R Blake Jelley
R Blake Jelley
McDougall Hall 406
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Island Scholar Biography


BA, MA, PhD (Western); CPHR

Dr. Blake Jelley is a professor of management in the University of Prince Edward Island’s Faculty of Business. He holds a PhD in industrial-organizational psychology from Western University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources, having earned the top score in Canada on the October 2012 National Knowledge Exam in human resource management. Dr. Jelley is a Fellow of the Center for Evidence-Based Management, a former Chair of the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (CSIOP), and recipient of the Joan Finegan Award for Outstanding Contributions to CSIOP. His professional practice experience includes five years in applied research and consulting at the Ontario Police College where he completed training design, test development, and human resource management projects. Dr. Jelley also serves as Vice Chair of the PEI Employment Standards Board.

Dr. Jelley’s scholarly work includes in excess of 100 publications and presentations, more than 20 of which appear in peer-reviewed journals. His work has appeared in prestigious outlets in applied psychology and management such as the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Human Resource Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. His interests include evidence-based management; management education; and the appraisal, prediction, and improvement of human performance. His teaching assignments have included courses in organizational behaviour, human resource management, management skills, research methods and evidence-based management, and global leadership and ethics.

Research Interests
  • Performance appraisal and management
  • Candidate reactions to selection procedures
  • Job analysis
  • Evidence-based management

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