Human resource management professor earns accolades for contributions to field

Jill Ellingson, professor of human resource management and Dana Anderson Research Fellow, received the distinction of Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in spring 2019. The designation reflects her distinguished contributions to the field, including her research in human resource management, individual differences and employment assessment.

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Jill Ellingson

SIOP is a premier membership organization for professionals who practice and teach industrial and organizational psychology. It is a self-governed division within the American Psychological Association. SIOP Fellows are selected from within the membership by a committee. Committee members evaluate nominations based on submitted materials that show outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the field of industrial and organizational psychology. Nominees’ work must also demonstrate broad impact, with implications for multiple audiences and stakeholder groups.

“I am grateful to have my work and career honored in this way,” Ellingson said. “It is a privilege to be selected as a Fellow and join other accomplished scholars in the industrial and organizational psychology field.”

Shortly following her recognition as an SIOP Fellow, Ellingson was elected as an Executive Leadership Officer for the Academy of Management’s Human Resources Division. The division emphasizes the study of human capital and HR management practices that impact individuals, groups, organizations, cultures, and society. Ellingson’s position as Professional Development Workshop chair will progress over five years, culminating in the position of Division Chair.

Ellingson joined the School of Business faculty in 2016. Her research has been recognized previously by the SIOP Foundation with its Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment. Her work also has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the American Psychologist. “Autonomous Learning in the Workplace” is part of the prestigious SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series. She serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology, as a member of the SIOP Frontiers Series editorial board and has served on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Ellingson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in human resource management, training and development and individual differences.

Jill Ellingson, professor of human resource management and Dana Anderson Faculty Fellow, is the co-editor of “Autonomous Learning in the Workplace,” which was published in April of 2017. The book explores how learning takes place in the workplace today by focusing on the phenomenon of autonomous learning — methods that employees engage in to acquire skills and advance their knowledge outside of formal training and development programs.

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