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Mail Stop: 4226
Office Phone: (979) 862-7808
Primary Emphasis Area: Human Resource Development
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Short Bio
Dr. Jia Wang received her Ph.D. in Human Resource and Organizational Development from the University of Georgia in 2004. She joined the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor in 2007. Dr. Wang teaches graduate courses in the educational human resource development program and is a vital contributor to the curriculum design. Dr. Wang's research focuses on international and national human resource development, organization crisis management, and learning within organizations. She has led a $450,000 industry-based research project on optimizing human capital development for companies in industrial distribution and results of this project was published as a book in 2018. Dr. Wang is currently Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Development Review (SSCI indexed) and a member of editorial boards for three other international journals. She has written 43 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book, and 5 book chapters, as well as edited two refereed journal issues. She has over 100 presentations at international research conferences. Dr. Wang has chaired and/or co-chaired 27 doctoral committees, and served on 30 others. Dr. Wang received the Early Career Scholar Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development in 2011, and Outstanding Assistant Professor from the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education in 2011. She is also a recipient of numerous other awards for her excellence in teaching, mentoring, and service.
Research Interests
Career/Family Issues
Crisis Management
National and Cross-Cultural Human Resource Development
Workplace (In)civility
Workplace Learning
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Makarem, Y., & Wang, J. (2019). Career experiences of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields: A systematic literature review. Human Resource Development Quarterly. (Journal Impact Factor: 3.0)

2. Nery-Kjerfve, T., & Wang, J. (2019). Transfer from expatriate to local contracts: A multiple case study of an unexpected career transition. Human Resource Development International, 22(3), 235-256. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2019.1570776.

3. Chai, D. S., Van, H. T. M., Wang, C., Lee, J., & Wang, J. (2019). What do international students need? The role of family and community supports for adjustment, engagement, and organizational citizenship behavior. Journal of International Students, 10(3).

4. Bian, X., & Wang, J. (2019). Women's career interruptions: An integrative review. European Journal of Training and Development, 43(9), 801-820. doi: 10.1108/EJTD-03-2019-0040

5. Garavan, T., Wang, J., Matthews-Smith, G., Nagarathnam, B., & Lai, Y. (2018). Advancing national human resource development research: Suggestions for multilevel investiagtions. Human Resource Development International, 21(4), 288-318. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2018.1429171.

6. Kang, H. J., & Wang, J. (2018). Creating their own work-life [48]18balance[48]19: Experiences of the highly educated and married female employees in South Korea. Asian Women, 34(2), 1-31,

7. Arghode, V., Brieger, T., & Wang, J. (2018). Engaging instructional design and instructor role in online learning environment. European Journal of Training and Development. doi: 10.1108/EJTD-12-2017-0110

8. Wang, J. (2018). HRD Scholarship: Trends, reality, and opportunities. Human Resource Development Review, 17(3), 227-233. doi: 10.1177/1534484318791590

9. Wang, J. (2018). Making a difference through quality manuscript review. Human Resource Development Review, 17(4), 339-348. doi: 10.1177/1534484318809724

10. Wang, J., Lawrence, F. B., Nagarathnam, B. (2018). Optimizing human capital development: A distributor[48]19s guide for building sustainable competitive advantage through talent strategy. Washington, DC: National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) Institute for Distribution Excellence

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Krista Bailey (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Mary Lou Gonzalez (Summer, 2012), Ph.D.
Vishal Arghode (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Jason Moats (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Priyanka Doshy (Spring, 2014), Ph.D.
Se Hoon Kim (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Dorian Martin (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Amanda Rolle (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Mina Beigi (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Tania Kjerfve (Summer, 2015), Ph.D.
Dae Seok Chai (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Hyounju Kang (Summer, 2016), Ph.D.
Bharani Babu Nagarathnam (Fall, 2016), Ph.D.
Minjung Kim (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Saphon Ren (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Melika Shirmohammadi (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Tam To Phuong (Fall, 2018), Ph.D.
Yasmeen Makarem (Spring, 2019), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editor (2019 - ). Human Resource Development Review

Editorial Board Member (2014 - ). European Journal of Training and Development

Editorial Board Member (2012 - ). Human Resource Development Quarterly

Editorial Board Member (2011 - ). Human Resource Development International

Editorial Board Member (2006 - 2012). Advances in Developing Human Resources


(2013). Teaching Achievement Award of EAHR.  EAHR

(2013). College Level AFS 2013 Distinguished Achievement.  Teaching Award from CEHD

(2013). Distinguished Service Award.  Academy of HRD at 2013 Conference

(2012-2013). Chair, AEHRD Faculty Search Committee.  Faculty Search Committee

(2011). SLATE.  SLATE (Student-Led Assessment of Teaching Excellence) Award, Texas A&M University, Spring 2011

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