Wildman, Jessica

Assistant Professor
School of Psychology

Personal Overview

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
American Psychological Association
Academy of Management
Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research

Educational Background

University of Central Florida

  • Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2011
  • M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology,  2010
  • B.S. Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, 2007

Recognition & Awards

Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Doctoral Scholarship 2010

Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) Conference Best Poster Award 2009

Current Courses

PSY 5422: Group and Team Development (Graduate)

PSY 6408: Cultural Seminar in I/O (Graduate)

PSY 6420: Attitudes and Values in I/O (Graduate)

PSY 2541: Group Behavior (Undergraduate)

Professional Experience

Graduate Research Associate, Institute for Simulation and Training, June 2007-July 2011

Instructor of Record, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Central Florida, January-May 2011

Additional Duties

Institute for Cross Cultural Management Research Director

Current Research

The nature of organizational work is changing. Rapidly developing technology is breaking down geographic boundaries and issues such as global economic crises, terrorism threats, and environmental disasters are making multinational and multicultural teams a necessary reality. While cultural diversity often encourages new perspectives and innovative solutions, differences in cultural viewpoint can also lead to misunderstandings and interaction problems. It is this real-world need that has inspired me to conduct research focused on understanding and improving performance in multicultural collaborative settings. My central research interests include the influence of cultural values and beliefs on behavior in the workplace, interpersonal trust development, violation, and repair, and team process and performance. Most specifically, my passion lies at the intersection of all three topics: the implications of cultural differences on trust dynamics in team settings. I also have an interest in cultural competence and the training of cultural competence.

Selected Publications

Paul, A., Gitlin, B., Shuffler, M. L., & Wildman, J. L. (2013). Leading global virtual teams: The supporting role of trust and team cognition. In E. Nikoi & K. Boateng (Eds.), Collaborative communication processes and decision making in organizations (pp. 177-200). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Wildman, J. L., & Bedwell, W. L. (2013). Practicing what we preach: Teaching teams using validated team science. Small Group Research, 44, 381-394. doi: 10.1177/1046496413486938

Wildman, J. L., Skiba, T., Armon, B., & Moukarzel, R. (2012). A paradigm shift in cultural training: Culture-general characteristics of culturally competent forces. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference.

Wildman, J. L., Shuffler, M., Lazzara, E. H., Fiore, S., Burke, C. S., Salas, E., & Garven, S. (2012). Trust development in swift starting action teams: A multilevel framework. Group & Organization Management, 37, 138-170. doi:10.1177/1059601111434202

Wildman, J. L., Thayer, A. L., Pavlas, D., Salas, E., Stewart, J. E., & Howse. W. (2012). Team knowledge research: Emerging trends and critical needs. Human Factors, 54, 84-111. doi: 10.1177/0018720811425365

Wildman, J. L., Thayer, A. L., Rosen, M. A., Salas, E., Mathieu, J. E., & Rayne, S. R. (2012). Task types and team-level attributes: Synthesis of team classification literature. Human Resource Development Review, 11, 97-129. doi: 10.1177/1534484311417561

Mesmer-Magnus, J. R., DeChurch, L. A., Jiménez-Rodriguez, M., Wildman, J., & Shuffler, M., (2011). A meta-analytic examination of virtuality and information sharing in teams. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 115, 214-225. doi: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2011.03.002

Thayer, A. L., Wildman, J. L., & Salas, E. (2011). Evidence-based I-O psychology: We have the evidence; we just don’t use it (or care to). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 4, 32-35. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2010

Wildman, J. L., Fiore, S. M., Burke, C. S., Salas, E., & Garven, S. (2011). Trust in swift starting action teams: Critical considerations. In N. A. Stanton (Ed.), Trust in military teams (pp. 71-88). London, UK: Ashgate.

Wildman, J. L., Xavier, L. F., Tindall, M., & Salas, E. (2010). Best practices for training intercultural competence in global organizations. In K. Lundby & J. Jolton (Eds.), Going global: Practical applications and recommendations for HR and OD professions in the global workplace (pp. 250-294). New York: Routledge Academic.

Wildman, J. L., Bedwell, W. L., Salas, E., & Smith-Jentsch, K. A. (2010). Performance measurement at work: A multilevel perspective. In S. Zedeck (Ed.), APA Handbook of industrial and organizational psychology: Vol. 1. Building and developing the organization (pp. 303-342). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Salas, E., Wildman, J. L., & Piccolo, R. F. (2009). Using simulation-based training to enhance management education. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 8(4), 559-573.