Amy Wrzesniewski

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

Professor Wrzesniewski's research interests focus on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts (e.g., stigmatized occupations, virtual work, absence of work), and the experience of work as a job, career, or calling. Her current research involves studying how employees shape their interactions and relationships with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and the meaning of the job.

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • MA, University of Michigan
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Courses

Managing Groups & Teams
MGT 401
Careers
MGT 407

Publications

Selected Articles

In search of the self at work: Young adults’ experiences of a dual identity organization
M. Anteby & A. Wrzesniewski
Research in the Sociology of Work
Forthcoming
Multiple types of motives don’t multiply the motivation of West Point cadets
A. Wrzesniewski, B. Schwartz, X. Cong, M. Kane, A. Omar, & T. Kolditz
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
2014 (In Press)
One out of many? Boundaries and identities in post-merger integration
I. Drori, A. Wrzesniewski, & S. Ellis
Organization Science
2013
Knowing where you stand: Physical isolation, perceived respect, and organizational identification among virtual employees
C. A. Bartel, A. Wrzesniewski, & B. Wiesenfeld
Organization Science
2012
On the meaning of work: A theoretical integration and review
B. D. Rosso, K. H. Dekas, & A. Wrzesniewski
Research in Organizational Behavior
2010

Selected Working Papers

Caring in constrained contexts
A. Wrzesniewski, J. E. Dutton, & G. Debebe
Getting what you want and wanting what you get? The impact of prospective plans and past employment on job search outcomes
C. Tschopp & A. Wrzesniewski
Careers and callings: How work meanings shape job transitions
A. Wrzesniewski
If I could turn back time: Occupational regret and its consequences for work and life
A. Wrzesniewski, J. Tosti, & J. Landman
Remoteness as a resource: The impact of virtual work on job crafting
A. Wrzesniewski, C. A. Bartel, & B. Wiesenfeld

Achievements

Outstanding Author Award
Emerald Publishing Literati Network Award for Excellence
2014
Google Faculty Research Grant
Award given to support research
2010
Davis Conference on Qualitative Research Best Paper Award
(with Jane Dutton and Gelaye Debebe)
2009
Representative-at-Large, Organizational Behavior Division
Academy of Management
2008
Kauffman Grant
Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship
2006
Finalist, Professor of the Year
NYU Stern School of Business
2005
New York University Excellence in Teaching Award
NYU Stern School of Business
2003
New York University Undergraduate College “Club 6”
Award given for teaching excellence
2003
IBM Faculty Award
Award given for research excellence
2002

Boards

  • Artspace
  • Fractured Atlas

Editorial Boards

Academy of Management Journal, 2010-
Academy of Management Review, 2012-
Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2009-
Organization Science, 2011-