Michael Wesson

Associate Professor


Dr. Wesson currently teaches MS/HRM students, MBA’s, PMBA’s, and EMBA’s in the areas of leadership, human resource management and organizational behavior. Dr. Wesson’s teaching has been recognized with several teaching grants and he has been honored as a Texas A&M University Center for Teaching Excellence Montague Scholar. He is also co-author of a textbook on Organizational Behavior.

His specific research interests focus on the areas of recruitment, selection, socialization, compensation, and leadership. His research articles have been published in numerous top-tier journals (such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Review and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes) and he serves on the editorial boards for several of these journals.

Prior to returning to school for his doctoral degree at Michigan State University, Michael worked as a human resources manager for Baker Hughes, Inc.. He has served as a consultant to the automotive supplier, oil and gas, and technology industries in areas dealing with recruiting, selection, onboarding, leadership development, compensation, and turnover.