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Preparing students for real business.
About Us

Established in 1981, Portland State University Human Resource Management Association has been helping prepare many students to step out into the real world with appropriate knowledge, skills, and the confidence to be successful. 

We are also a community that learns together, grows together, and succeeds together. We frequently invite alumni, who are currently working in the HR field, to come back and share their stories and experience with our current members. In addition,  they also offer many opportunities for informational interview, connections, as well as job openings to us.


As an open community, we welcome everyone to join us. We respect every individual regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, etc.

Come meet with us!

Anyone is welcome to join our weekly meetings. Come join us for guest speakers, networking, case studies, and more!

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30pm

Virtual Meetings Via Zoom

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Chapter Advisors
David Caughlin, Ph.D

2021- 2022 PSU Chapter Advisor 


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David's teaching, research, and practice focus on the intersection of human resource management, psychology, and data analytics. At the undergraduate level, he has taught the following courses: HR Management, Reward Systems and Performance Management, HR Information Systems & People Analytics, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Psychology, Practical Statistical Skills in Psychology, and Research Methods in Psychology. At the graduate level, he currently teaches the following courses: Introduction to HR Analytics; Asking HR Questions, Telling HR Stories; HR Analytics Tools & Applications; Capstone in HR Analytics; and Thought Leadership.


In many of his HR analytics courses, David teaches students how to use tools like the statistical programming language R in order to manage, analyze, and visualize HR data, with the goal of ultimately improving high-stakes decision making; in the process, students build their data literacy and develop valuable critical thinking and reasoning skills. In 2018 and 2020, he was the recipient of the School of Business Teaching Innovation Award, and in 2019, he was the recipient of the "Extra Mile" Teaching Excellence Award.


David conducts research on topics related to supervisor support, employee motivation, and occupational safety and health. He has worked with a variety of organizations on projects related to job analysis, employee selection, employee training and development, performance management, reward systems, organizational culture, mistreatment prevention, and employee survey development.


His work has been published in academic journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Stress & Health, and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. He has also co-authored book chapters in Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, Oxford Bibliographies in Management Studies, and the Handbook of Research on Work-Life Balance in Asia. David co-authored the textbooks Human Resource Management: People, Data, & Analytics (which was the recipient of the 2020 TAA Most Promising New Textbook Award) and Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: People, Data, & Analytics.

Dr. David Cadiz

PSU Chapter Advisor 

(On Sabbatical 2021-2022)


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David Cadiz, MBA, Ph. D, HRMA Chapter Advisor, is in his dream job of being a teacher and mentor. He has been a Human Resource Management faculty member at Portland State University since 2015. David teaches courses on organizational behavior, leadership, training and development, and human resource management strategy.

David is actively involved with the Portland human Resource Association (PHRMA) where he currently serves as a Co-Director of College Relations. He also is actively involved with the Northwest Human Resource Association (NHRMA)

David's doctoral degree is from Portland State University and his MBA is from Santa Clara University. Prior to his academic role at PSU, David also worked in a variety of industries including health care, technology, and training and development. These work experiences allow him to bring unique approaches to his teaching, advising, and research.

Outside of work, David loves spending time with his family and likes to stay active running (although his days of running marathons is over) and participating in sports including soccer, basketball, and snowboarding. Dave is also an avid fan of the Portland Timbers, NFL, and college basketball.

Patrick Station

Community Chapter Co-Advisor


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Graduate and Past President of the 2016 PDX Class. Currently HR Analyst with First Tech Federal Credit Union and Co-Director of College Relations with the Portland Human Resource Management Association. I could not be more appreciative of the experiences and opportunities HRMA has afforded me in my short time out of school, please feel free to use me as your HR community resource.

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