Jill Ellingson

Jill Ellingson
  • Neeli Bendapudi Professor of Management
  • Management and Entrepreneurship academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3174


Jill Ellingson is the Neeli Bendapudi 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 and a former associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology, with additional service on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, the SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series, 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. 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

Ellingson, J. E., & Tirol-Carmody, K. B. (2022). Unlocking the potential of other-ratings for human resource management research. Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 40, 1-41.

Dachner, A. M., Ellingson, J. E., Noe, R. A., & Saxton, B. M. (2021). The future of employee development. Human Resource Management Review, 31, 1-14.

Roth, P. L., Thatcher, J. B., Bobko, P., Matthews, K. D., Ellingson, J. E., & Goldberg, C. B. (July-August 2021). Divided we hire. Harvard Business Review, p. 30.

Roth, P. L., Thatcher, J. B., Bobko, P., Matthews, K. D., Ellingson, J. E., & Goldberg, C. B. (2020) Political affiliation and employment screening decisions: The role of similarity and identification processes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105, 472-486.

Roth, P. L., Thatcher, J. B., Matthews, K. D., Ellingson, J. E., & Goldberg, C. B. (October 2019). Social media cues about your political leanings might influence whether you're hired. London School of Economics Business Review, p. 1-4.

Jo, J., & Ellingson, J. E. (2019). Social relationships and turnover: A multidisciplinary review and integration. Group & Organization Management, 44, 247-287.

Ellingson, J. E. (2018). Training the workforce: Autonomous learning. 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). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Ellingson, J. E., & Noe, R. A. (2017). Autonomous learning in the workplace. New York: Routledge.