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Dave Topor, Custom Research Manager at ERC

Dave Topor

Manager, Custom Research at ERC

David Topor, Custom Research Manager, oversees ERC’s Employee Engagement Survey Practice and the application and evaluation process for the NorthCoast 99 program. Dave also supports other ERC custom surveys, research, and assessment projects.

Dave has a Ph.D and Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and is an Associate Lecturer in the Management and Labor Relations Department at Cleveland State. In 2012, he was recognized as one of the college’s top professors.

For the last 10 years, he had been working as an Assessment and Evaluation Specialist at Cuyahoga Community College, where he designed and facilitated research studies, employee focus groups, satisfaction surveys, needs assessments, employee interviews, training evaluations, and more.

Over the years, Dave has acquired an extensive background in:

  • Psychometrics and Research
  • Training and Development
  • Survey Design
  • Program Evaluation
  • 360° Feedback
  • Personality Assessment
  • Cognitive Ability Testing

Dave began building his background while working for Little Debbie as a Training and Development Specialist. From there he went on to gain experience in various HR/OD roles at Citibank, The Dow Chemical Company, Ameritech/SBC and Cuyahoga Community College. In recent years, Dave has partnered with various police departments throughout northeast Ohio to strengthen their recruiting and hiring efforts.

Dave earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Toledo and his Masters of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga before earning his Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Central Michigan University. Upon graduation, he earned special honors for his dissertation, which was later published in the “Journal of Business and Psychology.”

Contact Information:


Dave Topor, Ph.D
Custom Research Manager

Phone: 440-947-1313
Email: dtopor@yourERC.com

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