Jill Ellingson

Dana Anderson Professor of Management
Primary office:
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Room 3174


Academic Area

Human Resources


Jill Ellingson is the Dana Anderson Professor of Management at the University of Kansas School of Business. She received her doctoral degree in human resources and industrial relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Her research on human resource management, individual differences and employment assessment has been honored with the SIOP Foundation Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment and has been published in leading journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the American Psychologist. Her edited book “Autonomous Learning in the Workplace” is part of the distinguished SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series.

Ellingson is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology, a member of the SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series editorial board, and has served on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Business and Psychology. She is an elected Officer for the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, and a former Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) Fellow (1998). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in human resource management, training and development, and individual differences.


  • Ph.D. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, University of Minnesota (1999)
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Minnesota (1994)

Research Interests

  • Individual differences
  • Staffing and selection
  • Recruiting
  • Retention and turnover
  • Autonomous learning
  • Service work
  • Employee voice

Selected Publications

Roth, P. L., Thatcher, J. B., Bobko, P. Matthews, K. D., Ellingson, J. E., & Goldberg, C. (in press). Political affiliation and employment screening decisions: The role of similarity and identification processes. Journal of Applied Psychology DOI:10.1037/apl0000422

Dachner, A. M., Ellingson, J. E., Noe, R. A., & Saxton, B. (in press). The future of employee development. Human Resource Management Review DOI:10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.100732

Jo, J. & Ellingson, J. (2019). Social relationships and turnover: A multi-disciplinary review and integration. Group & Organization Management, 44(2), 247-287. DOI:10.1177/1059601119834407

Ellingson, J. E. (2017). Adverse impact/Disparate treatment/Discrimination at work. In S. G. Rogelberg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology (2nd ed.) (pp. 21-25). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/the-sage-encyclopedia-of-industrial-and-organizational-psychology/book245378

Ellingson, J. E., & Noe, R. A. (2017). SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series:. Autonomous Learning in the Workplace, New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Autonomous-Learning-in-the-Workplace-1st-Edition/Ellingson-Noe/p/book/9781138940741

Ellingson, J. E., Tews, M. J., & Dachner, A. M. (2016). Constituent attachment and voluntary turnover in low-wage/low-skill service work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 129-140. DOI:10.1037/apl0000028

Tews, M. J., Michel, J. W., & Ellingson, J. E. (2013). The impact of coworker support on employee turnover in the hospitality industry. Group & Organization Management, 38, 630-653. DOI:10.1177/1059601113503039

Ellingson, J. E., Heggestad, E. D., & Makarius, E. E. (2012). Personality retesting for managing intentional distortion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 1063-1076. DOI:10.1037/a0027327

Ellingson, J. E. (2011). People fake only when they need to fake. In M. Ziegler, C. MacCann, & R. Roberts (Eds.), New perspectives on faking in personality assessments (pp. 19-33). New York: Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387476.003.0014

Ellingson, J. E., & McFarland, L. A. (2011). Understanding faking behavior through the lens of motivation: An application of VIE theory. Human Performance, 24, 322-337. DOI:10.1080/08959285.2011.597477

Ellingson, J. E., Sackett, P. R., & Connelly, B. S. (2007). Personality assessment across selection and development contexts: Insights into response distortion. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 386-395. DOI:10.1037/0021-9010.92.2.386

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