Portrait of Jeffrey Yip
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Organizational Behavior, Boston University
    MA, Human Development & Psychology, Harvard University
    MA, National University of Singapore
    BA, National University of Singapore
  • Research Interests
    Leadership, Mentoring, Career development

Jeffrey Yip is an assistant professor of organizational psychology at Claremont Graduate University. His research is focused in the areas of mentoring, leadership, and career development. In particular, he studies how interpersonal processes (such as feedback, social support, attachment, and accountability) contribute to outcomes of effective and ethical leadership.

Jeffrey received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Boston University, his master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees (with upper class honors) from the National University of Singapore. Prior to academia, Yip worked in research and consulting roles for public and private organizations. He has worked in leadership development at the Center for Creative Leadership and as the co-founder of the Halogen Foundation in Singapore, and he was a section commander in military service.

Yip has received numerous awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship, the Arnon Reichers Best Paper Award by the Academy of Management, a fellowship by the Learning Innovations Laboratory at Harvard University, and an honorable mention for the Douglas McGregor Memorial Best Paper Award. Yip’s research is published in peer-reviewed journals in management and organizational psychology, including the Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Organizational Dynamics, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. He is also the author of two leadership guidebooks: Return on Experience: Learning Leadership at Work (Center for Creative Leadership, 2009) and Leadership Wisdom: Discovering the Lessons of Experience (co-authored with Rola Ruohong Wei, Center for Creative Leadership, 2008).

His current projects includes research on the role of attachment dynamics in work relationships, the relational antecedents to effective and ethical leadership, and the role of character strengths in mentoring and leadership.

Co-authored with Donna Chrobot-Mason and Alan James Yu. “Leading Beyond We: The Nature and Consequences of a Boundary Spanning Mindset.” In Positive Organizing in a Global Society: Understanding and Engaging Differences for Capacity Building and Inclusion, edited by Laura Morgan Roberts, et al. London: Routledge, 2016.

Co-authored with Douglas T. Hall. “Career cultures and climates in organizations.” In The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture, edited by Benjamin Schneider and Karen M. Barbera. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Co-authored with Kathy E. Kram and Ilene C. Wasserman. “Metaphors of identity and professional practice: Learning from the scholar-practitioner.” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 48, no. 3 (2012): 304–41.

Co-authored with Joseph A. Raelin. Threshold concepts and modalities for teaching leadership practice, Management Learning 43, no. 3 (2012): 333–54.

Co-authored with Dawn E. Chandler and Kathy E. Kram. An ecological systems perspective on mentoring at work: A review and future prospects. Academy of Management Annals 5, no. 1 (2011): 519–70.

Interpersonal Dynamics in Organizations
Talent Management
Doctoral Seminar: Organizational Psychology
Positive Organizational Psychology
Positive Careers & Coaching