knew Frank, were influenced by his research, or wish to pay their respects, to come together in commemoration of his legacy.

A Memorial Gathering for Frank L. Schmidt
Friday, April 19, 2024
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hyatt Regency, Grand Hall I

Frank’s impact on I-O psychology and HRM research and practice has been profound. His paradigm shifting research, mentorship, and dedication to advancing our field have touched many in the SIOP community. This gathering will serve not only as a space for remembrance but also as a celebration of his life’s work and the memories we’ve shared with him.

The gathering will feature reflections on Frank’s contributions, a sharing of memories from colleagues and friends, and an open invitation for attendees to contribute their own experiences and anecdotes.

We hope that this gathering will offer comfort and community as we reflect on Frank’s legacy together. Whether you knew him personally, through his work, or simply wish to pay your respects, your presence is welcome.

For those who cannot attend in person but wish to contribute memories or messages of condolence, please feel free to submit them using this link, and they will be shared during the event & on his memorial website.

Thank you for considering joining us in this special memorial. Please feel free to distribute this information to others who may wish to attend. We look forward to coming together as a community to honor Frank’s memory and legacy.

Deniz S. Ones
On Behalf of Frank Schmidt’s Intellectual Family

Frank L. Schmidt (* April 29, 1944) passed away on August 21, 2021. He was intellectually vibrant and brilliant until the end.

Frank was a paradigm-shifting scientist, an ardent and honest researcher, and a father of modern meta-analytic techniques. His contributions transformed entire fields of psychological and management inquiry but also extended to many other fields where psychometric meta-analysis has become the bedrock of scientific knowledge.

This page is intended as a space for his colleagues and friends to share memories of Frank and celebrate his contributions to our field (and lives).

This website will be updated regularly. Please use the menu at the top to read about Frank’s life, explore the video and photo galleries, and to read messages from his friends and colleagues. To contribute memories or other content, please click here.

You can read the full obituary at here.