Aleksander P.J. Ellis

Assistant 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.

Editorships

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