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Elizabeth Campbell

Associate Professor
Department of Work and Organizations


  • Ph.D.
    University of Maryland
  • B.A.
    University of Michigan


  • Interpersonal processes, states, and interactions within workgroups and teams
  • Multilevel phenomena within workgroups and teams
  • Consequences of high performance, status differences, and proactivity


Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Campbell is an award-winning professor of management and leadership development. Her research examines team development and interpersonal interactions in teams. Her main projects focus on the consequences high performers spark for themselves and how high performers affect their peers and their teams. The University of Minnesota is her third “U of M". Campbell holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. She has published in leading outlets, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. Within the Academy of Management, she has served in the Organizational Behavior (OB) Division in a host of ways on the OB Executive Committee, chairing the Making Connections Committee (MCC; appointed role, 2019 - 2021), serving as Representative-at-Large (elected role, 2021 - 2024), and serving as Chief Operations Officer (appointed, 2024 - present). She serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology, and is currently learning a lot and having a great time advancing our science as an Associate Editor at Personnel Psychology.

Prior to academia, Campbell worked as a human capital consultant for Deloitte, where she advised and supported public sector and Fortune 100 leaders in their organizational design, leadership development, and change management efforts. 

Selected Works & Activities

  • Journal Articles
    High performer peer effects: A review, synthesis, and agenda for future research.
  • Journal Articles
    When narcissists are ethical exemplars: Uneven consequences of ethical leadership behaviors.
  • Journal Articles
    Above the law? How motivated moral reasoning shapes evaluations of high performer unethicality.
  • Journal Articles
    Rookies connected: Interpersonal relationships among newcomers, newcomer adjustment process, and socialization outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Journal Articles
    Why disagreeableness (in married men) leads to earning more: A theory and test of social exchange at home. Personnel Psychology.
  • Journal Articles
    Sitzmann, T. & Campbell, E. M. The hidden cost of prayer? How and why religiosity impacts the gender wage gap. Academy of Management Journal.
  • Journal Articles
    Shining with the stars?: Unearthing how group star proportion shapes non-star performance. Personnel Psychology.
  • Journal Articles
    Referents or role models? The self-efficacy and job performance effects of perceiving higher performing peers. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Journal Articles
    Hot shots and cool reception? An expanded view of social consequences for high performers. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Journal Articles
    Fostering employee service creativity: Joint effects of customer empowering behaviors and supervisory empowering behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Journal Articles
    Teams as innovative systems: Multilevel motivational antecedents of innovation in R&D teams. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Journal Articles
    A field experiment comparing directive to empowering leadership in the Middle East. Academy of Management Journal.
  • Journal Articles
    Doing harm, doing good, being well and burning out: The interactions of perceived prosocial and antisocial impact in service work. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
  • Journal Articles
    Impact and the art of motivation maintenance: The effects of contact with beneficiaries on persistence behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
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    Best Academy of Management Journal 2021 Publication (awarded by AMJ editors for the best AMJ published in the year)

    William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award (awarded by SIOP leadership for the publication most likely to have a significant impact)

    Saroj Parasuraman Outstanding Publication Award (awarded for the best journal article in the field of gender and diversity by AOM’s GDO Division)

    Responsible Research in Management Award Winner (awarded for exemplary publication by the Fellows of AOM and Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management)

    Carlson School of Management Outstanding Research Award

    Carlson School of Management Outstanding Teaching Award

    Carlson School of Management Outstanding Service Award

    Jim and Mary Lawrence Research Fellowship

    Core Faculty of the Year Finalist

    Best Paper Finalist, Isreal Organizational Behavior Conference

    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management

    Allen Nash Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student, Robert H. Smith School of Business (college-level award for excellence in research, teaching, and service contributions)

    OB Division Most Innovative Student Paper, Academy of Management

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