Cummings Early to Mid-Career Scholarly Achievement Award

Sponsored by an OB Division endowment in the name of Larry Cummings, the Organizational Behavior Division recognizes the significant scholarly achievement during the early- to mid-career stage with the OB Division Cummings Early to Mid-Career Scholarly Achievement Award. This award, created in honor of the late Professor Larry Cummings, recognizes the scholarly achievement of an early- to mid-career scholar.

The winner of 2022:  Jessica Rodell
Jessica Rodell has published over 20 papers in high profile management journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Harvard Business Review. She has published research on several important topics which are focused on understanding what contributes to beneficial work experiences, including trust, justice, meaningfulness, and stress. However, her most distinct research has focused on employee volunteering. This was a topic which was essentially absent from the management literature, and Jessica established theoretical and empirical footholds for this literature to emerge. In so doing, she has leveraged several different types of research designs, organizational settings, and analytical tools. Her research has been cited well over 5,000 times, with an increasing number of per-year citations each year of her career. Jessica has also served as an important hub for developing the scholarly work of others, including serving as an Associate Editor at Academy of Management Journal and publishing research with 9 different PhD students.


Past award winners:


  • 2021 Allison Gabriel (University of Arizona)
  • 2020 Christopher Barnes (University of Washington)
  • 2019 Scott DeRue (University of Michigan)
  • 2018 Russell Johnson (Michigan State University)
  • 2017 Mo Wang ( University of Florida)
  • 2016 Dave Mayer (University of Michigan)
  • 2015 Brent Scott (Michigan State University)
  • 2014 Aparna Joshi (Pennsylvania State University)
  • 2013 Francesca Gino (Harvard University)
  • 2012 Hui Liao (University of Maryland)
  • 2011 Adam M. Grant (University of Pennsylvania)
  • 2010 Maria L. Kraimer (University of Iowa)
  • 2009 Remus Ilies (Michigan State University)
  • 2008 Gilad Chen (University of Maryland)
  • 2007 Don Moore (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • 2006 Jason Colquitt (University of Florida)
  • 2005 Jeffrey LePine (University of Florida)
  • 2004 Jean Phillips (Rutgers University)
  • 2003 Amy Edmondson (Harvard Business School)
  • 2002 Michele Gelfand (University of Maryland)
  • 2001 Timothy A. Judge (University of Florida)
  • 2000 Sandra L. Robinson (University of British Columbia)
  • 1999 Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison (New York University)
  • 1998 Jennifer Chatman (University of California, Berkeley)