Leadership Team

Eric Dunleavy, Ph.D.

Vice President of Employment & Litigation Services 

Eric M. Dunleavy, Ph.D., is the Vice President of the Employment and Litigation Services Division at DCI Consulting Group, where he leads a group of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists and Labor Economists involved in a wide variety of Personnel Selection, Work Analysis, Workforce Analytics, and Litigation support projects.  

Dr. Dunleavy received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston. Since then he has conducted hundreds of high stakes applied research projects related to employment outcomes such as hiring, promotion, and pay in various contexts and for a broad range of clients, industries, and jobs. His most recent work has focused on bias audit research related to a wide range of automated employment decision tools, including Artificial intelligence (AI)-based assessments. He has published articles in various scholarly journals, reviewed for various scholarly journals and co-edited (with Scott B. Morris) the book "Adverse Impact Analysis: Understanding Data, Statistics and Risk" (Taylor & Francis, 2017). He has been adjunct faculty and taught graduate level courses at both George Mason University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore County. He is also a faculty member of the Institute for Workplace Equality (IWE) and was recently a member of the Institute’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on artificial intelligence in employment decision making (2022). Before joining DCI in 2007, Dr. Dunleavy was involved in large-scale social science and personnel selection research for medical, educational, and federal agency clients. 

In 2011, Dr. Dunleavy received the first Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award - Practice from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP). In 2015 he was elected a SIOP Fellow. In 2016, he testified before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on matters related to big data/people analytics in employment and was one of eleven I/O Psychologists selected to a committee responsible for revising the SIOP Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures. He has also served on the SIOP Professional Practice Committee, chaired a SIOP task force responsible for dialogue on topics of mutual interest with EEOC, and was recently part of a SIOP task force that discussed artificial intelligence-based assessments with EEOC and OFCCP. In 2021, Dr. Dunleavy received the prestigious Service Award from the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington D.C. (PTC/MW). Dr. Dunleavy has served as a consulting or testifying expert on matters related to Title VII, ADEA, Executive Order 11246, and the California Fair Pay Act, and involving topics including hiring, promotion, performance measurement and pay.