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Michael Wesson

Michael  Wesson

Professor and Department Chair


position: Professor
dept: Department of Management
phone: (334) 844-6549
e-mail: wesson@auburn.edu
office: 401C Lowder Business Building

At Auburn since 2019


Education
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2002
M.S., Texas A&M University, 1992
B.B.A., Baylor University, 1991


Professional Activities
Professor Wesson’s research interests include organizational justice, leadership, organizational entry (employee recruitment, selection, and socialization), person–organization fit, and compensation and benefits. His articles have been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Review, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.He has served on several editorial boards and has been an ad hoc reviewer for many others. He is active in the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Prior to returning to school, Michael worked as a human resources manager for a Fortune 500 firm. He has served as a consultant to the automotive supplier, health care, oil and gas, and technology industries in areas dealing with recruiting, selection, onboarding, compensation, and turnover.  He was previously on faculty at Texas A&M University. He has taught organizational behavior and human resource management–based classes at the undergraduate, graduate, executive, and doctoral levels. He has received awards for teaching excellence both at the college and university levels.
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