Jill Ellingson

Jill Ellingson
  • Dana Anderson Professor of Management
  • Management and Entrepreneurship academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3174


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. (2020). Political affiliation and employment screening decisions: The role of similarity and identification processes [Journal Articles]. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105, 472–486. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000422
Jo, J., & Ellingson, J. (2019). Social relationships and turnover: A multi-disciplinary review and integration [Journal Articles]. Group & Organization Management, 44(2), 247–287. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601119834407
Ellingson, J. E. (2018). Training the workforce: Autonomous learning [Book Chapters]. In H. G. Rhodes (Ed.), Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop: Workforce Development and Intelligence Analysis for National Security Purposes (pp. 15–19). The National Academies Press. https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25117/workforce-development-and-intelligence-analysis-for-national-security-purposes-proceedings
Ellingson, J. E. (2017). Adverse impact/Disparate treatment/Discrimination at work [Book Chapters]. In S. G. Rogelberg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology (Issue 2, pp. 21–25). Sage. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/the-sage-encyclopedia-of-industrial-and-organizational-psychology/book245378
Ellingson, J. E., & Noe, R. A. (2017). Autonomous Learning in the Workplace [Books]. 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 Articles]. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 129–140. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Group & Organization Management, 38, 630–653. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601113503039
Ellingson, J. E., Heggestad, E. D., & Makarius, E. E. (2012). Personality retesting for managing intentional distortion [Journal Articles]. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 1063–1076. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027327
Ellingson, J. E. (2011). People fake only when they need to fake [Book Chapters]. In M. Ziegler, C. MacCann, & R. Roberts (Eds.), New perspectives on faking in personality assessments (pp. 19–33). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Human Performance, 24, 322–337. https://doi.org/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 Articles]. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 386–395. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.92.2.386
Dachner, A. M., Ellingson, J. E., Noe, R. A., & Saxton, B. (accepted/in press). The future of employee development [Other]. In Human Resource Management Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.100732