Office: 536 PACCAR Hall
Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3200
“The concept of comparison is the single most important concept in generating knowledge and understanding.”
- Professors Mitchell, Hill and Avolio recognized among the world’s most influential management scholars in the Journal of Management
- Mitchell honored by Academy of Management for lifetime achievement
- Academic powerhouse leads PhD Program with heart and mind
- Humility is a key to high performance and effective leadership
- Foster Faculty receive international recognition for superior research
- The Year in Research: 2013-14
- Workplace courage: what makes people act?
- Mitchell wins Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award
- Job satisfaction, over time and in context, best predicts voluntary turnover
- Professor Emeritus of Management
- PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1969)
- MA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1967)
- GDPA University of Exeter (1965)
- BA Duke University (1964)
- decision making
- Development and validation of organizational attachment: why people stay and why they leave their jobs, Matching motivation interventions to job contents, How people pace and space their work when striving to meet deadline goals
- At the University of Washington since 1969
- Visiting scholar at, University of Iowa, 2010
- Visiting scholar at, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1988, & 1996
- Visiting scholar at, University of Western Australia, 1990, 1992, & 1995
- Visiting scholar at, University of Amsterdam, 1994
- AACSB faculty fellow at the Department of Labor, 1972
- “The effects of proximal withdrawal states on job attitudes, job search, intention to leave and voluntary employee turnover“
Journal Article: Li, J.I., Lee, T.W., Mitchell, T.R., Hom, P.W & Griffeth, R.G., (2016). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 101, pp. 1436-1456.
- “The Need to Consider Time, Level, and Trends: A Turnover Perspective“
Journal Article: Mitchell, T.R., Burch, T.C., & Lee, T.W., (2014). Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 35(2), pp. 296–300.
- “A Demonstration of the Importance of Temporal Considerations in the Prediction of Newcomer Turnover“
Journal Article: Holtom, B.C., Tidd, S.T., Mitchell, T.R., & Lee, T.W., (2013). Human Relations, Vol. 66, pp. 1337-1352.
- “Expressed Humility in Organizations: Implications for Performance, Teams, and Leadership“
Journal Article: Owens, B.P., Johnson, M.D., & Mitchell, T.R., (2013). Organization Science, Vol. 24(5), pp. 1517-1538.
- “Hometown Proximity, Coaching Change, and the Success of College Basketball Recruits“
Journal Article: Barden, J.Q., Bluhm, D.J., Mitchell, T.R., & Lee, T.W., (2013). Journal of Sports Management, Vol. 27, pp. 230-246.
- “Some Reservations About a SEU Model Predicting Employee Turnover“
Journal Article: Mitchell, T.R., & Lee, T.W., (2013). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, Vol. 6, pp. 181-187.
- “The Story of Why We Stay: A Review of Job Embeddedness“
Journal Article: Lee, T.W., Burch, T.C., & Mitchell, T.R., (2013). Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Vol. 1, pp. 199-216.
- “Further Clarification on the Hom, Mitchell, Lee, and Griffeth (2012) Model: Reply to Bergman, Payne, & Boswell (2012) and Maertz (2012)“
Journal Article: Lee, T.W., & Griffeth, R., Mitchell, T.R., & Horn, P.W., (2012). Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 138, pp. 871-875.
- “Redefining Employee Turnover: Focusing on Proximal Psychological States and an Expanded Criterion“
Journal Article: Hom, P.W., Mitchell, T.R., Lee, T.W., & Griffeth, R.W., (2012). Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 138, pp. 831-858.
- “When and How is Job Embeddedness Predictive of Turnover? A Meta-Analytic Investigation“
Journal Article: Jiang, K., Liu, D., McKay, P.F., Lee, T.W., & Mitchell, T.R., (2012). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 97, pp. 1077-1096.
- “When Employees Are Out of Step with Coworkers: How Job Satisfaction Trajectories and Dispersion Influence Individual- and Unit-Level Voluntary Turnover“
Journal Article: Dong, L., Mitchell, T.R., Lee, T.W., Holtom, B.C., & Hinkin, T.R., (2012). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 55(6), pp. 1360-1380.
- “Beyond Internal and External: A Dyadic Theory of Relational Attributions“
Journal Article: Eberly, M.B., Holley, E.C., Johnson, M.D., & Mitchell, T.R., (2011). Academy of Management Review, Vol. 36(4), pp. 731–753.
- “Working in Research Teams: Lessons from Personal Experiences“
Journal Article: Lee, T.W., & Mitchell, T.R., (2011). Management and Organization Review, Vol. 7, pp. 461-469.
- “The Buffering Effects of Job Embeddedness on Negative Shocks“
Journal Article: Burton, J.P., Holtom, B.C., Sablynski, C.J., & Mitchell, T.R., & Lee, T.W., (2010). Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 76(1), pp. 42-51.
- “Turnover Contagion: How Coworkers’ Job Embeddedness and Coworkers’ Job Search Behaviors Influence Quitting“
Journal Article: Felps, W., Mitchell, T.R., Hekman, D., Lee, T.W., Holtom, B.C., & Harman, W.S., (2009). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 52, pp. 545-561.
- “Industrial Psychology: Linking Theory and Practice“
Book: Cooper, C.L., & Locke, E.A., (2000). Goal Setting: Theory and Practice. Blackwell Publishers
- “Disclosure of Contingent Environmental Liabilities: Some Unintended Consequences“
Journal Article: Kennedy, J., Mitchell, T., and Sefcik, S., (1998). Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 36(2), pp. 257-277.
- “Predicting Self Efficacy and Performance During Skills Acquisition“
Journal Article: Mitchell, T.R., Hooper, H., Daniels, D., Reynolds, J., & James, L.R., (1994). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 79(4), pp. 506-517.
- “The Effects of Lottery Incentive Programs on Performance“
Journal Article: Evans, K.M., Kienast, P., & Mitchekk, T.R., (1988). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Vol. 9(2), pp. 113-135.
- Physio-Control, assessment of the success of JIT program
- Univar, facilitation of merger
- Weyerhauser, development of performance appraisal instrument
Honors and Awards
- Scholarly Achievement Award, Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, 2013
- Lifetime Achievement Award, Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Division, 2010
- Outstanding Practitioner Oriented Publication in Organizational Behavior Award for article, "Increasing Human and Social Capital by Applying Job Embeddedness Theory". Judged best of all papers, 2006
- Winner, Best Published Paper, Academy of Management Review, 2001
- Winner, Best Published Paper (Research in Organizational Behavior chapter), Organizational Behavior Division, 2001
- Scholar of the Year, University of Washington School of Business, 2001 & 2005
- Charter Member, Academy of Management’s Hall of Fame, Gold Level, 2000
- Fellow, Academy of Management
- Fellow, American Psychological Association
- Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1998
- Burlington Northern Foundation Achievement Award for Scholarship, 1982
- Director of the Doctoral Program, Foster School of Business, 2007-2010
- Executive Committee of the Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management, 1998-2003
- Governing board of the Society for Organizational Behavior, 1990-1994
- Editorial board of Academy of Management Review, 1988-1993, & 1996-2002