Institute for Psychological Research & Application

IPRA is a broad-based interdisciplinary research institute that offers a wide range of professional services to organizations in both the private and public sectors. The Institute has assisted clients in such areas as personnel selection and evaluation, survey validation, recruitment and retention/turnover, staff training and development, program evaluation, employee health, workplace stress assessment, organizational development, benchmarking, organizational analysis, and EEO/Affirmative Action.

IPRA works with organizations to implement well-planned solutions that produce results congruent with the organization's intended goals. All services are based on sound research principles, and recommendations are tailored to fit specific client organizations.

Some former clients include Cedar Fair, the City of Toledo Fire and Police Departments, Sandusky Newspaper Group, BGSU College of Arts & Sciences, Denison Consulting, BGSU Office of the Provost, City of Bowling Green Police Department, Parker Hannifin Corporation and Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, among others.

For more information regarding our services, please contact:


Lexi Hirvo

  • Position: Assistant Director, Institute for Psychological Research and Application
  • Phone: (419) 372-2693 | Fax: (419) 372-6013
  • Email:

Mike Zickar

  • Position: Professor
    Department Chair
  • Phone: Phone: (419) 372-2301
  • Email:

Updated: 09/22/2020 11:48AM