Kemp Ellington

Position: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Department of Management
Office: 
Peacock Hall 4090
Phone: 
828-262-7213

Education

  • Ph.D., 2006, North Carolina State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • M.S., 2002, North Carolina State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • B.S., 1999, Appalachian State University, Psychology

Teaching Interests

  • Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Training and Development, Performance Management, Compensation

Research Interests

  • Performance Management, Training and Development, Work Analysis/Design, Context Effects, Person/Situation Interactions, Multilevel Modeling

Awards and Accolades

Bauer Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2011, Illinois Institute of Technology

College of Psychology Junior Faculty Teaching Award, 2011, Illinois Institute of Technology

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research Top 20 Nominee, 2009, Center for Families at Purdue University, Boston College Center for Work and Family

Top Poster Session, 2009, “Longitudinal effects of learner preferences on individual and team-level outcomes,” Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Selected Publications

Dierdorff, E. C., & Ellington, J. K. (2017). Team training: Knowing much, but needing to know much more. In K. G. Brown (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Ellington, J. K., & Wilson, M. A. (2017). The performance appraisal milieu: A multilevel analysis of context effects in performance ratings. Journal of Business and Psychology, 32, 87-100. doi: 10.1007/s10869-016-9437-x

Harman, R. P., Ellington, J. K., Surface, E. A., & Thompson, L. F. (2015). Exploring qualitative training reactions: Individual and contextual influences on trainee commenting. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 894-916. doi: 10.1037/a0038380

Ellington, J. K., Surface, E. A., Blume, B. D., & Wilson, M. A. (2015). Foreign language training transfer: Individual and contextual predictors of skill maintenance and generalization. Military Psychology, 27, 36-51. doi: 10.1037/mil0000064

Ellington, J. K., Dierdorff, E. C., & Rubin, R. S. (2014). Decelerating the diminishing returns of citizenship on task performance: The role of social context and interpersonal skill. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 748-758. doi: 10.1037/a0036102

Ellington, J. K., & Dierdorff, E. C. (2014). Individual learning in team training: Self-regulation and team context effects. Small Group Research, 45, 37-67. doi: 10.1177/1046496413511670

Dierdorff, E. C., & Ellington, J. K. (2012). Members matter in team training: Multilevel and longitudinal relationships between goal orientation, self-regulation, and team outcomes. Personnel Psychology, 65, 661-703. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6570.2012.01255.x

Dierdorff, E. C., & Ellington, J. K. (2008). It's the nature of the work: Examining behavior-based sources of work-family conflict across occupations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 883-892. doi: 10.1037/0021-9010.93.4.883

Presentations

Surface, E. A., Ellington, J. K., & Hamlyn, H. (2015, April). Using FOR to train and certify language proficiency assessment raters. In C. A. Gorman and K. G. Melchers (Chairs), New developments in rater training research. Symposium conducted at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Ellington, J. K., & Wilson, M. A. (2014, August). Putting raters in context: A multilevel analysis of supervisory performance ratings. In S. Clinebell (Chair), Performance management. Symposium conducted at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Overfors, C. M., & Ellington, J. K. (2014, May). Rating goals in performance appraisal: Developing a taxonomy and measure. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

Ellington, J. K., Mead, A. D., Landis, R. S., & Overfors, C. M. (2013, August). Are we underestimating the predictive validity of GMA? In J. K. Ellington and E. C. Dierdorff (Chairs), Contextualizing the predictive validity of general mental ability. Symposium conducted at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.

Dierdorff, E. C., Rubin, R. S., & Ellington, J. K. (2012, April). Decelerating the diminishing returns of citizenship on task performance. In T. N. Bauer and J. R. Rineer (Chairs), Expanding new frontiers of OCB research: Context matters. Symposium conducted at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Dierdorff, E. C., & Ellington, J. K. (2011, August). Goal orientation and self-regulation during team training. In J. E. Federman and B. S. Bell (Chairs), Recent advances and future directions in research on self-regulation. Symposium conducted at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Dierdorff, E. C., & Ellington, J. K. (2011, April). Individual learning in team training: Self-regulation, self-efficacy, and moderating effects of team context. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Fleener, B. A., Ayman, R., & Ellington, J. K. (2011, April). A multi-level, multi-source study of charismatic leadership, gender, and performance. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Ellington, J. K., Surface, E. A., & Wilson, M. A. (2010, August). Transfer of language proficiency training in the Army Special Forces. Paper presented at the 118th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Ellington, J. K., & Surface, E. A. (2009, April). The trainer’s impact in the learning environment: A multilevel examination. In S. T. Bell & A. Towler (Chairs), The people factor: Considering trainee and trainer effects on learning. Symposium conducted at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Dierdorff, E. C., Ellington, J. K., & Belohlav, J. A. (2009, April). Longitudinal effects of learner preferences on individual and team-level outcomes. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Deprez-Sims, A. S., & Ellington, J. K. (2009, February). Trainer and trainee demographic characteristics: An examination of influences on training evaluation measures. Symposium conducted at the 30thAnnual Industrial/Organizational and Organizational Behavior Conference, Chicago, IL.

Liu, L., & Ellington, J. K. (2009, February). Effects of simultaneous learning, language similarity and motivation to learn on third language acquisition. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Industrial/Organizational and Organizational Behavior Conference, Chicago, IL.

Surface, E. A., & Ellington, J. K. (2008, April). Rethinking context in training effectiveness research: Instructor as the learning context. In E. C. Dierdorff (Chair), Illuminating the ‘murky ground’: Linking context theory to empirical research. Symposium conducted at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Dierdorff, E. C., & Ellington, J. K. (2007, August). It’s the nature of work: Examining behavior-based sources of work-family conflict across occupations. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Ellington, J. K., Meade, A. W., Dierdorff, E. C., & Wilson, M. A. (2004, April). IRT and job analysis: Do polytomous models fit the data? Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Meade, A. W., Ellington, J. K., & Craig, S. B. (2004, April). Exploratory measurement invariance: A new method based on item response theory. In M. J. Zickar (Chair), Recent advances in item response theory research. Symposium conducted at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Ellington, J. K., Surface, E. A., & Dierdorff, E. C. (2003, April). Student reactions to a team project incorporating web-based peer evaluation. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.