Mo Wang
Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar, Director of the Human Resource Research Center and Chair of the Management Department.

Management professor elected to Academia Europaea

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, has been elected to join the Academia Europaea as a Foreign Member in the section of economics, business and management sciences.

Similar to the National Academy of Sciences in the United States, the Academia Europaea is a prestigious European academy made up of scientists and scholars who work to advance scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit.

Membership to the Academia Europaea is by invitation only, which is only sent after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field. Amongst the group of the academy’s members, 72 of them are Nobel Laureates.

“I am deeply grateful for the support from Warrington College of Business and University of Florida, which has enabled me to tackle important and impactful research questions in my career,” Wang said. “I also want to express gratitude to my wonderful collaborators, from whom I have learned a great deal, and my students and post-docs, who allow me to share the joy of their growth. This honor really belongs to all of them. I hope to actively contribute to the Academy’s cause and further interdisciplinary and international research.”

In addition to his election to the Academia Europaea, Wang was also inducted as a Fellow of Academy of Management (AOM) this year. As a Fellow in AOM, Wang is among a group of professionals who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management.

Wang has been with the Warrington College of Business since 2011 and served as chair of the department of management since 2017. His research focuses on older worker employment and retirement, occupational health psychology, human resource management and quantitative methods. Wang’s work has yielded more than 200 scholarly publications and appeared in media outlets including BBC News, NPR and The New York Times.

Wang is the founding editor for Work, Aging and Retirement and has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology (2010-2020) and the director for the Science of Organizations Program at NSF (2014-2016). He was recently elected president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), serving the presidential track from 2021-2024. He consults with organizations and government agencies on numerous projects on personnel selection, performance management, leadership development and vocational education.

Wang earned his Ph.D. in I-O and developmental psychology and his master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Peking University in China.