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Lynn M. Shore, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair,
Management Department

Lynn M. Shore received her doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University in 1985. Prior to joining the faculty at San Diego State University, she was on the faculty at University of California, Irvine, and Georgia State University.  She has also been a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Toulouse, Dauphine University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her primary research areas are on the employment relationship and work force diversity. In the area of employment relationships, she has researched such topics as perceived organizational support, psychological contracts, leader-member exchange, and international aspects of employment relationships. Dr. Shore’s work on diversity has examined the impact that composition of the work group and employee/supervisor dyads has on the attitudes and performance of work groups and individual employees.

She is founding Director of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusiveness at SDSU, which partners with the business community on applied research. Her work has appeared in elite scholarly journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. She has published an edited scholarly book titled The employment relationship: Examining psychological and contextual perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2004) and has a new edited book titled The employee-organization relationship: Applications for the 21st century (Applied Psychology Series, Psychology Press/Routledge, in press).
Professor Shore served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology (2003-2008) and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Professor Shore has held leadership roles in the Academy of Management, having served as Human Resources Division Chair (2000-2001), and on the Executive Committee (1995-1998), as Professional Development Workshop Chair for the Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee (2010-2011), and Gender and Diversity in Organizations Executive Committee (2011-2014).

Dr. Shore has consulted with a variety of organizations, including Raytheon, Vericare, BellSouth Advertising and Publishing, Equifax, Drake Beam Morin, Delta Airlines, and Communication Workers of America.  She has primarily designed and administered attitude surveys. Dr. Shore has also been involved in employee assessment, outplacement, management training, and development and evaluation of selection systems. Dr. Shore has also been a speaker on diversity for various organizational groups, and has served as an expert witness and consultant in EEO cases. 



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