Faculty and Staff Milestones

Jiwook Jung and YoungAh Park

were recommended by the Provost to the Board of Trustees for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

Amit Kramer has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Teresa Cardador

was featured in the Illinois News Bureau for her work on Meaningfulness of Work and perceived union support. You can read more about this here.


faculty/instructors and two Ph.D. student TA’s have been named to the List of Teacher’s Ranked Excellent for Fall 2018 for their teaching in LER.

Eliza Forsythe is the proud mother of a new baby boy. Adlai was born on January 3rd at 4:18 pm, weighing 7 lbs 4 oz.

Dan Gilbert and his wife welcomed daughter Fances Marie Ciafone-Gilbert on October 23.

YoungAh Park

was quoted in a WalletHub piece about the best states for working moms. Additionally, read their interview with YoungAh.


Teresa Cardador received a grant ($299,998 over three years), from the National Science Foundation, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Program. The longitudinal project titled “Gendered Elective Track Choice in Engineering Undergraduate Education: Antecedents and Career Path Implications” investigates the driving forces behind elective track choices for female engineering students, and examines elective tracks as an “upstream” predictor of gendered career paths in the engineering profession.

Michael LeRoy’s article “The Unborn Citizen” will be published by The Georgetown Journal. The article combines immigration, employment (birthright citizenship) and reproductive rights.

Emily Twarog

was interviewed and her tweets were included in a piece on the 21st (Illinois Public Media), concerning McDonald’s Walkouts and Lawsuits.

Michael LeRoy

was interviewed in the New York Times about his research on wage-and hour lawsuits for strippers.

Emily Labarbera-Twarog and Stephanie Fortado have been selected by the Organization of American Historians and the National Park Service to write a Historic Resource Study of the Lowell National Historic Park. It is a three year project that will begin this year.

Michael LeRoy's

article “Is the ‘Hire American’ Executive Order a Suspect Classification?” has been offered publication by the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal. The William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal is ranked third in the nation for law reviews on constitutional law.


faculty/instructors and one Ph.D. student TA have been named to the List of Teacher’s Ranked Excellent for Spring 2019 for their teaching in LER

Ryan Lamare had two papers that have recently been published in the ILR Review. The first paper is sole authorship and is titled “The Devil is in the Details: Attorneys Effects on Employment Arbitration Outcomes”.

The second paper was co-authored with David Lipsky and Ariel Avgar and titled “Organizational Conflict Resolution and Strategic Choice: Evidence from a Survey of Fortune 1000 Firms".


faculty/instructors have been named to the List of Teacher’s Ranked Excellent for Summer 2019 for their teaching in LER

Ph.D. Student Milestones

Labor and Employment Relations Association

Aibak Hafeez presented his paper “Sourcing and Quality of Third Party Neutrals and ADR Practices: Evidence from a Survey of Fortune 1000 Companies” in the LERA Best Papers XIII: Emerging Employment Relations Issues Symposium.

Xing Zhan presented “The Relationship Between Union Membership, Job Autonomy and Employee Well-being.

Weihao Li presented “The Effects of Adoption of Individual Employee Grievance Procedure on Firm Operation Performance: Evidence from Korean Workplace Panel Survey”.

Dean Drasgow published “A Joint Maximum Likelihood Estimation Approach to Cognitive Diagnosis Models” in the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, with former doctoral student Youn Seon Lim.

Ph.D. Student Milestones

Academy of Management

Gail Kim organized a Presenter Symposium titled “Still Difficult to Stand UP as Women Leaders: When Especially and What Can Organizations Do About It?"

Sang-Hoon Lee presented his paper “Not Always Helpful: Exploring the Antecedents and Outcomes of Team Autonomous and Dependent Helping”

Yin Lee presented two papers titled “Aspirations versus Expectations: Performance Feedback, Analyst Forecasts, and Corporate Downsizing” and “Institutional or strategic choice? An empirical investigation or organizational adoption of work-family policies in Korea, 2005-2013”

Yaqing He presented a paper “Shrinking in Shame: Linking Intimate Partner Aggression and Work Outcomes” and co-chaired a symposium titled “Understanding Consequences of Workaholism: Mechanisms, Boundary Conditions and Cross-Level Effects”

Lucy Headrick presented a paper titled “Not All Recovery Experiences are Equal: A Meta-Analysis of Recovery” and she also chaired the symposium “HR Coping and Stress”

Ph.D. Student Milestones

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Chen Tang did a poster presentation on “Predictor Weighting with Adverse Impact and Shrinkage: Reply to Sackett et al. (2017)”

Hoon Lee also had a poster “CSR Perceptions and Job Crafting via Prosocial Motivation: From a Job Design View,”

Lucy Headrick presented “An Examination of Working College Students’ Weekend Recovery Experiences

Sooyeol Kim presented “Personal, Organizational, and Situational Predictors of Microbreaks: A Daily Diary Study”

Sunjin Pak, Lucy Headrick and Yin Lee all passed their Area of Specialization exams.

Anoop Javalagi

passed his second year paper and been promoted to Head TA at Gies College of Business. He is in charge of leading an MBA course (BADM 508-Ledership and Teams-taught by Professors Jeff Loewenstein and Denise Loyd) with a team of 23 Master’s and Ph.D. Teaching Assistants, and 640+ enrolled students this fall.

Brandon Grant

successfully passed his final defense exam on June 24th, 2019. He has joined the Business Department at Farmingdale State College SUNY.

Sunjin Pak successfully passed his final defense exam on August 7th, 2019. He has joined the Management Department at Slippery Rock University

Sooyoel Kim

successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on March 5th, 2019 and then successfully deposited his dissertation titled “The effects of leader microbreaks on transformational leadership behavior and follower job satisfaction: LMX as a cross-level moderator.” He will join the Management Department of National University of Singapore (NUS) as a tenure-track assistant professor, effective Fall 2019.

Gail Kim

has passed her preliminary examination on May 2, 2019.

Jason Boys is the chair of the University of Illinois Career Services Council (CSC) for the 2019-2020 academic year. The CSC is a connecting and coordinating body that addresses policy and practice in career services, employment, and post-graduation opportunities. CSC serves as a forum for career services, professional development, and pre-professional practitioners to discuss current developments in the practice of career planning and trends in the economy and environment which relate to students’ post-graduate outcomes.

Nell Madigan

presented or co-presented in two sessions at the 2019 Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers conference in Indianapolis, IN, focused on the unique issues surrounding the career planning of graduate students, and the LER TraveLER site visit series.

Amanda Boyd

was promoted from Accountant II to Accounting Associate, and completed both the Business Administrators Certification Program and the Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance Certification Program.

Wyatt Martin completed the Business Administrators Certification Program and was nominated for the Academic Professional Leadership Program.

Eden Haycraft

is now the Director of College Membership for the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers Executive Board, the Co-Chair for the UI Career Services Council Career Readiness Committee and a new active member of the Online Learning Operations Advisory Committee at Illinois.

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