Wendy S. Becker
Office: Grove Hall 229
Phone: (717) 477-1410
Office Hours and Teaching Schedule
Associate Professor of Management, John L. Grove College of Business
Assistant to the Associate Provost, Shippensburg University
Visiting Professor, MCI Management Law Center, Innsbruck, Austria
PhD. Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
Research & Teaching Areas
Human Resource Management
International Human Resource Management
Becker, W. S., & Burke, M. J. (in press). Instructional staff rides for
management learning and education. Academy
of Management Learning & Education.
Kowalski, M., & Becker, W. S.
(2014). Job analysis of a developing profession: Muslim chaplains in American
public life. Contemporary Islam.
Becker, W. S. (2014). Cultural agility: Building a pipeline of
successful global professionals [Review].
Personnel Psychology, 67, 1, 526-529.
Becker, W. S. (2013). Starting new team operations: Lessons from greenfield managers. Team Performance Management. 19, 1/2, 72-86.
Becker, W. S., & Burke, M. J. (2012). The staff ride: An approach to qualitative data generation and analysis. Organizational Research Methods, 15, 2, 316-335.
Becker, W. S. (2011). Are you leading a socially responsible and sustainable human resource function? People & Strategy, 34, 1, 18-23.
Becker, W. S., Carbo, J. A. II, Esq., & Langella, I. M. (2010). Beyond self-interest: Integrating social responsibility and supply chain management with human resource development. Human Resource Development Review, 9, 2, 144-168.
Becker, W. S., Dale, W. M., & Pavur, E. J. Jr. (2010). Forensic science in transition: Critical leadership challenges. Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal, 1, 1-10.
Becker, W. S. (2010). Ethics and human resources: An exercise involving new employees. Journal of Human Resource Education, 4, 4, 26-34.
Becker, W. S. (2007). Missed opportunities and the Great Bear Wilderness Disaster. Organizational Dynamics, 36, 4, 363-376.
Dale, W. M. & Becker, W. S. (2014). Applying Business Principles to Forensic Laboratory Management. NYC: Taylor & Francis. CRC Press
Dale, W. M. & Becker, W. S. (2007). The Crime Scene: How Forensic Science Works. NYC: Kaplan Publishing.
Recent Reviews, Chapters In Edited Volumes and Other Scholarly Contributions
Becker, W. S. & Zappalà, S. (2013). The EuroPsy specialist certificate in work and organizational psychology. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. 51, 2, 195-197
Becker, W. S. & Smith, R. (in press). Social and environmental responsibility, sustainability, and human resource practices. In, Sustainable Value Chain Management: Analyzing, Designing, Implementing, and Monitoring for Social and Environmental Responsibility. Adam Lindgreen, Sankar Sen, Franҫois Maon, and Joëlle Vanhamme (Editors), Gower Publishing. 153-164
Becker, W. S. (2013). Socially responsible and sustainable supply chains. In, Greening Organizations: Driving Change with I-O Psychology, Ann H. Huffman and Stephanie R. Klein (Editors), Taylor & Francis.
Becker, W. S. (2012). Organization development: A practitioner’s guide for OD and HR [Review]. Personnel Psychology.
Becker, W. S. (2012). Turbulence: Boeing and the state of American workers and managers [Review]. Personnel Psychology, 216-219.
Becker, W. S. (2012). Self-directed work teams. In, Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Vol. 1, Key Topics and Issues. R. K. Prescott (Editor). Pfeiffer.
Bagyi, J., & Becker, W. S. (2012). Employment discrimination. In, Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Vol 1, Key Topics and Issues. R. K. Prescott (Editor). Pfeiffer.
Recent Academic Presentations and Invited Talks
Becker, W. S. (2014). The staff ride: A new approach to
qualitative research. In, Conducting qualitative research: Methodologies
and strategies for I/O psychologists. Society for Industrial and Organizational
Psychology. Honolulu, HI.
Becker, W. S. (2014). Keynote
speaker, Risk Management. New York State Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS).
Becker, W. S. & Burke, M. J. (2013). Extending the Staff Ride for Qualitative Research in Organizational Psychology. European Association
of Work and Organizational Psychology, Münster, Germany.
Becker, W. S. & Burke, M. J. (2013). Master Tutorial. Qualitative investigation of context: The staff ride for research and practice. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX. [Selected as program exemplar for 2014].
Campana, N., & Becker, W. S. (2013). Revisiting the historic staff ride for understanding situated action. Eastern Psychological Association, NY.
Becker, W. S. & Burke, M. J. (2012). The research staff ride: An approach to qualitative investigations. Academy of Management, Boston, MA.
Becker, W. S. (2012). Socially responsible and sustainable human resources: An operations perspective. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
Becker, W. S., & Burke, M. J. (2011). In extremis teams: What do we know? What do we need to know? Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
SELECT Honors and Awards
Vice-President, Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology (METRO) Executive Board.
Executive Board, Shippensburg Corn Festival, elected 2014
Recipient, Research Excellence Award, Academy of Human Resource Development, 2010.
Editor, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 2007-2010.
Recipient, Teaching and Research Excellence Award, Shippensburg University, 2012.
Recipient, Research Awards, College of Business, Shippensburg University, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14.
Recipient, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, State University of New York, 2007.
Recipient, Newman Dissertation Award, Academy of Management, 2000.