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Lillian Eby receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Alan Flurry

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:

Eby, a professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is recognized both nationally and internationally for her impact on the field of industrial-organizational psychology, with particular emphases on the mentor-mentee relationship in business and employee health and well-being. She is author of more than 100 peer reviewed journal publications, nearly 30 book chapters, and is the co-author, editor or co-editor of several influential books, including the co-authored “Oxford Handbook of Work and Family.”

“In addition to making a lasting impact on the academic research surrounding mentorship and employee well-being, Dr. Eby is committed to applying her expertise to real-world challenges in businesses and nonprofits,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “She exemplifies the role that faculty members at major research universities play in making a positive impact on society.”

Eby has garnered a high level of extramural support for her research, which has been funded by more than $12 million from agencies such as the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Science Foundation, as well as various industry sponsors. A recent analysis of scholarly impact outside the academy documented that she is among the top 1% most influential authors in organizational behavior, human resource management and general management textbooks. According to Google Scholar, her work has been cited more than 23,000 times.

Congratulations to one of our best on this outstanding distinction. A great scholar and leader, Dr. Eby's work continues to propel the university towards ever-higher levels of excellence. We are inspired by her example and the ongoing impact of the Owens Institute.

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