Lillian Eby, PhD

Professor, University of Georgia

Director, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research

Dr. Lillian Eby, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, joined the University of Georgia in 1996. Dr. Eby’s research interests are in the area of workforce development and occupational health, with a special emphasis on the substance abuse treatment workforce. She has published or presented over 200 peer-reviewed papers. Her research has been published in scholarly outlets such as the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, among others. Dr. Eby has also co-edited three books, Blackwell Handbook of Mentoring (2007, Blackwell Publishing), Personal Relationships (2012, Taylor-Francis/Routledge Press), and The Oxford Handbook of Work and Family (2016, Oxford University Press). Her scholarly work has garnered numerous awards and she is currently the Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology. She is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia. To support of her research, Dr. Eby has received several large grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Science Foundation, in addition to internal research support from the University of Georgia and private industry.