Professor Wilson conducts research and teaches in the areas of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on three areas including work and family processes, affect, and leadership. In her research, Kelly examines the spillover
and conflict of various attitudes, emotions and behaviors between individuals work and nonwork domains. In addition, Kelly also conducts research examining the impact of leader-member exchange on leaders as well as leader behaviors and effectiveness.
Her research has been published in various leading journals including the
Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal and
Academy of Management Review. Professor Wilson received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resource management from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. She was the recipient of the 2009 SIOP Lee Hakel Graduate Student
Scholarship for her dissertation work and the 2011 John and Mary Willis Young Faculty Scholar Award for her research at Purdue. Kelly has also received numerous teaching awards both at the undergraduate and masters levels.