Ingrid Fulmer

Dean, Milton and Zelda Derber Professor

School of Labor and Employment Relations

Dean Ingrid Fulmer

143 LER Building, 504 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820


Ph.D. in Management–Organization Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2003
Master of Tax Accounting, The University of Alabama, 1988
Bachelor of Business Administration, double major: Accounting and Marketing, University of Memphis, Summa cum laude, 1987


Human resource management and organizational behavior
Compensation system design, pay communication and transparency
Organizational human capital and management of former (i.e., alumni) employees
Social interactions among people and groups in organizations


Professor Ingrid Fulmer is the Dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations. She is the 12th dean of the School, and the first female to hold the position in the history of the program.

Her research expertise is in the areas of human resource management and organizational behavior. She is managing current projects focused on compensation system design, pay communication and transparency, organizational human capital, and management of former (i.e., alumni) employees.

She also studies social interactions among people and groups in organizations, focusing on how those interactions are shaped by individual differences, by social comparisons, and by communication media. Her research has been published in a variety of top journals, including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Journal of Business Ethics, as well as in other journals and edited volumes.

Prior to coming to University of Illinois, she served as Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Faculty Affairs at Rutgers University (New Brunswick), and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers. She has also held appointments at University of South Australia, University of South Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Michigan State.

Fulmer is currently serving a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management (AOM), and prior to this, was elected to the 5-year officer/leadership track and to a 3-year term as an at-large representative and member of the executive committee of the HR Division of AOM. She is a former associate editor of Academy of Management Review and International Journal of Human Resource Management and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. In her “first career,” prior to completing her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University in Organization Studies-Management, she worked as a CPA and consultant.

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