Distinguished Research Professor 2022
Lillian Eby, professor of psychology, is one of the world’s leading industrial-organizational psychology scholars. She studies employee health and well-being, addressing workers’ relationships inside and outside the workplace. She is best known for her groundbreaking, enduring studies of workplace and other types of mentoring relationships. She contributed some of the first and most highly cited research on the dynamics of mentoring relationships and published three large-scale meta-analyses of the literature, integrating hundreds of primary studies. A leading expert on the occupational health of substance abuse treatment workers, she conducted large-scale, longitudinal and methodologically rigorous studies of occupational health among this high-stress population. She translated her empirical findings about major drivers of burnout and turnover into actionable recommendations for organizations and individual workers. She is the author of 110 peer-reviewed journal publications and 28 book chapters and the co-editor of three influential books. Her works average almost 3,000 citations per year.