Popular UA management professor named SIOP Fellow
Eller College of Management's Stephen Gilliland earns psychology society's highest distinction
TUCSON, Ariz. – May 25, 2006 – Dr. Stephen Gilliland, the Arnold Lesk Chair in Leadership and Head of the Department of Management and Policy at The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, has been elected a Fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
“It is a significant honor granted only to a small percentage of industrial organization psychologists,” said Dr. Leaetta Hough, president of SIOP. “Fellows have distinguished themselves by their outstanding contributions to the field.” As a SIOP Fellow, Gilliland joins two other Eller College Management and Policy professors, Russell Cropanzano and Barbara Gutek.
Gilliland earned his doctorate from Michigan State University in 1992 and joined the Arizona faculty in 1995, where he served as vice dean from 2001 until 2004. He has taught an array of courses in human resource management and business strategy, and developed a new course for the Eller College focused on social entrepreneurship in which students use their business skills to address social and environmental issues.
“Dr. Gilliland exemplifies all that we seek in a faculty member,” said Paul Portney, dean of the College. He is not only an active researcher and a prolific writer, he is an excellent teacher, as well, having earned The University of Arizona Department of Management and Policy Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award in both 1996 and 1998.”
Gilliland has published more than 40 articles, with many appearing in top-tier journals. He has edited four books in the series Research in Social Issues in Management and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Academy of Management Journal. His frequent consulting work, more than half of which is performed pro bono for nonprofit organizations, is devoted to putting his research findings into practice.
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was established in 1982 and its members are dedicated to applying psychology to people in the workplace. This field of psychology tries to understand and measure human behavior to improve employees’ satisfaction in their work and employers’ ability to select and promote the best people, and to generally make the workplace better for the men and women who work there.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #12 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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