Dr. Mo Wang is a University Distinguished Professor and the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair at the Warrington College of Business at University of Florida. He is also the Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Department Chair of the Management Department, and the Director of Human Resource Research Center at University of Florida.
To date, Mo has published more than 185 peer-reviewed journal articles, 30 book chapters, and 5 books. He is known for his research on retirement and older worker employment, occupational health psychology, expatriate and newcomer adjustment, leadership and team processes, and advanced quantitative methodologies. He received numerous awards for his research in these areas, including Academy of Management HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), Careers Division Best Paper Award (2009), European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (2009), Emerald Group’s Outstanding Author Contribution Awards (2013 and 2014), Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology’s William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award (2016), and Journal of Management Scholarly Impact Award (2017). He also received Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award from Academy of Management’s OB Division (2017), Early Career Contribution/Achievement Awards from American Psychological Association (2013), Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2013), Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2012), Academy of Management’s HR Division (2011) and Research Methods Division (2011), and Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2009).
Mo’s research is well recognized and regarded by major federal funding agencies. His research program has been supported with more than $5M from NIH, NSF, CDC, and various other research foundations and agencies. As a true scientist-practitioner, Mo is also committed to providing students, workers, employers, and policy makers with evidence-based knowledge. His work has been reported extensively by the popular media, such as NPR, BBC, Associated Press, WSJ, NYTimes, HBR, and the Washington Post. In 2015, he conducted a Congressional Debriefing on retirement for U.S. Congress. He also served as an invited speaker for White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team twice, giving talks on retirement (2015) and older worker job search (2016).
Mo is an elected Foreign Member of Academia Europaea (M.A.E) and a Fellow of AOM, APA, APS, and SIOP. He was the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Retirement and an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Psychology (2010-2020) and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Work, Aging and Retirement. He was the President of Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2014-2015) and the Director for the Science of Organizations Program at National Science Foundation (2014-2016). He currently serves the Presidential Track for Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2021-2024).