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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 focuses on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Her research seeks to understand how organizations can build and maintain fair, diverse, and inclusive work environments that people from all backgrounds can succeed in. Specifically, she studies how factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, and mental illness impact career entry, recruitment, selection, and retention. Her research seeks to identify how diversity can be increased and managed in organizations by understanding the ways that personal characteristics of workers (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, retain, and support employees with these diverse qualities. This research overlaps with various topics in recruitment, personnel selection, adverse impact, and organizational justice.

Recent Publications

Jones, K. S., Anantharaman, A., & Bhatt, A. (in press). Framing matters: The influence of group-image threat on reactions To affirmative action policies. Personnel Assessment and Decisions. (Special Issue on Reducing Discrimination in the Workplace).

Follmer, K. B., Neely, B. H., Jones, K. S., & Hunter, S. T. (in press). Who's to blame? The mediating role of attribution in the relationship between leader error and leader ratings. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Follmer, K. B., & Jones, K. S. (2018). Mental illness in the workplace: A review and research agenda. Journal of Management, 44, 325-351. doi: 10.1177/0149206317741194

Follmer, K. B., & Jones, K. S. (2017). Stereotype content and social distancing from employees with mental illness: The moderating roles of gender and social dominance orientation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47, 492-504. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12455

Augustine, D. A., Wheat, C. O., Jones, K. S., Baraldi, M., & Malgwi, C. A. (2016). Gender diversity within the workforce in the microfinance industry in Africa: Economic performance and sustainability. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 33, 227-241. doi: 10.1002/CJAS.1365

Weaver, K. B., Crayne, M. P., & Jones, K. S. (2016). I/O at a Crossroad: The Value of an Intersectional Research Approach. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 197-206. doi: 10.1017/iop.2015.136

Jones, K. S., & Carpenter, N. C. (2014). Towards a sociocultural psychological approach to examining stereotype threat in the workplace. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on 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: 10.1177/0149206310383909

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: Analytic models of targeted recruiting. In K. Y. T. Yu & D. M. Cable (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Recruitment, pp. 492-526. New York: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199756094.013.0027 

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. Journal of Management, 39, 263-301. doi: 10.1177/0149206311422447

Research Interests:

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