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Kisha Jones

Kisha Jones

Assistant Professor of Psychology

612 Moore Building
Office Phone: (814) 867-4843


  1. Ph. D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013


Research Interests

Kisha Jones is an industrial/organizational psychologist who studies two areas, diversity in organizations and organizational justice. Her research seeks to identify how diversity can be increased and managed in organizations by understanding the ways that personal characteristics of individuals (e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities, vocational interests, race/ethnicity, gender, etc.) influence their attraction to, interest in, and selection for jobs. Her work also involves ascertaining the strategies that organizations can use to attract, hire, and retain candidates with desired qualities. This research overlaps with various topics in recruitment, personnel selection, and adverse impact. In addition, her research on organizational justice centers on various individual and contextual factors (e.g., personality, culture, justice source) that influence and explain the relationship between justice perceptions and workplace outcomes.


Recent Publications

Jones, K. S., & Carpenter, N. C. (2014). Toward a sociocultural psychological approach to examining stereotype threat in the workplace. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives of Science and Practice, 7, 429-433. doi: 10.1111/iops.12174

Rupp, D. E., Shao, R., Jones, K. S., & Liao, H. (2014). The utility of a multifoci approach to the study of organizational justice: A meta-analytic investigation into the consideration of normative rules, moral accountability, bandwidth-fidelity, and social exchange. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 123, 159-185. doi: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2013.10.011

Newman, D. A., Jones, K. S., Fraley, R. C., Lyon, J., & Mullaney, K. (2014). Why minority recruiting doesn’t often work and what can be done about it: Applicant qualifications and the 4-group model of targeted recruitment. In K. Y. T. Yu & D. M. Cable (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Recruitment, pp. 492-526. New York: Oxford University Press.

McCance, A. S., Nye, C. D., Wang, L., Jones, K. S., & Chiu, C-y. (2013). Alleviating the burden of emotional labor: The role of social sharing. Journal of Management, 39, 392-415. doi: 10.1177/0149206310383909

Shao, R., Skarlicki, D., Rupp, D. E., & Jones, K. S. (2013). Managing justice across cultures: A meta-analytic review, a management framework, and a cross-cultural research agenda. Journal of Management, 39, 263-301. doi: 10.1177/0149206311422447

Research Interests:

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