Abbie Shipp Deans Award

Abbie Shipp Honored with TCU Deans' Award for Research and Creative Activity

Abbie Shipp, professor of management and leadership, was honored with one of TCU's highest awards at 2020 Convocation.

September 22,  2020

By Elaine Cole

Abbie Shipp is not only brilliant, she knows how to translate that brilliance into interesting, thought-provoking lessons for others, including students, other professors, business leaders and the general public.

At Fall 2020 Convocation, Chancellor Victor Boschini named Abbie Shipp, professor and chair of the management and leadership department in the Neeley School of Business, among this year’s select three honorees from professors all across campus for the TCU Deans’ Award for Research and Creative Activity.

Shipp studies the psychological aspects of time at work, including trajectories of work experiences, temporal focus, time allocation, experiencing change, and person-environment fit over time. She was lauded by the nominating committee as an exceptionally creative researcher who has broken new pathways for herself and researchers who are following her leadership.

Shipp has published research frequently in top-tier management journals, including the prestigious Academy of Management Review, for which she is associate editor, as well as Personnel Psychology and Journal of Applied Psychology.

Her worldwide thought leadership in temporal studies in management has practical impact, as evidenced by her frequent appearance in popular press outlets such as The New York Times, Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek, HR the Magazine and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Shipp enriches the classroom with her research to ensure that her courses are both evidence-based and relevant to her students. She has been named a favorite professor of the TCU MBA program six times, as recently as 2020, and was honored with the Neeley School’s 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Core Teaching Award.

Shipp joined TCU Neeley in 2012. She previously was assistant professor at Texas A&M University. She worked in human resources at TCU Guide Inc. and The Boeing Company before turning her expertise to academia. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and MBA and BSBA from Oklahoma State University.