- PhD: Michigan State University, Business Administration (Organizational Behavior Human Resource Management)
Jean Phillips is a Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Labor and Employment Relations. Jean earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Business Management and Organizational Behavior. Her interests focus on recruitment and staffing, motivation, and the processes that lead to employee retention, wellness, and performance. Jean was among the top 5% of published authors in Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology during the 1990s and she received the 2004 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. She has published over thirty research articles and nine books, including Strategic Staffing (3e, 2014), Organizational Behavior (2e, 2013), Human Resource Management (2013), Managing Now (2008), and the five book Staffing Strategically (2012) series for the Society for Human Resource Management. Jean was also the founding co-editor of the Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management series for Business Expert Press. Her applied work includes leveraging employee surveys to maximize business results, the creation and evaluation of strategic recruitment and staffing programs, developing effective and legally compliant hiring programs, and improving employee wellness, performance, and retention.