Eller Professor Of Management And Organizations Receives Prestigious Award

Jan. 4, 2021
Allison Gabriel


Allison Gabriel, Robbins Fellow and associate professor of Management and Organizations in the Eller College of Management, has been selected to receive the 2021 Distinguished Early Career Contributions-Science Award by the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Awards Committee.

SIOP is the premier professional association for the science and practice of Industrial-Organization (I-O) psychology. It is an independent organization and also represents Division 14 of the American Psychological Association and is an affiliate of the Association for Psychological Science.

As a recipient of this award, Gabriel will give an invited presentation at the 2021 Annual Conference in a group with winners of several other awards into an IGNITE-style “Best Science and Teaching” session.

The Annual Conference is scheduled to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, but due to the evolving coronavirus situation, the SIOP’s plans for recognizing award recipients at the Conference are still to be determined.

In addition to presenting at the Annual Conference, Gabriel will receive a plaque highlighting her award as well as a cash prize. The awards is given annually to an individual who has made notable contributions to the science of I-O Psychology within seven years of receiving a PhD—Gabriel graduated with her PhD from the University of Akron in 2013.

The award winner is selected based upon the general nature of the nominee’s contributions to the science of I-O psychology, the most important contributions to the science I-O psychology, the impact of the nominee’s contribution on the science of I-O psychology including the impact that the work has had on the work of students and colleagues, and the status of the nominee as a scientist in relation to other prominent scientists in field of I-O psychology.

The Distinguished Early Career Contributions-Science Award has been given out since 1992 and of all award recipients, Gabriel is among only six women who have received the award.

This award is Gabriel’s fourth early career award since 2018—others include the Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar Award, Academy of Management Sage Publications/Research Methods Division/Laurence R. James Early Career Achievement Award and Academy of Management Human Resources Division Early Career Award.

Gabriel joined the Eller College of Management in 2015 after serving as an Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University for two years. She earned her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2013 from the University of Akron. Her research focuses on emotions at work, employee recovery, interpersonal work stressors, relationships at work, motivation, and employee well-being. She currently serves as an Associate Editor at Journal of Applied Psychology.