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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Dr. Elora Voyles

Assistant Professor


Education: Ph.D., 2017
Northern Illinois University

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

(618) 650-2202


Elora Voyles

About Dr. Voyles

Elora Voyles teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Leadership and Motivation, Gender, and Social Psychology. Her research interests broadly examine interpersonal perceptions in the workplace and factors that enable success at work. More specifically, her current research focuses on age metastereotypes at work and the relationship between interview anxiety and performance. Her work has been published in journals such as Career Development InternationalIndustrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and Work, Aging and Retirement. Dr. Voyles regularly presents research at annual conferences including Society for I/O Psychology (SIOP) and the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA). In addition to research, she also has applied experience with job analysis, recruiting and interviewing, and employee performance appraisal.

Mentoring Expertise

Dr. Voyles is available to mentor students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Social Psychology.

Representative Publications

  • Bailey, S. F., Voyles, E. C., Finkelstein, L., & Matarazzo, K. (2016). Who is your ideal mentor? An exploratory study of mentor prototypes. Career Development International, 21(2), 160-175.
  • Nadler, J. T., Weston, R., & Voyles, E. C. (2015). Stuck in the middle: the use and interpretation of mid-points in items on questionnaires. The Journal of general psychology, 142(2), 71-89.
  • Voyles, E. C., Bailey, S. F., & Durik, A. M. (2015). New pieces of the jigsaw classroom: increasing accountability to reduce social loafing in student group projects. The New School Psychology Bulletin, 13(1), 11-20.
  • Voyles, E., Finkelstein, L., & King, E. (2014). A tale of two theories: Stereotype threat and metastereotypes. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, 419-421.
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