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Amy W

Amy Wrzesniewski

Michael H. Jordan Professor of Management

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


Getting unstuck: The effects of growth mindsets about the self and job on happiness at work

Berg, J. M., Wrzesniewski, A., Grant, A. M., Kurkoski, J., & Welle, B.
Journal of Applied Psychology
2022 Article

Working Paper

Careers and callings: How work meanings shape job transitions

A. Wrzesniewski
Working Paper

If I could turn back time: Occupational regret and its consequences for work and life

A. Wrzesniewski, J. Tosti, & J. Landman
Working Paper

Remoteness as a resource: The impact of virtual work on job crafting

A. Wrzesniewski, C. A. Bartel, & B. Wiesenfeld
Working Paper


  • "Inspiring Yale" School of Management honoree, 2019, 2015
    Herbert Simon Award, Rajk Lászkó College for Advanced Studies, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary, 2018
    Outstanding Author Award, Emerald Publishing Literati Network Award for Excellence, 2014, 2015