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Lillian Eby

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Distinguished Research Professor, Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program
Director, ECHO (Enhancing Connections and Health in Organizations) Lab
Program Chair, Industrial-Organizational Psychology Progam

ECHO Lab Website

Enhancing Connections and Health in Organizations (ECHO)

Professional Positions

Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Psychology


Ph.D. University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1996

Research Interests

My research interests include employee health and well-being, with a particular emphasis on relationships inside and outside of work.

Academic Honors

Fellow, Academy of Management (2021)

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (2021)

Fellow, American Psychological Association (2008)

Fellow, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2008)

Distinguished Scholar, Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Georgia (2006)

Academic Awards & Recognition

Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia (2022)

Research Fellow, Department of Management, University of Western Australia (scheduled for fall 2023)

Southeastern Conference (SEC) Faculty Achievement Award, University of Georgia (2020)

College of Arts & Sciences Nominee and Finalist, Regents Professor, University of Georgia (2019, 2020)

Extraordinary Contributor to Work and Family Research, Work and Family Researchers Network (2018)

I-O Psychology Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia (2012, 2017, 2018, 2022, 2023)

I-O Psychology Organizational Citizenship Award, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia (2017, 2019, 2020)

Best Paper published in Personnel Review (2017)

International Travel Award, Office of the Provost, University of Georgia (2016)

Finalist, Careers Division Best Student Paper Award, Academy of Management (2015)

Best Paper Award, 16th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Münster, Germany (2013)

William A. Owens Creative Research Award, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Georgia (2013)

Recent Publications

Books and Other Editorial Work

Allen, T. D. & Eby, L. T. (2016). The Oxford handbook of work and family. Oxford University Press.

Eby, L. T. & Allen, T. D. (2012). Personal relationships: The effect on employee attitudes, behavior, and well-being. SIOP Frontiers Series, Taylor-Francis/Routledge Press.

Eby, L. T. & Allen, T. D. (Guest editors, April 2008). Bridging disciplinary divides in mentoring research. Special issue of the Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Allen, T. D. & Eby, L. T. (2007). Blackwell handbook of mentoring: A multiple perspectives approach. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Selected Journal Publications (students indicated by *)

Gooty, J., Ruggs, E., Aguinis, H., Bergeron, D., Eby, L. T., †van Knippenberg, D., Post, C., Rupp, D., Thatcher, S. M. B., Tonidandel, S., & Yammarino, F. J. (in press). Stronger together: A call for gender inclusive leadership in business schools. Journal of Management.

Eby, L. T., Robertson, M. M., *Facteau, D. B., & *Anker, J. G. (in press). Risky business: Understanding the association between objective COVID-19 occupational risk features and worker subjective risk perceptions. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (Special Issue on COVID-19 risk)

Eby. L. T., & *Facteau, D. B. (in press). Much ado about the lack of policy implications in scholarly journals? Academy of Management Perspectives.

Gabriel, A. S., Allen, T. D., Devers, C. E., Eby, L. T., Gilson, L. L., Hebl, M., Kehoe, R. R., King. E., Ladge, J. J., Little, L. M., Ou, A. Y., †chleicher, D. J., Shockley, K. M., Klotz, A. C., Rosen, C. C. (2023). A call to action: Taking the untenable out of women professors’ pregnancy, postpartum, and caregiving demands. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 16, 187-210.

Robertson, M. M., Eby, L. T., *Facteau, D. B., & *Anker, J. (2023). Contact and impact on the frontlines: Effects of relational job architecture and workplace safety on strain and motivation outcomes during COVID-19. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 28, 20-39.

Eby, L. T. (2022). Reflections on the Journal of Applied Psychology in times of change. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107, 1-8.

Robertson, M. M. & Eby, L. T. (2021). To grandmother’s house you go: A cross-lagged test of the association between grandchild care and work-family conflict. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Advance online

Eby, L. T. (2021). Editorial. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106, 1-3.

Eby. L. T., Robertson, M. M., & *Facteau, D. (2020). Mindfulness and relational processes: An organizational perspective. Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 38, 57-102. (invited contribution).

Eby, L. T. & Robertson, M. M. (2020). The psychology of workplace mentoring relationships. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior7, 75-100. (invited contribution),

Eby, L. T., Shockley, K. M., Bauer, T. N., Edwards, B., Homan, A. C., Johnson, R., Lang, J. W. B., Morris, S. B., & Oswald, F. I. (2020). Methodological checklists for improving research quality and reporting consistency. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice13, 76-83.

Eby, L. T., Allen, T. D., *Conley, K., *Williamson, R., *Henderson, T., & *Mancini, V. (2019). Mindfulness-based training interventions for employees: A qualitative review of the literature. Human Resource Management Review (Special Issue on Training), 29, 156-178.

Lapierre, L., Matthews, R., Eby, L. T., Truxillo, D., Johnson, R., & Major, D. (2018). Recommended practices for academics to initiate and manage research partnerships with organizations. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 11, 543-581.

*Vande Griek, O., *Clauson, M. G., & Eby, L. T. (2018). Organizational career growth and proactivity: A typology for individual career growth. Journal of Career Development4, 1-14.

Eby, L. T., *Robertson, M., *Williamson, R., & *Maupin, C. (2018). The development and test of a framework examining associations between gambling behavior, strain-based gambling interference with work and nonwork, cognitive disengagement, and role performance. Community, Work, & Family51-23.

Baranik, L. E., Hurst, C. S., & Eby, L. E. (2018). The stigma of being a refugee: A mixed-method study of refugees’ experiences of vocational stress. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 105, 116-130.

Allen, T. D., Eby, L. T., Chao, G., & Bauer, T. (2017). Taking stock of two relational aspects of organizational life: Tracing the history and shaping the future of socialization and mentoring research. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 234-337.

Professional Activities

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Psychology (2020-2026)

Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Psychology (2014-2020)

Associate Editor, Personnel Psychology (2007-2010)


Articles Featuring Lillian Eby

Congratulations to Dr. Lillian Eby, who was recently named a Fellow of the Academy of Management (AOM)! The Fellows Group recognizes and honors AOM members who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management…

Dr. Lillian Eby, a professor of psychology and director of the University of Georgia Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, has been named UGA’s 2020 recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. Congratulations!!

Big THANK YOUs out to our great Psychology faculty for going out of their way to make sure our students receive the very best teaching, training, and development…

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