Wendy S. Becker
Management Department

Wendy Becker
Grove Hall 229
Phone: (717) 477-1410
Office Hours and Teaching Schedule 

Professor of Management, John L. Grove College of Business 

Visiting Professor, MCI Management Law Center, Innsbruck, Austria 

Academic Degrees 

PhD. Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University 

Research & Teaching Areas

Business Ethics

Human Resource Management

Organizational Behavior  

International Human Resource Management 


Journal Publications

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. 

Recent Textbooks

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

Academy of Management’s Organizations and the Natural Environment Division’s 2014 Book Award for “Green Organizations: Driving Change with I-O Psychology” (with her co-authors)

2013-2014 Teaching Innovation and Pedagogy Spotlight (TIPS) award for Business & Society (MGT447)

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.