Sara Rynes-Weller is the John F. Murray Professor of Management and Organizations in the UI Tippie College of Business. Her research interests are in human resource strategy, recruitment, compensation, the research-practice gap, and management education. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Management Education Research Institute, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
She received the Academy of Management’s 2006 Herbert G. Heneman Career Achievement Award for Research in Human Resource Management, the 2011 Michael R. Losey Human Resource Management Research Award, and the 2011 Dutch HRM Network Research Award. She was the 2013 University of Iowa Presidential Lecturer, the first ever from the Tippie College of Business. She also received the 2013 Iowa Regents’ Award for Faculty Excellence. Professor Rynes-Weller was editor-in-chief of the Academy of Management Journal and has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management, and the Academy of Management Learning and Education. She has received research grants for the U.S. Army Research Institute, the SHRM Foundation, Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, the Management Education Research Institute, and the U.S. Department of Labor. She teaches courses in organizational change, human resource management, research methods, compensation, organization theory, and the quality management. She is a former chair of the Department of Management and Organizations at the University of Iowa and has consulted with companies such as IBM, Corning, Kodak, AT&T, Citigroup, Pearson, Merrill Lynch, 3-M, Kraft, and CIGNA. Professor Rynes-Weller serves on the boards of the SHRM Foundation, Shelter House, and I Can Read. She received her B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and previously held faculty positions at Cornell University and the University of Minnesota.