Generic Profile Picture James Herndon, PhD, EdD

james_herndon@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Adjunct Faculty,  Leadership Psychology PsyD Program

Degrees

  • MA , Human Resources Management, Pepperdine University, 1978
  • PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Old Dominion University, 1986
  • EdD, Counseling Psychology, University of Sarasota, 2002

Teaching

  • LP728 Organizational Assessment & Intervention

Research and Practice Interests

  • Organization Development
  • Action Research
  • Program Evaluation
  • Organizational Socialization
  • Organizational Culture
  • Work Stress
  • Police Psychology

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Diplomate, Police Psychology, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

Awards

  • Letter of Appreciation for presentation on terrorism, Fleet Combat Training Center, Atlantic, John A. Narciso, Captain, USN, January 30, 1987
  • Certificate of Appreciation for distinguished and outstanding service, Chesapeake (VA) Police Division, May 16, 1988
  • Volunteer of the Quarter Award, City of Chesapeake, Virginia, April 12, 1989
  • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service, Community Services Board,  City of Chesapeake, Virginia, March 1, 1990
  • Jefferson Awards Nominee for outstanding public service contributions, WAVY TV 10,  Portsmouth, VA, March 27, 1990
  • Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding volunteer service, City of Chesapeake, Virginia, April 22, 1991
  • Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding volunteer service, City of Chesapeake, Virginia, April 26, 1992
  • Letter of Appreciation for Crisis Negotiation Team Assistance, Chief John H. Boyd, Ocoee Police Department, June 16, 1993
  • Letter of Appreciation, Captain Karen D. Laforte, Crisis Negotiation Team Commander, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, July 15, 1993
  • Certificate of Appreciation for participating in the Adult Mental Health Services Focus Group, Department of Community Mental Health, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, March 3, 1994
  • Unit Citation, Crisis Negotiation Team, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, October 19, 1994
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition, Officer-Involved Shooting Incident, Command Staff Meeting, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, December 13, 1994
  • Letter of Commendation, Officer-Involved Shooting Incident, Professional Development Division, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, January 27, 1995
  • Letter of Appreciation, Chaplaincy Program, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, February 8, 1995
  • Letter of Appreciation, Orlando Police Department, Crisis Negotiation Team, March 9, 1995
  • Appointment to Board of Directors, We Care Crisis Center, Orlando, FL, March 10, 1995
  • Letter of Appreciation, Officer-Involved Shooting Incident, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, March 21, 1995
  • Letter of Appreciation, Florida Association of School Resource Officers, August 7, 1995
  • Letter of Appreciation, Training Section Commander, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, October 4, 1995
  • Letter of Appreciation for Field Training Officer (FTO) Instruction, Training Section, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, August 13, 1996
  • Unit Citation, National Accreditation Committee, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, July 15, 1996
  • Letter of Appreciation, CISD Team, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, September 4, 1996
  • Letter of Appreciation for Instruction in Line Supervision Class, Training Section, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, October 14, 1996
  • Unit Citation, CISD Team, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, January 6, 1997
  • Unit Citation, Human Resources Division, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, January 21, 1997
  • Cameo Photo, Cover of The Forensic Examiner, 6 (1 & 2), January/February 1997
  • Letter of Appreciation, Hiring Process for Boot Camp Drill Instructors, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, May 7, 1997
  • Certificate of Meritorious Service, Recognizing 5 Years of Service to the Agency, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, September 30, 1997
  • Ed Shaffer Award for Best Research Paper, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, October 1997
  • Letter of Appreciation for CISD Intervention, Ed Nathanson, Chief of Police, Lady Lake Police Department, January 16, 1998
  • Distinguished Service Award, Mental Health Emergency Advisory Task Force, Lakeside Alternatives, May 27, 1998
  • Elected to Board of Advisors, American Board of Law Enforcement Experts, American College of Forensic Examiners, July/August 1998
  • Commission Nomination, DCF Mental Health/Substance Abuse Commission, Nominated by Sheriff Kevin Beary, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, June 17, 1999
  • Letter of Appreciation, Florida Background Investigators Association, August 26, 1999
  • Letter of Appreciation, Donald C. Sheehan, Supervisory Special Agent, Behavioral Science Unit, FBI Academy, Quantico, October 15, 1999
  • Letter of Appreciation, Early Identification Committee, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, January 25, 2000
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Workplace Violence Presentation, Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA), February 16, 2000
  • Appointment to Board of Trustees, University Behavioral Center, Orlando, FL, July 14, 2000
  • Letter of Appreciation for Officer Death CISD Support, Sheriff Philip B. Williams, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, July 2000
  • Chris Hatcher Vision Award for the most innovative or visionary paper, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, October 2000
  • Distinguished Service Award, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, March 13, 2001
  • “Sheriff Beary is proud to present you with this Distinguished Service Award for your diligent efforts and accomplishments over the past eight years as our Staff Psychologist.  You are     commended for establishing our Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Team which has proven to be a tremendous asset to our agency.  You were instrumental in the development of our Early Warning System which helps identify and eliminate future potential problems with employees.  Your devotion and compassion in responding to every crisis/hostage situation to  lend your support and expertise is admirable.  Thank you for your continued dedication.”
  • Certificate of Meritorious Service, Recognizing 10 years of service to the agency. Orange County Sheriff’s Office, September 14, 2002
  • Visiting Scholar- Forensic Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, March 2003
  • Invited to speak to students and faculty in the College of Integrated Sciences and Technology at  JMU on the topic of forensic psychology.  Gave a series of lectures to students in forensic     psychology classes, met with faculty to discuss research and program initiatives, and presented a public program on forensic psychology and media portrayal.  Received a $1000 honorarium.

Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications:

Herndon, J.S. (2016).  A force for law and order. Industrial and Organizational  Psychology, 9 (3), 648-550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/iop.2016.52

Thornton, M. & Herndon, J.  (2016). Emotion regulation in police officers following  distress: Effects of tenure and critical incidents.  Journal of Police and Criminal  Psychology, 31 (4). 304-309. link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11896-015-9186-1

Park, A. & Herndon, J. (2015).  Police cadet attrition and training performance outcomes. Polygraph, 44 (2), 143-161. www.polygraph.org/assets/docs/APA- Journal.Articles/2015/442%20park%20%20herndon%202015%20renumbered.pdf      

Herndon, J.S.  (2010).  The politics of personality assessment in police agencies.   Chapter 16 (pp. 362-371) in P. Weiss (Ed.),  Personality Assessment in Police Psychology: A 21st Century Perspective.  Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.  www.trident.edu/wp-content/uploads/team/pub/223/politics.pdf

Herndon, J.S.  (2009).  Crisis negotiation.  Chapter Twelve (pp. 257-279) in R.N.  Kocsis (Ed.),   Applied Criminal Psychology. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. www.trident.edu/wp-content/uploads/team/pub/223/crisis_negotiation.pdf

 Herndon, J.S.  (2008).  Book review of Hicks, S. J. & Sales, B.D. (2006), Criminal Profiling: Developing an Effective Science and PracticeJournal of Police and  Criminal Psychology, 23, 98-99.   www.researchgate.net/publication/225817928_Hicks_S_J_Sales_B_D_200  6_Criminal_Profiling_Developing_an_Effective_Science_and_Practice   

Herndon, J.S.  (2007).  Book review of Kocsis, R.N. (2006), Criminal Profiling:    Principles and Practice. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 22, 57-58. link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11896-007-9005-4

Herndon, J.S.  (2007).  The image of profiling: Media portrayal and general impressions. Chapter 15 (pp. 303-323) in R. N. Kocsis (Ed.), Criminal Profiling: International  Perspectives in Theory, Practice and Research. Totowa, NJ: The Humana  Press,   Inc. link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-60327-146-2_15   

Herndon, J.S.  (2005).  Profiling Books/Chapters/Articles/Papers/Presentations/Films, Etc.: A hronological Annotated Bibliography.  Orlando, FL: IGO Metrics.

Herndon, J.S.  (2002). Copstress: Manifestations, myths and machinations.  Abstract P003, Stress: The International Journal on the Biology of Stress, Volume 5, Supplement.  4th  World Congress on Stress, Edinburgh, UK.

Herndon, J.S.  (2002). Paradigm lost: The iatrogenic effects of CISD.  Abstract G3,  Beyond PTSD: Clinical and societal implications of the emerging trauma   paradigm.  Proceedings of the Ninth Annual ASTSS Conference on Traumatic  Stress, Auckland,  New Zealand.

Herndon, J.S. (2002).  Evaluation of a Psychological Debriefing Program in a Law  Enforcement  Agency: Critical Success Factors.  Ed.D. Dissertation, Sarasota, FL:  University of Sarasota.

Herndon, J.S.  (2001).  Law enforcement suicide: Psychological autopsies and psychometric traces.  Suicide and Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of Justice,   Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.

Herndon, J.S.  (2001).  The role of the police psychologist as an intelligence gatherer on a crisis negotiation team.  In, M.J. McMains & W.C. Mullins, Crisis Negotiations:    Managing Critical Incidents in Law Enforcement and Corrections.  Cincinnati, OH:    Anderson.      

Herndon, J.S.  (2000).  The police psychologist on the silver screen: Reviewing the roles on the reels.  Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 15 (2), 30-40.   

Herndon, J.S.  (2000).  Components of an early-warning system for detecting violence  potential in law enforcement officers.  Domestic Violence by Police Officers, U.S.    Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.

Herndon, J.S.  (2000).  Post-shooting trauma: Does psychological debriefing make a  difference?  Abstract 59, Book of Abstracts: The Long-Term Outcomes of  Trauma in  Individuals and Society.  3rd World Conference for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Melbourne, Australia. 

Herndon, J.S.  (2000).  The lessons of Dr. Reese.  The Silver Star, VIII, May/June.  Orlando, FL: Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Selected Presentations:

A walk through the awards. Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, San Diego, CA, September 2017

What the “fuzz” is COPPS? Annual Conference, Consortium of Police and Public Safety Psychologists, Crystal River, FL, April 2017

Black and blue lives matter; The movements, the missions, and the momentum. Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Austin, TX, September 2016

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make some law enforcement officers use psychological services. (Poster) (with Kymberli Barker, PhD Mentee), Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Austin, TX, September 2016

False confessions from the viewpoint of federal polygraph examiners. (Poster) (with Bradford Beyer, PhD Mentee) Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Austin, TX, September 2016

A Phenomenological study of correctional officer’s perceived emotions on the job. (Poster) (with Heather Grammatico, PhD Mentee), Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Austin, TX, September 2016

Job satisfaction in law enforcement officers according to generational cohorts (with Johnathon Sharp, PhD Mentee) Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Austin, TX, September 2016

Active shooter event severity, media reporting, age, and location: Are they related? (Poster) (with Philip Swift, PhD Mentee) Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Austin, TX, September 2016

The emotional intelligence awareness of the NYPD police officers (with Iberkis Faltas, PhD Mentee) Annual Conference, Consortium of Police and Public Safety Psychologists, Crystal River, FL, April 2016

Impact of media reporting on the severity of active shooter events (with Philip Swift, PhD Mentee) Annual Conference, Consortium of Police and Public Safety Psychologists, Crystal River, FL, April 2016

Job Satisfaction in law enforcement officers according to generational cohorts (with Johnathon Sharp, PhD Mentee) Annual Conference, Consortium of Police and Public Safety Psychologists  Crystal River, FL, April 2016

Emotional intelligence, stress, and CVD in law enforcement officers (with Jeffrey Dean, PhD). Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Atlanta, GA, September 2015

The psychological impact of Taser use: What conductive energy device (CED) does to the law enforcement officer (with Yolanda Waters, PhD Mentee). Annual Conference, Consortium of Police and Public Safety Psychologists, Fort Myers, FL, May 2015

Cadet attrition and training performance at the Texas DPS (with Adam Park, PhD). Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Las Vegas, NV, September 2014

Mass shootings in the era of mass media: Particulars and patterns. Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology Ottawa, Canada, September 2013

In pursuit of police impersonators. Annual Conference, Council of Police Psychological Services, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2013

What’s on your shelf? Recommended reading for police psychologists. Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology  Birmingham, AL, November 2012 www.policepsychology.org/Resources/Documents/Whats_On_Your_Shelf.pdf

Wassup wit dem wannabes? Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Hartford, CT, October 2009

Criminal psychologists or psychological criminals?  When the dark side wins. Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Walnut Creek, CA, October 2008

The politics of personality assessment in police agencies: When theory, research and practice collide with cop managers in the selection process. Conference, Society for Personality Assessment, New Orleans, LA, March 2008

Police psychologists: What, who, where? Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Springfield, MA, September 2007

Ten years on a hostage negotiation team: Insights from a sheriff’s psychologist. Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Chevy Chase, MD, October 2006

Profiling as evidence in court: State of the art not science. Congress in the Desert Chaparral, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 11-13, 2005

The evidence base for criminal personality profiling. National Conference, American College of Forensic Examiners, San Diego, California, September 30, 2005

Profiling the profilers: The practitioners, the practice and its popularity. Congresso Internazionale, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, October 13, 2004

Diplomate in police psychology: Expert enhancement or dubious distinction? Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Corpus Christi, TX, October 2003 www.policepsychology.org/Resources/Documents/SPCP2003.pdf

Law enforcement psychology: Claimed by forensic psychology and eschewed by cops. (Poster session) Annual Conference, American Psychology-Law Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2003

The industrialization of police psychology: Shifting from the clinical model towards the I/O perspective. Annual Conference, Council of Police Psychological Services, Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 2003

HRM practices in police agencies: An international comparison. 7th Conference on International Human Resource Management, Limerick, Ireland, June 2003

Forensic psychology: Don’t believe everything you see in the movies. Visiting Scholar Presentation, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Spring 2003

Police stress, psychological debriefing and organizational climate: An empirical study of intervention effectiveness. Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, Toronto, Canada, March 2003

Police psychology in the Russian Federation. Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Lake Buena Vista, FL, October 2002

CopStress:  Manifestations, myths and machinations. (Poster Session) 4th World Congress on Stress, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2002

Forensic psychology:  Media myths and movie mirth. 10th Annual Conference, American College of Forensic Examiners, Lake Buena Vista, FL, September 2002

Forgotten deputies: Life without the force. Annual Conference, Council of Police Psychological Services, Pigeon Key, FL, May 2002

Paradigm lost: The iatrogenic effects of CISD. 9th Annual ASTSS Conference on Traumatic Stress, Auckland, New Zealand, March 2002

Evaluation of a CISM program for system-wide effectiveness in a law enforcement agency. (Poster Session) 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, New Orleans, LA, December 2001

Organized police psychology and police psychology organizations. Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Austin, TX, October 2001

Police psychology on the cusp: Millennium momentum and praxis stasis. Annual Conference, Council of Police Psychological Services, Palm Beach, FL, May 2001

Process and outcome measures of a law enforcement psychological debriefing program. (Poster Session) 7th European Conference on Traumatic Stress Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2001

Early warning signs of suicidal intent among young people. Presentation at the Annual Conference, Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors, Orlando, FL, February 2001

The Meadow Woods incident: Inside the hostage negotiation van and the hostage taker’s mind. Presentation to the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators, San Marcos, TX, January 2001

CISD: Paradigm, panacea or paradox? Annual Conference, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Canton, OH, October 2000 [Chris Hatcher Award for most visionary presentation]

Readdressing role conflicts in police psychology: Inside, outside, upside, downside. (Poster Session) Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Division 18, Washington, D.C., August, 2000

Cinema portrayal of the hostage negotiator: Part shrink, part psychic, part sage. Third Annual Conference of the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators, Orlando, FL, May 2000

Post-shooting trauma: Does psychological debriefing make a difference? (Poster Session) Third World Conference, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Melbourne, Australia, March 2000

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Director, IGO Metrics, Orlando, FL
  • Senior Consultant, Law Enforcement Behavioral Science Consultants, Orlando, FL
  • President-elect, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
  • Diplomate Board Director, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
  • 2018 Program Committee, Society for Industrail and Organizational Psychology
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • 2002-Pres. Senior Consultant and Adjunct Professor
    Provide consultative services to law enforcement agencies on matters  related to selection system validation, team building (e.g., hostage  negotiation, SWAT), fitness-for-duty evaluation guidelines, critical  incident/traumatic stress, occupational adjustment and organizational  socialization, and operational issues (e.g., criminal profiling and  psychological autopsies).  Teach courses in Forensic Psychology, and conduct seminars on police psychology topics. Conduct research and publish.
  • 1992-2002 Staff Psychologist, Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office
    Program Manager/Director of Psychological Services Program for a law enforcement agency of 1300+ sworn officers and 500+ civilian employees.  Provided full range of services and/or coordinated contract provision thereof.  Conducted pre-employment psychological testing, fitness for duty evaluations, specialty assignment assessment, hostage negotiation team assistance, critical incident stress debriefings, management consultation, psychological profiling, and other duties. Conducted research.  Supervised a staff of assistants, associates, and interns.
  • 1989-1992 Executive Director, Police Psychological Services of Hampton Roads, Inc.
    Managed contracts with multiple law enforcement agencies in Virginia and North Carolina, to include FBI Norfolk Office, Chesapeake PD, Portsmouth PD, Suffolk PD, Hampton PD, Newport News PD, Virginia Beach PD, Norfolk PD, Kitty Hawk PD, Kill Devil Hills PD, Nags Head PD, Norfolk State University PD, and Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office.  Full range of psychological services provided: testing, training, counseling, and operational consultation.  Supervised a staff of 5 professional psychologists and counselors.
    Consultant with National Assessment Services on workplace violence and threat assessment (1996-1999).
  • 1988-1989 I/O Psychologist, Center Psychiatrists/First Hospital Corporation, Norfolk,  VA.  Psychological Testing for Hampton (VA) Police Department,  Newport News (VA) Police Department, and Virginia Beach (VA) Police Department.  Management consultation and organization development
  • 1986-1988 Consultant to the Chesapeake (VA) Police Department
  • Hostage Negotiation Team Advisor
  • Police Stress Management
  • Academy Instructor

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Police Psychology (AAPP)
    • Diplomate, 1997
  • American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE)
    • Diplomate, Forensic Examination, DABFE, 1996
    • Diplomate, Law Enforcement, DABLEE, 1998
    • Diplomate, Psychological Assessment, DABPS, 1999
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service
    • Police and Public Safety Section
    • Division 41, American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS)
    • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • Certified Forensic Evaluator, State of Florida, 1996
  • Council of Police Psychological Services (COPPS)
    • Past President, 1993-94
  • Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators (FAHN)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (SPCP)
    • Diplomate, Police Psychology, 1995
    • Past President, 2001-2002; President 2017-2018
    • Chair, Diplomate Committee, 2000-2009; 2015-present