Jill Ellingson is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management. She joined Fisher after receiving her Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Ellingson publishes in the area of human resource management and has a well-established reputation in employment testing. Her research focuses on using assessment tests in the workplace, designing selection systems to meet organizational goals, measuring individual differences and attitudes, autonomous learning, and employee retention.  Dr. Ellingson's research has been honored with the SIOP Foundation Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment (2013) and has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the American Psychologist.

Dr. Ellingson currently serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Applied Psychology. She also serves on the editorial board for the SIOP Frontiers book series, and has served on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Dr. Ellingson is an elected member of the Executive Committee for the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, a Fisher College of Business Research Pace Setter (2002), and a Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) Dissertation Fellow (1998).  Jill teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in human resource management, training and development, individual differences, research methods and data analysis, and organizational staffing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Employment Assessment and Testing for Selection and Development
  • Personality and Individual Differences Measurement
  • Organizational Staffing
  • Employee Retention and Turnover


  • Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
  • B.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Minnesota, Department of Psychology