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.


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


Managing Groups & Teams
MGT 401
MGT 407


Selected Articles

Being valued and devalued at work: A social valuing perspective
J.E. Dutton, G. Debebe & A. Wrzesniewski
Qualitative Organizational Research
Job crafting and cultivating positive meaning and identity in work
A. Wrzesniewski, N. LoBuglio, J. E. Dutton & J. M. Berg
Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology
T. G. Okimoto and A. Wrzesniewski
European Journal of Social Psychology
How work shapes well-being
B. Caza & A. Wrzesniewski
Oxford Handbook of Happiness

Selected Working Papers

A. Wrzesniewski, J. E. Dutton and G. Debebe
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