Jeffrey R. Edwards, Ph.D.

Belk Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior

Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

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Jeffrey R. Edwards is the Belk Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He was previously Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the University of Michigan Business School and Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.  He holds a B.A. in psychology and economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. and Ph.D. in organizational psychology and theory from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He is past editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, has served as associate editor for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Research Methods, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Management Science, and has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Social Indicators Research.  He has been elected to various positions in the Academy of Management, including representative at large of the Organizational Behavior Division and representative at large, program chair, and division chair of the Research Methods Division.  He is also founder and coordinator of RMNET, the electronic question-and-answer discussion group for members of the Research Methods Division.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA), and has been elected to the Society of Organizational Behavior.  He has also received the Distinguished Career Award from the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

Professor Edwards’ research and teaching focus on person-environment fit in organizations, stress, coping, and well-being, the work-nonwork interface, and methodological issues in organizational research. His methodological work has examined difference scores, polynomial regression, and measurement and construct validation using structural equation modeling. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Relations, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Psychological Methods, and Organizational Research Methods.  He has taught courses in undergraduate, MBA, doctoral, and executive education programs on topics such as organizational behavior, individual and organizational change, stress management, employee involvement, human resource management, and research methods. His research methods course has won awards at the school and university levels.  He has served as an instructor and consultant for Alcoa, Burlington Industries, ExxonMobil, General Electric, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Misys Healthcare, Quintiles, SonyEriccson, Wachovia, W.C. Bradley, Westinghouse, Whirlpool, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Jeffrey R. Edwards
Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3490, McColl Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
Email: jredwards@unc.edu
Phone: 919.962.3144
Fax: 919.962.4425