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Jeffrey Edwards

Belk Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior


McColl 4726, CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

Jeff Edwards’ research and teaching focus on individual and organizational change, person-organization fit, and stress and coping in organizations. He also conducts methodological work concerning the design, measurement,and analysis of research in organizations, with particularly emphasis on the study of congruence, multidimensional constructs and methods that combine moderation and mediation.

Dr. Edwards is an award-winning teacher and researcher. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, the Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in PhD Teaching and the Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in Research.

In his field, he has been elected as a fellow of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis.  He also received the Distinguished Career Award from the research methods division of the Academy of Management.

He has consulted, conducted applied research and taught executive development courses with numerous organizations, including Alcoa, Burlington Industries, General Electric, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Misys Healthcare, Quintiles, SonyEriccson, Wachovia, W.C. Bradley, Westinghouse, Whirlpool and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Edwards served as the chair of the management, organizational behavior and strategy, and organizational behavior areas at UNC Kenan-Flagler from 2000-10. He has served on the School’s research committee since 1997 and the promotion and tenure committee since 2011.  Previously he held positions with the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan.

He has held leadership positions at the Academy of Management, serving as chair of the research methods division and the organizational behavior divisions. He has served as editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and associate editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Research Methods and Management Science.

He received his PhD and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and his BA from UNC-Chapel Hill.