Associate Professor of Management

Department of Management

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Research Interests


Ph.D., Kansas State University
M.S., Kansas State University
B.A.S., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Selected Publications

Grotto, A. R., & Mills, M. J. (in press). Crossing the line: The violating effects of illegitimate interruptions from work and the differential impact on work-to-family conflict by gender. Journal of Organizational Behavior. doi:10.1002/job.2689

Hong, Y., Mills, M. J., Suh, Y., & Ford, M. (in press). Unpacking work-family conflict in the marital dyad: Interaction of employee fit and partner fit. Human Relations. doi:10.1177/00187267221117800

Reina, C., Mills, M. J., & Sumpter, D. M. (in press). A mindful relating framework for understanding the trajectory of work relationships. Personnel Psychology.

Tortez, L. M., & Mills, M. J. (in press). In good company? Development and validation of the Family-Supportive Coworker Behavior Scale. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 136. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2022.103724

Thomas, C. L., Murphy, L. D., Mills, M. J., Zhang, J., Fisher, G. G., & Clancy, R. L. (in press). Employee lactation: A review and recommendations for future policy, practice, and research. Human Resource Management Review, 32(3).

Grotto, A. R., Mills, M. J., & Eatough, E. (2022). Switching gears: A self-regulatory approach and measure of nonwork role re-engagement following after-hours work intrusions. Journal of Business and Psychology, 37, 491-507. doi:10.1007/s10869-021-09754-3

Pervez, A., Lowman, G. H., & Mills, M. J. (2022). Mindfulness as facilitating expatriate development: Advancing knowledge sharing and promoting cultural adjustment abroad. Management International Review, 62, 427-447. doi:10.1007/s11575-022-00471-4

Smith, C., Matthews, R. A., & Mills, M. J., Hong, Y. H., & Sims, S. (2022). Organizational benefits of onboarding contingent workers: An anchoring model approach. Journal of Business and Psychology, 37, 525-541. doi:10.1007/s10869-021-09757-0Mills, M. J., & Fullagar, C. J. (2017). Engagement within occupational trainees: Individual difference predictors and commitment outcome. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 98, 35-45.

Mills, M. J., & Grotto, A. R. (2017). Who can have it all and how? An empirical examination of gender and work-life considerations among senior executives. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 32, 82-97.

Matthews, R. A., Mills, M. J., Trout, R., & English, L. (2014). Family-supportive supervisor behaviors, work engagement, and subjective well-being: A contextually dependent mediated process. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19, 168-181.

Mills, M. J., Matthews, R. A., Henning, J. B., & Woo, V. A. (2014). Family-supportive organizations and supervisors: How do they influence employee outcomes and for whom? International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25, 1763-1785.

Culbertson, S. S., Mills, M. J., & Fullagar, C. J. (2012). Work engagement and work-family facilitation: Making homes happier through positive affective spillover. Human Relations, 65, 1155-1177.

Mills, M. J., Culbertson, S. S., & Fullagar, C. J. (2012). Conceptualizing and measuring engagement: An analysis of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13, 519-545

Culbertson, S. S., Fullagar, C. J., & Mills, M. J. (2010). Feeling good and doing great: The relationship between psychological capital and well-being. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 421-433.