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Kevin Hoff, Ph.D.

Kevin Hoff

Assistant Professor
Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Heyne 129B


Biographical Summary

My research focuses on individual differences and the prediction of major life outcomes. In particular, I study the use of psychological assessments (personality, interests, values, and skills) for applied purposes, including career decision-making and human resource management. I also study issues related to the future of work, such as the impact of automation and technology on people's careers.


  • Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Earth Systems and Environmental Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

  • Development of individual differences (personality, interests, skills, and values)
  • Career and life outcomes (person-environment fit, career success)
  • Applied psychometrics (career assessments, scale development)
  • Research methods (longitudinal data analysis, meta-analysis, big data)
  • Future of work (automation, labor demands, social media, technology)


  • Personnel Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Career Theory and Practice
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Research Methods

Affiliations and Links

Selected Publications

  • Hoff, K. A., Van Egdom, D., Napolitano, C. M., Hanna, A., & Rounds, J. (2021). Dream jobs and employment realities: How adolescents’ career aspirations relate to labor demands and automation risks. Journal of Career Assessment.
  • Hoff, K. A., Chu, C., Einarsdóttir, S., Briley, D. A., Hanna, A., & Rounds, J. (2021). Adolescent vocational interests predict early career success: Two 12-year longitudinal studies. Applied Psychology: An International Review.
  • Hoff, K. A., Einarsdóttir, S., Chu, C., Briley, D. A., & Rounds, J. (2021). Personality changes predict early career outcomes: Discovery and replication in 12-year longitudinal studies. Psychological Science.
  • *Hoff, K. A., *Song, Q. C., *Wee, C. J. M., Phan, W. M. J., & Rounds, J. (2020). Interest fit and job satisfaction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior.
  • Hoff, K. A., Song, Q. C., Einarsdóttir, S., Briley, D. A., Rounds, J. (2020). Developmental structure of personality and interests: A 4-wave, 8-year longitudinal study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Makela, J. P. & Hoff, K. A. (2019). Career outcomes data from social media: Examining quality in current practices. Career Development Quarterly. DOI: 1002/cdq.12192
  • Hoff, K. A., Briley, D. A., Wee, C. J., & Rounds, J. (2018). Normative changes in interests from adolescence to adulthood: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Psychological Bulletin (144)4, 426-451.
  • Hoff, K. A., & Bashir, M. (2015). Trust in automation: Integrating empirical evidence on factors that influence trust. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (57)3, 407-434.