Paige Wolf

George Mason University Costello College of Business Faculty Paige Wolf
Titles and Organizations

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Additional Roles: Associate Professor, Management

Contact Information

Phone: (703)993-1758
Office Location: Enterprise Hall 176, Founders Hall 421
Office Hours: By appointment


Dr. Paige P. Wolf is associate dean of graduate programs in the Costello College of Business. Prior to this position, she spent 11 years with the School of Business as an associate professor of management.

Wolf's area of expertise is the alignment of human capital with organizational strategy. She taught both MBA and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. She has been recognized for her work in the classroom, having been honored with the George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award.

Wolf has more than 16 years of experience as an internal and external consultant on strategic human resource initiatives and maintains an active consulting practice through her own company, Performance Matters, LLC. Her work with both private and public sector clients has focused on improving human potential and effectiveness at work and included projects involving team building, organizational development, competency modeling, performance management, employee selection systems, career planning, employee training and development, leadership assessment, and human resource audits.

Wolf received her PhD in industrial-organizational psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and maintains her Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. In addition, Wolf is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Academy of Management, Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and American Society for Training and Development.

She has presented several papers at professional conferences and is published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal, Journal of Social Psychology, Human Resource Management, Encyclopedia of Creativity, The IBM Center for Business and Government Competition and Choice Series, and The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist.

Research Interests

  • Performance management systems
  • Leadership development
  • Employee selection


  • PhD - Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • MS - Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • BA, University of Delaware

Research and Awards

  • Presented the paper titled, “Teaching in Circles: Making the Most of the Active Learning Classroom” at the Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Showcase in Fairfax, Virginia in 2014 with fellow colleagues Cheryl Druehl, Information Systems and Operations Management, and Anne Magro, Accounting.
  • Received a Professional Service Award from George Mason School of Management in 2013.
  • Presented the paper titled “Team Composition and Emergent States as Predictors of Shared Leadership” at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference in Houston, Texas in 2013 (with coauthors Tiffani Chen, Stephen Zaccaro, and Stephanie Odenheimer).
  • Published an article titled, “Book Review: Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to be the Best and Learn From the Worst by Robert I. Sutton” in Personnel Psychology in 2011.
  • Published an article titled, “Short-Term Study Abroad: A Transformational Approach to Global Business Education,” (with Michelle Marks and coauthors) in the Journal of International Education in Business in 2011. 
  • Presented the paper titled “Promoting Critical Thinking and Active Learning in High-Enrollment Courses” (with coauthors) at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference in St. Catherines, Ontario in 2012. 
  • Presented the paper titled “Team Processes and Shared Leadership in Project Teams” (with coauthors) at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in San Diego, California in 2011. 
  • Published an article titled, “Developing Efficacy Beliefs for Ethics and Diversity Management” (with coauthors) in Academy of Management Learning & Education.
  • Presented the paper titled “Building Stronger Relationships” at the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development in Fairfax, Virginia in November 2010. 
  • Presented the paper titled “People Create Value: Getting the Most Out of Human Capital” at the CFO Alliance Roundtable Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland in November 2010.
  • Presented the paper titled “Making the Business Case for HR Initiatives” at the Society for Human Resource Management in Fairfax, Virginia in October 2010. 
  • Presented the paper titled “Preparing an Assessment-Ready Online Course” at the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference in Fairfax, Virginia in October 2010.