Jim Jawahar, professor and chair of the Department of Management and Quantitative Methods, and Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the Department of Politics and Government, have been named University Professors at Illinois State University. The title honors faculty members who are nationally recognized scholars and teachers. The title of University Professor will be officially bestowed upon both at Illinois State’s Founders Day Convocation at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Dr. Jim JawaharJawahar teaches courses in human resource management and organizational behavior. His research focuses on performance appraisal, selection, organizational justice, citizenship and counterproductive behaviors and work-family dynamics. He has published more than 45 articles in such journals as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Labor Research, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Applied Psychology. He has presented more than 60 papers at national and international conferences, including the Academy of Management Conference and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.

Jawahar has been recognized with the Dale Yoder and Herb Heneman Research Award (SHRM Research Award) for his research on performance appraisal. At Illinois State University, he has received the College of Business Service Award, College of Business Research Award and has been recognized twice with the Caterpillar Faculty Scholar Award.

Jawahar is the editor of Career Development International, a premier journal in the career area of management. He previously served on the editorial board ofthe Journal of Management and is currently on the editorial advisory boards of Group and Organization Management, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing and Journal of Managerial Psychology.

He is the faculty advisor for Illinois State’s Society for Human Resource Management student chapter, which earned the Superior Merit Award each of the last eight years. In 2003, he served as the president of the Bloomington-Normal Human Resource Council and continues to serve that organization as a board member. Jawahar also serves as an executive board member of Illinois State’s Institutional Review Board.