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Jessica Beth Rodell

  • William Harry Willson Distinguished Chair and Professor, Department of Management
C214 Benson Hall


  • PhD, Management, University of Florida, 2010
  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Florida, 2006
  • BA, Sociology, Furman University, 2002

Research Interests

  • Meaningful work experiences (e.g., volunteering and meaningfulness)
  • Employee-supervisor relationships (e.g., justice and trust)
  • Making the most of difficult situations (e.g., stress and misfit)


Journal Articles

Editorial Appointments

  • Associate Editor, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2023–present
  • Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal, 20172019
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2014–present
  • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 2012–present

Awards, Honors, and Recognition

  • Cummings Early to Mid-Career Scholarly Achievement Award, Academy of Management OB Division, 2022
  • Research Excellence Award, Terry College, University of Georgia, 2020
  • GDO Division Parasuraman Award for Lynch & Rodell (2018), Academy of Management, 2018
  • Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Developing Scholar, University of Georgia, 2015
  • HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award for Judge, Rodell, et al. (2013), Academy of Management, 2014
  • Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award, University of Georgia, 2014