Joelle D. Elicker, Ph.D.

Joelle D. Elicker, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Office: CAS 333
Phone: 330-972-5907
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Dr. Elicker received her Ph.D. in I/O psychology from The University of Akron in 2000.  Her research interests include learning, feedback, and organizational justice. She has published in journals such as Human Performance, Journal of Management, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Teaching of Psychology, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Akron, Dr. Elicker was an organizational consultant specializing in competency-based systems for employee selection and development. Dr. Elicker is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP). 


Elicker, J.D., Cubrich, M., Chen, J.M., Sully de Luque, M.F., & Gabel-Shemueli, R. (2019). Employee Reactions to the Feedback Environment. In J.R. Williams & L.A. Steelman (Eds.), Feedback at Work. New York, NY: Springer.

Flores, C., Elicker, J.D., & Cubrich, M. (2019). The Importance of Social Identity in Feedback Seeking: A Race Perspective. In J.R. Williams & L.A. Steelman (Eds.), Feedback at Work. New York, NY: Springer.

Elicker, J.D., Foust, M.S., & Perry, J.L. (2015).  Do students understand our course structure? Implications for important classroom attitudes and behavior. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 26(2), 105-124.  

Perry, J. L, Foust, M., & Elicker, J. D. (2013).  Measuring the varied skills of psychology majors:  A revision and update of the Academic Skills Inventory. Retrieved from Society for the Teaching of Psychology website:  

Elicker, J.D., & McConnell, N.L. (2011). Interactive learning in the classroom:  Is student response method related to performance? Teaching of Psychology, 38, 147-150.

Elicker, J.D., Lord, R.G., Ash, S.R., Kohari, N., Hruska, B., McConnell, N.L. & Medvedeff, M. (2010). Velocity as a predictor of performance satisfaction, mental focus, and goal revision. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 59(3), 495–514.

Elicker, J.D., McConnell, N.L., & Hall, R.J. (2010). Research participation for course credit in Introduction to Psychology: Why don’t people participate? Teaching of Psychology, 37, 183-185. 

Elicker, J.D., Thompson, M.N., Snell, A.F., & O’Malley, A.L. (2009). A training framework and follow-up observations for multiculturally inclusive teaching:  Is believing that we are emphasizing diversity enough? Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2, 63-77. 

Elicker, J.D., Levy, P.E., & Hall, R.J. (2006). The role of leader-member exchange in the performance appraisal process. Journal of Management, 32, 531-551.