Aleksander P.J. Ellis

Department Head, Management and Organizations

Stephen P. Robbins Chair in Organizational Behavior

Research Director, Center for Leadership Ethics

Aleksander P.J. Ellis

McClelland Hall 405KK
1130 E. Helen St. 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • The behavior of groups and teams in organizations
  • Counterproductive behavior, specifically unethical and deviant behavior in the workplace
  • Human resource management issues, including turnover and performance appraisal

Degrees

PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University, 2003

MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University, 1999

BA, Cornell University, 1996

Aleksander Ellis joined the Eller College of Management in 2003 and was appointed the Stephen P. Robbins Chair in Organizational Behavior in 2015. He earned his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University in 2003. His research focuses on the behavior of groups and teams in organizations, counterproductive behavior—specifically unethical and deviant behavior in the workplace—and human resource management issues, including turnover and performance appraisal.

Courses

  • MGMT 556 Teams and Leadership in Organizations
  • MGMT 580A Analysis of Behavior in Organizational Systems
  • MGMT 696Q Groups and Teams
  • MGMT 520 Managing Ethics in Organizations
  • MGMT 524E Groups and Teams

Publications and Working Papers

Selected Publications

  • Evans, J.B., Slaughter, J.E., Ellis, A.P.J., & Riven, J. (in press). Gender and the evaluation of humor at work. Journal of Applied Psychology.

  • Motro, D., Gabriel, A.S., & Ellis, A.P.J. (in press). Examining the effects of menstruation on women’s helping behavior in the workplace. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

  • Welsh, D.T., Mai, K.M., & Ellis, A.P.J. (in press). How perpetrator gender influences reactions to premeditated versus impulsive unethical behavior: A role congruity approach. Journal of Business Ethics.

  • Welsh, D.T., Mai, K.M., Ellis, A.P.J., & Christian, M.S. (2018). Overcoming the effects of sleep deprivation on unethical behavior: An extension of integrated self-control theory. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 142-154.

  • Spoelma, T.M., & Ellis, A.P.J. (2017). Fuse or fracture? Threat as a moderator of the effects of diversity faultlines in teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 1344-1359.

  • Motro, D., & Ellis, A.P.J. (2017). Boys, don’t cry: Gender and reactions to negative performance feedback. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 227-235.

  • Mai, K.M., Ellis, A.P.J., Christian, J.S., & Porter, C.O.L.H (2016). Examining the effects of turnover intentions on OCBs and deviance behavior: A psychological contract approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 1067-1081.

  • Mai, K.M., Ellis, A.P.J., & Welsh, D.T. (2015). The grey side of creativity: Exploring the role of activation in the link between creative personality and unethical behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 76-85.

  • Welsh, D.T., Ellis, A.P.J., Mai, K.M., & Christian, M.S. (2014). Building a self-regulatory model of sleep deprivation and deception: The role of conformity and caffeine. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 1268-1277.

  • Christian, J.S., & Ellis, A.P.J. (2014). The crucial role of turnover intentions in transforming moral disengagement into deviant behavior at work. Journal of Business Ethics, 119, 193-208.

  • Christian, J.S., Pearsall, M.J., Christian, M.S., & Ellis, A.P.J. (2014). Exploring the benefits and boundaries of transactive memory systems in adapting to team member loss. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 18, 69-86.

  • Ellis, A.P.J., Mai, K.M., & Christian, J.S. (2013). Examining the asymmetrical effects of goal faultlines in groups: A categorization-elaboration approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98(6), 948-961.

  • Christian, J.S., Christian, M.S., Garza, A.S., & Ellis, A.P.J. (2012). Examining retaliatory responses to justice violations and recovery attempts in teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(6), 1218-1232.

  • Conlon, D.E., Tinsley, C.H., Birk, S.J., Humphrey, S.E., & Ellis, A.P.J. (2012). Is it sometimes better to receive than to give? Preferences for receiver roles over proposer roles in customer behavior ultimatums. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 119, 64-77.

  • Christian, M.S., & Ellis, A.P.J (2011). Examining the effects of sleep deprivation on workplace deviance: A self-regulatory approach. Academy of Management Journal, 54(5), 913-934.

  • Pearsall, M.J., & Ellis, A.P.J. (2011). Thick as thieves: The effects of ethical orientation and psychological safety on unethical behavior in teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(2), 401-411.

  • Ellis, A.P.J., & Pearsall, M.J. (2011). Reducing the negative effects of stress in teams through cross-training: A job demands-resources model. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 15(1), 16-31.

  • Hollenbeck, J.R., Ellis, A.P.J., Humphrey, S.E., Garza, A.S., & Ilgen, D.R. (2011). Asymmetry in structural adaptation: The differential impact of centralizing versus decentralizing team decision-making structures. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 114, 64-74.

  • Pearsall, M.J., Ellis, A.P.J., & Bell, B.S. (2010). Building the infrastructure: The effects of role identification behaviors on team cognition development and performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95(1), 192-200.

  • Pearsall, M.J., Christian, M.S., & Ellis, A.P.J. (2010). Motivating interdependent teams: Individual rewards, shared rewards, or something in between? Journal of Applied Psychology, 95(1), 183-191.

  • Pearsall, M.J., Ellis, A.P.J., & Stein, J. (2009). Coping with challenge and hindrance stressors in teams: Behavioral, cognitive, and affective outcomes. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 109(1), 18-28.

Editorships

  • Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board
  • Journal of Applied Psychology, Editorial Board
  • Personnel Psychology, Editorial Board