Lillian T. Eby, PhD, Principal Investigator


Dr. Lillian Eby, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, joined the University of Georgia in 1996. Dr. Eby’s research interests are in the area of organizational careers and occupational health psychology. Specifically, she studies positive and negative aspects of mentoring relationships, factors that predict individual career success, worker well-being, and the intersection of work and family life. She has published or presented over 200 peer-reviewed papers. Her research has been published in scholarly outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, among others. Dr. Eby has two co-edited books (Blackwell handbook of mentoring, Blackwell Publishing & Personal relationships: The effect on employee attitudes, behavior, and well-being).


Her scholarly work has garnered numerous awards. She serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals and is currently the Associate Editor for the journal Personnel Psychology.

To support her research, Dr. Eby has received various sources of grant support from the University of Georgia Research Foundation and private industry. This includes three multi-year research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (totaling $7.5 million dollars) to study workforce development issues in substance abuse treatment organizations.

She is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Institute for Behavioral Research, and the Center for Gambling Research at the University of Georgia.

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