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Jessica Mesmer-Magnus

Professor of Management , University of North Carolina Wilmington

Jessica Mesmer-Magnus, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR is an industrial, work, and organizational psychologist and a professor of management in the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has over 20 years of experience in applied and academic settings and is a regular contributor to professional and executive development workshops at UNCW’s Swain Center. Dr. Magnus is certified as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management as well as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute. Dr. Magnus has published over 50 peer-reviewed academic journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports and has presented over 100 research-related presentations at local, regional, national, and international conferences. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Army Research Institute.


  • –present
    Professor of Management , University of North Carolina Wilmington


  • 2005 
    Florida International University, PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology