Amy Wrzesniewski

Professor of Organizational Behavior

Faculty Directory

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.

Expertise

Education

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

Courses

  • Managing Groups & Teams MGT 401
  • Leadership Development MGT 414

Selected Articles

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

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
2014

Selected Working Papers

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

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

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-