Jill Ellingson

Professor and Dana Anderson Research Fellow
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3174


Academic Area

Human Resources


Jill Ellingson is a Professor of Human Resource Management and Dana Anderson Faculty Fellow at the University of Kansas School of Business. She received her Ph.D. (1999) in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and her BA (1994) in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Current Activities

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.

Professor Ellingson is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology, 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. She is a former member of the Executive Committee 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
  • Employment assessment
  • Retention
  • Autonomous learning
  • Service work

Selected Publications

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.

Ellingson, J. E. & Noe, R. A. (Eds.). (2017). SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series. Autonomous Learning in the Workplace (J. E. Ellingson & R. A. Noe, Eds.). New York: Routledge.

Dachner, A. M., Ellingson, J. E., & Tews, M. J. (2017). Clarifying the association between personality and interpersonal citizenship behavior. SAM: Advanced Management Journal, 82, 36-47.

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. (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

Ellingson, J. E. (2004). Transforming the process of staffing toward innovation. In S. Chowdhury (Ed.), Next generation business handbook: New strategies for tomorrow’s thought leaders (pp. 971-985). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley. DOI:10.1002/9780470172223.ch56

Ellingson, J. E., & Wiethoff, C. (2002). From traditional to virtual: Staffing the organization of the future today. In R. L. Heneman & D. B. Greenberger (Eds.), Human resource management in virtual organizations (pp. 141-177). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Schmitt, N. Sackett, P. R., & Ellingson, J. E. (2002). No easy solution to subgroup differences. American Psychologist, 57, 305-306. DOI:10.1037/0003-066X.57.4.305

Smith, D. B., & Ellingson, J. E. (2002). Substance versus style: A new look at social desirability in motivating contexts. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 211-219.

Sackett, P. R., Schmitt, N. Ellingson, J. E., & Kabin, M. B. (2001). High-stakes testing in employment, credentialing, and higher education: Prospects in a post-affirmative action world. American Psychologist, 56, 302-318.

Ellingson, J. E., Smith, D. B., & Sackett, P. R. (2001). Investigating the influence of social desirability on personality factor structure. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 122-133.

Ellingson, J. E., Sackett, P. R., & Hough, L. M. (1999). Social desirability corrections in personality measurement: Issues of applicant comparison and construct validity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 84, 155-166.

Sackett, P. R., Gruys, M. L., & Ellingson, J. E. (1998). Ability-personality interactions when predicting job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83, 545-556.

Ellingson, J. E., Gruys, M. L., & Sackett, P. R. (1998). Factors related to the satisfaction and performance of temporary employees. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83, 913-921.

Sackett, P. R., & Ellingson, J. E. (1997). The effects of forming multi-predictor composites on group differences and adverse impact. Personnel Psychology, 50, 707-721.

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