Fagenson-Eland Wins Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Posted: September 22, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Ellen Fagenson-Eland, professor in the School of Management, was recently presented with two lifetime achievement awards from the Academy of Management, the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world. She received the Mentoring Best Practices Award and the Janet Chusmir Sage Award for her work with mentoring and gender and diversity.

Fagenson-Eland joined the Academy of Management in 1985 and received numerous Outstanding Service Awards from the organization. She was awarded the Mentoring Best Practices Award for both her internationally known research on mentoring and her practice of mentoring. Her published articles on mentoring, such as “The Mentor Advantage” and “Perceptions of Mentoring” have been cited extensively and are considered classic, pivotal work in the field.

She initiated a service in the Women in Management Division of the Academy of Management to link junior and senior colleagues for research collaboration. The program became part of the professional development workshops for the Academy of Management and is now open to any member.

For her service work promoting gender and diversity in management, she was awarded the Janet Chusmir Sage Award from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division of the Academy of Management. Fagenson-Eland was a past chair of the GDO Division and initiated a media committee that promoted media coverage of the academy’s research. She has been the associate editor of the Academy of Management Executive since 2002.

Fagenson-Eland has presented more than 60 papers at national and international conferences and books and academic journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Management Development. She also published a book, Women in Management: Trends, Issues and Challenges in Managerial Diversity in 1993. Her work has received many honors and awards and has been discussed by her and others at The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Voice of America, National Public Radio, Washingtonian Magazine, and other media outlets.

Her research and consulting are in the areas of organization development and change, mentoring, entrepreneurship, diversity in management, international management, technology in the workplace, and career success. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University.

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