Connie Wanberg

Professor, Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair
Center for HR & Labor Studies


  • BS 1988
    Psychology Moorhead State University

  • MS 1990
    Industrial/Organizational Psychology Iowa State University

  • PhD 1992
    Industrial/Organizational Psychology Iowa State University


  • Formal mentoring programs
  • Psychological experience of unemployment
  • Job-seeking behavior
  • Socialization of new employees

Wanberg first joined the Carlson School in 1996 as a professor in the Department of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (HRIR). She served as chair of the HRIR department from 2006 to 2009 and as Associate Dean of the Carlson School of Management undergraduate program from 2011 to 2012. She has published 32 articles in refereed journals as well as numerous book chapters, and has served as an editorial board member for Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Performance. Wanberg has presented at numerous conferences throughout the world and has served as a guest instructor at Universite Jean Moulin in Lyon, France and the Fundacíon Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain. She has extensive consulting and research experience and is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Selected Works

  • "Turnover processes in a temporal context: Its about time," with J. Kammeyer-Mueller, T. Glomb, and D. Ahlburg, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2005
  • "Unwrapping the Organizational Entry Process: Disentangling Multiple Antecedents and their Pathways to Adjustment," with J. Kammeyer-Mueller, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2003
  • "Development of the 'Getting Ready for Your Next Job' inventory for unemployed individuals." with Zhang, Z., & Waldera, E., Personnel Psychology, 63, 439-478. 2010
  • "The Job-Search Grind: Perceived Progress, Self-Reactions, and Self-Regulation of Search Effort." with Zhu, J., & van Hooft, E., Academy of Management Journal, 53, 788-807. 2010. Winner of the 2011 Academy of Management Scholarly Achievement Award, HR Division
  • "Predictors and Outcomes of Networking Intensity Among Unemployed Job-Seekers," with R. Kanfer and J. Banas, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2000
  • "Predictors and Outcomes of Proactivity in the Socialization Process," with J. Kammeyer-Mueller, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2000
  • "Predictors and Outcomes of Openness Toward Changes in a Reorganizing Workplace," with J. Banas, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2000
  • "Unemployed Individuals: Motives, Job-Search Competencies, and Job-Search Constraints as Predictors of Job Seeking and Reemployment," with R. Kanfer and M. Rotundo, Journal of Applied Psychology, 1999
  • "Job-Search Persistence During Unemployment: A Ten Wave Longitudinal Study," with Glomb, T., Song, Z., and Rosol, S., Journal of Applied Psychology, 2005.
  • "Psychological and Physical Well-Being During Unemployment: A Meta-Analytic Study," with McKee-Ryan, F., Song, Z., Kinicki, A., Journal of Applied Psychology, 2005
  • "Predictive Validity of a Multidisciplinary Model of Reemployment Success," with L. Hough and Z. Song, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2002
  • "Job Search and Employment: A Personality-Motivational Analysis and Meta-Analytic Review," with R. Kanfer & T. Kantrowitz, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2001.

Current Activities

Current Research

  • Mental health/re-employment of out-of-work individuals
  • Antecedents of Effective Mentoring Relationships
  • Expatriate Adjustment

Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial Board, Personnel Psychology
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Editorial Board, Human Performance

Honors and Awards

  • Herbie Award for Teaching Excellence, 2000

Scholarly Service

  • Carlson Professor of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, 2002-2006
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