Jun 18 • 2 min read

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management In-Sue Oh has recently been chosen as the winner of the Academy of Management’s Early Career Achievement Award in the Human Resources Division.

“I was very excited, because this award has been presented to some big stars in the field for over seven years.  I’m a junior scholar who earned a PhD in 2009 and very happy to receive this award during the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management which will be held in our city, Philadelphia,” Oh said of this notable achievement.

The Early Career Achievement Award is given to a scholar who has made distinguished contributions to their field within seven years of receiving their PhD.  Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology Christopher Berry, a former recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award, nominated Oh for this award.

Oh has published over fifty journal articles, including sixteen papers published in top-tier journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. Additionally, Oh has made more than fifty scholarly presentations at major international conferences.

Oh has been an award-winning scholar for some time, including receiving the Hogan Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Foundation. Other scholarly awards Oh has received include the Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship from Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), the James C. Johnson Paper Competition Award from the International Personnel Assessment Council, and the International Research Excellence Award from the Korean Academy of Management.

“It would be hard for me to imagine any other junior scholar accomplishing such noteworthy achievement,” Berry said in his nomination letter, “and in this vein, I firmly believe this has established him as an outstanding researcher in our field.”

There are two hopes Oh has from receiving this award.

First, he hopes that this award will open up more opportunities for him to serve as an (associate) editor of a top-tier academic journal. Secondly, he hopes that his achievement will reflect positively on Temple University and the Fox School of Business, with broader recognition and increasing the caliber of PhD students and faculty members that are recruited.

“I’ve only been here at Temple University for two years, and my overall experience has been very positive,” Oh said. “My colleagues are very collegial, and my department Chair and the Deans have been very supportive of my research.”

Oh will receive the award during the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in Philadelphia this August.

—Alexis Wright-Whitley