Richard Benton and Andrew Weaver were awarded a NSF grant to support their collaboration research on job quality and financialization.
Daniel Gilbert and Emily Labarbera-Twarog were promoted to the Rank of Associate Professor on Indefinite Tenure.
Russell Weinstein and his wife, Arielle, welcomed their daughter, Juliette, on September 28.
YoungAh Park was featured in the Illinois News Bureau on July 16th discussing her paper on email incivility. You can read the entire paper here in the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
YoungAh Park was quoted in a WalletHub piece about the most and least stressed cities in the US. You can read about the article here.
Michael LeRoy ‘s article “Targeting White Supremacy in the Workplace” (Stanford Law and Policy Review, 28:1 , pp. 107-158), has been selected for republication in the 34th edition of the Civil Rights Litigation Annual Handbook, a prestigious volume for practicing lawyers, judges, and academics.
Ryan Lamare was featured in the Illinois News Bureau on August 2th discussing his paper “Workplaces Serve as a Training Ground or Deterrent for Civic Participation. You can read the entire paper here in the ILR Review.
Eleven faculty, two adjunct faculty and two Ph.D. student TA’s were named to the List of Teacher’s Ranked Excellent for Fall 2017 for their teaching in LER: Richard, Teresa Cardador, Ying Chen, Lucy Headrick, Ji Wook Jung, Amit Kramer, Michael LeRoy, Yihao Liu, Joe Martocchio, Dan Newman, Young Ah Park, Justin Wiegand, Steve Merkin and Larry Pearlman. Dan Newman was also named to the list for a courses that he taught in Psychology. Michael, Joe, Steve, Larry, Dan and YoungAh obtained ratings of “High” (top 10%).
Ten faculty and one Ph.D. student TA were named to the List of Teacher’s Ranked Excellent for Spring 2018 for their teaching in LER: Richard Benton, Teresa Cardador, Ying Chen, Eliza Forsythe, Lucy Headrick, Ji Wook Jung, Amit Kramer, Ryan Lamare, Michael LeRoy, YoungAh Park, and Shinjae Won. Dan Newman was also named to the list for a courses that he taught in Psychology, Eliza Forsythe for the course she taught in Economics, and Russell Weinstein for the course he taught in Economics. Richard, Teresa, Lucy, Ryan, Michael and Dan obtained ratings of “High” (top 10%).
Dean Fritz Drasgow’s paper "More than g: Evidence for the Incremental Validity of Performance-Based Assessments for Predicting Training Performance" was accepted for publication in Applied Psychology: An International Review and another paper “Conditional independence and dimensionality of nonparametric cognitive diagnostic models: A test for model fit” was accepted at Journal of Classification.
Eunmi Mun and Jiwook Jung’s baby girl, Sammi, was born on April 7th.
Michael LeRoy recently participated in event hosted by the Global Education and Training Office. A group of around 22Chinese executives that work in the field of Civil Medication came to campus for a U.S. Civil Mediation System program. Michael gave two lectures to the group on the topics of: “Binding and Non-binding Arbitration, Awards, Training, and Judgement” and “Arbitration Case Studies.”
Dan Gilbert will received LERA’s 2018 John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award at the LERA Conference. The John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award is awarded to individuals based on their contributions to research that address industrial relations/employment problems of national significance. The committee was especially impressed by his work in the area of the history of labor relations in sports. Dan’s first book Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency (University of Massachusetts Press), had an impact beyond the community of labor relations academics and reached a wide audience, which was much deserved.
YoungAh Park had two papers accepted, “Customer mistreatment harms nightly sleep and next-morning recovery: Job control and recovery self-efficacy as cross-level moderators” at Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and “The long arm of email incivility: Transmitted stress to the partner and partner work withdrawal” at Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Ying Chen (along with fellow authors Yun-Kyoung Kim, Zhiqiang Liu and Guozhen Zhao) published “How can HPWS and Unions Work Together to Reduce Employee Turnover Intention In Foreign MNCs in China?” in Volume 24 of the Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/book/10.1108/S0742-6186201824
Emily E. LB. Twarog was interviewed in the Atlantic about her book Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in the Twentieth-Century America. https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/11/citizen-housewives-consumer-twarog/544772/
Michael LeRoy was recently interviewed on WDWS on immigration. You can find the podcast here: http://www.news-gazette.com/podcasts/?p=penny-for-your-thoughts&e=podcast-penny-for-your-thoughts-1-12-18.
Michael LeRoy’s article on “Slurred Speech: How the NLRB Tolerates Racism” was just accepted for publication in the Columbia Journal of Race and Law.
Michael LeRoy’s article “Cheating Workers Out of Pay” was just published in the University of Chicago Legal Forum on 2/1/18.
Russell Weinstein was recently interviewed for MarketWatch about his research on employer Recruiting and the importance of geography: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-colleges-and-students-should-pay-close-attention-to-amazons-hq2-2018-01-19https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-colleges-and-students-should-pay-close-attention-to-amazons-hq2-2018-01-19
YoungAh Park (along with fellow authors Sooyeol Kim and Lucy Headrick) just had their article “Daily micro-breaks and job performance: General work engagement as a cross-level moderation”, full accepted by the Journal of Applied Psychology. It will soon be published as the Online First Pub this spring.
YoungAh Park has official jointed the Editorial Review Boards at Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and International Journal of Stress Management. She is also currently a board member at Human Relations.
Dean Fritz’s Drasgow’s chapter (with Julie Olson-Buchanan) “Technology-driven developments in psychometrics” was published in the edited book Next generation technology-enhanced assessment: Global perspectives on Occupational and workplace testing.
Jason Boys won the Outstanding New Career Services Professional Award at the Hire Big Ten Plus/Allerton Conference in Madison Wisconsin. This award is given to an individual who has been in career services full time for four years or less, is viewed as a promising future leader within the function, and is innovative, creative and delivers outstanding service to students and/or the career services field (e.g. has implemented a new initiative and/or program, has presented on a career development topic on campus or at a state/regional level). In addition to a plaque, Jason received a $500 stipend to participate in future professional development.
Jason Boys and Ulyssia Dennis, MHRIR 05 and Engineering Career Services employee, were presented with the Lockin China Employers Choice Award, while at the Lockin China Global University Career Development Conference. This year, the conference was held in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Sanya. This award “recognizes the University of Illinois’ strong sense of mission to students' employment and active engagement in employment training programs. The university’s activeness in working with Chinese enterprises and Lockin China have achieved a significant effect on students' employment. The conference also recognized that our “career service team takes initiative and actively seeks cooperation with Chinese enterprises, and effectively helps University of Illinois graduates with their employment.”
Ph.D. student notes/milestones:
Justin Weigand, MHRIR 10, successfully deposited his dissertation titled “Not All Misfit is Equal: A Re-Examination of Vocational Interest Fit and Job”. His committee was: Fritz Drasgow, Chair, Teresa Cardador, James Rounds and Daniel Newman.
Our students have been very active presenting at conferences:
SIOP-Justin Wiegand presented a master tutorial titled “Advanced Uses of Mechanical Turk for Data Collection”, Sooyeol Kim was invited as a facilitator for the topic “Community of Interest: Taking Advantages of Breaks at Work”, Yijue Liang did a poster presentation on “The bright and dark sides of OCBs: A meta-analysis” (Anoop and Yijue are equal contributor first authors with A. Zheng and Amit Kramer, Anoop Javalagi presented “Leadership and Personality: The Moderating Effects of Individualism/Collectivism” and the poster “The Bright and Dark Sides of OCBs: A Meta-Analysis, Lucy Headrick presented “Latent Trajectory Patterns of Work-School Conflict and Facilitation”,
Work and Family Researchers Network-Yun-Kyung (Gail) Kim presented: “The Effect of Job Insecurity on Sleep and the Role of Spillover, Family and Gender: A Perseverative Cognition Model”, Sunjin Pak presented “Parental Leave Duration and Gap Between First and Second Child as Predictors of Wage Growth Over Time”,
LERA-Weihao Li presented “The Effects of Organizational Shocks on Workplace Conflicts: Evidence from Employment Arbitration Outcomes at Financial Firms”, Ki-Jung Kim presented “Market Constraint, Wage Inequality, and Eroding Job Quality”, Anoop Javalagi presented “A Qualitative Review of Telecommuting Intensity and Work-Family Outcomes”,
Weihao Li, Ying Chen, and Ryan Lamare’s paper “The Effects of Ownership on Labor Standards in China: A Comparison for Foreign Multinational and Indigenous Firms” was accepted at Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations.
Sooyeol Kim co-authored a paper with YoungAh Park that has been conditionally accepted in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. The paper is entitled “Customer mistreatment harms nightly sleep and next-morning recovery: Job control and recovery self-efficacy as cross-level moderators.
Sunjin Pak won a $1,000 scholarship from the Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI). This scholarship is available to all Korean Ph.D. students that are presenting papers at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. The paper “Working too much? A Meta-Analytic Investigation of the Mediating Role of Vigor and Exhaustion in the Relationship between Working Hours and Work-To-Family Enrichment and Conflict” was coauthored by Yin Lee, Ki-Jung Kim and Amit Kramer.