Lillian Eby, Ph.D.

Director, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
Professor, Department of Psychology I/O
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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255A Brooks Hall  |  706-542-7011


Lillian has been a faculty member in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program at UGA since 1996 and was appointed Director of OIBR in 2013. In her role as Director she provides strategic direction for the Institute, advocates for social and behavioral science research at UGA and externally she implements innovative programs to enhance grants administration and interdisciplinary research at UGA. She also oversees the OIBR Grantsmanship Development Program, leads faculty retreats, chairs the OIBR Executive Committee, interfaces with the Vice President for Research, Deans, Department Heads, and Faculty, and serves as an advocate for faculty affiliated with OIBR. Dr. Eby’s own scholarship focuses on occupational health psychology, organizational mentoring, and the intersection of work and family life. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and co-edited 3 books, and has a longstanding history of grant support from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Jody Clay-Warner, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
Meigs Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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252C Brooks Hall  |  706-542-6094


Jody Clay-Warner is a Meigs Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology, where she has been a faculty member since 1998.  As Associate Director of OIBR, Jody oversees the faculty seed grant program, serves on the grantsmanship development program committee and the OIBR executive committee, and she represents OIBR in various capacities across and beyond the UGA campus. Jody has many years of administrative experience, having previously served as the sociology department head, director of the criminal justice studies program, and the sociology department graduate coordinator.  Jody’s research examines responses to injustice from both basic and applied vantage points. Her research broadens understandings of injustice by systematically examining how social structure and contextual factors affect how people perceive and rationalize injustice, as well as the emotional, cognitive, and legal processes involved in responses to injustice. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and by the U.S. Department of State. She is currently engaged in a multi-institution project investigating human trafficking in sub-Saharan African, and she conducts collaborative experimental research on justice and legal processes though the sociology department’s Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction.

Kim Cherewick

Kimberly Silvis Cherewick

Assistant Director
255D Brooks Hall   |   706-542-6078

Kim is the Assistant Director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research and a Decentralized Limited Signatory Authority for the University of Georgia Research Foundation. Kim is responsible for assisting the Director in overseeing all operations of the Institute: Research, Personnel, Financial, Strategic Planning, and Faculty Development Programs.  Kim supervises both pre- and post-award activities, working closely with the OIBR Grants Coordinator and Business Managers, and she remains proactively involved throughout the life of the research projects.

Kim takes great pleasure and pride in the opportunity to provide extensive service to University of Georgia faculty, both emerging and eminent scholars, in pursuing their goals of inquiry. She enjoys leading the OIBR team as we implement new ideas to increase interdisciplinary collaboration and outreach across the University of Georgia and beyond.

Steve Kogan

Steve Kogan, Ph.D.

Director of Faculty Development, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
Athletic Association Professor, Human Development and Family Science
Distinguished Scholar, Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
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