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Edward E. Lawler III

Edward Lawler III

Director, Center for Effective Organizations and Distinguished Professor of Business

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Lawler blogs regularly in his column for His columns are also reprinted in the Huffington Post.


Lawler has been honored as a major contributor to theory, research, and practice in the fields of human resources management, compensation, organizational development, and organizational effectiveness.

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He has worked with many of the Fortune 500 firms as well as a number of government and non-profit organizations.

Professional Work

Ed is the recipient of the highest research awards given by the University of Southern California, The Human Resource Planning Society, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Management, the American Society for Training and Development, and World at Work.


BA - Brown University
PhD - University of California, Berkeley

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CEO Awards

August 2, 2014
Academy of Management PTC Research Center Impact Award

November 6, 2008
National Academy of Human Resources Honored Organization