Connie Wanberg AOM Fellow

Wanberg Elected Academy of Management Fellow

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

For her “significant contributions to the science and practice of management,” Professor Connie Wanberg has been named a Fellow by the Academy of Management (AOM).

Wanberg, Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair in the Work and Organizations Department, is the third Carlson School faculty member to earn this prestigious honor, joining Professors Andrew Van De Ven and Shaker A. Zahra as Fellows of the Academy.

"I'm grateful for this recognition,” says Wanberg, who will be formally installed during the virtual AOM Annual Meeting, July 29-August 4. “It’s also an honor to be introduced by a previous faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Ruth Kanfer.” 

In her role as an educator, Wanberg teaches classes involving human resources management, leadership, industrial/organizational psychology, and organizational behavior. 

In her role as a researcher, Wanberg is internationally known for her work on unemployment, job search, and careers. To date, she has 55 publications in top-tier, refereed journals that have received over 16,500 citations. Recently, she was part of a team that created BRIO, the first scalable, online program designed to build employee networking skills. Her research has received numerous awards including the 2011 AOM Human Resources Scholarly Achievement Award; the 2017 AOM International Human Resource Management Scholarly Research Award; and the 2020 Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award. 

In nominating her, a colleague wrote that, “when Dr. Wanberg first began her work on job search and reemployment in the 1990s, little was known about the predictors of faster reemployment, the challenges facing job seekers, and related questions. Her seminal work in this area has informed public and HR policymakers and has influenced many thousands of job seekers in Minnesota, throughout the U.S., and in other countries.” Another colleague added, “Dr. Wanberg remains a leading scholar in the field after more than 30 years...exert[ing] creative and practical influence on the field, as exemplified by her first-author role on papers recently published in top-tier journals.”

Wanberg is also a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. Additionally, she has served in leadership positions at the Carlson School, including the chair of the Department of Work and Organizations (2006-2009, 2018-2019) and as associate dean of the Undergraduate Program (2011-2012). She is now Ph.D. Coordinator for the Department of Work and Organizations.