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Kelly Schwind Wilson

Kelly Schwind Wilson

Associate Professor of Management
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources


Ph.D., Business Administration, Michigan State University
B.A., Psychology and Communication Studies, University of Michigan

Professor Wilson conducts research and teaches in the areas of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on three main areas including the work-nonwork interface, leadership and resources. In her research, Kelly examines the implications of spillover, conflict and congruence between individuals' work and nonwork domains for employees, family members as well as dyads. In addition, Kelly also conducts research examining the impact of leader-member exchange on leader resources as well as leader behaviors and effectiveness.

Professor Wilson's research has been published in various leading journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Kelly 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 as well as the 2017-2018 Krannert Faculty Fellow Scholar Award for her research at Purdue. Kelly also received the 2018 Impact Award for her service activities in addition to numerous teaching awards both at the undergraduate and masters levels.


Journal Articles

  • Kleshinski, C. E., Wilson, K. S., Street, J. S., & Scott, B. A. (2020). Principled leader behaviors: An integrative framework and extension of why leaders are fair, ethical, and non-abusive. Academy of Management Annals, forthcoming. | Download |
  • Wilson, K. S., Kleshinski, C. E., & Matta, F. K. (2020). You get me: Examining the implications of couples’ depersonalization agreement for employee recovery. Personnel Psychology, forthcoming. | Download |
  • Perrigino, M. B., Dunford, B. B., & Wilson, K. S. (2018). Work-family backlash: The “dark side” of work-life balance (WLB) policies. Academy of Management Annals, vol. 12 600-630. | Download |
  • Wilson, K. S., Baumann, H. M., Matta, F. K., Ilies, R., & Kossek, E. E. (2018). Misery loves company: An investigation of couples’ interrole conflict congruence. Academy of Management Journal, vol. 61 715-737. | Download |
  • Ilies, R., Wagner, D. T., Wilson, K. S., Ceja, L., Johnson, M. D., DeRue, D. S., & Ilgen, D. R. (2017). Flow at work and basic psychological needs: Effects on well-being. Applied Psychology: An International Review, vol. 66 3-24. | Download |
  • Wilson, K. S., DeRue, D. S., Matta, F. K., Howe, M., & Conlon, D. E. (2016). Personality similarity in negotiations: Testing the dyadic effects of similarity in interpersonal traits and the use of emotional displays on negotiation outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 101 1405-1421. | Download |
  • Goh, Z., Ilies, R., & Wilson, K. S. (2015). Supportive supervisors improve employees daily lives: The role supervisors play in the impact of daily workload on life satisfaction via work-family conflict. Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 89 65-73. | Download |
  • Wilson, K. S., & Baumann, H. M. (2015). Capturing a more complete view of employees lives outside of work: The introduction and development of new interrole conflict constructs. Personnel Psychology, vol. 68 (2), 235-282. | Download |
  • Wilson, K. S., Sin, H. P., & Conlon, D. E. (2010). What about the leader in leader-member exchange? The impact of resource exchanges and substitutability on the leader. Academy of Management Review, vol. 35 (3), 358-372. | Download |
  • Ilies, R., Wilson, K. S., & Wagner, D. T. (2009). The spillover of daily job satisfaction onto employees' family lives: The facilitating role of work-family integration. Academy of Management Journal, vol. 52 (1), 87-102. | Download |
  • Barnes, C. M., Hollenbeck, J. R., Wagner, D. T., DeRue, D. S., Nahrgang, J. D., & Schwind, K. M. (2008). Harmful help: The costs of backing-up behavior in teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 93 (3), 529-539. | Download |
  • Ilies, R., Schwind, K. M., Wagner, D. T., Johnson, M. D., DeRue, D. S., & Ilgen, D. R. (2007). When can employees have a family life? The effects of daily workload and affect on work-family conflict and social behaviors at home. Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 92 (5), 1368-1379. | Download |
  • Ilies, R., Schwind, K. M., & Heller, D. (2007). Employee well-being: A multilevel model linking work and nonwork domains. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, vol. 16 (3), 326-341. | Download |
  • Work-Family Backlash

    PhD grad Matthew Perrigino and faculty members Kelly Schwind Wilson and Benjamin Dunford discuss their research on work-family backlash

  • Conflicts between work and family

    Professor Kelly Wilson discusses conflicts between work and family

  • working parent

    What Working Parents Need from Their Managers

    Even during a pandemic, managers are expected to lead their teams and drive business results. But there’s a dilemma: They must acknowledge that Covid-19 is putting an enormous strain on people, especially working parents, while also holding them accountable for getting their work done. This means employing two strategies that, on the surface, might seem to conflict: predictability and flexibility. Specifically, they should build routines into the workday without unduly burdening parents, while at the same time experimenting with new ways of working and communicating so that everyone’s needs are accommodated fairly.

    Full story: What Working Parents Need from Their Managers

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Office: RAWL 4033

Area(s) of Expertise

Work-nonwork interface, Leadership