Hello, my name is Lillien M. Ellis and I am a 6th year Doctoral Candidate at Cornell University.
I utilize experimental, field survey, and linguistic analysis research methods to study creativity and idea theft. I investigate these phenomena within traditional organization settings, as well as in entrepreneur and venture capitalist communities. By working closely with knowledge workers in diverse domains⏤independent inventors, musicians and songwriters, cannabis entrepreneurs⏤I have developed a research program exploring the social and organizational psychology of idea theft, and its implications for organizational behavior.
As of 2020, I am on the academic job market and am in pursuit of a tenure-track, assistant professor position.