Tim Judge receives doctoral mentoring award

Gainesville, Fla. –Tim Judge, Matherly-McKethan Eminent Scholar of Management, is one of five recipients of the 2007-2008 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award from the University of Florida Graduate School. The award recognizes a standard of excellence in dedication to the support of graduate education and sponsorship of student research. Professor Judge is currently chair of five dissertation committees at the Warrington College of Business Administration.

“My job is to prepare students for how to self-manage their work and their careers,” says Judge. “I view my role as facilitating students to discover their intrinsic interests, and to find and capitalize on their own inherent strengths.”

Indeed, Judge’s methods have paid dividends to students fortunate enough to work under his tutelage. In the past decade, his students have won 10 major awards for Best Dissertation, and three have won the Ernest J. McCormick Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Students Judge has mentored are faculty members at many leading research universities, including University of Amsterdam, Michigan State University, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to name a few.

“In the fourth and fifth years, students are truly apprentices,” Judge notes, “capable of taking the lead on all aspects of research…this is the most gratifying stage, because that is where I learn the most from my students. I take no greater pride than when I see students become, with a few nudges from me here or there, scholars that match their early promise.”

Tim Judge received his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a master’s degree from Illinois and an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa. His research interests are in the areas of personality and individual differences, leadership and influence behaviors, internal and external staffing, and job attitudes. In 1995, Judge also received the Ernest J. McCormick Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions from SIOP, and in 2001, he received the Larry L. Cummings Award for Mid-career Contributions from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Judge is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Academy of Management.