Mo Wang

Warrington professor selected into UFRF Professors

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Mo Wang, the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair and Full Professor at the Warrington College of Business, was one of 34 UF faculty members chosen as University of Florida Research Foundation Professors for 2017-2020.

This recognition goes to faculty with a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.

“Faculty chosen for UFRF Professorships have a proven record of research and scholarship and the potential for even more success in the future,” said David Norton, UF’s vice president for research. “History has shown that by investing in these outstanding faculty, we can generate significant return in research discoveries, scholarship and technology transfer.”

Dr. Wang served as an Associate Professor at Warrington from 2011-2014 and has been a Full Professor since 2014. Along with serving as the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair, he is also the director of the Human Resource Research Center. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Work, Aging and Retirement and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology.

He earned a B.S. from Peking University in Beijing in 2001, a M.A. from Bowling Green State University in 2003 and a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in 2005.

The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from their department chairs, a personal statement and an evaluation of their recent research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, external funding, honors and awards, development of intellectual property and other measures appropriate to their field of expertise. In many colleges, the selection process is conducted by a special faculty committee.

The three-year award includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a one-time $3,000 grant. The professorships are funded from the university’s share of royalty and licensing income on UF-generated products.