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Connie Wanberg

Professor, Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair
Department of Work and Organizations


  • BS 1988
    Psychology Moorhead State University

  • MS 1990
    Industrial/Organizational Psychology Iowa State University

  • PhD 1992
    Industrial/Organizational Psychology Iowa State University


  • Job Search and Unemployment
  • Leader Development
  • Talent Management
  • Career Success

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 34 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 guest faculty at the University of Amsterdam, 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

  • "The individual experience of unemployment" Annual Review of Psychology, 2012, 63, 369-396
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  • "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
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  • "Development of the 'Getting Ready for Your Next Job' inventory for unemployed individuals." with Zhang, Z., & Waldera, E., Personnel Psychology, 63, 439-478. 2010
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  • "Job-Search Persistence During Unemployment: A Ten Wave Longitudinal Study," with Glomb, T., Song, Z., and Rosol, S., Journal of Applied Psychology, 2005.
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  • "Psychological and Physical Well-Being During Unemployment: A Meta-Analytic Study," with McKee-Ryan, F., Song, Z., Kinicki, A., Journal of Applied Psychology, 2005
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  • "Unwrapping the Organizational Entry Process: Disentangling Multiple Antecedents and their Pathways to Adjustment," with J. Kammeyer-Mueller, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2003
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  • "Mentoring: A review and directions for future research" with Welsh, L, & Hezlett, S., Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 2003
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  • "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
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  • "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
  • "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

Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Research Award: TheLadders.com (2009)

  • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2007-present)

  • Curtis L. Carlson Professor of Human Resources and Industrial Relations (2002-2006) and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair (2006-present)

  • 2000 Among top published women in the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology during the 1990s (Ones & Viswesvaran, 2000, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 37[4], see http://www.siop.org/tip/backissues/TipApril00/3Ones.aspx)

  • Herbie Award for Teaching Excellence, 2000

  • Scholarly Achievement Award Academy of Management HR Division (2011)

  • Among the most influential management scholars who received their degrees since 1991 (Aguinis et al., 2012, Scholarly Impact Revisited, Academy of Management Perspectives, 26(2), 105-132, doi:10.5465/amp.2011.0088)

Research Grants

  • National Science Foundation grant in conjunction with NWO (Netherlands) and DFG (Germany)