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2005 Graduate Student Scholarship Winner

Abbie Shipp is in her final year of work toward her doctorate at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and headed for a career in teaching and research.

After graduating from Oklahoma State University, Shipp held human resources positions at The Boeing Company and TV Guide, Inc., both in Tulsa. It was while studying for her MBA, which she received from OSU in 2000, that she made the decision to earn a doctoral degree and go into teaching.

I-O was particularly attractive to Shipp who became “fascinated” with the research aspect of the field. “There are always questions to ask. I enjoy testing new ideas in my teaching,” she said.

Shipp has taken full advantage of the research opportunities made available to her through her doctoral program.

Working with her dissertation chair, Jeffrey Edwards, she has coauthored one published paper, has had another accepted by the Journal of Applied Psychology, and is working on several others. She has also made presentations at annual meetings of SIOP and the Academy of Management.

Her research interest in person–environment fit is the topic of her dissertation, entitled “The Moving Window of Fit: Extending Person–Environment Fit Research with Time.”

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