Mary Jo earned her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph. Her dissertation on the topic of gender differences in pay expectations has led to Mary Jo's current research interest in other issues in the general area of reward systems and compensation.
Her research interests also extend to the area of pay satisfaction, workplace social comparison, and executive coaching. Mary Jo comes to York with several years of teaching experience at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Guelph/Humber and Conestoga College, and currently teaches undergraduate Recruitment and Selection, and Research Methods in the MHRM program.
She has published in a number of journals including The Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and the Consulting Psychology Journal and has also had several years of HR consulting experience.