Eight faculty and one TA have been named to the List of Teacher’s Ranked Excellent for Spring 2016 for their teaching in LER:
- Ariel Avgar for LER 542 Collective Bargaining and LER 543 Workplace Dispute Resolution
- Teresa Cardador for LER 567 Negotiation in HR Decisions
- Brandon Grant for LER 593 Quantitative Methods in HR (TA Quiz section)
- Amit Kramer for LER 590 WFO Work, Family and Organizations and LER 595 Managing Diversity Globally
- Ryan Lamare for LER 565 HR Management and Strategy
- Michael LeRoy for LER 590 IM Immigration, Employment and Public Policy
- Joe Martocchio for LER 561 Compensation Systems
- Young Ah Park for LER 590 EW Employee Stress, Well-Being and Satisfaction
- Ariel and Brandon obtained ratings of “High” (top 10%).
Dean Fritz Drasgow has been honored with the 2016 Distinguished Career Award from the Academy of Management (AOM), sponsored by Sage Publications and the AOM’s Research Methods Division. This award is given to scholars with a clear record of excellence in the advancement of research methods; a significant impact of research upon the science, teaching, and use of research methods; and stature relative to other scholars in the field of research methods.
We are proud to announce that Professor Amit Kramer was promoted to Associate Professor and Professor Dan Newman was promoted to full professor.
Dan Newman was awarded the Academy of Management HR Division “Best Convention Paper Award” The Best Convention Paper Award is given to the author(s) of the best paper accepted by the HR Division Program Committee for the annual Academy of Management conference. For 2016, there were 337 paper submissions to the HR Division, and one winning paper selected. This year, the award winner is "Social Network Contagion in Job Satisfaction-Intention-Turnover Model" by Wei Wang (U of Central Florida), Daniel A. Newman (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Robert L. Dipboye (U of Central Florida). The paper provides a novel set of explanations for turnover contagion, which occurs when individuals quit their jobs subsequent to their at-work peers’ quitting.
The School is hosting a new visiting scholar this year. Lan Lin is an associate professor from the School of Management, Xiamen University, P. R. China. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from Xiamen University. Her dissertation focused on the psychological contract and organizational behavior. She has published one book on the topic and a dozen papers in such journals as Social Behavior and Personality and Economic Management Journal (Directed by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences). Currently, her research interests include the work-family interface and employee well-being. She is undertaking a research project “The effect of work-life support on subjective well-being: based on the perspective of positive psychology” with the NNSF (National Natural Science Foundation) of China Grant. She is teaching Organizational Behavior, Business and Administrative Communication and Performance Management at the School of Management, Xiamen University.
Seven different faculty members that were nominated for the 2016 LER Faculty Teaching Excellence Award by their students: Ariel Avgar, Richard Benton, Amit Kramer, Ryan Lamare, Michael LeRoy, Joe Martocchio and Craig Olson. All were strongly recommended. From this very competitive pool, Professor Avgar was chosen as the recipient of the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award/Walt Franke Student Development Opportunity Fund, selected by a committee of students based on a review of myriad student nominations. Professor Avgar was formally recognized at the Convocation ceremony on May 14.
Nell Madigan, along with Jenny Neef, Gail Rooney and the Career Services Council, was awarded the Technology Excellence award from NACE for the Hire Illini data dashboard. This award is given for excellence in best practices using technology and/or social media outlets for college career offices.
Emily E. LB. Twarog has been elected to the Executive Board of the Labor and Working Class History Association for a three year term.
Dan Gilbert was awarded a faculty fellowship from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for 2016-17. This fellowship will help support his research on the history of public sector workers and their unions. The IPRH announcement concerning this can be found here: http://illinois.edu/lb/article/1878/96792
Sooyeol Kim and YoungAh Park have a paper that has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Kim, S., Park, Y., & Niu, Q. (in press). Micro-break activities at work to recover from daily work demands. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Michael LeRoy was recently interviewed and quoted in the recent New York Times article entitled: Jets Become Latest N.F.L. Team to Settle a Wage Lawsuit Filed by Cheerleaders. You can read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/28/sports/football/jets-become-latest-nfl-team-to-settle-a-wage-lawsuit-filed-by-cheerleaders.html?_r=0
Ph.D. student notes:
Christina Frye for successfully passed her Area of Specialization exam. Her committee members were Ariel Avgar, chair (Technology & Healthcare: An Employee Relations Perspective), Craig Olson (an Economic Perspective) and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (a Sociotechnical Systems Perspective).
Brandon Grant had a paper accepted in The Journal of Social Psychology. Brandon is fourth author on this paper with Teresa Cardador, Gregory Northcraft and KM Rockmann. The paper will be in the next issue of the journal, but currently is available on the Taylor & Francis website. Cardador, M. T., Northcraft, G. B., Rockmann, K., & Grant, B. C. (2016). Characteristics of Affected Third Parties and Cooperative Behavior in Social Dilemmas. The Journal of Social Psychology, (epub available, print to follow).
Saengdow Prastittisuk successfully deposited her dissertation entitled ‘The Impact of Patient-Centered Care on Physician Job Satisfaction: The Influence of Physician and Patient Characteristics’. Saengdow will be returning to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce as a faculty member.
Ji Hae You successfully deposited her dissertation entitled ‘Bridging the Gender Gap: Factors Enabling Female Directors to Affect the Appointment of Female CEO’s’. Ji Hae will be joining LSU as an Assistant Professor in their Business School, specifically in their Strategy group.
Justin Wiegand was selected for the Tim Judge Fellowship for summer 2016. Dr. Tim Judge started this fellowship for LER students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in human resources research within the School of Labor and Employment Relations and actively involved in research. Dr. Judge holds both his A.M. and Ph.D. from LER and has found it important to give back to this program to help support Ph.D. students in their scholarly pursuits. Currently, Dr. Judge is the Franklin D. Schurz Professor in the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame. Dr. Judge’s previous academic appointments include distinguished endowed professor in the College of Business at the University of Florida, Stanley M. Howe Professor of Leadership and associate professor at the Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, and associate professor and assistant professor at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University.