Professor Berrin Erdogan
Distinguished Research Professor
Berrin Erdogan is Distinguished Research Professor in Leadership at the University of Exeter, and Professor of Management at Portland State University in the USA.
Her main research areas are leadership and person job fit/misfit. Her work appeared in journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management. To date, she has published over 60 journal articles and book chapters, and co-authored four textbooks. She is a fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and Association for Psychological Sciences (APS). She served as an Associate Editor for European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and Personnel Psychology. She is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of Personnel Psychology. (January 2020-December 2022).
- Ph.D. in Human Resource Management (University of Illinois at Chicago)
- Person-job fit and misfit
- Job performance and turnover
My research focuses on two themes. First, I examine how leaders lead through the relationships they build with their employees, and the implications of manager-employee relationships for employee effectiveness, retention, and well-being. Second, I am interested in understanding person-job fit and misfit, with a focus on why and how employees find themselves overqualified for their jobs and the consequences of being overqualified.
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Awards and Honours
- Fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
- Fellow of Association for Psychological Sciences (APS)
- Fulbright Scholar
- Incoming Editor-in-Chief, Personnel Psychology (January 2020-December 2022).
- Chair of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology track for the annual convention of Association for Psychological Science (APS, 2018-2020).
Gave invited research talks at:
- University of Toronto
- University of Melbourne
- London School of Economics and Political Sciences
- Kingston University
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- National University of Singapore
- Koç University
The courses I teach include organizational behavior, human resource management, global human resource management, performance management, training & development, and management of reward systems. My teaching style is interactive, applied and practical but with a solid grounding in theory and best practices. I am also versatile in teaching methodology and have extensive experience teaching fully online as well as in person classes.